House Stark (or, a series of family reunions)
You might have noticed several callbacks to the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones in the Season 8 premiere, appropriately called "Winterfell," beginning with the procession of Daenerys and Jon Snow back to Winterfell. In the first season, it was King Robert Baratheon who came to Winterfell to get Ned to be his Hand of the King. What a long few years it's been, made the more obvious by the various Jon Snow reunion callbacks in Winterfell this week.
Jon reunites with Bran, who arrived at Winterfell last season after Jon had already taken off to Dragonstone. Although Jon and Bran weren’t the closest of the Stark siblings, Bran is the eldest male Stark… or he would be, except current version of Bran is more Three-Eyed Raven than the boy Jaime Lannister pushed out of a tower (which provides our character-mirror cliffhanger this week, when Jaime comes across Three-Eyed Raven version of Bran for the first time).
Jon also reunites with Arya, which is probably the most heartwarming of the Stark reunions. If you recall, Jon spent some time in the pilot getting Arya’s sword, Needle, forged for her before he left for the Wall. Not only has Arya kept Needle, even when it was dangerous to keep any part of her old life, but Jon gets to see her safe. There's a moment of levity when Jon asks her if she's used it, and Arya demures. However, the person forging a new weapon for Arya this time will be her crush from Seasons 2 and 3: Gendry!
The bastard of Robert Baratheon, who can't stop calling Arya "my lady," brings his craftsmanship to the table, helping build dragonglass weapons for the upcoming battle against the wights. Not only was he a pretty good blacksmith before he went North of the Wall, but now he’s one of the few soldiers alive who knows what they're facing. Character-wise, who wouldn’t love a bastard Baratheon and Arya Stark getting together? After everyone and everything that needs killing gets killed, of course. Until then, Gendry’s best move might be to flirt through weapon modification. The shortest way to an assassin girl’s heart is to update her ancient dagger for White Walker use.