Epic stand-offs bring shivers of excitement – and some brilliantly unexpected comedy too. We’re all getting drunk on this ‘long and bloody tale’ now
Spoiler alert: this contains spoilers for Game of Thrones season seven, episode three. Do not read on unless you have watched.
Season seven of Game of Thrones isn’t messing around. Two poisonings, a few massacres and a shock confession in this episode alone – and yet all everyone’s talking about is Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen finally coming face to face, after seven years of being kept separate. In the words of Melisandre: “I’ve brought ice and fire together.” It’s hard not to feel a shiver of excitement whenever the book series’ title makes an appearance, but it’s about time the two actually met.