Harkening back to the very first episode of the show, where all the major characters were in Winterfell before dispersing, the first episode of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones brings most of the characters back to Winterfell.
The first episode of the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones acts as a setup for the future episodes. It is low on action, but is still a very entertaining episode because of the reunions. Harkening back to the very first episode of the show, where all the major characters were in Winterfell before dispersing, this show brings most of the characters to Winterfell.
Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen arrive in the Northern castle with the Dothraki, the Unsullied and the dragons – Drogon and Rhaegal. The Northerners do not trust Daenerys and her people. Neither does Sansa, but she plays along and says exactly what her father Ned Stark had told King Robert Baratheon when he had come to Winterfell: “Your Grace, Winterfell is yours.”
In the Great Hall, all the lords and ladies from different houses and regions of Westeros discuss the threat of the Night King. Lyanna Mormont, the fierce little lady of Bear Island, is courageous enough to question Jon’s act of relinquishing the crown of King in the North.
Tyrion Lannister tries to intervene on Daenerys Targaryen ‘s behalf, but he utters something about Lannister army coming up North, and chaos ensues.