(Note: This post includes spoilers for the first episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7.)
The premiere of “Game of Thrones” had some pretty huge moments, even if the episode was largely spent setting up things that will happen in Season 7. Mostly, fans lost it as the show’s female characters got many chances to be awesome.
The episode started with an amazing sequence in which Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) got some serious revenge on the enemies of House Stark. With her Faceless Man powers, she wrapped up dealing with the Freys, a path she started down at the end of Season 6.
It was the first few minutes of the episode, but it had fans cheering.
— They call me Johan (@imtryingringo) July 17, 2017
— Indi Montgomery (@indimontgomery) July 17, 2017
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And almost immediately after Arya’s big opening, the show headed to Winterfell where Jon Snow (Kit Harington) met with his bannermen. Season 6 fan favorite Lady Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey) had another set of killer lines.
As Jon ordered the Northmen to train everyone to fight the army of the dead — including women and children — Lord Glover questioned whether women could be made to carry arms into battle. Lady Mormont reminded him and the rest of the North that she’s just as fierce as any of them.
— Natalie Abrams (@NatalieAbrams) July 17, 2017
— Tania (@shopgenx) July 17, 2017
Lyanna Mormont never stopped being iconic #GameofThrones
— Hyacinth Demetita (@hyacinth2612) July 17, 2017
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 17, 2017
— Hunter Ingram (@hunter_wesley) July 17, 2017
A few things in the episode drew some ire as fans were watching, though. Grammy winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran’s cameo as a Lannister soldier delighted some fans — and took a few out of the episode.
A few others weren’t too impressed with the costume worn by Ironborn pirate king Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk). And many found the montage of Samwell Tarly (John Bradley-West) cleaning bedpans and serving soup tough to watch.
Euron? Honey? Why this weird OUAT pirate look? #GameOfThrones
— The Other Nic (@CloneNic) July 17, 2017
— Jess Bradford ???? (@Jess_E_Bear) July 17, 2017
Euron is still….very far from my idea from the books. Very. #GameOfThrones
— ᴺᴬᵀᴬᴸᴵᴺᴬ (@sim_life_lina) July 17, 2017
— Michele Canty (@DPMCanty) July 17, 2017
— ♐️Penni???? (@thepenniverse) July 17, 2017
— DJ (@IamnotnotBatman) July 17, 2017
The Ed Sheeran cameo has completely just pulled me out if it. This show doesn't need or work with a 'celebrity' guest star. #GameOfThrones
— Rs. (@Ross_Jarvis) July 17, 2017
Better start preparing for Justin Bieber as a White Walker and Adele as a Grand Maester.. #GameOfThrones
— Adam Bowler (@AdamBowler131) July 17, 2017
I can't stop laughing at Ed Sheeran's face on #GameOfThrones
— Virginia Hart (@vamaehart) July 17, 2017
Mostly, though, fans went nuts for everything Season 7’s premiere had to offer and everything it’s teasing for the future.
— Jacqueline is @ D23 (@ThatJacqueline) July 17, 2017
OMG SLUGHORN, ASK HIM ABOUT HORCRUXES! #GameOfThrones
— Steven Haderer (@stevenhaderer) July 17, 2017
— Emily Gaudette (@emilygmonster) July 17, 2017
— rochelle (@rchll_trrs) July 17, 2017
— Heidi Berry (@hla254) July 17, 2017
— Athena Jo (@crinolinedream) July 17, 2017
We all knew a hand was gonna pop out but it scared me anyway. #GameOfThrones
— maggie gallagher (@maggiegal3) July 17, 2017
Lol but why do Sam and I have the same sandals #GameOfThrones
— Taylor (@thoughtsofpizza) July 17, 2017
— Shawn F. (@mondo270) July 17, 2017
— Loras Tyrell (@SerLorasTy) July 17, 2017
Wondering where Lady Mormont and Arya Stark stack up against the other characters in “Game of Thrones?” Check out our gallery ranking every character in the show below.
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