Game of Thrones Episode 2 Theories: “Stormborn”

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Theories: "Stormborn"

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Theories: “Stormborn”

This week’s Game of Thrones viewer mail digs way deep into prophecies. Have we already seen the fabled Lightbringer sword? Is Davos Seaworth the promised one? Where the hell in Bronn? Your Small Council letters also explore who Euron Greyjoy wants as his queen and why Samwell Tarly is so important to the show. And, of course, more Um Actually corrections smack us like an audio tomato to the face.

Game of Thrones Episode 2 Summary: “Stormborn” is the second episode of the seventh season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 62nd overall. The episode was written by Bryan Cogman, and directed by Mark Mylod. The title of the episode refers to both Daenerys Targaryen, who was born during a terrible storm, and Euron Greyjoy, who declares himself to be “the storm”.

The episode’s main plot focuses on Daenerys planning her conquest of Westeros; at the behest of Melisandre, she orders Tyrion to summon Jon Snow, who agrees to meet with her despite the objections of Sansa and several other supporters. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister warns her bannermen about Daenerys’s impending invasion. Meanwhile, in the Narrow Sea, the Greyjoys and Sand Snakes are attacked by Euron Greyjoy’s Iron Fleet, with Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand being taken as hostages.

“Stormborn” received praise from critics, who considered Euron Greyjoy’s raid on Yara’s Iron Fleet, the assembly of Daenerys’ allies at Dragonstone, and Arya’s reunion with her direwolf Nymeria as highlights of the episode. In the United States, it achieved a viewership of 9.27 million in its initial broadcast.

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