Episode 1 – Dragonstone
“Dragonstone” is the first episode of the seventh season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 61st overall. It was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Jeremy Podeswa. It aired on July 16, 2017.
In Dragonstone, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), along with her loyalists, arrive and explore the abandoned castle. At the Twins, Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) wears the face of Walder Frey (David Bradley) and poisons the remaining Freys involved with the Red Wedding. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) treat with Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) who attempt to create an alliance. In Winterfell, Jon Snow pardons the lords of Karhold and Last Hearth, and Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) warns Jon of Cersei’s impending wrath. At the Citadel, Samwell Tarly begins his training as a Maester, and sends a message to Jon about the dragon glass beneath Dragonstone. At the Wall, Bran Stark arrives and is taken south to Castle Black, and the Brotherhood Without Banners, including Sandor Clegane (Rory McCann) continue their journey north to the Wall.