Game of Thrones (Season 7), Episode 2: Stormborn Review

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By Murtaza Ali Khan

Game of Thrones (Season 7), Episode 2: Stormborn

I just finished watching the second episode of Game of Thrones - Season 7 and just can’t wait to share my thoughts. Before I get down to the business I must first flash the SPOILER ALERT!

So, just as I had anticipated (given Uncle Martin's hate for predictability) it's not gonna be a cake walk for the Mother of Dragons. Is Euron Greyjoy a more dangerous villain than Joffrey and Ramsey? Well, time will tell that better but certainly he has announced his arrival in a big big way by decimating a couple of powerful allies of Daenerys Targaryen. His gift for Cersei would certainly make her take his marriage proposal seriously. I personally would love to see Euron get killed by Jamie's left hand.

Up in the North, Jon Snow perhaps has made the biggest mistake of his life by pouncing on the helpless Littlefinger the moment he confessed his 'love' for Sansa. Having done that, I guess not killing him was an even bigger mistake. Jon Snow certainly knows nothing! But his good friend Samwell Tarly does seem to know a thing or two about the forbidden cure of Greyscale. Speaking of Sam, his inconsiderate father Lord Tarly must consider an offer from the Kingslayer, an offer he can't refuse.

Game of Thrones (Season 7), Episode 2: Stormborn

In Dragonstone, Grey Worm must leave with the Unsullied to capture the Lannister bastion of Casterly Rock as part of Tyrion’s master plan. Knowing he may not return alive he confesses his love to Missandei following which the two share some very intimate moments (this one has to be one of the better lovemaking sequences in GoT).

Arya bumps into an old friend which makes her change her mind against paying Cersei a surprise visit in King's Landing. Surprise! Surprise! She is now headed to Winterfell to unite with her newly crowned half brother. En route, she gets surrounded by a pack of hungry direwolves. But the thing with Arya is that surprises just don’t end.

Back in Dragonstone, Dany confronts Varys and questions him about his ever-changing loyalty. She does pardon him but not before warning him about the repercussions if he ever dared to betray her like he had betrayed her father. Moments later Dany and her council learn about the arrival of someone unexpected, someone Varys doesn't particularly like—a humble servant of the Lord of the Light. It is on this person's advice that she instructs Tyrion to summon the one who knows nothing.

 Game of Thrones (Season 7), Episode 2: Stormborn

Jon receives a message from Tyrion Lannister seeking his alliance with the Dragon Queen but both Sansa and Davos think it to be too dangerous for him to leave Winterfell. Jon eventually agrees for a rendezvous with Daenerys Stormborn after he learns from Sam about the vast deposits of Dragonglass in Dragonstone. He leaves Sansa in charge of affairs with a scheming Littlefinger lurking in the shadows, waiting for his opportunity, now more desperate than ever. Going by the looks of it, he would do well to survive the season. I hope he does. Petyr Baelish is one man capable of working out some sort of an understanding even with the Night's King.

Read: my review of Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 1

All in all it proved to be a satisfactory episode but it was particularly high on graphic content. But I don't think it's something that traditional GoT fans mind.

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