Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 1 review – Tribute.ca
Game of Thrones is back… with Ed Sheeran?! It’s true!
What a way to kickoff the penultimate season of Game of Thrones. Here’s what went down in Westeros last night. Note: This review contains spoilers.
We begin with Walder Frey (David Bradley) hosting a feast for his soldiers. He offers them fine wine for a job well done. As the soldiers drink up, Frey praises them for killing Robb Stark (Richard Madden), his pregnant wife, and his mother at the infamous Red Wedding. Frey goes on, beyond the point of excess, almost making the soldiers uncomfortable with how “proud” he is of them.
Frey tells them they made a one crucial mistake, not killing all of the Starks. The soldiers proceed to all choke on their wine, and Frey is revealed to be Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) using the magic granted to her by the Many-Faced God. Arya tells a woman in attendance to tell all who ask about what happened that “The North Remembers.”
Arya heads south, intent on killing Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). Along the way, she sees a group of young royal soldiers. One of these soldiers (Ed Sheeran), is singing a song about missing the company of women. Arya stops to introduce herself and commend the soldier on his song. At this point, every Game of Thrones fan was cringing. It’s been seven years, and we’ve seen things… horrible things! But surprisingly, the soldiers were gracious and gregarious to our young heroine. They offered her a freshly cooked rabbit and (non-poisonous) blackberry wine. They shared a laugh together, likely making Arya question her belief that all who serve the Crown are evil.