Entertainment Weekly has published the titles and synopses of the first three episodes of Game of Thrones season 7. They’re vague as ever, but still, beware minor SPOILERS.
Let’s start things off with Episode 601. The title? “Dragonstone.”
This one is written by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and directed by Jeremy Podeswa, aka the guy who directed Jon Snow’s resurrection.
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
“Daenerys comes home” can pretty much only mean that Dany lands on Dragonstone — we’ve seen her there in plenty of promo photos, so that’s no shock.
And of course Jon Snow will organize the defenses of the North. How will Cersei even the odds against a Targaryen queen, her three dragons and her huge armies? We’ll have to wait until July 16 for those answers.
Next: Episode 602. The title? “Stormborn.”
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
This one is written by longtime Game of Thrones staff writer and directed by Mark Mylod.
Some intriguing stuff in there. What kind of revolt might Jon be facing? There’s been plenty of noise lately about a coming power struggle between him and Sansa, but will it hit so early?
I’m going to assume that Tyrion planning to conquer Westeros is him helping pinpoint exactly where Dany’s armies should hit to do as much damage as possible to Cersei and her forces. As for Dany’s unexpected visitor, your guess is as good as mine. We did see Melisandre at Dragonstone in the season 7 trailer. Might it be her?
Finally episode 603 is entitled “The Queen’s Justice.” Benioff and Weiss are back in the writer’s seat for it. Mylod directs again.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
Oh, incredibly vague episode descriptions — how I’ve missed you.
To me, the lines about Cersei and Jaime is the most interesting stuff here. We have an idea of what Cersei’s gift may involve. As for Jaime…well, he has plenty of mistakes to learn from, so that could mean a lot of things.
Overall, the titles are very much focused on Dany, although “The Queen’s Justice” is ambiguous. July 16 can’t come soon enough.