Winter is here! The final season of Game of Thrones is upon us and I haven’t been this excited about a TV event since Negan bashed some skulls in.
The first episode of Season 8, “Winterfell,” was full of highly-anticipated reunions, tension, and even some humor, which I loved. It was a strong call-back to the very first ever episode of Game of Thrones, as we see Jon & Dany riding into Winterfell, just as King Baratheon et al did years ago.
Best quotes from Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1
Sansa: “What do dragons eat, anyway?”
Dany: (Throwing serious shade.) “Whatever they want.”
Tyrion: “A miserable affair.” (In reference to Joffrey’s wedding.)
Sansa: “It had its moments.”
The Hound: “You’re a cold little bitch aren’t you? Guess that’s why you’re still alive.” (To Arya.)
Arya: “You used to be taller.” (To Jon. C’mon now, it’s not nice to tease little Jon. But this was really a nice reference to how much Arya has grown, and in more ways than just height.)
Sansa: “I used to think you were the cleverest man alive.” (Ouch. Is Tyrion off his game, or does he have a plan?)
Tyrion: “Our queen respects the wisdom of age.”
Varys: “Of course she does. Respect is how the young keep us at a distance, so we don’t remind them of an unpleasant truth.”
Tyrion: “What’s that?”
Varys: “Nothing lasts.”
Best Tweets and Memes
When it comes to commentary, the internet does not disappoint! Here are some of the best tweets and memes from episode 1.
Y’all celebrating Jon riding a dragon? A beautiful, steamy waterfall scene with Jon & Dany? All the living Starks being reunited? That FLIRTATION with Gendry & Arya?— cmillllll (@cmillllllll) April 15, 2019
This show has NEVER given us so much of what we want.
Something HORRIBLE is about to happen. #GamefThrones