“Sometimes, duty is the end of love.”
As usual, I’ll try so hard not to serve spoilers in this article for those that haven’t watched this episode except for times when I can not avoid it. Like they say in the series, ‘when you play the Game of Thrones, you either win or you die’ and Cersei knows this very well. She told Jaime in Season 7;
“Fight and die or surrender and die, I know my chances. A soldier should know his.”
After defeating the Night King at the battle for Winterfell, the North seems ready to move on to other battles but they’re heavily wounded and greatly reduced. Sir Jorah Momont and Theon Greyjoy are no more and the Dothraki and Unsullied are half their numbers, if not a quarter for the former since we all witnessed how the walkers silenced their battle screams in record time.
With that background, the Dragon Queen descends on Kings Landing and she is really not ready for what awaits her. But then, is anyone ready? The deaths in this episode are what will lead to the epic battle that we expect in Episode 5 which Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) hinted about herself on Jimmy Kimmel.
As usual the conversations are to their best, we get to find out one of the greatest sexual scams in the series involving a brothel and a squire. Some Knights that have always been virgins lose their virginity and get heartbroken almost instantly when they discover they cannot be with their loved ones all in just 78 minutes running time.
From the very first season of Game of Thrones, majority viewers’ favorite family the Starks of Winter fell always had a common slogan “Winter is Coming” and like we have evolved to understand, it means no ordinary winter season.
After the close of Season 7 however, we fully understood what the phrase meant all along. The White Walkers have broken through The Wall at Castle Black and possess a dragon under their command.
As we are all aware, Game of Thrones, now popularly referred to as GoT was premiered last night in the US with their final Season 8 after two years of waiting since the last season was premiered.
The network responsible for this master piece, Home Box Office (HBO) has over the past weeks released a couple of teaser trailers that have had viewers guessing how it will end out.
Once again, they limited this season’s length to only 6 episodes.
However the six episodes shall have the longest run time ever in the show’s history. Episode one will run for 54 mins, Episode two 58 mins, Episode three for an amazing 1 hour and 22 mins, Episode four 1 hour and 18 mins, Episode five 1 hour and 20 mins and Episode six will cap it all with 1 hour and 20 mins of showtime.
With a rumoured $15M cost of production per episode, reports have since revealed that Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) all bagged $500,000 per episode.
According to HBO, GoT final season Episode one aired at 9PM EST on Sunday April 14th and the show can be streamed live on HBO NOW, HBO GO, Showmax, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Direct TV Now, Sky Atlantic, Sky Go, and M-Net among other sites.