The great war is upon us and there is so much to think about going in to Game of Thrones seventh season.  HBO just gave us more to ponder by releasing episode titles and descriptions for the first three episodes of Season 7.  And, I don’t need to tell you… but I will.   I’M SO EXCITED!

Here are the episode titles and descriptions, in order, as reported by Variety on Friday.  

Episode 61, “Dragonstone” July 16.  Jon Snow (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds and Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.  Written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. Directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

We know Jon needs to defend the North from the wights.  Might this also be a defense against Cersei and, or Daenerys?  I’m very interested in how Cersei is going to even the odds, given that she just burned most of King’s Landing to ash.  And, we know for a fact at this point, from pictures, that the Mother of Dragons is coming back to Dragonstone.  The title and description confirm that.  

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Episode 62, “Stormborn”  July 23. Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor, Jon faces a revolt, and Tyrion plans the conquest of Westeros.  Written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Mark Mylod.

Now we’re getting into it.  When it comes to Daenerys arriving in Westeros, almost any guest would be unexpected.  She’s not expected to be there, so who knows to find her?  How fast is word traveling?  How many ravens have been sent and to whom?  That guest could come from any direction.  It could be Jora Mormont, it could be the Hound…. it could be Arya.  I mean, let’s mix it up, am I right?  

Similarly, Jon could face a revolt from a number of directions.  The North hasn’t exactly been consistently behind him.  Though, all of the lords of the North swore fealty at the end of the last season.  So, Variety is most likely correct in assuming the knights of the Vale and Littlefinger are responsible for any uprising.  The question is, then, on what side does Sansa land?

You could make the case that few people know Westeros better than Tyrion Lannister.  He’s a genius, he’s studied and he’s been around.  To conquer the seven kingdoms is his destiny, isn’t it?    

Episode 63, “The Queen’s Justice”  July 30. Daenerys holds court, Cersei returns a gift, Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.  Written by Benioff and Weiss, and directed by Mylod.

This is the most cryptic of the descriptions, which makes me happy.  I don’t want to know.  But, I’m looking forward to finding out!  Which queen are we referring to here?  Jaime has made enough mistakes to have no clues as to which we might be addressing here, and Cersei returns a gift??  I have a feeling that’s a lot more sinister than it sounds.  

Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on HBO July 16th. 

Jenny Flack
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