Game of Thrones Season 8 spoilers ahead!
The first episode of Game of Thrones Season 8 was load-bearing, and a bit rushed. How could it be any other way? We are racing towards a conclusion, and now, there are only five episodes left until we reach it.
It’s why the episode’s opening half was heavy on reunions. The main characters, many of whom have been separated for several seasons or more, took a few expository scenes to re-establish their relationships with one another: Arya and the Hound, Arya and Jon, Tyrion and Sansa, Samwell and Jon. And at the very end of the episode, we saw Jaime and Bran lay eyes on each other from across the courtyard. He knows. He knows that he knows. And he knows that he knows that he knows!
Here are some initial theories we have, based on Season 8, Episode 1. Winter is here, it’s marching on Winterfell, and we cannot wait to see what happens next.