HBO has released episode titles and details for the first three episodes of “Game of Thrones” — each spare, concise and crafted to tease instead of illuminate. But they do shed some light along with some questions, and we’ll get to those afterward.

Here are the episodes:

“Dragonstone” (Sunday, July 16): “Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.” Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.

“Stormborn” (Sunday, July 23): “Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.” Written by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.

“The Queen’s Justice” (July 30) “Daenerys holds court. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.”

To quickly parse, “Dragonstone” — referring of course to the ancestral home of the Targeryens, which lies at the head of Blackwater Bay — establishes that the seventh season will indeed open with Daenerys’ return to her birthplace. “Stormborn” refers again to Dany (born during a storm), and another indication that “GoT” could strongly tilt Targeryen in these early episodes.

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Meanwhile, what “odds” must Cersei seek to “even”? (Or has she met Dany’s three pets?) What “gift” does she return? Which Jaime “mistakes?” (There have been a few). What kind of “revolt” must Jon contend with? (Another one?)

They don’t call these teases for nothing, but the broad outlines do appear to be obvious: Get ready for the Dany vs. Cersei show(down).