The Night’s Cast Bonus Episode: What a tease!

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HBO gifted us not only with the premiere date last night, but also this haunting teaser.

Lately the hits just keep on coming for Season 8 of Game of Thrones — five seconds of new footage last week, and the premiere date (April 14th) paired with an eye-popping (largely unexpected) teaser for the final season this week!

On a bonus episode of The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, join Petra and Samantha as they break down this teaser footage and speculate their hearts out.

The Night’s Cast is available on iTunes and SoundCloud, and you can follow us on Twitter as well. Happy listening!

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    1. Dear Petra and Samantha:

      I’m dying to know what you had to say. Unfortunately, my audio equipment – technologically and organically – makes it difficult to hear.

      I’m going to look into transcription programs – unless you happen to have written transcripts already.

      (Ever since I was just a little kid, I always felt that I wouldn’t mind if all of my other senses dulled with age, so long as my eyesight remained intact. I got my wish. I can still see perfectly – and even read upside down. However, a few years ago my sister started telling me I either wasn’t listening to her or was ignoring her. In fact, I couldn’t hear her at all. As it turned out, an audiologist diagnosed a congenital problem that affected only certain frequencies, e.g., voices of women and children.)

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    2. So I was thinking how Jon’s statue looks like he is old. Could it be a hint to Arya and Sansa dying young since there statues would be made to look like younger selves in young. While Jon’s looks old like he would as like Ned’s Starks age.

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    3. Ten Bears: (Ever since I was just a little kid, I always felt that I wouldn’t mind if all of my other senses dulled with age, so long as my eyesight remained intact. I

      You have my greatest sympathy! I’m very eye-oriented, so of course that’s what’s been going rapidly. Time to really start listening… while I still can.

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    4. Shane snow:
      So I was thinking how Jon’s statue looks like he is old. Could it be a hint to Arya and Sansa dying young since there statues would be made to look like younger selves in young. While Jon’s looks old like he would as like Ned’s Starks age.

      I was looking at a gif of Arya looking at hers and actually Arya’s looks older as well.

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    5. I noticed the knot in Sansa’s hair is similar to what she wore last season. The biggest difference to me was they got her a better wig! So her rope braided bun ends with a braided tail now instead of a loose one. BuzzFeed also shows that hairstyle is also similar to Cat’s at times.
      https://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/sansas-hair

      I am curious what the feather symbolizes in the trailer, since Sansa replaced it with a candle in s5. If memory serves, it was on the ground, she picks it up and that’s the last we saw it. The bird is native to Africa, so southern and likely rare in Westeros. Many species mate for life. Maybe why Robert placed the feather in Lyanna’s statue’s hand. Symbolically, they represent human effort at survival and a bird of protection by the gods (WildllifeCampus.com African Folklore course).

      As for Bran, he is the only one who can psychically/magically battle with the NK. I don’t know if he dies, but he may be psychically damaged. Then whoever’s left has to deal with Cersei. I hope that’s where the non-warrior characters get to shine.

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    6. Great review. Just disagree that Bran has no role beyond the R+L=J reveal. He as the 3ER is the opposing archetype to the Night King and his magic. He will probably play an instrumental role in the defeat of the Night King as he now has a physical link with him, and most likely die in the process. He as a magic being has to die like the rest of the magic of Westeros.

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    7. Loved the podcast ladies (as usual) my interpretation of the tombs was simply they are facing death in the face with the whitewalkers arriving. No more than that:)

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    8. Nina78:
      Great review. Just disagree that Bran has no role beyond the R+L=J reveal. He as the 3ER is the opposing archetype to the Night King and his magic. He will probably play an instrumental role in the defeat of the Night King as he now has a physical link with him, and most likely die in the process. He as a magic being has to die like the rest of the magic of Westeros.

      Yes I also disagree with that. In the books Bran is more of a central character than Sansa in my opinion (who it’s being generous describing her as a fans favourite, she’s probably better described as divisive in my view). I actually back Bran to survive to the end right now but do concede he may die at Winterfell purely due to his disability.

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