Winter is finally here! The first episode of the final season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones has premiered and we are super-duper excited. The 54 minutes episode titled Winterfell aired 6:30am (IST) on Hotstar and on HBO in the States.
Disclaimer: If you haven’t watched the episode yet, this article has spoilers
GoT Season 7 ended on a pretty sad note with the dragon Viserion dying and being bought back to life by the Night King. The scene that tore our heart in the finale episode of that season was undoubtedly the falling of The Wall by the Night King and the ice dragon. Season also saw Jamie Lannister finally taking a stand and leaving King’s Landing and heading North to fight for the living
The final season – yes this is the last – has only 6 episodes and fans across the globe are overly excited. This adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has a huge fan following- including us.
Warning: If you haven’t watched the first episode, proceed at your own risk as the article has a few scenes that can be considered spoiler if you didn’t see it already:
Here are 5 scenes from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 1 that are worth re-watching the episode:
1) Jon’s and Arya’s Reunion
The reunion we were all waiting for. From the pilot episode, we saw the sweet relation Jon Snow share with his half-sister (who now we know is his cousin) Arya Stark. While Jon met with Sansa in the last season it was his reunion with Arya that fans were eagerly anticipating. And we weren’t disappointed. The two shared their first hug while in the Godswood in front of the Old Gods. The hug spoke volumes as it reminded us of season 1.
2) Jon riding the dragon
Since the dragons were born we all took guesses on who will be their riders. While it was a given that Daenerys Targaryen will be one we wanted to know the other. And here it is. This episode saw Jon Snow riding Rhaegal – the dragon named after his father. It was a beautiful sight to see him try and keep himself from falling off the beast. The scene that followed thereafter was equally sweet.
3) Sam reveals Jon’s parentage
R+L=J, the theory that made an appearance on the dining room wall at Castle Black in Season 1 has been told to Jon. Samwell Tarly, after being told by Bran, meets Jon Snow in the Cryps OF Winterfell and tell him of his birth parents and his true heritage and claims. We could say that the revelation by Sam to Jon was a bit harsh as he just got to know that Khaleesi has burnt his father and brother for not bending the knee. We wonder how these revelations – his parentage and Daenerys burning the Tarlys alive – effects Jon’s relationship with her.
4) The death of Lord Umber
The small Lord, Lord Umber, left Winterfell and headed North to bring back his people who were still stranded at his holding, Last Hearth. But what happened there really broke our heart. Attacked by the Night King, he is left as a sign for those of the Night Watch along with those from Eastwatch by the sea to find. The young lad was burnt alive to keep him from turning others into whites.
5) Jamie sees Bran
Feels like a circle is complete? Well, we guess so too. Bran lost the use of his lower body because of the fall he suffered after being pushed off a high tower in Winterfell by Jamie Lannister. This scene is the closing one and it makes you want the next episode to come tomorrow to see what happens. Jamie gets off his horse to see Bran on his wheelchair staring at him. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens next.
And while you wait till next Monday, here’s a preview of Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2