Jon organizes the North's defenses. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys comes home. Arya reminds the Freys "the North remembers." Sam adapts to life in Oldtown. The Night King makes his way south.

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Bran and Mera arrive at castle black. Jon and Sansa plan the defense against the long night. Cersei forges new alliances. Samwell trains to be a maester. Arya gets her revenge. The Hound takes shelter in a familiar place. Daenerys arrives at Westeros.

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Trivia

The first appearance of Alys Karstark, a minor character in the books. See more »

Goofs

Euron brags that his is the biggest fleet in Westeros. The Ironborn fleet is one of the three biggest fleets in Westeros, alongside the Redwyne fleet and the royal fleet, but the Redwyne fleet is the biggest. See more »

Quotes

Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: It's my fucking luck I end up with a band of fire worshippers.
Beric Dondarrion: Aye. Almost seems like divine justice.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: There's no divine justice, you dumb cunt. If there was, you'd be dead and that girl would be alive.
[to Thoros]
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: What do you want?
Thoros of Myr: Look into the flames.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: [irritably] I don't want to look in the damn flames...
Thoros of Myr: You saw me bring him back from the dead after you cut him down. Don't you want to know what gave me the power?
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: I keep asking, and no one wants to tell me.
Thoros of Myr: We can't tell you. Only the fire can ...
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References Game of Thrones: Kill the Boy (2015) See more »

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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Wow.. what an amazing premier episode
16 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Just out of this world awesome, has to be the best season premier of any show ever. Every second of this one hour episode was pure gold, everything from the writing, to the amazing acting, directing and effects.

HBO has done it again, this is the reason why Game of Thrones is the greatest show that has ever been. I have to also praise the score by Ramin Djawadi.

All and all, this episode made it official, that Game of Thrones is way way better than the books it's based on. Sorry George, but sometimes adaptations are just better. And this is one of those times.


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