This recap contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 7, episode 1, titled “Dragonstone.”
Who run the world? The ladies of Game of Thrones, duh.
After multiple seasons of mansplaining, rape and abuse, the women of Westeros are finally in positions of power in the Season 7 premiere, and it’s every bit as exhilarating as watching Wonder Woman stride through No Man’s Land with bullets bouncing off her gauntlets.
The first new episode in over a year opens with Arya Stark doubling down on her spectacular murder of Walder Frey last season by killing all of his remaining bannermen and supporters — and she does it in the most deliciously devious way possible, by impersonating the old traitor himself. The mic drop moment comes when Arya tells Walder’s poor, long-suffering wife, “When people ask you what happened here, tell them the North remembers; tell them winter came for House Frey.” If you didn’t cheer, you may be a wight. Read more…