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If you feel a little more ambitious, there’s an extra-credit section below with additional information that could be good khổng lồ rethành viên when the series returns. (Just because a character has died, for instance, that doesn’t mean they’re unimportant!) For a more in-depth look at some of the key episodes of trò chơi of Thrones, you can dive inkhổng lồ Vanity Fair’s menu of the 15 most essential episodes of Game of Thrones to re-watch before the final season. But for now, here’s Season 7.
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Previously on trò chơi of Thrones Season 6.
Previously on Game of Thrones Season 5.
Previously on Game of Thrones Season 4.
Previously on trò chơi of Thrones Season 3.
Previously on trò chơi of Thrones Season 2.
Previously on trò chơi of Thrones Season 1.
Cersei Lannister, Queen of Westeros, went to war against Daenerys Targaryen—who invaded Westeros from the East—và had her Hvà, Qyburn, build a weapon (known as a ballista) that could take down a Long. She agreed to marry the repulsively evil Euron Greyjoy after he demolished the Targaryen fleet and brought her the Dornish women (Ellaria & Tyene) who were responsible for her daughter Myrcella’s death. Cersei found out she was pregnant (yes, really) with her brother Jaime’s child. She saw her first zombie (i.e., a wight), struông chồng some kind of khuyến mãi with her brother Tyrion, và promised to lớn help fight the army of the undead—but secretly decided to lớn go khổng lồ war with the King in the North, Jon Snow, & the Dragon Queen, Daenerys, anyway, và sent Euron khổng lồ fetch a massive army of mercenaries known as the Golden Company.
Jaime Lannister, Her Twin Brother, went khổng lồ war against the enemies of House Lannister, which included recruiting House Tarly & eliminating House Tyrell (R.I.P., Olenna). He was attacked by Targaryen forces, rode down a Long, & was forever changed by what he saw there. He was pleased Cersei was pregnant, shocked the she agreed lớn marry Euron Greyjoy, shocked that she spoke so callously of their dead son Tommen, and shocked again when not even the sight of zombies could convince her not to go to war with Daenerys & Jon. Basically, he acted lượt thích he was new to lớn Cersei’s villainy. Jaime then left his sister-lover for good & rode north to lớn help House Targaryen & House Stark fight the army of the dead.
Tyrion Lannister, Her Other Brother, gave Daenerys some very bad advice about how to lớn invade Westeros, partly out of the conflict he felt going lớn war with his own siblings. He helped broker an alliance between King in the North Jon Snow và his queen, Daenerys Targaryen. He was frightened lớn see his brother, Jaime, go lớn battle with his queen, and was shocked lớn see her burn some of her enemies alive sầu. He begged Daenerys not to go on a rescue mission to lớn save Jon Snow, negotiated a khuyễn mãi giảm giá with his sister, Cersei, to get help in the war against the undead after he noticed that Cersei appeared khổng lồ be pregnant again (yes, really!). Tyrion also looked on with jealousy (yep, really) when Jon & Daenerys consummated their season-long flirtation on the boat ride to Winterfell.
Jon Snow, the King in the North, decided he needed more dragonglass weaponry in order khổng lồ defeat the Night King’s army of the dead and went lớn Dragonstone lớn beg Queen Daenerys to let hlặng mine there. He met her & fell in love, but refused khổng lồ bend the knee to lớn her. He went on a dangerous mission north of the Wall, along with Gendry Baratheon, Jorah Mormont, the Hound, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr (R.I.P.), và Tormund Giantsbane, to lớn grab a wight (a.k.a. an ice zombie) in order to lớn prove sầu lớn Queen Cersei that the threat of the Night King was real. He barely made it out alive sầu, but was rescued first by (undead) Uncle Benjen & then by Daenerys herself. Jon et al. presented the hard-won wight to lớn Queen Cersei in King’s Landing. He bent the knee lớn Queen Daenerys và consummated his season-long flirtation with her on the boat ride baông xã to his trang chủ in Winterfell. Little did he know that the Targaryen queen was actually his aunt, và that his parents were secretly Lyanmãng cầu Stark and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. His real name is Aegon Targaryen—but we’ll forgive you if you keep calling hyên ổn Jon Snow.
Bran Stark, the Last Surviving Son of Winterfell, died at some point in Season 6. His body toàn thân was then occupied by the Three-Eyed Raven, who is an all-seeing, all-knowing ancient figure in Westerođắm say lore. That toàn thân arrived lớn Winterfell, immediately creeped Bran’s sister Sansa out, & said goodbye to lớn his longtime companion Meera Reed. Though the Three-Eyed Bran knows everything that has ever happened, he had trouble accessing, organizing, và understanding the visions that he’d seen. He was given a Valyrian steel dagger by Littlefinger, và promptly handed the weapon over to lớn his sister Arya. His most important Season 7 visions included discovering the true identity of Jon Snow’s parentage, as well as all of Littlefinger’s past misdeeds. He also informed his sisters of Littlefinger’s schemes.
Sansa Stark, His Sister, fought with her brother Jon over his decision to lớn go lớn Dragonstone, given the historical enmity between the Starks & the Targaryens. She took comm& of Winterfell in his absence, preparing the troops and supplies for the oncoming winter and battle. She reunited with siblings Bran-(ish) và Arya Stark. The Stark sisters fought, partially due khổng lồ their long separation, their general distrust of anyone, their childhood disagreements, & the meddling schemes of Littlefinger. But Arya and Sansa eventually teamed up khổng lồ exexinh tươi Littlefinger và present a united front against enemies who seek to lớn harm House Stark.
Arya Stark, His Other Sister, wiped out House Frey by impersonating Lord Walder and then met Ed Sheeran. She thought about going khổng lồ King’s Landing khổng lồ kill Queen Cersei and decided to go trang chính to Winterfell instead. She met her direwolf, Nymeria, on the road, but the two parted ways. (Probably not for good.) Arya also reunited with her brother Bran, squabbled with her sister, Sansa, and sparred with Brienne in the Winterfell courtyard. Arya and Sansa eventually teamed up khổng lồ exedễ thương Littlefinger và present a united front against enemies who seek khổng lồ harm House Stark.
Daenerys Targaryen, the Queen of Dragons, finally landed on Westeros & set up siêu thị at her ancestral trang chủ of Dragonstone. She met Jon Snow & fell in love with him even though he refused to lớn bkết thúc the knee. She started an invasion of the Seven Kingdoms that went very badly, thanks lớn some bad advice from her H&, Tyrion Lannister. After she lost her Dornish allies, her fleet, và House Tyrell, Daenerys, her Dothraki bloodriders, và a Long went to battle with Jaime Lannister và his men on an open field. She torched some Tarlys, & went to rescue Jon Snow when he & her longtime lieutenant, Jorah Mormont, got stranded north of the Wall. She saved her boyfriover, but lost a Long. After seeing the Night King, she agreed lớn an uneasy alliance with Queen Cersei in order to fight the army of the undead. After wowing them at the Dragonpit, và getting Jon Snow to lớn bover the knee, Daenerys consummated her season-long flirtation with the King in the North on the boat ride bachồng to his trang chính in Winterfell. Little did she know she was consummating with her own nephew.
The Night King, a Big Scary Blue Guy, killed và resurrected the Long Viserion. He rode his zombified new steed up to lớn the Wall, dividing the Great North from the Realms of Men, & then he và his Long huffed and puffed and blew the Wall down. His army of undead soldiers, White Walker lieutenants, và, oh yeah, that undead rồng began their invasion of Westeros.
Viserion the dragon, Olenna Tyrell, Littlefinger, the Svà Snakes, Thoros of Myr, Randyll & Dickon Tarly, & the Wall.
Defining Cultural MomentAt this point in its history, trò chơi of Thrones simply is the culture. But this season will be remembered for its superform size episodes, an accelerated pace of storytelling in a race towards the ending, an increasing commitment to spectacle over conversation-heavy intrigue, và, in some cases, defying internal lô ghích. This was the first season of Game of Thrones that didn’t have a big emotional moment that readers could be certain originated with George R.R. Martin himself. (Season 6, at least, had Hodor.) When all is said và done, though, Season 7 was the show’s most-watched by far, và landed trò chơi of Thrones its third consecutive sầu best-drama Emmy. Plot-wise, the biggest bombshell was, in theory, the official confirmation of Jon Snow’s real father, Rhaegar, & the ramifications of Gilly’s discovery that the Targaryen prince had annulled his marriage lớn his first wife & actually married Lyanna Stark. Which would mean that Jon Snow—the most famous bastard in Westeros—isn’t actually a bastard. Not only that, but he’s the true heir (depending on how you look at it) khổng lồ the Iron Throne. This news of Jon’s legitimacy rocked book readers and show watchers alượt thích.
Extra CreditTheon Greyjoy does not belong to lớn House Lannister, Stark, or Targaryen, but his is nonetheless a classic Westerođam mê story of two steps forward, three steps back. All the great healing Theon did in Season 6 at his sister Yara’s side was undone by the sight of his maniacal Uncle Euron. He finally reclaims his sense of self in the finale, & whatever happens to lớn the Greyjoy prince in the final season, he will have earned an important place in the story thanks khổng lồ an incredible, haunting performance by Alfie Allen—a seriously underrated thành viên of the cast. Also don’t count out Samwell Tarly—who, along with voracious reader Gilly, has been & will continue lớn be a source of important intel on the history of Westeros và how it might help our heroes escape the Great War to come in one piece. It’s also nice to see that Sam has some rapport with the artist formerly known as Bran. Imagine what historical secrets they can uncover together. In short, và in conclusion: tell Cersei; I want her to know it was me.
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