Season 7 recaps

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The Penultimate Season’s Finale Delivers Chills

The finale of Game of Thrones‘ second last season delivers some long-awaited moments and solid chills (no pun intended). Let’s take a look. Parley in the Dragon Pit The Lannisters and the Targaryens meet to discuss a potential truce so Daenerys’ armies can march north to fight the armies of the dead. The decrepit dragon pit is a great choice for the truce talks. The pit represents the beginning of the end of Targaryen power. The Targaryens stabled their dragons…

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Baby’s Got Blue Eyes: Recap “Beyond the Wall”

Before tonight’s episode, journalists laid odds as to which member of Jon’s ranging party would die north of the Wall at Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Tonight’s episode offered lots of thrills and was a game changer. There’s intrigue at Winterfell, but it’s far from clear (to me at least) who is playing whom. Intrigue at Winterfell The Stark sisters are not getting along – and, frankly, it reminds me of nothing so much as the Wars of the Roses. Littlefinger turned the already…

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Eastwatch: Recap Episode 5, Season 7

Wow. What a show! So much happened in the “Eastwatch” episode — not to mention that massive revelation at the Citadel. This episode reveals quite a bit about Jon’s heritage. House Lannister: Aftermath of the Booty Train Battle Last week, Bronn pushed Jaime out of the path of Drogon’s flames and it was unclear whether they would survive. Jaime appeared to be sinking in his heavy armor in the last frame. Jaime does not drown in the heavy suit of…

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The Booty Train: Recap of Episode 4, Season 7 Game of Thrones

This episode finally revealed Daenerys for the true villain she is — or so I like to think. Theon and Jon finally see each other again — after Theon’s betrayal of  Robb Stark. Cersei may have made a promise that she won’t be able to keep. Arya finally makes it home to Winterfell. And, Littlefinger might have miscalculated. Can You Ever Really Go Home? Littlefinger gives Bran his Valyrian steel dagger, the one that the hired assassin (“catspaw”) used when he…

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Fire and Ice United: Recap of Queens Justice

Jon and Daenerys finally meet. The war is not going well for Daenerys and her allies – and scores are dying in her bid to be queen of Westeros. Tyrion is outwitted by his twin brother and sister, who have taken the time to figure out how he thinks. Cersei swears she will pay her debt to the Iron Bank in two weeks. But, how on earth is she going to accomplish that? A lot happened in this episode, so…

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Stormborn: Historic Recap Season 7, Episode 2

Episode 2 of Season 7 not only sets up more action to come, but it offers a few thrills, gasps, and “aw” moments of its own. First of all, Arya’s long-awaited reunion with Nymeria finally happens. Wonderful. After some frustrating stagnation at the Citadel, Sam finally acts with a truly grotty scene that demonstrates his deep loyalty to Lord Commander Mormont, his now departed Night’s Watch commander. Cersei continues to chill us — Qyburn gives her a means to destroy…

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Game of Thrones Recap “Dragonstone”: The Map Rooms Mean War

Games of Thrones is back — and so is this blog, at least for now, despite a taxing year for yours truly with far too much illness and stress. Given that I still feel like I’m still recovering from 2016, blog output may be reduced this season. I’ll see how it goes. I may not write recaps or if I do, they will likely be significantly briefer (or less precise). Although I’m not good at recapping, I do like writing about…

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