Stormborn, the second episode of Game of Thrones Season 7, gives us a taste of what we have all been missing from the premiere: blood. Lots and lots of blood. And it is quite a relief to have at least some action going on, even if only for five minutes, to balance the intricacies (and wordiness) of setting the pieces on the great big chess board that is Westeros. It is also a reminder that every move they make has a lot more bearing now in the grand scheme of things. The stakes are higher than ever, and everyone’s fighting for survival. As our characters’ paths begin to converge, we can rest assured that, when it does happen, it will not be a pretty sight.