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Original source: 'Game of Thrones' Season 7: What to Watch for in the Premiere
There's a full-circle quality seen throughout George R.R. Martin's source material and the HBO adaptation as well, with characters' early mistakes often leading to their eventual downfalls (RIP Robb Stark), or a first impression some day getting completely subverted (who knew Jaime Lannister had such a big heart?). It's especially notable in season premieres and finales; the opening hours of a given season often pave the way for how the year will end for any given character. Look no further than last year's season-six premiere and finale for further examples:
In other words, when it comes to Game of Thrones, first impressions go a long way. It's not an exact science, but closely considering a character's first scene or two can prove quite useful in predicting their season arc, honing in on individual thematics and otherwise determining theories about what's coming next. Starting with Ned and severed heads, and arcing well beyond, the series has a knack for closing loops by ending stories close to where they began. So keep your eyes wide as you enter the first episode of season seven — you might just get an early look at your favorite characters' fates, without even knowing it.