Sunday night’s Game of Thrones began placing all the pieces in place for the total political chaos and carnage that’s to come. In “Stormborn” – spoiler alert – Daenerys said Jon Snow’s name for the first time, which was all sorts of exciting, two Sand Snakes met a nasty end, Arya had multiple reunions, Missandei discovered the wonders of oral sex, and Sam began to cure Jorah.
For the first time in Game of Thrones history, fans are entering the series relatively blind. Now that the show has caught up to George R.R. Martin’s books, we’re set to enter new territory in Season 7, no longer aided by the foresight of book knowledge. Theorizing will be a bit harder this year, but that doesn’t mean we know a little as Jon Snow.
It’s a brave new world for the 2017 Emmy awards with Game of Thrones and others sitting this year out. The big announcement is finally here, as presented by Veep star Anna Chlumsky and Criminal Minds veteran Shemar Moore, so let’s find out what we’re all angry about/celebrating this year at the Emmys!
Game of Thrones is understandably interested in throwing fans off the scent of its bigger twists, and star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has practically served as emissary in that respect. Still, the once-and-future Jaime Lannister may have cleared up any lingering doubt over Jon Snow’s true origins.
Poor Hodor got perhaps Game of Thrones’ least-deserved end, and one hopes his afterlife would be far more pleasant. Well, that afterlife is apparently a KFC, as a new commercial with Thrones alum Kristian Nairn memorably recalls the gentle giant’s tragic end.