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It felt like a greatest hits episode, with brothel scenes, incest and reunions galore Warning: this article contains spoilers for episode one, season eight of Game of Thrones. Viewers coming to the very last season of Game of Thrones expecting a feast of action will have found instead a selection of morsels, though all were tasty, and filling, in their own way. With only six episodes in the entire run, this first hour was relatively sedate, as much as Game of Thrones ever can be, and there was not as much urgency as might have been expected.
No major characters met a gruesome end and the battle between the living and the dead remains a pressing but background concern.
As Jon returns to Winterfell, with Dany beside him, Bran pipes up that there is no time for warm welcomes. The message is that time is of the essence, and there is no time left for pleasantries. Dragon rides and the occasional axe-or-arrow-in-the-eye aside, there was a distinct lack of bombastic action, but nevertheless, this felt like a greatest hits kind of episode, a best-of that played to the crowd. Pity the poor actors who had been used to filming in sunnier climes, but the Winterfell reunions were lovely, particularly for Arya.
There was space, even, for sexposition to make a comeback, which may make it a greatest tits episode. In the heavy doom of the impending apocalypse, there was a surprising amount of humour.
But of course, it had to end as Game of Thrones began, with Jaime and Bran, supposedly now on the same side, sharing a look. Bran, surely, has plenty more buzzes to kill yet.
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Rebecca Nicholson. Mon 15 Apr Warning: this article contains spoilers for episode one, season eight of Game of Thrones Viewers coming to the very last season of Game of Thrones expecting a feast of action will have found instead a selection of morsels, though all were tasty, and filling, in their own way.
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