All the 'Game of Thrones’ season 8 premiere moments that will remind you of the season 1 pilot - 04-18


This article contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 8, episode 1. April 17 marked the eight-year anniversary of the first ever episode of 'Game of Thrones' airing on screen. That was 2011, and on this day, that year, the Lannisters first arrived at Winterfell bringing with them the thrilling saga of shrewd politics, gory battles, and lots and lots of sex, which became a phenomenon right from the get-go. But this year, when the show premiered, while the knowledge of this being the show's last and final season loomed largely, there was no overlooking the not so subtle but nuanced throwbacks the season 8 premiere offered from the season 1 pilot.