WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Apr 14, 2019, 07.36 PM
With only a few hours left for ‘Game of Thrones’ to come out with its much-anticipated season 8, you will need a little brush up on all that took place at Westeros, Winterfell, Castle Black, Dragonstone, Highgarden and all other important places where the action is centred at.
Night King and his Ice Dragon
Season 7 that came in the year 2017 left the show at a cliffhanger after it was revealed that Daenerys Targaryen has not three but only two dragons now. She lost a dragon to the Night King after a fierce battle with the White Walkers beyond the Wall when she flies with her three dragons to save Jon Snow and party. While she does rescue them all, she ends up losing a dragon. The season finale was in fact, as many fans would believe, was what the makers rushed to reach at, throughout the season. The Night King first throws a dagger at te dragon, which we think dies but of course, he brings him back to life and now becomes an ice dragon instead of one that breathes fire.
Jon Snow and Daenerys
After Daenerys saves Jon and the party that included The Hound, Jorah Mormont, Tormund and several others, they end up making love in the series. While on their way to Westeros, Dany and Jon are seen walking into the same room of the ship by Tyrion Lannister who serves Dany’s Hand. Meanwhile, for those who don’t remember, the party had gone to fight the White Walkers when they get caught and secluded without any help.
Arya and Sansa Stark
The two sisters finally reunite in the series after having been separated for a larger part of the show when they get take different paths, post their father’s death. They share a disturbing vibe throughout the season, only in the end to know about each other a little more as Sansa concluded in the last episode that after all, a pack survives.
After surviving in all the seasons so far, Littlefinger meets his fate as Arya and Sana come together to unearth all he did wrong towards their family. In the last episode of the season, it is revealed to both that he conspired to get their father, Ned dead, sell Sansa to Ramsay Bolton, be a Lannister ally all this time and get the Starks divided.
Siblings Yara and Theon don’t have it great through the season as the former gets captured by uncle Euron as he becomes the King after killing his elder brother and their father. Theon is at Winterfell where he reaches after saving Sansa and escorting her back to her home.
He is turned out to be the most fascinating character on the show after the makers gave him a meatier role in the show. In the start of the show, the makers didn’t show much of Bran after he was thrown out of the window at Winterfell by Jaime Lannister. But now, he is the Third Eye Raven who can see whatever happened in the past and helps us connect the dots to Jon’s lineage. Jon is after all Lyanna Stark’s son whom Ned Stark saves as she asks him to while lying on a bed. She tells him that his name is Aegon Targareyn. He also meets the Night King, sees the large army and more.
Apart from these, other things that happened in the season were the death of Ollena at Highgarden after she confesses to killing Joffrey Baratheon to Jaime. Arya Stark kills the entire House of Frey as she dons the face of Lord Frey at a planned function. Ellaria Sand also gets captured with Yara Greyjoy but she is locked with her daughter after Cersei poisons her with the same thing Ellaria used to kill Cersei’s daughter Myrcella.
‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the most-talked-about shows in the history of TV channels with almost more than one billion people from 170 countries estimated to watch the upcoming season 8.
We can't wait for the first episode of season 8, can you?