It's back, it's finally back! The moment everybody has been waiting for is here. Incase you have spent the last few days living under a rock, the premiere of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones happened at 6:30 am on Monday, 15thApril 2019. The show produced some of the most shocking moments in TV viewing history, from the Red Wedding to Jon Snow’s death. If the first episode of this final season is any indication, it looks like there will be a lot of breathtaking moments! The episode titled ‘Winterfell’ delivers many OMG worthy moments, parallels and links up character story arcs in the most awesome way. Here are 8 things you might have missed in the episode.
Warning: There might be some SPOILERS!
1. Uncanny resemblance to the first GOT episode.
From Winterfell welcoming king Robert Baratheon in season 1, to Daenerys arriving in season 8, there are many parallels between the pilot episode and the latest one. Meetings in the Godswoods and conversations in the crypt are a few other moments that give us a sense of déjà vu.
From Jon Snow meeting Arya again (in a similar manner in which they said goodbye in season 1), a moment that left us teary-eyed, to Yara meeting her brother Theon, there are many interesting character dynamics in play. Sansa Stark's encounter with Tyrion, Arya's conversations with the Hound and Gendry, and Jon Snow reuniting with Sam are other big moments.
3. Jon finally rides a dragon.
Can we just say woohoo! We all knew this moment was coming, but it still delivers some major feels when Jon and Daenerys ride off into the sunset. Which brings us to…
4. Jon Snow learns his true identity.
Samwell Tarly, finally meets Jon and reveal his true identity as Aegon Targaryen, son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, and true heir to the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms. BTW, we can’t help but wonder how Daenerys will feel when she finds out about this, and how it will affect their feelings for each other.
5. Sam Tarly finds out his family is dead.
It’s a sad moment when Daenerys informs Sam that she had to kill his father and brother. Even though Sam did not get along with his dad, the news is a great shock to him as can been seen by his reaction. We wonder if this might have an impact on how he feels about Dany and his BFF being together, don’t you?
6. Cersei is being more Cersei then ever.
From ordering Bronn to kill her brothers, to seducing Euron Greyjoy and getting the Golden Company by her side, looks like Cersei has no plans to honor her promise to Tyrion, and is ready to do whatever it takes. Though we do spy a moment of sadness towards the end, it looks like she intends on staying on ruling the Seven Kingdoms, surrounded by her zombie guards and is ready to be as cold hearted as is needed.
7. The White walkers are really close.
The most blood-curdling moment of the episode came when Tormund Giantsbane and men of the Night’s Watch stumbled upon the corpse of young Lord Umber, who had been nailed to a wall surrounded by a spiral of severed limbs, showing that the White walkers are closer to Winterfell than we think.
8. Jamie Lannister and Bran Stark meet again
The final scene of the season 8 premiere has Jamie Lannister stop dead in his tracks upon arriving at Winterfell, looking into the eyes of Bran Stark, the new Three-Eyed Raven. He had pushed Bran out of a castle window which left the boy paralyzed after he caught Jamie and his sister, Cersei, making forbidden love in the very first episode, which became the catalyst for the whole series.