Game Of Thrones Season 7: 10 Ups And 2 Downs From 'Stormborn'

Thrones is still mostly table-setting, but at least we've got direwolves and pirates!

Game Of Thrones Stormborn
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After Dragonstone started the year-in-the-waiting process of setting out the table for Season 7, Stormborn sees the feast gradually begin in earnest.

It's another episode titled after Daenerys, who does live up to that billing: as glimpsed in the trailer for this week's instalment, we see a lot of Dany and her Small Council plotting and planning their takeover of Westeros.

However, as noted here, this was also an episode titled after Euron Greyjoy. The mad pirate got a slightly surprising makeover last week, looking less Game of Thrones and more Pirates of the Caribbean, but he makes a big splash here, proving himself more than just the Crow's Eyeliner and - as promised - picking up a gift or two for Cersei Lannister.

Elsewhere, we had Westeros' two other rulers - Jon Snow and Cersei - dealing with the arrival of the Dragon Queen in their own ways, more of Sam in the Citadel, and of course that big reunion scene we'd been teased.

Stormborn was another strong episode, and saw Season 7 properly start to kick into gear, though the show still isn't firing on all cylinders.

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