Dear Old Gods and New, will Game of Thrones Season 7 just start already? How many more teases and titillations can we take?
Well, if you're like me, you're still torturing yourself with the most mundane of details that HBO dangles so sparingly before us as we sit in rabid preparation for July 16's LONG-awaited season premiere. But today's morsel feels a bit more than mundane, perhaps because we're so damn close, or perhaps we're actually getting some actual plot hints.
Those come courtesy of the titles and descriptions of the first three episodes of Season 7, which HBO so graciously dropped today:
Episode #61: “Dragonstone” (July 16)
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #62: “Stormborn” (July 23)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice” (July 30)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
So it appears that right from the get-go, things will be moving along much more quickly than usual, at least for Daenerys, as she's been on the other side of the world for the entirety of the series, and the "home" alluded to above most certainly means Westeros. And Episode #62's description further reveals as much, as Tyrion is of course advising the Mother of Dragons now. As far as the other descriptions, well, those plot points remain a bit more nebulous.
Thankfully, we'll know everything soon enough, as the countdown to Season 7 is finally in single digits. What do you make of these somewhat cryptic episode descriptions? Any guesses?