Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Review: Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2

An almost emotional reunion, a gooey cure and too many deaths
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Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 Review
When Game of Thrones season 7 premiered last Sunday, we all were happy, for the moment that everything was fine.

But it is the world created by George R.R. Martin and nothing is brighter and sunnier here. The latest episode just affirmed our theories (both good and bad).
Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 gives us a sneak peek into what we can expect from the rest of season. It had action, it had drama and it had some really disgusting scenes which made most of us vomit (especially those who were enjoying some snacks).

So notwithstanding any longer, here is Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 review exclusively for you. But if you are not into spoilers, please don’t proceed any further.

The Red Priestess reminiscent

While Daenerys is busy grilling Lord Varys for his earlier actions, to which he gives her a mindful (through a superbly acted scene by Conneth Hill), Melisandre finally reaches Dragonstone.

She tells Dany, Tyrion and the rest of the prophecy of Azor Ahai (the Prince that was promised). She tells them, “You have a role to play. So does another.” She asks the Mother of Dragons to summon Jon Snow to Dragonstone. So the meeting is happening. (FINALLY!)

The steamy goodbye action

Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 was filled with emotional (steamy) moments. While in Dragonstone, Missandei and Grey Worm have sex for the first time (though Grey Worm is castrated but Missandei did seem to enjoy it a lot), Ellaria Sand and Yara Greyjoy too get some heat while travelling to Dorne.

Now the lovers in Westeros have never been happy, so for one it is farewell, and the other, it is captivation and certain death.

Also Read: 7 Things that will SHOCK us all in Game of Thrones Season 7

The (failed) game plan

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Daenerys's first plan fails miserably | Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 Review
Much of episode 2 was set in Dragonstone and we see Dany and her allies make an extensive plan to attack Cersei and King’s Landing. In spite of many persuasions, Mother of Dragons refuses to be the “Queen of the Ashes.”

Standing out, as usual, Lady Olenna, in her usual bad sass, advice Dany to be a dragon. (Experience much)!

The plan fails miserably with Euron Greyjoy ruining all the fun by leading a surprise attack, killing two Sand Snakes, capturing Yara and Ellaria and plundering their fleet. This hopefully will not ruin Dany’s plan of recapturing “what belongs to her”. And now we know what the GIFT to Cersei is!

P.S. Theon makes a very cowardly jump from the ship reminding us of his Reek days.

Reunions and homebound

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The emotional moment when Arya met Nymeria after years | Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 Review
After almost four seasons, Hot Pie, the fat “pie making” friend of Arya, finally makes an appearance. In fact, while buttering the dough for the pie, he gave Arya a key information that could change the course of the show. 

He informs her that Jon is now the King in The North and the Boltons are dead. This motivates her to turn around and go back home. Go back to Winterfell! *No more pies dammit*

On her way back, Arya is attacked by wolves and guess what, someone comes to save her!  NYMERIA! Finally, the long lost direwolf of Arya makes an appearance. She is all grown now and is respected by her pack, but she, in a very heart touching scene, refuses to go back to home with Arya. *Why D&D? Why!!*

Arya consoles herself by saying that it is not Nymeria, but come on! This is so not fair.

Also Read: How to watch Game of Thrones Season 7 in India?

The dragon killer

Cersei is all geared up to face Dany and her three Dragons. She has flocked some of the lords from Westeros to come forth and join her in this fight. 

While Jaime is acting much of a dick (stop sucking up to your sister already), Qyburn takes Cersei to the dungeon where Robert had stored all the remaining antiques from the Targaryen dynasty.

And boom comes the machine that is capable of if not killing but injuring a dragon, to say the least. The crossbow is large and has big spears fitted in it that seamlessly pierced through the skull of Balerion the Dread. Okay, Daenerys has real reasons to be worried now!

The Greyscale paradox

And while the last episode paid a montage to poop, Game of Thrones season 7 episode 2 was an assortment to grey scale removal and pus. (And people eating pie immediately followed after).

Upon learning that Jorah  is Jeor Mormont’s son, Sam decides to cure him himself by applying some old tricks written in a book for treating rare diseases. What follows is a stomach churning, barfing and sickening removal of the grey scale tissues from Jorah’s body.

The pus that flows is shown too closely and has reaffirmed the fact that you should not munch on food of any type when watching Game of Thrones.

*I am still unable to have food*

In the North

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Jon Snow and Ser Davos leaving Winterfell | Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 Review
And then up in the North, Jon has received both Tyrion’s invitation and Sam’s Discovery. This has prompted Jon to visit Dragonstone (for which he has already departure with Davos). 

While Sansa and the other Northern Lords are dead against this decision, Jon is hell-bound on teaming with Dany so as to use her dragons against the common enemy.

Before departing, Jon goes to the crypt where Littlefinger comes down and tries to initiate a conversation with him. But he only instigates Jon to get angry and the moment when he almost chokes Littlefinger for creeping up on Sansa was worth the watch. *Harrington just owned it*

Jon leaves Sansa to take control of the North. With Littlefinger manipulating her and Arya on her way back home (which reminds me, where the hell is Bran?), I am not certain if Sansa can hold the fort without becoming like Cersei.

To conclude, season 7 Game of Thrones has not disappointed so far. It has delivered to all the fans by confirming a few fan theories while ruling out some. 

But Game of Thrones season 7 still has 5 more episodes to go. And all we can do right now is keep our finger crossed. (You never know who is going to die next!).

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