Watch Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”
Game of Thrones season 7 has finally gotten underway, and we’re here to bring you all the info you need to know about “Stormborn,” the second new episode of the year.
In “Dragonstone,” the season premiere, the show established a new normal. Daenerys has arrived on Dragonstone to plan her conquest of Westeros. Cersei Lannister, eager to oppose the Dragon Queen, has make common cause with Euron Greyjoy. Jon Snow is adjusting to his leadership role up north, Arya is a mass murdering whirlwind, and Sam Tarly is looking up information about how to defeat the White Walkers in between ladling out soup and scrubbing bedpans. Time to throw these plotlines into a blender and hit purée. Here’s the official synopsis for “Stormborn”:
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
This is the second title in a row that refers to Daenerys, and this week, she’ll get an “unexpected visitor.” We have a decent idea of who that might be, but don’t click if you want to remain unspoiled.
Game Of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn”: Preview
It’s not hard to guess what HBO means when it says that Tyrion will plan the conquest of Westeros. That’s what his employer wants, and that’s what he’s going to do. The bit about Jon facing a “revolt” is interesting. Could there be more dissension from Sansa? The two clashed a bit in “Dragonstone,” but there was nothing to indicate a full-scale revolt was on the way. Perhaps someone else is stirring up problems, someone like Littlefinger, with Jon will talk during a visit to the Winterfell crypts, as revealed in HBO’s official cache of images from the episode.
There’s plentiful reason to assume that Jon and Littlefinger’s talk will go poorly. In the trailer for the episode, you can see Jon pushing Littlefinger up against a wall, his hand around the older man’s throat. What trouble did your big mouth get you into, Baelish?
Other news from the trailer: Daenerys will meet with the likes of Lady Olenna, Ellaria Sand, Varys, Tyrion, Grey Worm, Missandei, Theon, and Yara to talk through how to toss Cersei off the throne. Team Targaryen assemble! Yara favors going in guns a blazing, but with voices of reason like Varys and Tyrion in the room, will Dany choose that course?
Also notable is the brief flash of Arya staring down a wolf. Last we saw Arya, she was making her way through the Riverlands on her way to King’s Landing. The Riverlands just so happens to be the last time she saw her beloved direwolf Nymeria — if you think all the way back to the second episode of the series, Arya had to chase Nymeria off rather than risk her being executed by Cersei. Will the two finally be reunited?
Is so, we’d be into it, because Nymeria is good people. Remember when she bit Joffrey’s hand? Good wolf.
Here’s where and when and how you can watch “Stormborn.” And remember: HBO isn’t the only official channel through which you can get your Thrones fix now — the show is also available to Hulu subscribers for an extra fee.
- Start Time: July 23, 2017, 9 p.m. EST
- TV Info: HBO
- Episode: Season 7, Episode 2, “Stormborn”
- Writers: Bryan Cogman
- Director: Mark Mylod
- Run time: 59 minutes
- Live Stream: Stream 1 – Stream 2 – Stream 3
Bryan Cogman, a staff writer who’s been with the show since the beginning and who has written barn-burning episodes like “Kissed by Fire” and “The Laws of Gods and Men,” takes over writing duties from showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. Mark Mylod, another Thrones veteran with whom Cogman worked on “The Broken Man” in season 6 takes over for Jeremy Podeswa, who helmed the premiere.
For your viewing pleasure, here are a few more official images from tonight’s episode:
Where are Jon and Davos off to, do you think? Off to meet up with a Dragon Queen, perhaps? Jon does want dragonglass and as we found out last week, Daenerys happens to be sitting on a whole pile of it.