It’s finally here: the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, entitled “Dragonstone.” Cersei is queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Jon Snow is King in the North. The Night King is descending from beyond the Wall and Daenerys Targaryen is approaching from the far east. What will happen when these plots collide? Here’s HBO’s episode synopsis:
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
Given the episode title, it’s not hard to guess where Daenerys is coming home to: Dragonstone, her birthplace. As for the rest of the description, it’s as delightfully vague as ever. HBO has made a speciality of that over the years.
The official images for this episode also tease encounters with Meera Reed and Bran Stark, who will finally cross back into Westeros proper after seasons spent freezing their butts off beyond the Wall. After lugging Bran gods know how far, Meera looks like she’s in dire need of some R&R.
Bonus: she and Bran will encounter Dolorous Edd, who’s still wearing the cloak Jon Snow gave him when he quit the Night’s Watch. Keep on truckin’, Edd.
Here’s everything you need to know about “Dragonstone,” including where and when and how to watch it. Watching it through HBO’s official channels is the most obvious method, but HBO recently announced a plan to bring all of its programming to Hulu, as well, so subscribers to that service can now watch new episodes of Game of Thrones live for an extra fee.
- Start Time: July 16, 2017, 9 p.m. EST
- TV Info: HBO
- Episode: Season 7, Episode 1, “Dragonstone”
- Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
- Director: Jeremy Podeswa
- Run time: 59 minutes
- Live Stream: Stream 1 – Stream 2 – Stream 3
Game of Thrones season 7. Here we go.