I only started watching Game of Thrones earlier this year. My friends Gemma and Joanne have been telling me for years how good it is but I just never felt the urge to get into it. After eventually checking it out on Now TV, I realised that I’ve been totally missing out and blitzed the six seasons in a matter of weeks. I’m glad that I’ve been able to watch season seven at broadcast pace so I could avoid spoilers. It’s been a really tense season, at times I’ve been hiding behind a pillow, my heart racing! Not good for my anxiety! Now that the season is over and we now face an incredibly long wait for the final season, I thought I’d countdown my favourite moments from season seven. Shall we begin?
01. The Loot Train Attack
After 7 seasons and 64 episodes, we finally got what we’ve been waiting for – seeing a dragon in battle. After losing her Westeros allies in the previous episodes, Daenerys decides to strike back taking Drogon and her Dothraki to attack the Kings Landing Army. That moment when Drogon appears through the clouds is breathtaking. It was also incredibly tense to watch as I sat and prayed that Drogon didn’t get killed.
02. The Starks Reunited
It didn’t quite hit me how amazing it was to see the Starks back together as most as I only recently got into the show. But for most, it’s been five years since Sansa, Arya, Bran and Jon were all back together in Winterfell. Seeing Sansa and Arya in particular reunited was nice to see considering the last time they were together, their father was murdered.
03. Olenna of High Garden
Since her first appearance way back in season three, Olenna Tyrell has been one of my favourite characters. Her sharp tongue and brash nature made her stand out and I loved that she would quite happily take on anyone – even the wicked Cersei. After the defeat of her army, she knew death was imminent. But she made sure to go out with almighty bang as she revealed to Jaime Lannister that it was she who killed his son. It was a real mic-drop moment, I literally squealed at the TV. Whoever sits on the Iron throne by the end of this show, they will always play second fiddle to the true Queen – Queen Olenna of High Garden.
04. Beyond The Wall
Bloody Jon Snow and his obsession with the White Walkers. How many times is this guy going to rely on other folk saving his ass? In his attempt to convince both Daenerys and Cersei of the White Walkers, he has only gone and given the Night King his most powerful weapon yet. As soon as I saw Daenerys was taking all three of her dragons beyond the wall, I knew one of them was going to die. But which one? Unfortunately it was Viserion who fell in battle when the Night King killed him with an ice spear. It was horrible to watch especially with both Drogon and Rhaegal screaming in pain at the loss of their sibling.
05. Cersei and Tyrion Reunite
There’s been a lot of talk of Daenerys and Cersei finally meeting face to face but in the end, it was the reunion of Cersei and her brother Tyrion that was electrifying. Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage are truly fantastic actors and it was a brilliantly acted scene. You can feel the tension between them, the hatred and love for each other can be felt without them even needing to say a word. And knowing that Cersei could have her bodyguard kill him at anytime. So tense!
Game of Thrones has finished for another year and we now have the painfully long wait for the final season. Since I’ve only just got into the show, this will be my first and only time that I will experience this long wait. I’m off now to read countless numbers of fan theories for season eight!