New Game of Thrones Season 7 pics, with Lord Beric, Tormund, and more!

Kristofer Hivju as Tormund. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

New promotional pictures for Game of Thrones season seven are arriving at an increasing rate as the premiere draws nearer, and some of them haven’t turned up through the usual channels — not directly through HBO, that is. Last week, the show’s Spanish broadcaster was the one with the new pics, and today it’s… Reddit, of all places!

Though some of the photos are familiar, a few bring us our first look of the year at certain characters, such as Lord Beric Dondarrion, and a better look at others.

A new thread in the rather free-spirited Free Folk subreddit by user gravemaster7 (known around these parts simply as Gravemaster) is behind the publication of these new promotional photos, taken from a Slovenian news site. Some of them are alternative shots of pictures we have already seen, but others, as seen below, are quite new:

Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Kristofer Hivju as Tormund. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, with director Mark Mylod. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, with director Mark Mylod. Photo: HBO / Helen Sloan

The crew working at Winterfell.

The crew working at Winterfell.

The Winterfell set during filming.

The Winterfell set during filming.

Though the remaining photos are a tad repetitive, you can take a look at them here.

It’s wonderful to see Richard Dormer as Lord Beric again. May Lord Beric, pictured above in the snow, be there to stop the ceaseless advance of the White Walkers? With the Brotherhood offering Sandor a meaningful quest up North in last year’s “No One”, could Beric Dondarrion and his band of not-so-merrymen become a vital piece in the war against the White Walkers and their army of the dead? We’ll have to wait and see!

UPDATE: The Night King photos originally reported as new were from season 5.

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    1. I posted them on reddit, but forgot to mention the source. Found the pictures here:
      https://www.dnevnik.si/1042773898

      They seem like low-quality versions of original promos, but the good quality versions are nowhere to be found. What’s also interesting, that these pics have been just sitting there for an entire week!

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    2. Whoever that is, I definitely don’t think that Night King is the season 6 one, Vladimir Furdik. Furdik is way bulkier and more muscular than whoever this person is. The body type doesn’t match at all. It looks like Brake to me. Or alternatively, a third actor who resembles Brake’s version more than Furdik’s, which I suppose is a possibility as well.

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    3. Well I for one I am very glad that the Night King imposter is gone and the original one is back.Also yes Davos leave,escape that blue filter of hell lol.

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    4. In my opinion the promo material that has come out resembles Brake as well. I’m referring to the recent half-face poster and more specifically the image of just the blue eye a few months back. That eye was put in a layover of Brake’s NK and it matched near perfectly (the one some initially thought might be a giant’s eye). Furdik’s is slightly different. While it doesn’t really matter much I do prefer the look of Brake’s NK. It seems more menacing and evil to me.

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    5. I didn’t want to be too subjective on the article, but yes, I’m glad Brake is back, if that is him. Furdik was more physically imposing, more muscled, but Richard Brake has a very special face, and Furdik was no match in that respect.

      Gravemaster,

      Thanks! Updated.

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    6. That Beric pic is my fav. The BwB causing chaos in the snow! Does he remove one of those rope accessories on his chest armor for each resurrection?

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    7. Damn our first look at the Night King looking pretty badass, I imagine his gonna cause a bit of trouble for our protagonists

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    8. You can see the difference between them only if you pay attention. It’s not that obvious if you just watch a scene, without pause.

      But I’m glad that Brake will be the NK that Jon will kill, since they already have a personal relationship. LOL

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    9. Good ol Night’s King is looking great for his age. He had a bit of an identity crisis last year, but now he’s regained his expressive mouth.

      Ah Beric, what a life you’ve had. Or lives.

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    10. I’m thrilled that Brake is back. He has that tall, lean look that sets him apart from the other White Walkers. This is great news for a Sunday night.

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    11. Luka Nieto:
      I didn’t want to be too subjective on the article, but yes, I’m glad Brake is back, if that is him. Furdik was more physically imposing, more muscled, but Richard Brake has a very special face, and Furdik was no match in that respect.

      Agreed! The Night King staring at Jon in “Hardhome” is one of the series highlights for me. Brake managed to make the character so scary and menacing without saying a word.

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    12. Jenny,

      LOL, “Night King imposter”.

      I rather like the blue filter, BUT after seeing Jon in it for the show’s entire run, and Davos in it for the last 3 seasons, it will be nice to see them in a different light…literally.

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    13. BunBunStark:
      Jenny,

      LOL, “Night King imposter”.

      I rather like the blue filter, BUT after seeing Jon in it for the show’s entire run, and Davos in it for the last 3 seasons, it will be nice to see them in a different light…literally.

      Blue filter?

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    14. The NK looks so menacing! And do I spot Lord Royce behind Tormund? I wonder if he’ll stay in Winterfell or return to the Vale.

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    15. Great interview with Richard Brake – interesting comments about GOT as modern-day Greek theatre, a need to tell a story about good and evil (however nuanced!). Hope we’ll hear more from him, if indeed he is back.

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    16. wow! I used t be among the minority that prefer “the Door” night king to “hardhome” night king but that juxtaposition up there has seriously began to make me switch sides.

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    17. King beyond the Wall II:
      wow! I used t be among the minority that prefer “the Door” night king to “hardhome” night king but that juxtaposition up there has seriously began to make me switch sides.

      I remember seeing a couple comments in agreement with you, but it does seem most preferred Brake. I suppose those comments before could have also been you and you are the only one. HA!! 😛
      Furdik’s version did look good and menacing in the scene at the cave. The dark and flames and such helped that time. The daylight images make him look much less evil than Brake’s though and almost like he aged quite a bit. The NK on the dock is the ultimate version imo.
      https://typeset-beta.imgix.net/rehost%2F2016%2F9%2F13%2Fd6d4f4b2-ab39-4435-80d8-780b549057d7.png

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    18. I dont see that great diference you guys talk, for me even the makeup of the NK in season 6 is better since the s5 have a face with lots of CGI when he confront jon, i love the face of the NK in s6 when hes about to kill 3eyed raven. The face the makeup, to me at least is the best shoot of the nk face until now.

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    19. Brake has a more menacing look to him than season 6 version, hope he’s back! Brake was busy with other projects during S6 filming so hoping he had free time this time 🙂

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    20. For me this is the best shot of the NK in the series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk7nDiNCVoc, at 0:05, i just love the makeup here and his face, dont look cgi as season 5, look like really skin, like ice, s4 was absurdely cgi, season 5 they got much better but we sttill can see is cgi, but here i found spetacular his makeup. i dont know if they can beat it in season 7.

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    21. Oh well that’s disappointing about Brake. Is it a big deal in the grand scheme of things? No, but I did prefer him to Furdik’s season 6 version. I do think the villainous gait, pace, mannerisms were superior in Brake’s version and in that regard the difference between a trained actor and a stunt actor showed.

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    22. I am actually most excited about the Richard Dormer pic. My sister and I binged watched “Fortitude” and he was AMAZING! Now I am a huge fan and sooo excited he is back for this season of GOT.

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    23. This is the one thing about Lady Stoneheart that I think that they are doing right in correcting on the show. Beric Dondarrion should be alive, playing a meaningful role in the Great War. It just makes more sense for him to be there, with Thoros of Myr by his side, fighting the great other than having Catelyn’s zombie leading the men. At least that is my opinion up to this point, GRRM had better make Stoneheart pay off in the books, since Beric Dondarrion has passed on there.

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    24. Meh:
      New? picture of Aryahttp://i.imgur.com/PMLsdGi.jpg

      I was just about to say this confirms she’s in front of the Inn at the Crossroads because of the vent slats above the door… It’s still a good possibility but looking at images and footage we have of the inn door and wall there are some differences. That could just be due to time since filming it last or recreating it again. I don’t know… It’s similar enough to be the same inn, but could easily be a different location as well.

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    25. Anonne: GRRM had better make Stoneheart pay off in the books, s

      Although I don’t believe LSH will be around too much longer, I’m curious as to what a decent “pay off” would be for LSH in ASoI&F:

      1) Hang Freys one-by-one til the end of time
      2) Perform terrorist activity around Riverrun
      3) Force Jaime & Brienne into a do-or-die situation (extreme oath keeping)
      4) Team with BlackFish to infiltrate the Vale and take/hide Sansa
      5) Save a dying/dead Sansa (via Thoros)
      6) Save a dying/dead Arya (via Thoros)
      7) Be terminated by a faceless Arya
      8) Team with the Hound and join the battle in the north
      9) Kidnap and torture LF
      10) ???

      I’m glad Beric lives on in GoT as well but I’m also wondering about the LSH endgame.

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    26. Clob,

      haha 😀 it’s probably me cuz i did post like 3 comments in the past showing love for Vladimir’s NK portrayal…………..I do wonder why they decided to keep all things WW out of the trailer and even the photos. Could it be that they couldn’t show it because showing it ‘d be too ‘spoilery’?

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    27. Inga,

      yes they were both great! I mean it’s a line-less role (not much to do with that 🙂 !) All they needed to do was stand there and look scary, so the question is who looks scarier? up until tonight I used to think it was S6 NK.

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    28. Hodors Bastard: Although I don’t believe LSH will be around too much longer, I’m curious as to what a decent “pay off” would be for LSH in ASoI&F:

      1) Hang Freys one-by-one til the end of time
      2) Perform terrorist activity around Riverrun
      3) Force Jaime & Brienne into a do-or-die situation (extreme oath keeping)
      4) Team with BlackFish to infiltrate the Vale and take/hide Sansa
      5) Save a dying/dead Sansa (via Thoros)
      6) Save a dying/dead Arya (via Thoros)
      7) Be terminated by a faceless Arya
      8) Team with the Hound and join the battle in the north
      9) Kidnap and torture LF
      10) ???

      I’m glad Beric lives on in GoT as well but I’m also wondering about the LSH endgame.

      I think it’d be rather poetic if Arya (who rather inadvertently caused Stoney to exist) was the one to take her out as well. Mercy.

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    29. Pigeon: I think it’d be rather poetic if Arya (who rather inadvertently caused Stoney to exist) was the one to take her out as well. Mercy.

      Love it. Mercy indeed.

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    30. Am I the only who likes Beric still being alive instead of LSH. I understood the need for vengeance but would prefer Stark kids to do that. Last season the Boltons and Walder Frey. Baelish is the remaining piece of the puzzle.

      mau:

      But I’m glad that Brake will be the NK that Jon will kill, since they already have a personal relationship. LOL

      Funny way to spell Daenerys she will be the one to kill him, not Jon. Ice against Fire.

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    31. I don’t know who else feels this way but I see the image of beric and gets excited and then remembers he is dead in the books and gets let down immediately..
      On one hand iam glad LSH is not in show and on the other beric doesn’t excite me either after knowing his face and that these are just for the show and possibly a fan service ..

      I don’t care which actor plays NK ..give me a NQ played by Eva green

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    32. mau,
      Geralt of Rivia,

      Too soon to predict such a thing in both instances ..

      You know what I would like to see in season 7

      During the wight hunt dany managing to Melt a WW by dragonfire ..

      That would put an end to whether dragonfire can kill WW or not ..

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    33. dragonbringer,

      Leaks.

      We know only about the presence on NK and wights. No other WW’s. Logic way would be as you said … dragon fire to kill WW’s but they might decide to kill them onlyx via dragonglass and Valyrian steel swords. These swords are supposed to be key part for the future. Remember that NK has far bigger army and yet to reveal undead Giants, Ice Spiders and other animals living Beyond the Wall.

      Quite frankly Jon bonding and riding a dragon is really at this point weird scenario because Tyrion should be the one to do it. What else is he gonna do because normal strategy won’t work against NK. He can see things the same way Bran can. Drogon with Dany against NK and and Viserion makes the most sense. Wight dragon might be really tough to kill and that would require Drogon along with Dany.

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    34. Hodors Bastard,

      Good to see Beric back. I wonder why he’s got that pained expression on his face though. Is he just cold? Or maybe the Lord of Light stopped keeping him warm after he taught Sandor the flaming sword trick so Sandor can ignite Oathkeeper using the blood he left on it in S4e10?

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    35. Geralt of Rivia,

      You’re not alone. I love Beric and the BwB so much. Such great actors. I’m glad the show chose him over Stoneheart.

      Geralt of Rivia,

      leaks

      Jon riding a dragon wouldn’t be weird because he has Valyrian blood/is a Targ. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the show keeps Dany as the only rider. Tyrion has no business riding dragons and imo he’s going to have to take on Cersei in season 8 with the Stark sisters. If he’s in the WW fight then he can work on the strategy side of thrings (how to organize troops/set up defenses).

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    36. Hodors Bastard: Although I don’t believe LSH will be around too much longer, I’m curious as to what a decent “pay off” would be for LSH in ASoI&F:

      1) Hang Freys one-by-one til the end of time
      2) Perform terrorist activity around Riverrun
      3) Force Jaime & Brienne into a do-or-die situation (extreme oath keeping)
      4) Team with BlackFish to infiltrate the Vale and take/hide Sansa
      5) Save a dying/dead Sansa (via Thoros)
      6) Save a dying/dead Arya (via Thoros)
      7) Be terminated by a faceless Arya
      8) Team with the Hound and join the battle in the north
      9) Kidnap and torture LF
      10) ???

      I’m glad Beric lives on in GoT as well but I’m also wondering about the LSH endgame.

      “Extreme oath keeping….”
      Oh my God…that is so damn funny–made my day!! Thank you!

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    37. It’s interesting going into this season knowing pretty much EVERY SINGLE beat since virtually every picture or video confirms the leak from last year.

      So, if season 6 was fan-service 101, season 7 is fan-service 202.

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    38. Geralt of Rivia,

      It was always obvious for me ..if Dragon glass ,Dragonsteel can do the job then Dragon fire should do the job too..

      Considering that Dragonfire is the key to forge Dragonsteel …Dragon glass starting to work only after Dany hatching dragons ..

      There were many who refused to believe and doubted that Dragonsteel is actually a valyrian steel sword …they thought it might be completely different ..
      Thanks to Hardhome and Jon we know that valyrian steel and Dragon steel are one and the same ..
      Some fans really want things spelled out otherwise they remain unconvinced …thats why we still have question mark on jon parentage and other such things ..

      We do not yet know what tyrion role will be ..but I never imagined him fighting WW riding dragon…sure I imagined him riding a dragon and scare the shit out of cersei but never about fighting WW and his story has never been about that. ..he falls under the same category of arya and sansa whose role we don’t know yet in the coming war

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    39. I don’t see a difference between Hardhome Night King and The Door Night king. What do people see different? lol

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    40. kratos,

      Meh,
      Yeah, I think it’s most likely the same inn, or suppose to be. In trying to compare we’re usually using a behind-the-scenes type photo from a regular camera with a still from actual episode footage. Inconsistencies can probably be a result of the differences between actual and what is seen after post-processing.

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    41. Does everyone notice how Winterfell changes a bit all the time or is it just me? (It may have been discussed before and I’ve just forgotten.) There’s nothing wrong with that of course as it’s plausible that they would build new things over time or add new items while repairing damages. It’s just that we don’t see it happening and the new construction looks as weathered as the old. 🙂

      Take the example of the photo of the courtyard above. In season one there was just a low stone wall where now there is that two story area with the covered walk (that Sansa and Littlefinger have been photographed on). I don’t recall when it was added – it was there last season.
      http://watchersonthewall.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/WInterfell1.jpg It looks better now of course and provides more closure and separation from the godswood that we’ve seen is accessed through that gate/arch between the buildings.

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    42. dragonbringer,

      I actually don’t agree, we DO KNOW Arya’s role in season 8 (if she survives season 7 of course), FIGHTING AGAINST THE WW, she is a brilliant fighter, one of the best warriors on Westeros right now, she just need Valyrian steel and my girl will SLAY!

      As for Sansa an Tyrion….their role will be more political (is not if Sansa is gonna fight the WW 😂), perhaps ruling as regents when everyone is fighting, or take Cersei down fulfilling the prophecy of the younger and more beautiful queen and the Valonqar, who knows.
      I think their role was foreshadowed on the battle of the blackwater, Tyrion acted like the TRUE KING, fighting in the vanguard along with his troops and Sansa acted like the TRUE QUEEN, keeping the ladies calmed and safe.

      But of course that’s my theory, I could (will) be completely wrong, have a nice day 😊

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    43. Can anyone tell me what the little rings are supposed to do on Beric Dondarrion’s armor in the photo? The armor this year looks cool. You can see some empty holes where some of the rings are missing. Regarding Arya’s photo:

      Looks like Arya will be in episodes 2 and 3 since Mark Mylod directs those, and I’m hoping she is in episode 1 and will be in the Riverlands for the first episode taking out the rest of the Frey’s and meeting up with Nymeria.

      Only 5 Sundays to go!!

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    44. Jack Bauer 24,

      Jaime looks pissed af… At least Cersei will to answer some uncomfortable questions.

      The Sam pic, is it from the same scene where Gilly reads about Azor Ahai.

      Jon has Davos to the right and Sansa to the left…poor Jon lol.

      Dany looks like she means business.

      Bran trippin’

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    45. Alvaricomg:
      dragonbringer,

      I actually don’t agree, we DO KNOW Arya’s role in season 8 (if she survives season 7 of course), FIGHTING AGAINST THE WW, she is a brilliant fighter, one of the best warriors on Westeros right now, she just need Valyrian steel and my girl will SLAY!

      As for Sansa an Tyrion….I think their role was foreshadowed on the battle of the blackwater, Tyrion acted like the TRUE KING, fighting in the vanguard along with his troops and Sansa acted like the TRUE QUEEN, keeping the ladies calmed and safe.

      IMO, that is an original and very plausible theory. Much as it pains me as someone who loathes the idea of Sansa as queen of anything. Still, if you look at it from their actions in “Blackwater”, it could be. But by the gods, if Shallow Sansa is a queen consort in KL, nothing less than her brave warrior and true-hearted little sister being Queen in the North or Lady of Winterfell will satisfy me.

      Erica,

      Number 10. Redemption via sacrificing herself for Jon (conditional on her girls being well and not needing that sacrifice). She owes him.

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    46. ghost of winterfell,

      Everytime I look at that picture of Jon I’m like let him nap you devils.He is tired.Being a King in Westeros sucks in most cases but it’s even worse in his circumstances lol.I love the picture of him on the horse though.Snow looks so pretty on him even though I won’t miss the blue filter of hell.

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    47. Jenny,

      Yeah, one thing I look forward to is seeing Jon in natural surroundings in the south without that damn blue filter. Dude deserves some color in his life lol.

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    48. Jenny:
      ghost of winterfell,

      Everytime I look at that picture of Jon I’m like let him nap you devils.He is tired.Being a King in Westeros sucks in most cases but it’s even worse in his circumstances lol.I love the picture of him on the horse though.Snow looks so pretty on him even though I won’t miss the blue filter of hell.

      Blue filter?

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    49. Glad to see Sam and Bran again 😀

      Jon needs a vacation in Pentos. He can take Arya, Davos, Ghost, Sam, Gilly and Bran with him of course.

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    50. Jack Bauer 24,

      FINALLY, we got some Bran pictures, god, he is a key character and he hasn’t been anywhere, neither in the trailer nor in the promo pictures, I felt bad for him.

      I know it`s a dumb question but, Why isn’t Sansa wearing her cape in that scene when everyone is wearing it? I know she likes to show of her beautiful handmade dresses but girl, YOU must be freezing.

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    51. Tron79,

      I’m kind of bummed by

      Mylod being in that photograph with Arya. Comparatively speaking, I was not thrilled with the way he directed Maisie W’s scenes in S6. I’m NOT hating. This is more a matter of personal preference, and a recognition that just about any director would suffer by comparison to Miguel Sapochnik and Jack Bender.

      Still, I am so looking forward to Arya’s S7 story, and I’m glad the promo photos do not give any hints with whom or with what she will interact. Of course, I’ve got my wish list (not really spoilers but…):

      (1) Papa Sandor; (2) Nymeria; (3) Jon [doubt that’ll happen before S8]; (4) Hot Pie; (5) Ed Sheeran; (6) Brienne of F*cking Tarth; (7) Gendry; and (8) Melisandre.

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    52. Ten Bears,

      I agree with your Arya thoughts, but still cautiously optimistic. Her throat-slitting death count is rising!

      On another note, Go Sam Go! He will save the world, one paragraph at a time!

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    53. Always glad to see pics of Tormund, whether or not he’s swooning over Brienne. Can’t remember another show where I am so fond of all the stars AND the supporting players.

      Was Beric always referred to as Lord Beric? That surprised me when I saw it, because I couldn’t remember hearing it before. Is he a lord? Whatever, I’m glad he’s still alive. His patient good sense and direct, convincing way of speech makes him stand out from the rest of the hot-headed population. And he got Sandor to go North, which must mean an Arya/Hound reunion. I can’t wait.

      Can someone remind me which episode Mylod is directing so that I might know when to expect this scene of Arya?

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    54. GeekFurious,

      Well, that’s all the more reason why you shouldn’t have contaminated yourself with “the leaks”, and why nobody should pollute the discussions with references to them.

      My excitement level is dialed up to 11 because I have no idea what’s going to happen – with the exception of a few details injected into discussions by careless or discourteous commenters.

      I’m still hoping the showrunners were clever enough to create scripts composed of “alternative facts” so that if they were stolen, the real surprises wouldn’t be ruined for any of the viewers.

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    55. GeekFurious,

      I feel a lot of people could predict season 6 because there was so much speculation about what was coming in Winds and they had a few loose plot strands from ADWD/AFFC.

      Season 7 however if you go by the leaks alone, very few people had correctly guessed what is to come.

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    56. Hodors Bastard,

      You wrote: “I agree with your Arya thoughts, but still cautiously optimistic. Her throat-slitting death count is rising!”

      —————-
      Funny you mention that. I’m charting her Kill Count by manner of death and ” justification coefficient” (ie, multiplier for those who really deserved to die, like Walder Frey).

      By my reckoning, Arya needs to stick more people with the pointy end of Needle. Knives and daggers just don’t have the same…resonance.

      Like Jon told her when he gave her Needle, she could use it to “poke them full of holes if you’re quick enough.” And Syrio reminded her “all men are made of water…When you pierce them, the water leaks out, and they DIE.”

      It’s about time she turns some bad guys into human pin cushions.

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    57. Dee Stark,

      Hi Dee, my interpretation was that he was implying D&D are giving us what they believe the fans want to see rather than the story as designed by GRRM.

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    58. Ten Bears: I’m charting her Kill Count by manner of death and ” justification coefficient”

      I can hardly imagine your macabre weighting system that assigns a metric to a defensive kill vs a merciful kill vs a vengeful kill vs a power-grabbing mass kill for specific characters. A complicated chart indeed, and possibly an interesting comparison between so-called ‘good‘ and ‘evil.’

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    59. Tron79,

      You make it sound so close “just 5 sundays”… 🙂 One way to make it bearable.

      I keep hoping we actually see Arya is looking for the wolf pup (/pups?) she could have brought home from the Riverlands in that picture we got a while back. The one where she appears to be looking for something under a bed. It would be nice to have a young wolf at Winterfell. And in a way she owes Sansa one, as Sansa’s Lady was killed because Nymeria could not be found.

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    60. Ten Bears:

      (ie, multiplier for those who really deserved to die, like Walder Frey).

      One of the things I find really interesting about Arya killing Meryn Trant and Walder Frey is the Northern style of justice she invokes. In both instances, she makes it clear to the men – who, as you say, really deserved to die! – who she is and why she is killing them (though, with Walder Frey just saying she is a Stark is enough for him to know why she is killing him).

      It all goes back to Ned and his “the man who passes the sentence should swing the sword” lessons, though I doubt he expected his daughters to take much notice. In these murders, Arya is essentially telling Meryn Trant and Walder Frey that she has passed sentence on them and then swings the sword.

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    61. Jon Snowed,

      Thanks for the response.

      How was season 6 a fans service?

      Jon coming back to life? This has been set up since the beginning, that jon would not die that early.

      Cersei destroying her enemies? She has stated a hundred times she will burn cities to the ground.

      Dany conquering the Dothraki and making alliances in Westeros? It has been set up since the beginning that Dany was not done with Dothraki Clan. And regarding alliances, if I am not mistaken, in the book Dany has some alliances with people who have seeked her from westeros.

      Jon and Co defeating Ramsay? Ramsay’s time was done.

      Arya killing walder frey? It has been set up for a while that Arya will avenge some of her family members as she was present for all the murders of her family (Ned, Cat, Robb).

      I don’t know how else the people want this show to go. Honestly. I cant.

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    62. Dee Stark,

      That’s just the way some people are… If something goes right for the protagonists it’s apparently fan service. If it’s an expected outcome to some event or encounter then it’s fan service. Someone dies that everyone wants to die it’s fan service… etc. etc.

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    63. Thronetender,

      Was Beric always referred to as Lord Beric? That surprised me when I saw it, because I couldn’t remember hearing it before. Is he a lord? Whatever, I’m glad he’s still alive.

      Yes, he’s the head of House Dondarrion and Lord of Blackhaven. He’s known as the “Lightning Lord” because of the sigil of his house. Remember that way back in S1, Ned Stark sent him north with 20 men to capture Gregor Clegane and bring him to justice. He would not have sent an average soldier or mercenary to complete such a task.

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    64. Wolfish,

      Doesn’t Tormund deserve a lordship and his own “house”? Davos of House Seaworth earned his title for running a blockade and delivering food to the starving inhabitants of Dragonstone. King Jon really ought to do the same for the leader of the Free Folk who rescued the loyal NW brothers and then fought with him to oust the treasonous Boltons from WF.

      Tormund of House Giantsbane’s sigil could be a baby seal. Or a gush of arterial spray.

      Not sure what the words of House Giantsbane would be. (“Har!” would be too simple. )

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    65. Flayed Potatoes,

      Leaks.

      He has Ghost, unless he dies. A bit of unfair advantage of two pets, don’t you think? What about Tyrion? What was that scene with dragons about?

      Strategy against normal army is not going to work against Night King. That dude can see things as much as Bran. Frontal attack will only make his amy stronger. The idea of Tyrion and Sansa taking down Cersei sounds good. Combine that with Theon and Euron, we might have some idea about it. Nymeria and her wolfpack.

      Wolfish,

      Three-eyed raven said that Bran will fly. Imagine.

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    66. dragonbringer,

      Night King is probably immune to Valyrian steel swords or fire. What might work is that dragoinglass that ws plunged into his heart. With other WW’s, it might be possible but it would be a bit easy then to kill them just fire from above on them.

      Tyrion riding a dragon is pretty much the only way he can really influence the war against WW’s. He might hav a different role and fight against Cersei.

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    67. Ten Bears:
      Wolfish,

      Tormund of House Giantsbane’s sigil could be a baby seal. Or a gush of arterial spray.

      Not sure what the words of House Giantsbane would be. (“Har!” would be too simple. )

      I was thinking the sigil could be of a wild bearded man chasing a large bear, but that’d probably confuse the heck out of the Mormonts!

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    68. Pigeon,

      Of course, some of us are anxiously awaiting that moment of levity when the little She-Bear is revealed to be Tormund’s love child… 😉

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    69. keltia,
      Believable, unbelievable, as long as there’s more to Arya’s story and not seemingly smooshed in wherever they can find spots. Starting off the season there are groups of people together; Jon’s group, Daenerys’ group, Cersei’s group, and to a lesser extent, Euron’s “group.” Then pretty much still all by herself, for a while anyway, is the silent assassin she-wolf, Arya. In my own personal opinion the next part of her story, where she goes and what she does is just as exciting as any of the other storylines. Maisie can carry an arc all by herself and do it well. Let her show us what she’s made of! I’d like to watch that and see her earn another Emmy nomination! 🙂

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    70. Chuck:
      Geralt of Rivia,

      Isn’t Valyrian steel and dragonglass the same thing?

      Dragonglass is obsidian. It is sharp but very brittle. Valyrian steel is steel forged in a method that had been lost. It’s very strong, light weight and stays sharp without honing.

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    71. Clob,

      Got it, thx.

      Obsidian is what the COTF put through that man’s heart that turned him into a white walker/nights king right? In one of Bran’s flashbacks?

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    72. Chuck,

      Yes its obsidian also called as Dragon glass ..
      And Sam uses one to kill the WW in season 3

      Alvaricomg,

      She is a very good assassin but fighting a battle as a warrior that we have to wait and see ..
      I believe dany to be younger beutiful queen ..I know some will try to bring the leaks I will just say I have no problem if she is not and probably wait till we see how season 8goes..

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    73. Love to see Berric!!
      Prob won’t be for very long… But I’m easy 🙂
      And the other promo pics, I think those are the ‘Officials’, the shot of Dany after landing and kneeling to feel the land in her hands.
      It totally conjures up William the Conqueror or Henry VII…
      I may be getting one or both of those wrong cuz I’m rusty…
      Please correct as needed.

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    74. Clob,

      keltia
      June 12, 2017 at 6:29 pm
      Meh,
      New? picture of Arya http://i.imgur.com/PMLsdGi.jpg

      Looks as though she’s asking Mark Mylod, “You’re going to make these scenes more believable than Braavos last season, right?”

      I wasn’t dissing Maisie in my comment. When she chooses the next episode for Emmy submission, I’d like for it to have the best possible writing and direction to showcase her acting skills.

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    75. keltia,
      Sorry, I wasn’t trying to imply that you were. I was just wanting to add that I’ll take as much Arya as I can get. 🙂

      As far as last season goes, I enjoyed what there was, even the derided chase scene. I just wanted more, to include things they skipped in her training and ‘things’ they’ve eliminated from the character.

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    76. Geralt of Rivia,

      We barely see the direwolves though. I wouldn’t be surprised if the show eliminates him like it happened during the Btob. I don’t think it is a given that Jon will ride Rhaegal. I also worry that Ghost might be sidelined even further or killed if the show decides to make Jon a dragon rider. 🙁 But for now I am 90% sure Jon won’t be riding a dragon. Show will just let him sword fight.

      Tyrion’s scene with the dragon establishes that they are intelligent and friendly creatures to those who won’t harm their mother. Missandei was never hurt by them for the same reason. Tyrion releasing them is also helpful for when they escape in ep 9 and the scene is also a good character moment for him combined with some well-thought out fanservice, because we all know that Tyrion has always wanted to see dragons.

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