Winter is here. Despite what it looks like outside. After 595 days, season 8 of “Game of Thrones” premiered on Sunday night. It is estimated that about 30 million American TV viewers tuned in, and that’s not even accounting for the international estimate. So, how did episode one go down? Did it satisfy the two year long wait? Here are three moments that stood out to me from the episode.
Arya and Jon reunite.
This is the wholesome content we signed up for. Most GoT fans were waiting for these siblings to reunite. When Jon returns to Winterfell he is greeted by all his step-siblings and while it was great to see him meet Bran, it was definitely more satisfying seeing Arya and Jon embrace and later have their own moment together in the episode.
Everyone is ganging up on Sansa.
Jon returns to Winterfell and brings Daenerys and her army along. However, not everyone is a fan of their coupling. Sansa immediately serves her an iconic RBF and throughout the episode when Arya and Jon reunite, they both throw slight shade about Sansa’s personality and her quality of controlling what goes on.
Jaime sees Brandon.
The episode ends with Jaime arriving to Winterfell and looking around his settings, while he’s looking he sees a familiar face, Bran, on a wheelchair. As one recalls, he threw Bran down a tower when Bran saw Jaime having sex with Cersei, Jaime’s sister. Bran hasn’t forgotten and clearly neither has Jaime. I personally can’t wait to see what happens with these two characters.
In my opinion, the episode was just a reunion episode and didn’t have much happening. So, just like any Game of Thrones season premiere, we must wait for the next episodes to see the epic showdown. Although episode one was wholesome for the most part, I’m looking forward to the next five episodes to satisfy the wait.