With just a little over a month left in the premiere of its final season, Game of Thrones has finally gotten a proper trailer for the grand finale. After tormenting the curiosities of fans with endless teaser clips, HBO dropped a full-fledged trailer of the new season, much to everyone’s surprise. And I’ve got to say, it sure does look promising.
The previous season of the show aired almost 2 years ago, which has made us all hasty to get any information regarding the final season. The final trailer we saw today was truly a sight for sore eyes. Before we break it down and analyze, have a look at the trailer yourself if you haven’t already:
Goosebumps, right? For now, this is our only source of information regarding what’s going to happen in Season 8. It does have some interesting details that might be hinting towards some things that might happen. Let’s have a look.
So it starts off with Arya Stark, a fan favorite protagonist, terrified and running away from someone/something. Now if you know Arya the slightest bit, you KNOW she was always portrayed as fearless, strong and independent, which is completely opposite of what she is in the trailer. It can’t be the dragons, in a teaser clip earlier, we saw how Arya was actually smiling when she saw dragons for the first time in Winterfell. It does mess with your head wondering what could it be that makes this girl absolutely terrified to the point she’s running away and possibly hiding from it.
Ironically, during this scene, Arya is also heard talking to someone in the background. Her exact words are, “I know death. He’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one”. By the looks of it, whatever Arya is running from isn’t what she’s looking forward to seeing. My guess would be White Walkers but they aren’t really shown in the trailer.
In the next few sequences, we see a mysterious man on a ship with the House Greyjoy sails. We also get to see old characters like Samwell Tarly, Bran Stark and Cersie Lannister in that particular order. During this time it’s Bran speaking in the background to Jon. He says, “Everything you did now brought you where you are now, where you belong: home”.
Following this, we are reintroduced with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen who seem to be entering Winterfell on horsebacks along with Daenerys’s army. Now that did get us wondering about the dragons. Well, the next clip caters to that. It shows Sansa Stark standing on top of a bridge, watching in awe as the dragons fly above it. I don’t know about you, but the scene where a character is first introduced to dragons is always iconic and this looks no different.
For the next couple of sequences, we get to see preparations for the war underway. They include Sir Jorah Mormont, Missandei, Greyworm, and Jaime Lannister. In the background, this time, its Jon Snow talking to an unknown person. He says, “They’re coming. Our enemy doesn’t tire, doesn’t stop, doesn’t feel”. It’s a no-brainer he’s talking about the army of the dead but does leave us wondering regarding the recipient of this dialogue. I wouldn’t bet on Daenerys as she already knows this from last season. It could be Sansa, though.
Cersei reappears, this time in basic clothing, drinking wine and smirking. She also happens to be all alone, which seems odd considering she’s the current Queen of Westeros. It is followed by Jaime in the background, possibly talking to Cersei. He says, “I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise.” This does mean that Jaime has abandoned his sister and lover to fight for the “good side” against the White Walkers.
To everyone’s pleasure, it also looks like Jon and Daenerys will be riding the two remaining dragons together as we see a clip where they approach Drogon and Rhaegal. The third dragon, Viserion, has been claimed by the Night King in the previous season. It will be really interesting to see the Dragons face off each other in battle.
The trailer ends with a scene that truly sends shivers down any GoT fan’s spine. The army of the men is waiting in a cold winter night and far on the other side, we see the hooves of the Night King’s horse step in. They are impossible to miss; the skin’s rotting away and the bone is exposed. Unfortunately, that’s the only thing we get to see regarding the army of the dead. We do, however, know that that particular scene indicates the start of the war as both armies face each other.
That was it for the trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones. I must say, HBO sure does know how to play with our feelings. We have been confirmed multiple main character deaths in this season and we have no idea who they will be. Everyone has their own favorites and it would be a shame if any one of them died after surviving 7 seasons.