Game of Thrones returned Sunday night with “Winterfell,” the final season premiere for HBO’s hit fantasy series. James Hibberd, our man in Westeros, has already covered the episode with an in-depth recap and interviews with Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and writer Dave Hill. And now it’s time to journey back into the wild podcasting world of EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly, where we spend every Monday discussing the latest events in Westeros (and beyond).
This week, James and I run down the long list of reunions and first-ever meetings, as the once-sprawling cast of characters came into dangerously close proximity up in the wintry North. Gendry and Arya! Arya and Jon! Jon and Sam! Sam and Daenerys, who just recently incinerated half Sam’s family! We analyze the new developments in the uneasy Targaryen-Stark alliance, and try to predict what will happen now that Jaime has arrived in a castle full of people who want him dead.
EW.com will have daily coverage throughout the final season of Game of Thrones. Follow @jameshibberd for GoT scoop, and tweet at him or at me @darrenfranich if you’ve got thoughts or concerns you’d like us to discuss on next Monday’s episode.