HBO has been keeping most of the information about season 7 of Game of Thrones pretty quiet, but with the premiere just over a week away they have finally given fans something to talk about. Today they’ve released the titles and episode synopses of the first three episodes, and they raise a lot of questions.
First, here’s what they gave us.
Episode #61: “Dragonstone” (July 16)
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
Written for television by David Benioff D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #62: “Stormborn” (July 23)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice” (July 30)
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
Written for television by David Benioff D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
As expected each episodes is scheduled to air on consecutive Sundays, and according to HBO they will be on from 9 – 10, EST. Of course we all ready know a few of those episodes will run over their allotted schedule, so expect to set your PVR to run over just in case. As for the episodes themselves, we suspect the title Dragonstone refers to Daenerys arriving in Westeros, while Stormborn is a reference to the house of Greyjoy, and the third, Queen’s Justice, probably refers to Cersei getting some sort of revenge. The descriptions of the episodes though also raise questions. How does Cersei try to even the odds? Who is the unexpected visitor Daenerys entertains? Who is leading the possible revolt against Jon Snow? And what mistakes does Jaime learn from?
Thanks to these descriptions, we can’t wait for the seventh season to begin on July 16th.