Game of Thrones is currently airing it’s seventh season on HBO and instead of it’s usual ten, this season will only have seven episodes. As of now 3 episodes have aired and for me , the war that was hinted at the end of season 6 with Cersei using wildfire to blow up the Sept and Daenerys along with her dragons,Dothraki and unsullied sailing to Westeros the first three episodes seem to be lacking.
Episode one is tilted ‘Dragonstone‘ and in this episode everyone is picking up from the previous battles. Jon Snow is rallying the north after the Battle of the Bastards and proclaimed the ‘King in the North’. He needs to prepare for the White Walkers who are on their way to the wall. However his authority is challenged by Sansa who has Littlefinger in her ear and it’s clear that the current threat at Winterfell is Lord Baelish. Arya having killed Walder Frey last season using the skills she learned from the House of Black and White to kill all those who murder her family during the infamous Red Wedding.
Meanwhile at King’s Landing, Cersei now queen of the Seven Kingdoms is needs to develop a battle plan to destroy her enemies in which she asks her twin brother Jaime for advice. She has enemies coming from all sides ( Starks, Targaryen, Drone, Greyjoy, Tyrell). Jaime tells his sister that their soldiers can not go north due to lack of resources and since winter has come their men won’t survive the cold. At Oldtown, Sam arrives to study to become a master and hopefully find some useful information to help his friend Jon in the upcoming battle against the nightwalkers. Toward the end of the episode, we see Daenerys find reach the home of Dragonstone, her birthplace and once inside she begins to construct her battle strategy.
In episode two tilted ‘Stormborn‘ we start off in Dragonstone where Tyrion advises Daenerys in that she needs allies and the best ones are those who also oppose Cersei. Varys is confronted by Daenerys about his switching allegiances and he tells her that he serves the people and does not give blind loyalty to incompetent rulers. Daenerys then makes him swear to tell her when she is wrong and that if he ever betrays her, she will burn him alive. Daenerys is then visited by Melisandre, the Red Priestess and informs of her the prophecy about the Prince that was promised and of Jon Snow who Tyrion vouches for. Daenerys then tells her hand to send for him so that he may bend the knee. In the chamber of the painted table, Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand advocate for an immediate attack on King’s Landing to which Tyrion disagree. He suggest using both Tyrell and Dornish forces to lay siege to King’s Landing will the Unsullied will attack Casterly Rock. Meanwhile the Greyjoy fleet will escort Ellaria to rally the Dornish and then ferry to the coast of King’s Landing allowing the siege to commence early. Daenerys then dismisses everyone except for Lady Olenna and reminds the new queen that the lords of Westeros are sheep yet Daenerys is a dragon and if she is to rule, she needs to be a dragon. Then we go back to Winterfell, where Jon tells the nobles of the north about the dragon glass and that the mother of dragons wants to meet with him. He decides to go much to the dismay of his men and leaves Sansa in charge while he is away. At Oldtown, Jorah who last we seen him was inflicted with greyscale and he has gotten worse. Sam decides to help cure him of his ailment.
Finally toward the end of the episode we get our first real battle, on their way to Dorne, Yara and her fleet is attack by her uncle Euron. Two of the sandsnakes are killed leaving Ellaria and Tyrene as captives. Euron captures his niece to which Theon jumps overboard instead of saving his sister.
Episode three is called ‘The Queen’s Justice’ and we finally get some more action going. So In Winterfell, Sansa is doing pretty good however Littlefinger like a snake is seeping his way into her ears. Sam cures Jorah of the greyscale who then decides to head back to Daenaerys. Jon Snow meets Daenarys and refuses to ‘bend the knee’. The two go back and forth but come to some sort of understanding. The Unsullied attack Casterly Rock the home of the Lannister, however Greyworm realizes that the take over was too wasy and sees the ships he and his men arrived on being burned down.
Meanwhile in Highgarden, Jaime Lannister along with the Lannister army marches and invades the home of the Tyrells for their resources. Jaime Lannister speaks with Lady Olenna who realizes that this is the end of her house. Jaime gives her a poison so that her death would be quick and painless and it is in that moment she confess to killing Joffery. Lastly, Euron having captured Yara, Ellaria and her daughter Tyrene brings them back to Kings Landing where Queen Cersi locks Ellaria and her daughter in a cell leavingnYara to her uncle. Cersi wants to know why Ellaria kill Mycella and decides to even the score. She kiss Tyrene with the same poison that killed her daughter and tells Ellaria that she will watch her daughter die and then she will watch her corspe rot.
Game of Thrones season 7 has been slightly slow. We are shown very little of the war between Cesri and Daenarys for the throne and the white walkers have yet to arrive. There is only four episodes left and so far Daenaerys is losing this war and hopefully we will the Mother of Dragons turn her luck around. I am looking forward to Jon Snow learning of his true parentage and hoping that Cersi gets her just desserts.