As Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 2 “Stormborn” moves into the homestretch, it becomes abundantly clear that the show can’t afford to waste any more time and as a result is barreling ahead at full speed. At the same time, however, we’re still very much arranging pieces on the board.
Whereas in earlier seasons it would have taken a couple more episodes for Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and Jon (Kit Harrington) to meet, “Stormborn” is setting it up to happen in the very next episode. The sea battle at the end with Yara (Gemma Whalen) and Euron (Pilou Asbaek) might have occurred at the midpoint of a regular season, but here it happens at the end of the second episode.
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