Game of Thrones - Season 7, Episode 01: Dragonstone
It look more like a decade past and the Lannisters are still wielding the power on the Iron throne, winter is here as predicted by the house Stark. so many ongoing plots as each house begins to choose who to fight with.
While these are still complex characters and there remains plenty of space for intrigue and conflict and betrayal, the fact is that this premiere is designed to map out the final act of this story in the clearest terms possible.
If there's a more glorious sight on TV this week than Game of Thrones' khaleesi arriving at her family's rightful home in Westeros, I haven't seen it. And yes, I'm including Arya's cold-open... though that was pretty baller, too.
While the premiere didn't give us any of the fiery battle scenes or gripping dialogue from the trailer, it did give us a few huge things to talk about that will surely impact the rest of the season (and the series) as it draws to a close.
In my Game of Thrones fantasy league, Arya's worth at least two dragons. Maybe two-and-a-half. And she's headed like a heat-seeking missile toward Queen Cersei, if, you know, heat-seeking missiles stopped off to listen to Ed Sheeran sing.