Game of Thrones is back!

Alec Ematrudo – A&E Editor

Graphic courtesy of HBO

Last Sunday, “Game of Thrones” returned for its eighth and final season. It had nearly been a two year wait for this final season and for some fans such as myself, it did not fly by. The show had enjoyed ten episode seasons up until its seventh season, which ended with seven episodes and now this final season only has six episodes. By the time this review is published, there will only be four short weeks left until we are all left happy and broken or maybe just broken, by the series finale.

The season premiere of season eight was, in my opinion, a solid episode. It didn’t blow me away by any means, but was satisfying to watch. This episode was largely a catchup episode, but not for viewers; for the characters. We got to watch several long awaited reunions between characters and got several very important conversations between characters.

That might all sound a bit boring, but I do think it was rather smart to get most of these interactions done immediately, so that when things hit the fan in an episode or two, things won’t need to slow down again.

Without spoiling anything, I will say that the episode does have a certain feeling of dread lurking in the background. As a result, each character interaction is given more depth because as viewers, we know most of these characters will die in the coming weeks. We don’t know if any of these conversations will be their last.

All in all, I did really enjoy “Throne’s” latest offering and I am very excited for the weeks to come and to finally learn who will win the Game of Thrones.