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No-spoiler review of GOT's final season’s first episode

  • Published at 06:47 pm April 16th, 2019
Daenerys targaryen from the 8th season of GoT-HBO
As for Daenerys, her main concern is the very expected coldness she is receiving from her new potential in-laws, just like every other bride after marriage in Zee Bangla serials | HBO

You might be wondering, if you are unfortunate enough to not have watched it yet, where Daenerys' dragons are. Well, allow me to say that the two remaining dragons, Drogon and Rhaegal, are safe as of yet; and their main complaints are lack of food, change in weather, and the touchy-feely attitude of the newest Targaryen towards their mother

The first rule of writing reviews about “Game of Thrones'” final season’s episodes, is writing them without spoilers, my boss told me. Without any plot details, a review could discuss: the acting, the costume, the Computer Generated Imageries (CGI), or the quality of the set designs. 

There are two problems with this: the above aspects were so well done over the last seven seasons that a simple “standards-that-were-set-were-met” phrase will suffice as a great review for the fans, but it will not count as one. Secondly, “Thrones” fans are such maniacs that even the bare mention of a change in colour of a dragon scale would count as a spoiler for them, and set them on my trail faster than Night King reaches Winterfell.  

However it may be, I will attempt this hefty task and write a review without any plot details. In case I do reveal something by mistake, I urge you all to forgive me. Please also, remember to reprimand yourself for not watching the episode yet, as any “Thrones” fans worth-his/her-salt, will not wait until this review is published to watch it.

The first episode, titled “Winterfell,” was set mostly on the eponymous location. A Stark family reunion with the “bastard” Jon Snow was on the cards since the family split in season one. So this reunion may have happened, or may have not have, in this episode. What I can tell you is that, if you were to see it, it would be as endearing as you had imagined: especially the meeting between the sword-giving-older-brother Jon and tomboy-slash-assassin-sister Arya. 

Other reunions, that may or may not have taken place in this episode, are between Jon and Sam; and Arya and Gendry. The meeting between the latter two, if it does happen in this episode, might show a little more flirtatious assassin, than no-face God permits. So, go ahead and watch the episode to check if those meetings really happened, and whether puberty has finally struck Arya.Gendry and Arya, seemed very flirtatious for a simple blacksmith and deadly assassin | HBO

You might be wondering, if you are unfortunate enough to not have watched it yet, where Daenerys' dragons are. Well, allow me to say that the two remaining dragons, Drogon and Rhaegal, are safe as of yet; and their main complaints are lack of food, change in weather, and the touchy-feely attitude of the newest Targaryen towards their mother. 

As for Daenerys, her main concern is the very expected coldness she is receiving from her new in-laws, just like every other bride after marriage in Zee Bangla serials. 

The CGI of the dragons has definitely exceeded the high standards set in the previous season; so much so, that I can safely say that GOT dragons are the best-designed dragons I have ever seen on screen. The costume of the golden company, who might have reached King's Landing, or might have not, is a dull dim-lit golden. Probably the Iron Banks, who are in charge of the mercenary army, do not use the gold they earn to make their armour. Lannister gold would be more gorgeous than that. 

When it came to acting, the show was stolen in the first episode by the Greyjoy family. Theon, Asha, and Euron have all stayed consistently good in their respective roles. Especially Euron, who is starting to justify his villainy with his wicked charm.

So there you have it; a no-spoiler review of the first episode of the final season of “Game of Thrones.” I watched it in the cozy setting of The Junction in Niketan — which usually organizes concerts, musical soirees, plays, and a variety of other programs. If you do not want to miss the next episodes, then go ahead and like their Facebook page, follow their event notifications, and catch all the remaining episodes of the season. Because all men might die before Martin finishes his last two novels!

Drogon snorting with derision at the touchy-feely attitude of the brunette Targaryen towards his mother | HBO