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Let’s Break Down the State of the Realm in GAME OF THRONES Season 7

Let’s Break Down the State of the Realm in GAME OF THRONES Season 7

The return of Game of Thrones means Nerdist News Talks Back has been reborn through fire as All Kings Considered. Queen of Nerdist News Jessica Chobot has brought on her most faithful confidants to discuss everything Thrones. Joining her are Direwolf Lover Alicia Lutes, Knight of the Queensguard Dan Casey, and Maester Joan Ford of House Nerdist News. No Dragonstone is unturned as they discuss every character under the Citadel’s clockwork sun. SPOILERS AHEAD!

First up are our favorite cold, brooding siblings, the Starks. Arya’s revenge-filled cold open marked a gripping start to the season and let us know that this season will not be messing around. Except with Ed Sheeran. The internet and many here in the office are ablaze with opinions about the fiery-haired lad, specifically that his scene broke immersion. The cameo was a gift for Maisie Williams, though, so we’re willing to let it slide. As for the other Starks, some tension is brewing between Sansa and Jon as they disagree on how to rule, and Bran has finally reached the Wall. Though not a Stark, Sam Tarly is so connected to Jon’s story that he fits in here. He got a shit-montage and found out some new info about Dragonstone (that he already knew but didn’t believe?)

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Speaking of Dragonstone, Dany has finally returned to her birthplace! We’ve been waiting six seasons, and it has finally happened. Granted, that march up to the castle was a little indulgent, but that final line made it all worth it. With Tyrion, Varys, and the Greyjoys by her side, Daenerys is finally ready to light a fire under Cersei’s ass. Since Dragonstone is sitting on a Dragonglass mine, surely she’ll come into conflict with Jon as well. Though maybe she’ll allow him to have the glass once she realizes it can cure Jorah “The StoneBear” Mormont.

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Tyrion’s place at Dany’s side puts him in direct conflict with his siblings over in Kings Landing, who are in deep trouble. The scene between Jaime and Cersei was full of conflict and emotion, with the war and all that has happened finally getting to them. Plus we got the sexy new Euron Greyjoy, who came to propose to Cersei armed with a thousand ships and some sick burns, brah.

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Since this is Game of Thrones and we’re never ready to stop talking about burns, The Hound saw a prophetic vision in the flames. Sandor Clegane has come a long way from abandoning the Battle of Blackwater because of the fire. The fact that he was even willing to consider looking into Thoros’s fire is a dramatic leap for Clegane.

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But of course, we always return to ice and winter. The White Walkers are coming, and there are not enough people south of the Wall to fight them. Especially since they have UNDEAD GIANTS. With Wun Weg Wight Dar Wun on their side, who can stand in their way?

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You can watch and interact live with Nerdist News Talks Back every weekday at 1:00pm PST and All Kings Considered on Mondays on YouTube and Alpha, and catch up with the archives just after the show!

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