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The women of ‘Game of Thrones’ make their moves in premiere

Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” kicked off Sunday night with a bloody, crowd-pleasing start as Arya (the impishly wicked Maisie Williams) gleefully poisoned the followers of Walder Frey (David Bradley). Disguised as Frey, whom she murdered in Season 6, she gathered the faithful for a celebration. After everyone had their wine, she thanked them “because you’re the folks who helped me slaughter the members of The Red Wedding.” Taking a lethal pause, her tone of voice shifted. “But you didn’t slaughter all of them. This is your mistake.” As the men began coughing up blood and keeling over, Arya, like Hannibal Lecter, ripped off the Frey death mask and revealed herself. “Tell them winter came for the House of Frey.” In ...