The Recreation of Thrones trailer for season eight is lastly right here! I’ve already watching it roughly 127 occasions.
We’ve had an extended break between the final season of Recreation of Thrones — tensions are excessive! We’d be eager even when it didn’t occur to be the ultimate season ever.
There’s a LOT happening on this trailer too, and lots of clues and hints and conspiracy theories to undergo. Watch the trailer right here, and let’s stroll by way of it.
Let’s get straight into the breakdown…
The trailer opens with Arya, coated in blood and filth, hiding from somebody or one thing. She’s tearful and respiration closely – her “No One” masks is properly and really gone. However stress provides method to willpower as she braces herself — after which runs for it.
She’s operating by way of the corridors of Winterfell — operating AWAY from one thing — possible wights or White Walkers (in all probability the latter – extra in that in a sec). She’s alone, petrified (eek!) and has a dragonglass dagger in her hand.
There’s little question that is through the Battle of Winterfell, which the present’s creators have been teasing as probably the most epic on-screen battle ever tried.
A LOT of the photographs from the trailer are the Battle of Winterfell, truly, which is unsurprising contemplating that’s what they’ve launched probably the most information about, whereas preserving the remainder of the season shrouded in thriller.
I predict the battle will occur a lot ahead of we’d anticipate. We all know that Miguel Sapochnik (the director of the Battle of Winterfell ep, well-known for beforehand directing the Battle of the Bastards and Hardhome) is directing episode three and 5 of Season eight. Historically, the second final episode of the season has probably the most epic battle scene, however I’m betting the Battle of Winterfell occurs in episode three moderately than 5 this time round.
Maybe ANOTHER epic battle (the Battle of King’s Touchdown?) will occur in 5.
Hey, It’s The Onion Knight
The subsequent shot within the trailer is of Ser Davos strolling the battlements at Winterfell, clearly getting ready for the struggle.
Reduce to Arya operating via the corridors — this time there’s barely higher lighting, and we get a take a look at the open wound on her face. She’s clearly taken some brutal hits. Fingers crossed she’s main whoever is chasing her right into a lure like that point she lured the Waif again in Season 6. Fairly than, you understand, simply operating scared.
We then see Varys, together with the non-fighting ladies and youngsters — together with Gilly and child Sam within the background — taking refuge within the crypts at Winterfell. Followers have lengthy predicted that one thing vital will occur within the crypts — maybe the battle will even finish there. Varys’ involved look on this shot might simply be on the chaos erupting above — however what if it’s as a result of the crypts are being breached?
Again to Arya, who’s taking a web page out of her bae Gendry’s e-book as a result of she is STILL RUNNING. On this shot, you possibly can simply make out the form of whoever is chasing her within the background. It seems extra like a White Walker than a wight (though honestly it’s extra of a blob than something at this stage).
Minimize to an earlier scene the place Arya was clearly advised (by Jon, in all probability — and aspect word, the prospect of them reuniting is likely one of the issues I’m MOST enthusiastic about for this season) concerning the White Walkers, and was given the dragon glass dagger.
Her “No One” masks is firmly in place right here — a stark (heh) distinction to the earlier shot the place she’s so scared. On this scene, she says “I do know Demise. He’s acquired many faces. I look ahead to seeing this one.” I’ve a sense she may remorse these phrases…
We then see Euron Greyjoy’s ships ferrying the Golden Firm — a ruthless military of sellswords — from Essos to King’s Touchdown. You may keep in mind Cersei informed Jaime that Euron can be doing this again within the Season 7 finale. She’s hoping the Golden Firm will assist her defeat Daenerys and Jon and even the White Walkers. Lol good luck with that Cersei.
BTW, no that’s NOT a Season 1-esque Jaime on board the ship, wanting over the Golden Firm. It’s their chief, who within the books is known as Harry Strickland. He does NOT seem like this (he’s portly and balding) so this character may wind up with a unique identify, or maybe the present has simply given him a makeover. I imply, it wouldn’t be the primary time they’ve executed that.
One factor is for certain — it’s not Daario Naharis, as some followers theorised (though he should be hiding someplace, who is aware of. However I reckon his story is completed within the present).
The subsequent shot could be very thrilling — we now have affirmation that Beric and Tormund are alive!
Should you keep in mind, the final time we noticed them was within the Season 7 finale, desperately making an attempt to flee the Night time King’s assault on Eastwatch. It seems like they efficiently obtained away and made it to Citadel Black, the place they’ve met up with Dolorous Edd.
There’s a superb probability they’ve jumped out of the frying pan and into the hearth, although — I predict the Night time King’s first port of name as soon as he enters Westeros can be to take down Fort Black. I feel we’ll see that in episode one or two.
Bran And Sam
We then get a shot of Bran and Sam, with a noticeable steamy breath from Sam, possible indicating the White Walkers are shut. It appears Bran and Sam have sequestered themselves someplace protected in the course of the Battle of Winterfell.
Little question Bran might be utilizing his Three Eyed Raven powers to assist with the battle one way or the other — his reference to the Night time King has GOT to return into play.
Throughout these photographs, we get a voiceover from Bran saying, “Every part you probably did introduced you the place you at the moment are. The place you belong. Residence.”
He’s DEFINITELY speaking to Jon within the wake of him studying the reality about who’s mother and father actually are. What’s actually fascinating is that within the trailer, the second when Bran says “the place you belong” is positioned over a shot of the fort at King’s Touchdown, reinforcing the concept the place Jon belongs is on the Iron Throne.
We then see Cersei, wanting extraordinarily smug, possible about to obtain the Golden Firm and Euron. She’s nonetheless sporting her Season 7 black slightly than the Lannister purple we’ve seen her put on within the Season eight promo photographs. Qyburn and the Mountain are by her aspect, as ever.
Then there’s a shot of a kid watching Jon and Dany arrive at Winterfell with their entourage. It echoes the sequence from the very first episode of Season 1, by which a younger Bran and Arya watched King Robert and Cersei arrive at Winterfell.
Considerably, that is the second within the trailer when Bran’s voiceover says “house”, indicating that regardless of who Jon is or the place he “belongs”, Winterfell will all the time be his house.
Mum And Dad Are House
Subsequent we see Jon and Dany wanting MAJESTIC AF approaching Winterfell.
And the dragons flying over Winterfell whereas Sansa seems on, appropriately awed.
Dany approaches a more-emo-than-usual Jon within the crypts.
He’s both standing in entrance of the statue of Ned or Lyanna (in all probability Ned), and there’s little question he is aware of the reality right here about the truth that Lyanna and Rhaegar are his actual mother and father. Whether or not Dany does stays to be seen — if she doesn’t, he’s in all probability about to inform her.
If she DOES, it positive is fascinating, contemplating she’s nonetheless taking a look at him very lovingly. It means that, in contrast to what many followers are predicting, the reality gained’t drive a wedge between them. The Targaryens are large followers of incest, in any case.
Off The Boat
Then we see Gendry (lastly!) overseeing the making of dragon glass weapons. As somebody who could be very personally invested within the concept of Gendry and Arya reuniting, the truth that he’s possible at Winterfell has me EXTREMELY excited.
The subsequent couple of photographs are characters — Jorah, Missandei and Gray Worm — getting ready for battle at Winterfell. Missandei and Gray Worm are kissing goodbye. It’s all very ominous.
We then have Jaime preventing alongside Pod at what’s protected to imagine is the Battle of Winterfell. As somebody who could be very personally invested within the concept of Jaime and Brienne reuniting, this additionally makes me EXTREMELY excited. And in addition nervous as a result of oh god so lots of my faves are gonna die.
Jon’s voiceover over these scenes, by the best way, says “They’re coming. Our enemy doesn’t tire. Doesn’t cease. Doesn’t really feel.” He loves an uplifting pre-battle chat.
Subsequent up is Cersei on the Iron Throne in a principally empty throne room. Qyburn and the Mountain are once more by her aspect, and what appears like Euron and the chief of the Golden Firm are in entrance of her.
The next shot is type of onerous to interpret with out extra context.
In it, Cersei could be very emotional — however whether or not it’s constructive or damaging feelings is admittedly arduous to gauge. She’s smiling, however she’s teary. It appears…bittersweet.
One factor to notice — she’s consuming wine. No shock for her, actually, apart from the truth that she refused wine within the Season 7 finale as a result of she was pregnant. So on this scene she both provides zero fucks, or she’s not pregnant. Which suggests sufficient time has handed that she’s had the infant or — extra doubtless — she loses the infant.
There’s extra photographs of Dragons flying across the North, and we see Arya wanting up in awe whereas these round her run scared. She’s completely wanting on the dragons right here — she’s all the time been fascinated by them. Keep in mind when she discovered the dragon skulls in King’s Touchdown means again in Season 1? And she or he additionally named her direwolf Nymeria after a Targaryen dragon-rider.
We get one other shot of Gray Worm prepared for battle…
Jon wanting and appearing all Ned-y considering stuff within the Winterfell godswood…
And the Hound, probably injured and undoubtedly involved, whereas a fireplace rages behind him. He’s both in a battle or CLEGANEBOWL (GET HYPE).
Then we have now Jaime saying, “I promised to struggle for the dwelling. I intend to maintain that promise.”
There’s a really excessive probability that is him arriving at Winterfell and pledging to struggle with them (to Jon and Dany, or perhaps even Brienne). This can be a vital second for him — the person everybody calls Oathbreaker.
Numerous Battle Photographs
We then get some generic battle photographs, combined in with Jon operating. It echoes the Hardhome shot of Jon operating — solely this time, in contrast to then, he’s utterly alone.
One of many battle photographs is of horses operating, and we will see some white legs amongst them.
At first I received excited and thought this is perhaps Ghost, however on nearer inspection I feel it’d simply be a white horse. We have now been advised Ghost WILL be on this season although, so it will make sense if he have been within the Battle of Winterfell. Which is each thrilling and completely terrifying. I’m not prepared to observe extra direwolves die.
Dany and Jon strategy the 2 remaining dragons. Considerably, whereas Dany walks straight in the direction of Drogon, Jon is nearer to Rhaegal, the dragon named after his father. Maybe we’ll lastly see him driving a dragon this season in any case.
There’s a shot of Sansa wanting very irritated — that is in all probability from the sequence the place Dany and Jon arrive at Winterfell. It matches up with what we’ve already seen of her response to them in earlier teasers.
We get to see Arya preventing just like the badass she is. This little question predates the operating scared scenes we noticed earlier — until it’s a completely totally different battle altogether. HMMMM.
Dany shuts her eyes and appears very harassed/drained, which could possibly be about any variety of issues. Like being pregnant on the finish of the world when she thought she’d by no means conceive once more. Or discovering out her baby-daddy is her nephew. Or the undead coming to homicide everybody she is aware of and loves. Or Cersei nonetheless being slightly bitch about one big pointy uncomfortable chair. You understand, simply minor issues.
Hey, It’s Tyrion!
Then there’s Tyrion wanting up with a really frightened expression on his face. Perhaps as a result of it jogs my memory of his creepy look when Jon and Dany have been boning within the Season 7 finale, however one thing about this shot makes me assume he may be watching the 2 of them experience these dragons.
He might additionally simply be within the Winterfell courtyard, wanting up at somebody on the balcony — Jon and Dany collectively, maybe, or perhaps even Sansa. The 2 of them have been as soon as married, keep in mind, and their reunion is certain to be fascinating.
There’s a cool shot of Drogon respiration hearth. Perhaps in battle? I’m actually not prepared for any extra dragons to die. Maintain them and the direwolves protected, PLEASE. (Haha who am I kidding.)
There are extra photographs of the gang, prepared and ready for battle.
And eventually, we see a chilling picture of an undead horse arriving at Winterfell, little question with a White Walker on its again and your complete military of the wights behind it.
I’ve by no means been concurrently so prepared and so NOT prepared for something in my life.
Jenna Guillaume is a Sydney-based author who loves all issues TV and popular culture. She tweets @JennaGuillaume, and her new guide, ‘What I Like About Me’ is on the market now.
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