WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 – “Shall we begin?” asked Daenerys Targaryen as the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones last week ended. And indeed, we shall.
The quest for Iron Throne begins in earnest this Sunday in Episode 2, “Stormborn” and CommDigiNews will be chatting this, and every episode of this season. HBO’s synopsis of tonights episode, at 59 minutes, is: “Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.”
It’s likely the unexpected visitor is Jon Snow as pictures leaked during filming showed the King in the North seeking an alliance with the Mother of Dragons. With the threat of war against the White Walkers growing closer, Jon could be backing Daenerys’ bid for the Iron Throne in exchange for aid from her formidable army.
Despite all The Mother of Dragons brings to the table, Jon’s allies back home have their doubts, rooted in longstanding history and alliances. Reputation can be a hard thing to overcome.
Many long-standing allegiances are in turmoil. Loyalties are up for grabs, perhaps including Jamie Lannister, the brother and lover of Queen Cersei who is deep in the midst of plotting against Daenarys, dragons be damned.
Sunday night’s episode revolves around Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), first of her name, Queen of the Andals, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, etc. etc.
“I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms…and I will.”
From the teaser trailer and the photographs released by HBO this week it’s apparent Daenerys and her war advisers—her Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), and new Team Dany members Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan)—will be putting together a strategy to overthrow Queen Cersei (Lena Headey).
There are only six episodes remaining in Season 7, so things need to get a move on pretty quickly if Dany’s unified armies are to launch their attack by the end of “Stormborn.”
Just remember, “A Targaryen cannot be trusted.” Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9PM on HBO. Join the CommDigiNews chat here.