We have a lot of mixed feelings about the "Game of Thrones" Season 7 Premiere, and so does the internet.
Here are the hottest moments and the biggest flops from Episode 701:
HOT: Everything Arya did
Winter has come for House Frey in the form of Arya Stark. Who knew we could be so excited about a small girl slaughtering an entire family? Everyone else seems to love it, too.
House Frey of Riverrun. pic.twitter.com/qTQm8QW4Lu— marti|got spoilers (@khaleesiolsen) July 17, 2017
Her speech was chilling.
Plus, Arya revealed that she is heading South to take on Cersei, the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms herself. Go big or go home [to Winterfell].
Will Arya continue to dominate this season?
NOT: Ed Sheeran
Most fans agree that no one needed Ed Sheeran in this episode.
The GoT scene with Ed Sheeran had me like pic.twitter.com/Mw16MSim5n— Julie Munn DeCintio (@juliepmunn) July 17, 2017
His appearance really pulls you out of the narrative.
I've believed in dragons, fire gods, & corpse armies but Ed Sheeran turning to camera to say "it's a new one" was a bit much. #GameOfThrones— mah ree nah (@marinarachael) July 17, 2017
One redeeming part of his cameo was this new theory:
...And this theory:
Perhaps he fit better in another episode?
File this under "missed opportunities":— Pru (@prufrockluvsong) July 17, 2017
Ed Sheeran singing "I'm in love with your bodies" at the Red Wedding.
Sorry, Ed Sheeran.
HOT: Sam Tarly winning at The Citadel
Sam puts up with a lot this episode.
After what appears to be weeks of misery, Sam gathers the courage to ask for access to the forbidden section of the library, where he can learn more about White Walkers. Then, when he is turned down, he steals the keys.
His theft pays off, as he discovers a large amount of dragon glass - the key to defeating the White Walkers!
I'm probably overthinking but is the Sam Tarly/Dragonglass subplot basically a "mining will save Westeros" plot line?— Elizabeth Angell (@ElizabethAngell) July 17, 2017
Make that "Sam Tarly will save Westeros."
NOT: Jaime getting ruined
Soon after Cersei tells him not to worry about their last child committing suicide, Jaime gets a lot of heat form Euron Greyjoy.
Euron insults him over and over again, and Cersei seems fine with it.
Jaime couldn't say anything when Euron basically told Cersei to murder him.
This was a hilarious scene, but Jaime definitely came out the loser.
HOT: Sansa Stark
This is a controversial one, because often everything Sansa says is wrong. She was annoying this episode, she has messed a lot of things up, and she brought Littlefinger into the picture.
Sansa is already pissing me off and I'm only 5 minutes in can tell she's gonna cause problems this season #GamesOfThrones— Khan Murad (@Khan_Murad1) July 17, 2017
Here's the catch... She deserves more respect. She should have a more of a voice in Winterfell. She saved Jon Snow! People are not happy with all of the Sansa-hating.
can't believe that people are hating on sansa. but i didn't expect anything else from fanboys who can't handle strong and independent women.— kazuhira. (@galensdeathstar) July 17, 2017
An easy fix? Jon Snow consults with her before big decisions. Then she wouldn't have to confront him in public in order to have her voice heard before it's too late.
More importantly, she is still resisting Littlefinger's nefarious suggestions. She really puts him in his place this episode.
Sansa going off on Littlefinger is my aesthetic pic.twitter.com/V74f1jUcyu— ken (@robbbsdany) July 17, 2017
Sidenote: Did anyone see her eyes?
sansa stark's eyes. can we talk about them? pic.twitter.com/GKNZlnjwKN— devon (@lgbttyrells) July 17, 2017
Why can't we all be on team Sansa AND Jon? Seeing them work together effectively would be great.
NOT: The ending.
To sum up the ending in one word: Anticlimactic. Why?
The show spent far too long on Daenerys's walk into Dragonstone. Her touching the sand was amazing, and seeing her on the throne was the best, but there was a lot of unnecessary time in between.
- The final scene sets up the season for a lot of action, but nothing actually HAPPENS. It didn't end with a major death or battle or anything!
"Shall we begin?" I was ready to being about an hour ago when the episode started. Now have to wait another week #GameOfThrones— Steve Angelovich (@angelsteve89) July 17, 2017
Plus, what really happens during this episode (after the first scene, that is)? By the ending, the whole episode felt more like a recap than a premiere.
HOT: The Women
To end on a positive note, the women of Westeros crushed this episode.
As a recap, Episode 701 opened with Arya crossing an entire family off of her list, and then Sansa stood up to both Jon Snow and Littlefinger.
Daenerys' powerful words were t
Fans can't even decide which of these scenes is best.
how can you say the best scene of 7×01 was daenerys arriving at dragonstone when arya badass stark slayed all the freys in one scene— lizzie of winterfell (@lizziescrown) July 17, 2017
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