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    19 "Game Of Thrones" Season 8, Episode 1 Scenes Ranked From Least To Most Impactful

    WARNING: Contains all of the spoilers.

    19. Euron talking to Yara on the boat (19:05)

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    In this scene, Euron rambles on for a bit and Yara just sits there like, "Can you let me be held prisoner in peace?"

    I've gotta say, this show's visuals are so phenomenal that when I saw the beautiful flowing ocean waters decorated with the Iron Fleet's spectacular ships, I had a brief moment where I was like, "Wait, do I want to go on a cruise?"

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    (Then I remember stuff like this and my cruise desires are washed away.

    18. Varys, Davos, and Tyrion chat (30:11).

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    Three things taken away from the conversation in this scene:

    1. Davos thinks Jon and Daenerys should rule the Seven Kingdoms together (if the Night King doesn't kill everyone).

    2. Tyrion is younger than Davos.

    3. "Nothing lasts."

    17. Cersei is informed that the dead have broken through the wall (18:32).

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    Imagine someone's like, "Hey, the Grim Reaper is on Expedia looking to book a flight to your crib in the very near future." Wouldn't you, at the very least, go inside and lock the doors, or flinch, or do anything but stand there and say, "Good?"

    CERSEI DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT METER: 10/10

    16. Jon gets scolded for leaving Winterfell as King in the North and coming back a knee-bender (10:34).

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    This is like a big ol' city council meeting where leaders are hashing out details and game plans. BUT THEN LYANNA MORMONT GRABBED THE MIC.

    In the most ruthless moment of the episode, Lyanna gave Jon Snow a verbal lashing that had heavy Comedy Central Roast vibes.

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    Even the dude in the back is making a "well damn" face. Anyway, this is also the scene where poor, young Lord Umber gets sent to run to Last Hearth to grab his people but instead things...spiral out of control.

    15. Euron and Harry meet with Cersei (20:46).

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    A lot of popular Twitter jokes were sparked by this scene — you got to see Cersei's initial disappointment regarding the lack of elephants, then there was the buy a whore, earn a queen line.

    WHAT THIS SCENE FELT LIKE: Watching someone slide into their crush's DMs in real time.

    14. Jon and Sansa argue about knee bends and titles (39:57).

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    PEOPLE ARE REALLY STILL PICKING FIGHTS ABOUT TITLES.

    A horde of hostile corpses that have sharp objects and no souls are literally on their way to kill y'all, yet folks are still pressed about Jon Snow going from Regional Manager to Assistant to the Regional Manager. Wild.

    13. Tyrion and Sansa reunite (13:40).

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    It was nice to watch these two congratulate each other on not dying over the past few seasons and briefly reminisce on Joffrey not being so lucky. Unfortunately, the conversation sort of went south when Sansa basically told Tyrion she thinks he's dumb for trusting his sister.

    12. Euron and Cersei's post-hookup chat (26:12).

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    Is Euron super confident or extremely insecure? On the one hand he walks around oozing an obnoxious arrogance, but then he's also like, "Cersei, was I good at sex? Did you like it? In comparison to previous sex you've had, where do I rank?"

    A lot of folks are certain Cersei had ulterior motives with this hookup, so maybe this scene will prove to be more meaningful sooner than later.

    11. Theon frees Yara (27:52)

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    You ever put off running an errand and then eventually the simple task turns into a whole lot more work than it would've been if you'd just done it initially? That was this scene. Theon ditched Yara and let Euron take her, so he's sort of responsible for her captive situation, hence why she chose to greet him with a headbutt over a handshake.

    A really cool thing you might have missed in this scene:

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    Rob Mcelhenney (Mac on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia) was shot through the eye by an arrow at the start of this scene.

    10. Bronn in a brothel (23:28).

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    Bronn is in the early stages of a sex party when Qyburn pops up and tells him that Cersei will put some commas in his bank account if he kills her brothers.

    PETTY, DYSFUNCTIONAL LANNISTER DRAMA METER: 8/10

    This scene summed up in one caption:

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    9. Jon Snow, Daenerys, and company arrive at Winterfell (4:39).

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    This was the episode's opening scene and the most shocking part was Jon, the Hound, and Gendry's tunnel-vision-having-asses all trotting in without a single one of 'em spotting Arya standing at the front of the crowd of Northerners.

    There was a moment from this scene that had strong Mean Girls vibes:

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    8. Arya sees the Hound and Gendry (37:28).

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    We've all been at the grocery store when we unexpectedly see someone from high school and can't decide if we should say, "hi" or run in the other direction, right? That was the vibe of Arya and the Hound's encounter.

    Anyway, after that, Arya requested some sort of weapon from Gendry with the casualness of someone ordering fast food from a drive-thru.

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    7. Jon and Daenerys hanging out (32:14).

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    In this scene, Daenerys says that Sansa doesn't need to be her friend, but reiterates that she is Sansa's queen. Then Daenerys says, "If she can't respect me..." but her attention goes elsewhere, so she never finishes that thought. I would REALLY like to know what the last half of that sentence would've been.

    This scene continues with Jon and Daenerys flying on her dragons and this is honestly all I could think about the entire time:

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    I tried to focus on the show, but my brain insisted on aggressively cramming Harry and Buckbeak into the forefront of my mind.

    6. Daenerys and Ser Jorah visit Samwell (41:49).

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    This is the brutal scene where Daenerys tells Samwell that she killed his father AND brother. There's obviously no easy way to admit this to someone, but the way she delivered this information felt like a mix between a big business with crappy customer service and a doctor who has zero bedside manner.

    Samwell goes outside to grieve for a bit, but before his tears have even dried, he runs into Bran who says literally right now is the time to tell Jon Snow the truth.

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    5. The opening credits (02:51).

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    Typically a show's intro doesn't spark much of a reaction, BUT WHEN FOLKS SAW THAT HOLE IN THE WALL, whew, what a moment!

    4. Tormund and company encounter the undead Ned Umber (49:27).

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    This scene also had a freaky occurrence. Look, it's easy to draw jump scares when it comes to horror movies on a giant screen, in a dark room, with surround sound...

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    ...BUT TO MAKE A GROWN ADULT JOLT BACKWARDS ON THE COUCH WHILE WATCHING ON A 30-SOMETHING INCH TV SCREEN WHILE IT WAS STILL FAIRLY LIGHT OUTSIDE? That's powerful. RIP Ned Umber and RIP my dignity.

    3. Samwell tells Jon he's the heir to Iron Throne (45:18).

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    Jon doesn't seem to believe him at first, but Samwell turns into 23andMe and hits his ass with a family tree breakdown.

    Somehow Samwell winds up trying to comfort Jon after breaking this news to him, even though he JUST found out that his family got scorched by dragons like four minutes ago.

    2. Arya and Jon reunite (16:23).

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    I was frustrated that Jon didn't make eye contact with Arya at the start of the episode, and I worried we might not get to see these two reunite quite yet. BUT THEY DID. Arya made a short joke, her and Jon rushed toward each other, they embraced, and some strange liquid discharge may've leaked from the viewer's eyes, it was lovely.

    It was interesting to see that Jon doesn't know Arya super well anymore, which is why he asks if she's used Needle (LOL, she sure has) and tries some casual sibling shit talk about Sansa (but Arya immediately shuts it down).

    1. Jaime and Bran's prolonged eye contact.

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    It was quick and there wasn't a single line of dialogue, yet somehow IT WAS LIT, BABY!

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