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The 'Game of Thrones' premiere was surprisingly hilarious

The 'Game of Thrones' premiere was surprisingly hilarious
From Mashable - July 17, 2017

This post is dark and full of spoilers.

Game of Thrones is a lot of thingsbut funny is not usually one of them.

But that all changed in "Dragonstone," the first episode of Season 7, which featured more laugh-out-loud moments than the show has had in years.

That's probably due to the fact that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss wrote the premiere (they also scripted another of the show's most memorably quippy episodes, "Kissed By Fire," back in Season 3), and since no one we love died or was horribly tortured in the episode, maybe they thought there was no harm in giving us a few jokes before thes**t hits the fan.

The episode started out with some deliciously black humor, as Arya Stark impersonated Walder Frey (the crotchety old traitor she killed in the Season 6 finale) to poison all of his remaining family members in revenge for their part in the Red Wedding, which killed Arya's mother, brother, and a whole heap of their allies.

Later, the internet lost its mind over Ed Sheeran's cameo, but that was more a case of laughing at him, not with him.

But most of the episode's chuckles came courtesy of Cersei, Jaime, and Euron Greyjoy, who apparently spent his time off getting rock and roll makeover tips from Once Upon a Time's Captain Hook.

Once Euron arrived, he spent most of his scene throwing epic shade at Jaime, all while doing his best to impress Cersei. "Ever since I was a little boy, I wanted to grow up and marry the most beautiful woman in the world, so here I am with a thousand ships and two good hands," he smirked, proudly displaying his working digits for Jaime.

Ouch.

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