Just joined ya...haha. Man didn't realize how much I missed. Episode 1 had a ton of symbolism.
The whole title of Winter Is Coming just symbolizes that each episode and season gets darker and darker.
Had to rewatch it again to appreciate the story telling of the show.
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.