The Great War is here. With only 13 episodes remaining, Game of Thrones fans are counting down days to the next instalment of one of the most-watched TV shows in television history. The showrunners have kept them hooked with little teasers and images, and last night, what could be one of the final trailers before the season starts in July, was released. Here’s everything of note from the 1.48-minute long video. Goes without saying, but SPOILERS AHEAD.
Hello, Cersei aka newly-appointed Mad Queen
“Enemies to the east, enemies to the west, enemies to the south, enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.”
There she is, in complete murder mode. As if burning down an entire sept full of people with wildfire wasn’t enough, she’s in for world domination. Then there’s the little quip about the “last ones [Lannisters] who count.” Sorry, Tyrion.
The fleet has finally arrived in Westeros, Daenerys has finally touched down at her birthplace, Dragonstone, and from her place on the throne, proclaiming, “I was born to rule the Seven Kingdoms”, she looks ready to take on the reins from her Targaryen ancestors.
Arya makes an appearance
And it looks like she’s in the north somewhere. With her surviving siblings, Jon, Sansa and Bran, all in the general area, what are the chances she’ll finally be reunited with someone from her family without them dying first?
Jon holds another conference
King in the North Jon Snow does love his little speeches. In this one though, Ser Davos seems to lead the charge, appealing for everyone to band together and fight the fast-approaching White Walker army instead of among themselves. Don’t miss Brienne of Tarth sitting in on this brainstorming session.
Yara Greyjoy and Ellaria Sand? At least they’ve taken Ser Davos seriously. Partly.
Tyrion + dragons
The fandom has been speculating for a while that Tyrion could actually be a Targaryen, which would make sense seeing how his father hated him. Now proponents of that school of thought get more fodder, with yet another scene of just him with them. Remember last season in the dungeon, where it seemed like for a minute, the dragons and Tyrion could understand each other? Only time (and GRRM) can tell.
Plotting: Littlefinger edition
Since season one, Petyr Baelish has pretty much spent his screen time on the sidelines, quietly watching people fight themselves to death while he makes his way to the Iron Throne. This season seems no different, in fact, the man is shown literally lurking in the shadows in most of the trailer, when he’s not whispering sweet traitorous nothings into Sansa’s ear, of course. Did you catch that little scene where Jon grabs him by the throat? Seeing the track record of people who’ve tried to cross Littlefinger (they’re all dead)—this does not bode well for Snow.
The creepy hand
If you thought you’d seen the last of Ser Jorah of the house Friendzoned last season, you might be mistaken. That arm—scaly, almost like stone?—could it belong to the greyscale-riddled Mormont? But why is he in a cell?
The winter that’s come
It’s here. The White Walkers are at the Wall’s doorstep, the wildlings are preparing to fight, and there’s a little glimpse of Jon as he’s charging at someone (or something) with Tormund Giantsbane. This is what it’s all going to come down to, the season’s (or maybe the series’) big fight. Cannot. Wait.
Other points to note
- Jaime’s pokerface is not giving anything away.
- The dragons have grown huge.
- Melissandre seems to have head south.
- The Unsullied army looks like it’s taking over some Lannister outpost, maybe Lannisport?
- Theon Greyjoy seems slightly more himself than Reek this season.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres July 16, 2017 on HBO