The new season of Game of Thrones began with a call-back to the first ever episode. A royal procession arrives to bleak, snowy Winterfell from the gilded luxury of King’s Landing; the representatives of House Stark dutifully line up to greet them. In that first season, we saw a big, mostly happy family – Ned, Catelyn, Jon, Theon and all five Stark children – line up to greet Robert and Cersei Baratheon, beaming and giggling. Now the only ones left to greet Jon and Daenerys are Sansa, who has earned herself the title of Lady of Winterfell, and Bran, who has acquired “whatever Bran has” – and neither look happy. And just like the last time, Arya is late, having separated from the pack to get the first glimpse of the royal army on horseback. Winterfell is yours, your grace,” a cold, regal Sansa says, welcoming Dany by echoing the words her father said to King Robert – but with a great deal more sarcasm. Dany is bright and … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones review: is Daenerys falling out of favour?