Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Released!

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The season eight character posters released last week and yesterday’s EW cover story appeared to signal HBO’s final Game of Thrones media blitz was heading for the elusive trailer so many of us have been waiting for, and today we can happily confirm that’s the case, as HBO just released the first (and perhaps only) season eight trailer!

While you rewatch the trailer a couple hundred times, we’ll be working on an in-depth, shot-by-shot analysis of the trailer, which we’ll release as soon as we possibly can.

The show’s almost here, folks: in just 40 days we’ll be watching the season premiere!

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    1. All credit to Jack Bauer 24 for getting this absolutely spot on!

      Man I am emotional watching that, Arya looks insanely scared, Jamie is clearly going to die and I’m sure Cersei is crying after hearing the news, looks like Jon will ride a dragon beyond the wall with Dany too.

      The leak said almost almost all scenes are from the first two episodes as well.

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    2. It’s been a few years – I mean, our time, not the show’s – since we’ve seen Arya actually show any fear.

      Which makes it a powerful way to lead off the trailer.

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    3. just been reading online news. site fucked up, so i quit, went back to my browser’s start page with “ok, so WotW now, and fuck this planet if there’s no trailer now!”

      like i said: the trailer is served when Lady Olenna wants it to be served. thank you, mylady!

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    4. I’m shaking! And crying! Watched it three times in a row. LOVED IT!!!! Going to watch it some more then mentally prepare myself to discuss it all night 😀

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    5. Tormund lives, so there’s still a shot of great big monster babies.

      Also, gonna assume Dany in the crypts is after Jon finds out about his identity.

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    6. Jon Snowed:
      All credit to Jack Bauer 24 for getting this absolutely spot on!

      Man I am emotional watching that, Arya looks insanely scared, Jamie is clearly going to die and I’m sure Cersei is crying after hearing the news, looks like Jon will ride a dragon beyond the wall with Dany too.

      The leak said almost almost all scenes are from the first two episodes as well.

      I wonder if we’ll get one more trailer early next month before the premiere with a couple scenes from later episodes?

      The production values look off the charts!

      How many views is this trailer going to get 😀

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    7. is there only going to be 1 major battle this season (episode 3)?…I was hoping for at least 2 if not 3 major battle episodes

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    8. Jack Bauer 24:
      Were Dany and Jon going to ride Drogon and Rhaegal there?

      Yep amazed they gave that away, presumably this is episode 2 after the parentage reveal. Jon also in the crypts looking at the statue of his mother Lyanna when Dany approaches him.

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    9. Oh wow. Wow. I started to tear up so much. Not good for a new lash perm!!! Time to watch it 4013410344993202 more times.

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    10. holy cow, just the first look… did anyone of the cast say we’ll get our minds blown? we will.

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    11. It looks like Arya is holding a dragonglass dagger rather than the Valyrian dagger when she says, “I look forward to seeing this one.” ??

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    12. I.CAN’T.BREATHE. Legit felt like I was holding my breath in the entire time I was watching the trailer. And our beloved Arya wielding that spear amidst fire like a badass!!!!

      Loved the view of Wintertown and the Unsullied heading into Winterfell. That boy watching them is reminiscent of Arya watching Robert Baratheon heading into Winterfell in S1.

      Also cleverly placed transition about the enemy not stopping and not feeling (clearly about the AotD) but transitions to Cersei. Amazing! Ok, going to watch it like a million more times now.

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    13. That was just wonderful. I now need a drink. It’s 8:15 am but whatever.

      I can’t wait for Cersei to get her smirk slapped off her mouth.

      Nice to see Gendey and Pod!

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    14. Dee Stark:
      To watch or not to watch?????????
      AHHH

      Dee honestly there are some spoilers in there that I wasn’t expecting but I would say watch it because you will find it hard to avoid everyone talking about. The person who said this was coming also said almost all scenes are from the first two episodes with a bit of three mixed in so nothing major in there.

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    15. hopefully the entire battle in Episode 3 doesn’t take place at night…HBO gave the show a massive budget for the final season so I want to see some clear daytime battle sequences…night time battles are usually done to save $$ and hide some of the special effects

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    16. Trailer confirms my suspicions about the leaks. Jon and Dany riding in procession with full forces along side them and dragons overhead could be the Triumphal Scene from Aida! So operatic and I love, love, love it.

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    17. Marbery Typhoon:
      Tormund lives, so there’s still a shot of great big monster babies.

      Also, gonna assume Dany in the crypts is after Jon finds out about his identity.

      I noticed Beric and Tormund with Edd but they don’t look like they are at Winterfell to me and they appear in danger. My guess is they are at the Last Hearth in episode one or two.

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    18. Okay, watched it some more. Initial thoughts:

      – Jon accepts his Targaryeness eventually it seems as he presumably rides Rhaegal to that site North of the Wall – or it’s possible he hitched a ride behind Dany on Drogon.

      – If that was Jon standing in front of Lyanna’s statue with Dany coming to speak to him, her expression one of sensitivity and care, then the big reveal won’t be so much an issue for her as I thought it would be. If she has come to seek him out to build bridges or discuss, then she can’t be as furious as I thought she would be.

      – Arya – I am almost too scared to see what is chasing her and why she is running. This is Arya, brave as brave can be, yet she is running scared and looking the worse for wear. Makes me feel quite worried for her I gotta say!!

      – The Golden Company is massive. I know we knew that, but seeing the sheer number of soldiers on one ship and then scanning to see how many there are, reveals just how massive that army is. That suggests to me, narratively speaking, that all of Dany and Jon’s forces can’t be decimated in the North, or there won’t be any reason to write such a large army into the plot. Why bring over an enormous army if there is no one to fight? I’m hopeful this means it isn’t all doom and gloom in the north and not everyone (or almost everyone) dies.

      – Tormund, Edd and Beric make it to Winterfell (??) – the brief shot of them did not seem like Castle Black, it seemed much more like Winterfell. My theory is that episode one has Beric and Tormund making it to Castle Black along the wall and then they ride to Winterfell with the remains of the Nights Watch prior to Jon’s arrival – why wait at the wall when it’s been breached?

      – First Cersei smiling shot – Quiburn has just given her some amazing news. She’s also clearly watching the GC arrive. I wonder what he has just told her? That Winterfell has fallen perhaps? A large number of Dany’s forces are wiped out?

      – The shot of the short-haired person watching Dany’s army march into WF. That so screams Arya-in-disguise to me – mirroring her tricks from Season 1 nicely and her earlier shorter haired appearance. I think you guys who guess that she will approach Jon in someone else’s face are correct.

      – The shot of Jon and Dany riding in together to WF with the music was a tear-inducing moment for me. It’s beautiful, it really is. They look so good together. In reality, knowing the wall is breached and an army of undead is swarming towards them, people would be bowled over and relieved to see them arrive with her armies. However, drama must ensure right?

      – Sansa, to me, seems impressed by the dragons.

      – Grey worm is a goner. The shots of him in this trailer scream – gonna die – at me! Sadly.

      – It also looks like Jaime is going to die and that shot of Cersei holding back tears is after she finds out.

      – The shot of Arya with swarming people – I am no longer sure that is the dragons approaching. Possibly, as someone else suggested, Nymeria and her pack?

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    19. Anyone notice Pod on the front line of the Vanguard with Brienne and Jorah? He’s going to be killed almost certainly.

      I’m convinced Jamie is dying at Winterfell after watching that, why else is Cersei crying like that?

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    20. steff666,

      Agree with you there. I regretted reading that EW article but the trailer doesn’t give away too much.

      AAAAND speaking of spoilers … Just a friendly reminder, if you did read or watch any alleged leaks please don’t blatantly specify them here or say openly whether or not this trailer confirms any alleged leaks… Some of us avoid them like Greyscale. Thank you!

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    21. Jack Bauer 24: Thank you!

      I actually saw you predict the time on the other thread and then went to check what that is in GMT. Saw it was two minutes prior, did a search for the trailer and there it was. Well done and thanks!

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    22. Jon Snowed: Yep amazed they gave that away, presumably this is episode 2 after the parentage reveal. Jon also in the crypts looking at the statue of his mother Lyanna when Dany approaches him.

      Did you see his face? Wow, amazing emotion of sadness on his face.

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    23. I feel sorry for my partner right now. Because he is going to be forced watching this trailer at least 5 times when he comes home.

      arya afraid, Ice spider?

      My favorite moment was Jaime. He came a long way. (as a character)

      TitusTroy,

      Night time battles cost more money if it’s done on set. Most time it’s cheaper because of green screen which they didn’t use.

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    24. Arya!!! Wow. Massive goosebumps. I don’t want to partake too much here for this one because I don’t wanna end up knowing too much going in (y’all are way too good at breaking this stuff down) but just wanna chime in and wish everyone happy speculations!!! Enjoy the trailer 1000 times- only 40 days to go! Stoked!
      Cheers!!!

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    25. Did anyone catch the very quick sword spin at around 1:26 – 1:27.
      This has to be Arya doing something amazing. It’s really hard to see, and I caught it about the third time through. Also, someone (I think Arya) is holding a sword in their left hand a few frames earlier..Not sure if it’s needle… Anyway. I can’t wait for the frame by frame breakdown!! I had to watch this on my roku. It was too dark on my computer to see everything with alot of light in the room. Looked great on TV! The Arya chase reminds me a little of the No One chase. I’m not sure if she’s totally scared or she knows what she needs to do and I’m guessing has some mission to accomplish. Of course, if Gendry was around he probably gets the winner for the dash time for making it all the way to the wall so quickly. It was great to see Jaime fighting for the living and the only one smiling was Cersei!! And the golden company is on it’s way…so much packed in there.

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    26. RUNS WILDLY THROUGH HOUSE SCREAMING
      WATCHES TRAILER THRICE, STILL CAN’T SEE SHIT
      PUTS ON A WIG FILLED WITH ROSE PETALS AND LIP SYNCS FOR ARYA’S LIFE
      SCREW YOU TERRIBLE COUNTRY/WORLD AND ALL YOUR SHITTY PROBLEMS, I’M MOVING TO WESTEROS UNTIL MAY 20TH
      HASHTAG BLESSED BY RHOLLOR

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    27. Yeah Jack Bauer 24, thanks. I subscribed and clicked the bell on HBO’s YouTube channel about 3 minutes before 11:00 and was almost unbelieving when the notification popped up.

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    28. Jon Snowed:
      All credit to Jack Bauer 24 for getting this absolutely spot on!

      Man I am emotional watching that, Arya looks insanely scared, Jamie is clearly going to die and I’m sure Cersei is crying after hearing the news, looks like Jon will ride a dragon beyond the wall with Dany too.

      The leak said almost almost all scenes are from the first two episodes as well.

      Thank you. After all these months guessing when it was going to drop it’s finally here 🙂

      Hibberd said that battle footage from the trailer is from the big battle, so it must be from episode 3? Unless there’s a shorter battle beforehand?

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    29. It’s sad to think about all of the major characters who are going to die early in the season. I fear for Jaime and Jorah and Varys and The Hound and…who am I kidding, they’re all gonna die.

      The excitement is mixed with sadness. This will all be over in a few months. And that fact has sort of quelled my joy about the show’s return.

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    30. Interestingly no sign of the Dothraki in the trailer also no Tyrion shown in the battle whilst Varys hides in the dungeons with the women and children. No sign of Sansa or Dany during the battle makes me suspect they will be on the ramparts potentially or riding a dragon.

      I still can’t get over seeing Arya petrified and running scared for her life, it’s going to be like a horror film as the production crew suggested.

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    31. Also, I feel like ScaredArya is not in Winterfell. Is she in King’s Landing? Does Cersei know? Is that why Cersei looks so smug? Or is smug Cersei actually Arya??

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    32. Upon re-watch: Varys and the women and children are hiding in the crypts of Winterfell! They all look up as if they hear the ensuing battle above them.

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    33. Che: I actually saw you predict the time on the other thread and then went to check what that is in GMT. Saw it was two minutes prior, did a search for the trailer and there it was. Well done and thanks!

      You’re welcome!

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    34. Dark Sister:
      Upon re-watch: Varys and the women and children are hiding in the crypts of Winterfell! They all look up as if they hear the ensuing battle above them.

      Varys is realising the undead Stark kings are rising up from the grave.

      No one is sitting this one out.

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    35. Dark Sister,

      Dark Sister if you are referring to me I am avoiding leaks too and my post was only about the trailer releasing at 11am. The person who posted it described the trailer and said almost all scenes are from the first few episodes. I’m not aware of any leaks beyond that neither do I want to know any.

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    36. Interesting that Tyrion barely features. I assumed he would be sidelined this season somewhat. He gets a brief shot, no lines.

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    37. omg, did you guys see there’s someone kneeling in front of the Throne in front of Cersei in the scene where she’s crying!

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    38. Jon Snowed:
      Interestingly no sign of the Dothraki in the trailer

      You can see them briefly at 0:59 behind Jorah getting ready for battle.

      Che:

      – Grey worm is a goner. The shots of him in this trailer scream – gonna die – at me! Sadly.

      All of us have been saying that every season since season 5 lol. May be they actually both live!?

      Dee Stark,

      Watch! Nothing (too) spoilery about it.

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    39. Anon:
      Yeah Jack Bauer 24, thanks. I subscribed and clicked the bell on HBO’s YouTube channel about 3 minutes before 11:00 and was almost unbelieving when the notification popped up.

      No problem 🙂

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    40. Great to have the set report from yesterday – adds an extra layer of grit to the Winterfell scenes. Can’t wait to see them.

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    41. I almost think that it’s so obvious Grey Worm’s a goner that he’s probably safe 😛 Would love for Theon to give him and Missandei a ride back to wherever they want to go live after this shitshow is over.

      So many of these people are going to die 🙁 And they’re all going to hurt.

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    42. Tron79: Did anyone catch the very quick sword spin at around 1:26 – 1:27.
      This has to be Arya doing something amazing.

      Yep, definitely ASNAWP! I wish we could see what she’s fighting… (wondering if it’s part of the beginning running scene)

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    43. Tyrion Pimpslap:
      It’s sad to think about all of the major characters who are going to die early in the season. I fear for Jaime and Jorah and Varys and The Hound and…who am I kidding, they’re all gonna die.

      The excitement is mixed with sadness. This will all be over in a few months. And that fact has sort of quelled my joy about the show’s return.

      Just seeing how the battle is going down I find it hard to see how Brienne, Pod, Greyworm and Jorah survive. They are in the Vanguard outside the castle walls, if they all survive then it’s unrealistic especially Pod who is not a fighter by trade. We know the White Walkers will breach the walls because Arya is fighting them on the battlements then running for her life inside the castle. I love how Davos is managing the battlements too, I would notbe surprised if Tyrion and Sophie are with him either just not shown. I’d presume Sam is with Bran and Gilly when it goes down.

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    44. Pretty sure Jorah has aquired Heartsbane in this trailer. Another gift from Sam? 🙂 Look at the sword hilt he has while riding the horse (and I assume) commanding the Dothraki calvary

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    45. This trailer was absolutely thrilling – top notch on every level giving us danger, romance, adventure a masterpiece! I have no doubt that Season 8 measures up to what they’ve given us so far, April 14 can’t come soon enough! But then May 19 our watch will have ended 🙁

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    46. I feel like Davos is going to pick up a sword and do some damage. Too many insistences from him throughout the last few seasons that he’s “not a fighter.”

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    47. There is someone either kneeling or standing in front of Cersei at the throne. Is it a woman, a man? Who the hell is that. It’s the scene sandwiched right between Jaime fighting and Cersei drinking while in tears. The person’s hands look bound behind their back???

      Why does Cyburn look so sick to his stomach while Cersei looks so pleased with herself?! What monstrous thing could she have done to unsettle him?

      Arya looks like she was hiding then she made a run for it? That’s if the sequence is in the right order. At some point in this horror, Arya reverts to a frightened young girl.

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    48. Arya looks to me as if she is composing herself in the beginning before making a run for it, whatever IT is, definitely seems like a mission of some sort not just fleeing for life.

      Sansa’s face as the dragons do their flyover is awesome!

      @ Jon Snowed, that last shot of the vanguard looks like Gendry standing next to Jorah to me, not Pod.

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    49. Maybe the NK sent a group of WW’s to attack and then after that skirmish in the trailer he arrives there at the end with the rest of his army? Unless the trailer isn’t chronological.

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    50. Anon:
      omg, did you guys see there’s someone kneeling in front of the Throne in front of Cersei in the scene where she’s crying!

      To me that looks like the commander of the Golden Company that we see on Euron’s ship near the beginning of the trailer. She’s also wearing something completely different in the crying scene – those are personal clothes, rather than being a queen in front of the court clothes. I find it interesting they say their enemy (the AOTD) can’t feel and then they cut to a picture of Cersei clearly in a state of distress. It’s a nice touch.

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    51. Jon Snowed,

      Haha, it was not your comment actually. 😜I just didn’t want fans to get so overly excited that they confirm leaks, which is what happened last year, unfortunately. I forgot who it was, but I remember a comment openly talking about the script leak on the assumption that everyone read it, when in fact, not everybody did.

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    52. Anon:
      omg, did you guys see there’s someone kneeling in front of the Throne in front of Cersei in the scene where she’s crying!

      Yes was trying to work out what is happening there, I’m guessing it’s the Golden Company and Euron arriving.

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    53. It’s been 621 days since the last Season 7 trailer on June 21st, 2017! Wow! So happy this trailer dropped today!

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    54. It’s 3am in Australia – after hearing the rumours of the trailer dropping at 2am I set an alarm and Daim was that worth it – now I have no idea how I’m supposed to get back to bed

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    55. Wow that shot of Drogon and Rhaegal flying in North and the background music is epic..

      LOVE THE TRAILER ..

      nicely done without spoiling too much..

      How cool it would be if both jon and dany are going to mount the dragons to ride them

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    56. I’ve only watched the trailer once but it has done the job of getting me more hyped but without giving too much away. I’m sure there is more to dissect with repeated viewings, but on first watch, just all about the hype and excitement!

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    57. Clob: Yep, definitely ASNAWP!I wish we could see what she’s fighting… (wondering if it’s part of the beginning running scene)

      She may actually have a dragon glass spear. All that stick fighting training with the waif May have paid off. I will try to see again who she’s fighting. I will have to download the video and stick it in an editor to really see it. Just a bit obsessive.

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    58. I like the contrast between Arya’s smug little speech and her running in fear like a headless chicken. If only she were a goner… but she ain’t, sadly.

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    59. CRIKEY!!!! Anything that frightens Arya bloody well frightens me. She said she looked forward to seeing this face of death, no doubt meaning the Night King. Maybe that’s who she was running from. Or…wildfire?

      (Several deep breaths later…but still shaking.) Well, HBO certainly DELIVERED!!!! And this season is going to be EPIC on an individual level and a cosmic one. They touched all the bases, gave us some heartwarming and many heart-pounding and possibly some heart-wrenching scenes. Missandei and Grey Worm’s urgently passionate kiss, the dragonS in Iceland, terror, the Golden Company, confident Cersei turned to disconsolate, tearful, broken down Cersei…on the verge of drinking poison? And bloodied Tyrion looking like the red-faced printers Devil on Stonegate, York. All those dark tunnels–it could have been a horror film. Melisandre is right–the Long Night is dark and full of terrors.

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    60. The person standing in front of Cersei looks like a prisoner to me? Male, wearing yellow clothes, both hands either behind his back or he’s standing with his back to Cersei, hands in front. At first glance I honestly thought it was Jaqen. If it’s Harry S and Euron, why are there only like 5 people in the room? Something seems off.

      I’m calling this as the frame for the faithful and it’s Jaqen who did something stupid in order to get arrested for whatever reason the faceless men might have. That or it’s Daario, turned over to the queen by Harry S as a known consort of the Dragon Queen and potential bargaining chip.

      But, I like the Jaqen idea better. Plus is gives some context to Arya’s plight if she’s been given a job by him.

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    61. Some more observations:

      – There are some massive siege weapons beside the unsullied towards the end of the trailer. This really will be one hell of a battle after everything we have heard, how long they spent filming and seeing the snippets of it that we have today.

      – I don’t think Jon is riding Rhaegal after all – if you freeze the shot as Dany and Jon approach the dragons, they both appear to be walking towards Drogon. I don’t think he will ride Rhaegal at this point, maybe later in the season?

      – Cersei crying has made me think once more – it may be she has had bad news about Jaime, or it may be that everything has caught up with her, how pointless and lonely her life now is, and she is lost in her own web as Lena said she would be. Or, wishful thinking, she has found out Jaime and Brienne have eloped and are off lording it over Tarth (obviously not, but c’mon, let a girl dream).

      – The way Varys looks up suggests something has breached the crypt (or something as benign as someone bringing news). Oddly, the fact that Gilly and no-longer-such-a-Baby Sam are not with him in this shot makes me worry for him. I think we’ve all accepted Gilly and Baby Sam are pretty safe to survive (right??), and I imagine if they had people sheltering in the crypts they would have named known characters together, so the fact that she is not with him makes me worry he’s not making it out of there.
      (Side-note = if the dead starks rise from their graves, most will be just bones with nothing to hold them together – we haven’t seen any magic skeletons a’la Pirates of the Caribbean have we? They’re all held together by sinew and rotting flesh – so I reckon everyone is safe from the dead Starks – except the more recent addition – Rickon – who may feature as they made a point of showing us he was going to be buried in the crypts in S6).

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    62. ncsujuri: that last shot of the vanguard looks like Gendry standing next to Jorah to me, not Pod.

      Pod standing next to Brienne at 1:35 before the close up of Jorah.

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    63. Holy shit they’re feeding the fandom a full course meal and this trailer was a honeyed boar with apple slices and the finest winter ale. To say this trailer is fantastic is an understatement. It managed to be thrilling, horrifying, and exciting all in the same breath. And it spoiled virtually nothing as far as bigger plot threads of the season.

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    64. I think Arya is being a decoy attracting the wights etc to her, giving someone or more people time to leave or hide! Anyway I’m so scared for her! Might be her last episode right there (crying face)

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    65. Great trailer! Jorah is looking fire. Sigh. Very welcome amount of time dedicated to Arya. 😁 Holy crap, everyone is gonna die. I love Lena but I am so sick of that damn smirk!

      I thought for a second that it was Tywin walking when Arya started talking. Heh.

      Now please push back the season another few months, because I hate that it’s so close!!!

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    66. Was Harry S cast in the off season? I didn’t follow the casting news. Little surprised Euron wasn’t featured at all since he is in the character posters and EW cover story.

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    67. The early scenes of Arya, with her face bruised and scraped, running? Could that be The Red Keep in King’s Landing?

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    68. Che:

      – The way Varys looks up suggests something has breached the crypt (or something as benign as someone bringing news). Oddly, the fact that Gilly and no-longer-such-a-Baby Sam are not with him in this shot makes me worry for him. I think we’ve all accepted Gilly and Baby Sam are pretty safe to survive (right??), and I imagine if they had people sheltering in the crypts they would have named known characters together, so the fact that she is not with him makes me worry he’s not making it out of there.

      This made me look at it again and uhm… Gilly and Baby Sam actually ARE there. In front of the statue (of Robb?).

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    69. Jack Bauer 24,

      He was and I believe the gentleman playing him was listed as cast for the premiere on the HBO site before they removed it. Marc Rissmann is the actor from Vikings and Into the Badlands.

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    70. One of the statues in the crypt scene with Varys looks like it has a statue of a direwolf next to it. Is that Robb’s statue?

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    71. Laura:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      He was and I believe the gentleman playing him was listed as cast for the premiere on the HBO site before they removed it. Marc Rissmann is the actor from Vikings and Into the Badlands.

      Thank you.

      @Clob
      @Nick W

      Thanks!

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    72. Sam is talking to Bran, then he looks behind him and his breath is frosted!

      You mean to tell me that the walkers sneak up on them even though Bran has the sight?

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    73. Dutch Maester: This made me look at it again and uhm… Gilly and Baby Sam actually ARE there. In front of the statue (of Robb?).

      You’re right. My mistake! 😂 Was watching on a small screen. Bigger screen reveals them. Blob is actually little Sam.

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    74. Clob: Marc Rissmann
      http://watchersonthewall.com/harry-strickland-cast-season-8-game-thrones/

      Interesting that the role is only for 2 eps – maybe ep 1 to establish who they are, Targaryen ties and hammer home that they’ve never broken a contract and then again in 4 or 5? Honestly, with the Iron Bank being paid in full by Cersei, I don’t get how the GC can be any more important than just a bunch of sellswords for Cersei. I always figured the Iron Bank would exact revenge on Cersei and the Lannisters for not paying their debt and pull a double-cross related to the GC. Like paying them double what Cersei paid them so they eff her over or something. I was super annoyed when Randyll announced all the Highgarden gold was safely inside the city.

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    75. Anon,

      It’s the one and only breath you see in that scene. There’s no reason to assume the WW are sneaking up on them based on the clip you are referring to.

      Besides, some of the other clips seem to show that they are prepared for battle and are waiting for it. (i.e. the shots of Pod and Brienne in formation, as well as Jorah waiting for the battle to start towards the end of the trailer. Who knows though? They did a great job of keeping this trailer somewhat spoiler free.

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    76. Mr Derp:
      JohnnyLaw,

      Yep, with fire around him

      My man’s going to conquer his fear of fire, maybe even get a flaming sword and chop down a gang of others/wights/etc. and then go murder his brother with fire. It’s the poetic way to go…

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    77. Che: – There are some massive siege weapons beside the unsullied towards the end of the trailer.

      I see those… but why would they need seige weapons at Winterfell? Maybe they’re tossing burning rocks at the walker host? I don’t know, those weapons are best uses on a stationary target, no?

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    78. Mr Derp:
      Anon,

      It’s the one and only breath you see in that scene.There’s no reason to assume the WW are sneaking up on them based on the clip you are referring to.

      Besides, some of the other clips seem to show that they are prepared for battle and are waiting for it.(i.e. the shots of Pod and Brienne in formation, as well as Jorah waiting for the battle to start towards the end of the trailer.Who knows though?They did a great job of keeping this trailer somewhat spoiler free.

      Ok, I’ll bet you 6 ketchup packets that the walkers sneak up on the castle while Bran and Sam are talking.

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    79. Che,

      Che,

      Agree with most of your analysis, except maybe “Cersei holding back tears after hearing Jaime’s death”. She was supposed to be pregnant, yet she is presumably having wine in that scene. I think it could also be Cersei holding back tears, because she has mixed emotions, she heard that most of the army was wiped out and is happy about it, yet she is also sad about losing her unborn child. Just a guess at this point.

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    80. Oh Seven Hells. Chills watching that.

      Whoever does the Curtain Calls on here might need to work 24 hour shifts just to keep up..

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    81. okay, first of all, I CRIED AND LAUGHED AND SCREAMED at the same time while watching the trailer lol.

      the trailer could be summed up into one word: “EPIC”, it was just AMAZING.

      However, I have one little complain, the shot of Cersei bitch smiling while Qyburn looks shook shows a very sunny and warm looking KL, Had not it started to snow at the end of last season?

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    82. MaxFowler:
      okay, first of all, I CRIED AND LAUGHED AND SCREAMED at the same time while watching the trailer lol.

      the trailer could be summed up into one word: “EPIC”, it was just AMAZING.

      However, I have one little complain, the shot of Cersei bitch smiling while Qyburn looks shook shows a very sunny and warm looking KL, Had not it started to snow at the end of last season?

      Yeah it was snowing.

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    83. Here we Go:

      -First and foremost, the scene with ASNWP then with Varys imo prove that the white walkers infiltrate Winterfell. Such a scary thought. Those Tunnels the Maestor told Theon about will come in handy huh.
      -Looks as if Jamie and Aryah are fighting with fire surrounding them hinting that Winterfell is in fact burning.
      -Qyburn is clearly concerned at Cersei’s look right, like he cannot believe her?
      -All of the Bones around the dragons are gonna be after the battle, and will be dead spiders, or wights, or what ever, and Jon and Dany will be headed to KL, yup I said it.
      -Jamie is clearly screaming at the Death/Injury of someone close to him, who I wonder? It has me screaming, high pitched, “WHAT IS IT?!!!!”
      -OMG people are not addressing Dany’s face at the 1:27 mark. Is she torn from hearing she is not Rightful Heir? Is she upset/Glad about finding out about being Pregnant? Did Jorah die at this point? Or is this the moment she knows she will have to turn on Jon?

      I CANT EVEN RIGHT BE HERE AT WORK RIGHT NOW. HAHA

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    84. Anon: Ok, I’ll bet you 6 ketchup packets that the walkers sneak up on the castle while Bran and Sam are talking.

      Whoa now, 6? I can’t afford that! What do you think this is? How about a bowl of brown instead?

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    85. I’m looking forward to Jaime showing up at Winterfell and seeing Bran. “I’m, uh, sorry about that whole throwing you out the window thing, but it kind of worked out I guess…”

      Sadly, no sign of Ghost. Probably no Nymeria either.

      And still I hope for only one to be left at the end to sit on the Iron Throne….Ser Pounce.

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    86. Che,

      “– Cersei crying has made me think once more – … Or, wishful thinking, she has found out Jaime and Brienne have eloped and are off lording it over Tarth (obviously not, but c’mon, let a girl dream).”

      This is the only thing I’m committed to wanting out of this show!

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    87. I was a young boy when Star Trek: Deep Space Nine concluded. It was a life-changing moment.

      I was a growing adolescent when Battlestar Galactica concluded. It was a life-changing moment.

      I was a young man when The Expanse snatched an Amazon renewal from the jaws of death last year. It was a life-changing moment.

      I grow older with every moment. And none of these moments compare with the hype that is building within me right now.

      The era is almost ended, friends.

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    88. I’m guessing that Bran’s voiceover saying ‘Everything you did led to where you are now – where you belong’ belongs to the same scene where Jaime reaffirms his vow to fight for the living, not to the Jon parentage reveal. Bran forgives Jaime confirmed!

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    89. I’m pleased to see that we’ll get at least one more Dolorous Edd scene before he, Beric and Tormund are overwhelmed by the AotD. I hope the writers managed to come up with an epic snarky line for him to go out on.

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    90. No matter how many of the dead may come for us…Onion Knight don’t cry!

      Winter is here!

      Let’s goooooooooooooo

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    91. Laura: Landing

      You might be onto something there. Is she the maid that will kill the mountain? There aren’t many ‘maids’ around, in fact I think there is only one.

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    92. I cant see very well, but it seems to me cersei is having one of her signature glasses of wine.. Last we saw her wine was off limits… Limits lifted?? Good reason for fighting back tears…

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    93. Bran for sure forgives Jamie because he knows he is a different man now. It’s the other Starks who are going to give him hell.

      Also, like, the fact that this is the stuff they could show us without giving anything away is pretty damn exciting. If this is the tame stuff, bring on the craziness!

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    94. Anon:
      omg, did you guys see there’s someone kneeling in front of the Throne in front of Cersei in the scene where she’s crying!

      It’s a male in gold, probably H S.

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    95. Hi everyone!
      I always read, never comment. But, in the scene where Danny and Jon walk towards the dragons, it looks like the dragons are standing on the bones of the ice dragon (my head is a mess with their names, apologies)…
      Just wanted to comment since nobody has said it and maybe I’m seeing things. 😀

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    96. Anon: You might be onto something there.Is she the maid that will kill the mountain?There aren’t many ‘maids’ around, in fact I think there is only one.

      Well looking back upthread, you are the only person aside from me who thinks the person in front of Cersei in the throne room is a prisoner and not Harry S so I like the way you think!! I said maybe it’s Jaqen, could be Daario and maybe way left field Edmure Tully? He definitely looks to be in rags and hands bound.

      I don’t think Arya will kill the Mountain – she’s not who has “always been coming for him.”

      Arya’s panic scene just screams underground King’s Landing somewhere, and her mission to kill Cersei has gone horribly awry or she has another mission. Everyone said all the footage is from first 3 eps but this seems to be later in the season. She’s battered,. bruised, scared. She’s been “made” by someone. Look how pristine she looks immediately following those scenes when she grabs the knife. That’s pre-battle. This is battle-scarred Arya running for her life.

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    97. Grail King,

      Doesn’t he look to be in rags/tatters though? I just feel like this was the one frame snuck in for us obsessed loons. I don’t think it’s Harry S and I don’t think the person to man in yellow’s right is Euron either. It almost looks more like Cersei’s maid/lady in waiting who we saw with that short haircut in a long black dress just like Cersei’s toward the end of last season.

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    98. Question. The marks on Arya’s face at the beginning – don’t those look sort of similar to the marks on Bran’s forearm after he was touched by the night king? Ice damage/frost bite?

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    99. For me, the corridor Arya is running through is the Winterfell corridor from last series, where she picks littlefinger’s lock. The Winterfell style brickwork (paler bricks around the door frames) can be seen too. Similarly, (although the door is taller than other Winterfell doors I can remember) this style of brickwork is seen in the shot with Edd, Tormund and Beric, which makes me think arn’t at the wall.

      Another nice bit of detail I thought I could make out was in the shot with Jaime fighting on the ramparts. It looks as though there are shards of dragonglass stuck to the crenellations for defense against wights.

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    100. King beyond the Wall II:

      Ramin Djawadi is a freakin’ genius ….that piece of music is…. just wow!

      Each season, I never think he can top what he’s done, but the music this season is probably going to take it to an entire new level! If anyone can capture the end of the GOT era…!!

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    101. Wow, that is beautiful! Expectations exceeded – so, however the story ends, it seems our emotional investment was worth it. Here’s hoping our Red Velvet and her god will have a significant part to play as well. Mad respect to cast and crew, and to all contributors to this site who have been such good company on this journey.

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    102. Wow Just Fucking Wow!!!!!!!! Arya burnt this trailer to the fucking ground. Every scene she had was straight FIRE!!!!! Did you see toward the end where she was twirling a staff or something looking like Oberyn???? And was Bran talking to Jon, Arya, or Sansa in his speech? I sure hope it’s Jon and Bran is re-assuring him that his “home” is there in Winterfell and despite him being a Targaryen he’s still half Stark. Oh and did I mention that Arya looked absolutely fucking amazing??? Did you see the look she gave when she said she’s like to see this death’s face??? Jaw dropping.

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    103. Firannion,

      Except he says ‘home’ at the end of that phrase so doubt it’s Jamie – as his home is not in the North. He could very well be talking to Arya even as all her training and experiences led her ‘home’ where she belongs. Or to Jon or Sansa or even Jorah.

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    104. Is it a bit too far out there to assume the pile of scorched bones in front of the dragons are the remains of the ice dragon? They are mourning the loss of their brother.
      They are both stood almost shoulder to shoulder. Surely they wouldn’t act like this over some dead horses or whatever. Also if you look closely there appears to be what looks suspiciously like a long bony tail piece.

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    105. smorse:
      For me, the corridor Arya is running through is the Winterfell corridor from last series, where she picks littlefinger’s lock. The Winterfell style brickwork (paler bricks around the door frames) can be seen too. Similarly, (although the door is taller than other Winterfell doors I can remember) this style of brickwork is seen in the shot with Edd, Tormund and Beric, which makes me think arn’t at the wall.

      Another nice bit of detail I thought I could make out was in the shot with Jaime fighting on the ramparts. It looks as though there are shards of dragonglass stuck to the crenellations for defense against wights.

      Well shit. I was really feeling my oats.

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    106. Firannion:
      I’m guessing that Bran’s voiceover saying ‘Everything you did led to where you are now – where you belong’…

      … and ended next cut/scene: “…home”

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    107. Che,

      That’s a great analysis – thanks!

      That opening shot of Arya is the most memorable shot in the trailer. I hate to see her looking scared and desperate, but I’m delighted she is so prominent! I hope it will put an end to the “Arya is an emotionless machine” school of thought.

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    108. smorse:
      For me, the corridor Arya is running through is the Winterfell corridor from last series, where she picks littlefinger’s lock. The Winterfell style brickwork (paler bricks around the door frames) can be seen too. Similarly, (although the door is taller than other Winterfell doors I can remember) this style of brickwork is seen in the shot with Edd, Tormund and Beric, which makes me think arn’t at the wall.

      Another nice bit of detail I thought I could make out was in the shot with Jaime fighting on the ramparts. It looks as though there are shards of dragonglass stuck to the crenellations for defense against wights.

      … actually as Beric is using his burning sword to light the room (and I think its Winterfell), maybe they arrive there after the battle and the aftermath of a massacre 🙁

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    109. Bufferzone:
      Che,

      That’s a great analysis – thanks!

      That opening shot of Arya is the most memorable shot in the trailer. I hate to see her looking scared and desperate, but I’m delighted she is so prominent! I hope it will put an end to the “Arya is an emotionless machine” school of thought.

      Honestly, getting to see Arya fight in a proper battle has me more geeked than anything. Plus reading the article yesterday with Maisie talking about Miguel Sapochnik calling her a YEAR ahead of filming and advising her to start her training because it was going to be hard. I think we’re going to get the bang for our buck.

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    110. Awesome trailer! Just the right mix of showing but not quite showing if you catch my drift. 🙂 The music really made it for me. I can’t wait to see what Ramin does with the whole season.

      But man.. you know if Arya is scared, it’s something to be scared of! Not only was she front-and-center in that big group photo that was just released, she features heavily in the trailer. Season 8 is going to be Arya-tastic!

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    111. Mark me words:
      Is it a bit too far out there to assume the pile of scorched bones in front of the dragons are the remains of the ice dragon? They are mourning the loss of their brother.
      They are both stood almost shoulder to shoulder. Surely they wouldn’t act like this over some dead horses or whatever. Also if you look closely there appears to be what looks suspiciously like a long bony tail piece.

      There’s a big old mixture of bones there – but in the shot at the top of this article, bottom right, there is what looks like a horse’s skull. Looks like they’ve been feeding while they wait for Jon and Dany. What food they will find north of the wall is a mystery though.

      My personal tin-foil thought: what if that shot of Dany and Jon exploring the far north is at the very end of the season after all is won and the white walkers are retreating, have been defeated – they’re up there making peace or exploring north of the wall. That might explain why Jon might be riding Rhaegal (though to me it looks like he is also heading in Drogon’s direction ) and why life might have returned north of the wall for the dragons to find something to eat.

      Though having said all that, Benjen managed to find a live horse, so maybe not all life has perished north of the wall.

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    112. I don’t normally get goosebumps but when I do its because of the final GoT trailer…

      Have only watched it twice, once on a tiny cell and again on work monitor where I could pause it.

      Arya ramps up the tension right from the beginning when she is bloodied (how?) and running for her life. I can’t see this being anywhere else but in Winterfell as it looks like she has a dragon-glass dagger in her hand. Looks like maybe she isn’t out in the open battlefields but defending the non-fighters holed up somewhere in WF.

      IMO the bones by the dragons are just previous Wendy’s 4 for 4s with a side of extra beef. Nothing else other than dragon food as they can’t keep those things close to the castle otherwise they’d munch on the smallfolk.

      The Music in this whole trailer has been just downright beautimus ****.

      And yes, Pod was in it on the front lines. Gendry was rocking his GoT wife-beater making d-glass weaps and The Hound appears to be over his fear of fire.

      Bad

      Ass

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    113. I’m going with Cersei crying and drinking being a scene where Tyrion returns Jamie’s body to her in ep 4 or 5. She def looks sad but also like she’s holding back in front of someone.

      This will also be her excuse to go full mad queen and the scene with Qyburn gaping at her is after the wine/crying scene because she’s just come up with a plot even he can’t co-sign on.

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    114. Bufferzone:
      Che,
      I hope it will put an end to the “Arya is an emotionless machine” school of thought.

      This! Few things trigger me more than people who call her a “murder robot”. Ugh.

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    115. Lise,

      Hello! I don’t think it is Wight Viserion. It does seem interesting though. I wonder if they were other wight animals but I would assume all would travel with the Army of the Dead. It looks like this is potentially beyond The Wall.

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    116. Cersei will have a miscarriage, so she could be crying about that. If she’s crying about Jamie dying, I worry for Ayra when she comes wearing Jamie’s face (that is what I think will happen).

      Jon does not want to rule the Seven Kingdoms, I think that once he makes that clear to Dany she won’t be concerned with the reveal. Jon – not so much. LOL We’ll see what happens there.

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    117. Bufferzone:
      Che,

      That’s a great analysis – thanks!

      That opening shot of Arya is the most memorable shot in the trailer. I hate to see her looking scared and desperate, but I’m delighted she is so prominent! I hope it will put an end to the “Arya is an emotionless machine” school of thought.

      I hope so too. Pre-Bravos Arya was one of my top threee favourite characters – but the way her character changed and her storyline slowed with no one to properly banter off made her slip in my favourites list. Still like the character, but not one of my favourites anymore. I reallllly hope we see her old personality returning and a return to that feisty girl who could own Sandor with her comebacks. She has been prominent, so I do hope we will see a lot of her and a satisfying end to her arc.

      I watched an analysis that pointed out there is a shadow of someone following Arya at 00:17 on the wall to her right. You have to super slow-mo it to see it, but it does look like something chasing her. I like the theory that she lured the wights away, giving others a chance to escape or pull of something crazy

      like burn Winterfell down with lots of sights trapped/lured inside – we do know it burns after all at the end of the battle. Arya’s not scared of anything – she might run to help lay a trap though.

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    118. So the back to back shots of Arya fighting at 1:26 – they’re taken from 2 different fight scenes right? The first shot of her spinning around with her eyes closed is part of the scenes of her running scared from the beginning and the shot immediately after is her fighting on the battlements… right?

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    119. I’m wondering if inthe scene where Qyburn looks upset looking at Cersei, she has just told him that instead of surrendering or making peace with the Starks (Jon/Dany) she intends to blow all of them up with the wildfire planted under King’s Landing…In the scene where she has tears in her eyes and she’s drinking her wine, it reminds me of the scene when she blew up the Sept.

      Other idea I had as i watched the final scenes, where Brienne, Jorah, Pod, etc are all lined up in battle formation, could it be that they aren’t waiting for the Night King’s army, but instead they are getting ready to face the Gold Company? They’re assembled, but I’m not sure why? At first I just assumed they were getting ready for the AoD. But maybe not. Also are they outside the gates of Winterfell? Because that wouldn’t be tactically smart would it? Are they getting ready for a parly? I know the scenes are cut to look like they’re facing that last scene of the AoD’s White Walker’s horse, but maybe not? Are Beric, Edd and Tormund under Winterfell?

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    120. smorse:

      Another nice bit of detail I thought I could make out was in the shot with Jaime fighting on the ramparts. It looks as though there are shards of dragonglass stuck to the crenellations for defense against wights.

      I watched an analysis video linked further up the thread and I agree that it looks like Brienne fighting on the ramparts with two swords – at Jaime’s side. Pretty worried for her if his shout of horror is as a result of something maybe happening to her? Hope not!!

      I also agree that that definitely seems like Winterfell to me.

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    121. A great live video breakdown from Alt Shift X. I saw most of it. Of course, one can only speculate at what may be happening or about to happen in some of those scenes watching the trailer.
      In one it looks like Dany and Jon are about to ride off to battle on the dragons so presume Dany has accepted Jon as being a Targaryan.

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    122. Here Be Dragons:
      Is it at all possible that Arya is running away from her mum..??😉

      lol don’t start that… people will get all shout-y!

      (I personally would live for it! Would explain the sheer terror that we almost never see from her lol)

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    123. Disaya:
      I cant see very well, but it seems to me cersei is having one of her signature glasses of wine.. Last we saw her wine was off limits… Limits lifted?? Good reason for fighting back tears…

      Good point. I hadn’t even clocked the wine as relevant because this is Cersei. Wine seems an integral part of her character in my mind so I hadn’t even noticed. I’d forgotten she was abstaining due to pregnancy last season (not that they’d know about feral alcohol syndrome in Westeros, but glossing over that…).

      Her drinking and looking upset may very welll be because she had just experienced a miscarriage. Dark tinfoil moment – what if Euron finds out she’s pregnant with her brother’s baby and beats her up causing her to miscarriage….. nope, too dark, don’t won’t to entertain that thought. It is weird that he would be okay with marrying her if she’s pregnant with Jaime’s child…

      Or maybe the whole pregnancy was a ruse to begin with?

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    124. Laura,

      LOL … I never gave up!!

      ..and some thing silent, sad and terrifying has made her run ..?

      And just think of it.. There’s 5,000 years of corpses down in Winterfell Crypts.. What if it fell from within..?

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    125. Jamie could just be overwhelmed at fighting an enemy that literally never stops coming, guys. He hasn’t fought wights before. That’s all I think it is.

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    126. It appears the video broke the YouTube view counter. It’s been stuck on 456k since about 30 minutes after it went up. 😛

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    127. Here Be Dragons:
      Laura,

      LOL … I never gave up!!

      ..and some thing silent, sad and terrifying has made her run ..?

      Bish, here’s my ticket, I am hopping on this train!

      So in my French Vanilla fantasy world, Jaqen AND LSH are coming… lol. Seeing Arya fight like she was taught just makes me want to see Sexy Jesus again and for him to pull off his face and blow our heads off.

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    128. Che,

      I admit it’s a bit of a long shot, but I do think we are being led by the nose here. Dragons / Dany / Jon are the main focus of the scene here with a pile of bones that could easily be disregarded, as that’s generally what happens around dragons. I just have a feeling there is something significant there.
      If they left a rack of ribs the size of a brontosaurus on the ground it would be a bit naff. Hence everything smashed and broken.
      I also thought the trailer was for eps 1,2, and part 3

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    129. Jack Bauer 24:
      No Greyjoys either, unless I missed them?

      Euron is there in the throne room with Cersei, Qyburn and Harry Strickland. I had wondered what would happen in Kings Landing but clearly Golden Company arrive in episode one now.

      The scene with Cersei crying I was convinced it was news of Jamie dying but now it could be her losing her baby as she’s drinking wine.

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    130. Mark me words,

      But they’re not spoiling Viserion’s death in the trailer tho? But, it could be a case of hiding something in plain sight. Perhaps all those rumors about dragons encased in the Wall or in the Crypts of Wfell are true and Dany and Jon have gone to investigate the other dragons they thought they saw and see these bones and know that Viserion killed them? I’m on crack today and I don’t care. All lunatic theories considered!

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    131. Che,

      Yes!!! It just hit me. Some one else mentioned to me that she was drinking wine and that was a major spoiler. She wasn’t drinking when she met with Tyrion. She was Pregnant. Now we see her drinking wine with tears in her eyes. Not pregnant anymore…..

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    132. The fact that they only show one quick shot of Tyrion really worries me. He is a main character and fan favorite. Something terrible is going to happen to Tyrion, or he’s going to do something terrible.

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    133. Laura,

      OGod! …I forgot how you ladies howled for the return of ‘SexyJesus’ that you managed to kill an ‘extended’ acting role for a middle-aged, chubby, black man. 😀

      But listen to arya’s words in the trailor..
      “I know Death, he’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one”

      LS would be a face she was Not expecting!!

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    134. Sara:
      TitusTroy,

      I think it was the Night King’s horse! With Winterfell in the distance.

      Isn’t the NK mounted on Viserion now, though?

      I suppose the NK could just let Viserion do damage on it’s own, but I assumed that the NK and Viserion would be a package deal at this point.

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    135. Jon Snowed,

      If you look closely to the throne room scene midway through the trailer, I think it’s Cersei sitting alone in the throne room on the steps of the dais, and it reminds me of the scene during the siege of Kings landing when she’s cuddling Tommen and basically preparing for death. That would be a very powerful moment if she’s reliving that scene with her unborn child but this time she doesn’t have anyone coming to save her.

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    136. Here Be Dragons:
      Laura,

      And just think of it.. There’s 5,000 years of corpses down in Winterfell Crypts.. What if it fell from within..?

      omg wait. wasn’t there a Ned chapter where he talked about how all the Starks in the crypts were buried with iron swords to lock the bad juju in?? so what if they need all those swords and none of them know the superstition and Arya is literally running from like thousands of years of Stark kings, her headless father and brother, her aunt, etc.?? My mind is warped thinking about this.

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    137. Branflakes,

      Freeze it at 1:05. It’s Cersei sitting on the throne with Qyburn at her side. At least, that’s what it looks like to me. I can’t tell what, if anything, is in front of Cersei though.

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    138. trarecar:
      The fact that they only show one quick shot of Tyrion really worries me.He is a main character and fan favorite.Something terrible is going to happen to Tyrion, or

      he’s going to do something terrible.

      Bank on it. He’s going to be a good Lannister for once in his life and he’s going to ruin it all.

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    139. I haven’t watched it, but I’ve read comments and seen a few stills.

      Sounds like it’s pretty much all footage from the first few episodes, featuring things we knew were inevitable, e.g. Dany & co arrive at Winterfell, the battle with the AotD, Jon brooding over his parentage.

      The only slight potential spoiler appears to be what looks like the captain of the Golden Company in King’s Landing.

      We heard that D&D didn’t want to release a trailer, so there must be quite a lot still to discover if they’ve compiled a trailer featuring almost nothing that we don;t already know is going to happen.

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    140. Not to bring up a logical point here, but doesn’t Bran basically know how all this ends? Is he just not going to tell anyone? Or give them tips on how to beat these bastards? Or will they write in some messy retcon to explain that Bran can’t see this outcome because he’s personally involved or something?

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    141. Laura,

      Yes hiding in plain sight. The whole surrounding scene is effectively white. You have 5 things to look at; Dany, Jon, 2 dragons and scorched bones. We are drawn into the scene with the first 4. The dragons could be stood on any other piece of land but choose there, side by side.
      Am probably miles off but I do think trailers do give us a little something if we look hard enough.

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    142. Laura,

      Most of the swords had rusted away ..but it wouldn’t stop them killing unarmed children and woman.

      ..and since there’s someone else in those crypts..
      ..you’d finally get to see an ‘Ice Spider’ 😉

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    143. Ramsay’s 20th Good Man:
      The only slight potential spoiler appears to be what looks like the captain of the Golden Company in King’s Landing.

      How are you calling that a spoiler though? We got plenty notice about Cersei/Euron’s plans to bring them back to KL through the exposition fairy in the finale of last season?

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    144. kathy,

      He’s talking to Dany. At least that’s my guess.

      Sara,

      He has a dragon. Why would he be there on horse. I think it is one of his generals. Maybe nk isn’t there.

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    145. Mr Derp:
      Branflakes,

      Freeze it at 1:05.It’s Cersei sitting on the throne with Qyburn at her side.At least, that’s what it looks like to me.I can’t tell what, if anything, is in front of Cersei though.

      There are a couple of people standing in front of her. The one on the right looks like a woman with long hair imo.

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    146. Jon Snowed,

      What spoilers?

      Jon Snowed:
      All credit to Jack Bauer 24 for getting this absolutely spot on!

      Man I am emotional watching that, Arya looks insanely scared, Jamie is clearly going to die and I’m sure Cersei is crying after hearing the news, looks like Jon will ride a dragon beyond the wall with Dany too.

      The leak said almost almost all scenes are from the first two episodes as well.

      What leak???

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    147. Clob,

      Too hard to tell unless someone can zoom in on it, but right now I’m thinking it’s Qyburn. I also see them flanked by Kingsguard, or, at least, the Mountain?

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    148. Clob,

      yeah, actually, upon closer inspection there are a bunch of people there. I was quick to guess because in the very next shot she’s wearing the same colour as the person kneeling in the first one. The close up of her drinking/crying still makes me think of that scene from the earlier season though: “It’s over. Time to get s**tfaced.”

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    149. They made that one shot so hard to decipher. It couldn’t be pulled back any further. I think there’s something super spoilery about it but maybe messed with a touch to make them laugh at us.

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    150. Branflakes,

      She’s drinking wine and crying. Last season she couldn’t drink wine because she was pregnant. Lost baby so can drink now and crying for the loss maybe?

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    151. What a lovely tues surprise.
      Thanks WotW

      Ok, so Arya is running from what?
      -A new shadow baby?
      -Someone she just battled & came back as a wight?
      -ice spider?
      -a faceless man?
      -a Stark King stone statue, come to life?
      -maybe she’s diverting danger away from the hiding peeps?

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    152. Laura: Not to bring up a logical point here, but doesn’t Bran basically know how all this ends?

      Greenseers aren’t really able to visit or see the future clearly like his visions of the past. They have dreams and visions of images that they have to decipher. It’d be kinda like Melisandre looking in the flames, but with stronger power his greensight should be a little better, one would think.

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    153. kathy:
      Branflakes,

      She’s drinking wine and crying.Last season she couldn’t drink wine because she was pregnant.Lost baby so can drink now and crying for the loss maybe?

      Agreed but I think it’s not just lost baby. It’s lost baby and lost Jamie. She has that rueful look of someone who just lost everything she gave a shit about.

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    154. Laura:
      Not to bring up a logical point here, but doesn’t Bran basically know how all this ends? Is he just not going to tell anyone? Or give them tips on how to beat these bastards? Or will they write in some messy retcon to explain that Bran can’t see this outcome because he’s personally involved or something?

      Bran can see the past and the present, not the future.

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    155. Yes the Night King has a dragon but why would he fly his B-52 over the battlefield when he knows the opposition has 2 of their own B-52s?

      Now I’m no decorated army tactician but me thinks the horse hoof we do see is just the beginning of his army. I doubt it is the NK himself, he’d be an ijit to ride in front of his 100k pack of Icy death demons.

      The scene that does confuse me most is Cersei’s odd wine drinking cry/smile/smug shot.

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    156. Zalos: Bran can see the past and the present, not the future.

      Ok, I thought he said something when he was explaining being the 3ER to Sansa about being able to see everything that’s happened and all that will ever be. Or some hokey mumbo jumbo.

      If I don’t see a damn wolf pack show up to this battle, I better see some Crannogmen riding their damn magic frogcycles to eff some ish up.

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    157. The Wolves of Winter,

      I watched the Alt Shift X discussion, which included lots of comments and speculation about the trailer. One viewer’s theory that I can’t shake is that Arya will go to Kings Landing, kill Cersei, take her face, and then be killed (mistakenly) by Jaime.

      I am open to all comments telling me why this can’t happen (please!).

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    158. Laura: Not to bring up a logical point here, but doesn’t Bran basically know how all this ends? Is he just not going to tell anyone? Or give them tips on how to beat these bastards?

      He already did. Final scene of 3×08 when Sam kills the WW. I believe Bran is the one controlling those crows.

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    159. Jon Snowed,

      IMO, Cersei drinking wine with tears in her eyes can mean only one thing: she’s taking some stuff to abort the child. She’s wearing the same dressing-gown she put on in Queen’s Justice after spending the night with Jaime. So, she is in her bedchamber, she’s half-dressed and she’s about to drink something with tears in her eyes. To me it just screams of the abortion. And Cersei is capable of that: Jaime mentioned that to Loras back in 402 that, even if Loras manged to impregnate her somehow, she would abort his children. And now Jaime is in the same cathegory: Cersei sees him as a traitor, so killing his child would be like a due revenge. And that would be a proper closure to her character arch: descending into full madness and dehumanisation.

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    160. Laura,

      Because we only know that they plan to bring them to King’s Landing. There’s no proof they actually make it there.

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    161. Here Be Dragons:
      Prediction…

      We’ll Definately be seeing an Ice Spider ..!!

      .. But not how you thought!lol

      Once GRRM posted the ice spider pic to his own site I was like “Ice spiders in S8 confirmed!” because of course he would want to steal their thunder all innocent-like by posting his illustrated badass version which will make D&Ds ice spiders look like overgrown dogs.

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    162. Laura: Ok, I thought he said something when he was explaining being the 3ER to Sansa about being able to see everything that’s happened and all that will ever be. Or some hokey mumbo jumbo.

      If I don’t see a damn wolf pack show up to this battle, I better see some Crannogmen riding their damn magic frogcycles to eff some ish up.

      I think the only characters in the story who have had glimpses of the future are the Red Priests/Priestesses. Even though, they usually can’t read these visions for shit. *cough* Mel *cough*

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    163. Clob:
      It appears the video broke the YouTube view counter.It’s been stuck on 456k since about 30 minutes after it went up. 😛

      Yeah I saw that lol. Season 7 trailer hit 42 million. I’m thinking this will surpass 50 million.

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    164. KellieisComing:
      What the fuck is Arya scared of? And why is Cersai ‘crying’? I’m so worried for Jaime 😞

      What if Arya was in King’s Landing and getting chased by Zombie!Gregor? 🙂

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    165. Arya is certified bad ass. The only person I can think she might fear is Jaqen? I’d hate to see him pitted against her for some reason though….hope that’s not it!

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    166. Is that Brienne next to Jaime with the fire? Hard to tell in the next quick clip, but is that Brienne hacking down a wight in the next shot?

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    167. keltia:
      The Wolves of Winter,

      I watched the Alt Shift X discussion, which included lots of comments and speculation about the trailer. One viewer’s theory that I can’t shake is that Arya will go to Kings Landing, kill Cersei, take her face, and then be killed (mistakenly) by Jaime.

      I am open to all comments telling me why this can’t happen (please!).

      Well anything is possible but I think there’s a very small chance Jamie ever makes it back to KL. His redemption is fighting alongside the Starks, for the good of all people and hopefully dying in the arms of the woman he loves. It’s his best ending, sad as it may be. To give his life for the family he’s brought so much grief and sadness to? To show that the worst of us can be redeemed? I’ll frankly be pissed if it happens any other way. Seeing Jamie free of Cersei for the first time in his life, doing battle for the good of humanity and sacrificing everything in the process is going to be such a gut punch, but a really satisfying one, ultimately.

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    168. Zalos: What if Arya was in King’s Landing and getting chased by Zombie!Gregor? 🙂

      Well that dude can’t run for shit so there’s no reason for her to be running scared at top speed from a dude who at best will lumber aggressively toward her lol

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    169. I swear it looks like Jaime is yelling Bronn or Pod in that scene on the battlements. Pod is clearly standing behind Jaime. So is he yelling for Pod to maybe help/save Brienne or is he seeing Bronn fall in battle?

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    170. keltia:
      The Wolves of Winter,

      I watched the Alt Shift X discussion, which included lots of comments and speculation about the trailer. One viewer’s theory that I can’t shake is that Arya will go to Kings Landing, kill Cersei, take her face, and then be killed (mistakenly) by Jaime.

      I am open to all comments telling me why this can’t happen (please!).

      Why would Cersei’s face be of any use after she dies? No one else in her crew would be difficult to get to if they have already gotten to Cersei. At least, that’s my initial thought.

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    171. I’m definitely going to need to turn out all the lights when watching this season.
      This trailer is so literally dark. I just tried to watch it again from my computer at work, and it’s one of the darkest videos I’ve watched. It’s pretty difficult to see what’s happening with the window shades up! I think that’s why Cersei’s scenes seemed like summer to some people. It very well may be winter there, but it just looks so much brighter than what’s going down at Winterfell. I can’t wait to see how Sapochnik uses lighting to highlight the actors faces and action elements during the epic night battle. I think it’s possible as others have said that Arya could be drawing something away from the others.

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    172. Is it me, or does Drogon and Rhaegal look way smaller than before? Specially Drogon, he looked more masive in Spoils of War,

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    173. Aegon the IceDragon:
      I swear it looks like Jaime is yelling Bronn or Pod in that scene on the battlements.Pod is clearly standing behind Jaime.So is he yelling for Pod to maybe help/save Brienne or is he seeing Bronn fall in battle?

      It sounded like Pod to me as well. Do we know/think Bronn makes it to the battle? I just can’t imagine Bronn of all people leaving his cushy enclave in KL to do anything for the greater good of anyone but himself. We love him but he’s a total cockroach. And one I presume will be left alive at story’s end because D&D love him so much.

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    174. Mr Derp,

      But next scene, when she’s crying is another time. Didn’t anybody notice, that Cersei changed clothes? No queenly out-fit anymore, but a robe that looks nearly like a hair shirt. She’s out, I say. Perhaps she’s crying because of that.

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    175. cos alpha:
      Mr Derp,

      But next scene, when she’s crying is another time. Didn’t anybody notice, that Cersei changed clothes? No queenly out-fit anymore, but a robe that looks nearly like a hair shirt. She’s out, I say. Perhaps she’s crying because of that.

      They’re very clearly different scenes but what are you on about? lol

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    176. Nick:
      Arya is certified bad ass. The only person I can think she might fear is Jaqen? I’d hate to see him pitted against her for some reason though….hope that’s not it!

      In the books it is suggested that the Faceless Men have their own agenda and will somehow factor into the endgame along with like 47 other groups like the maesters and the red priests and the stone men. I just don’t know that the show will have time to get into anything like that unless it’s truly essential to the story and how it ends. I would love to see Jaqen again and I think he could be used in a really cool way but if they brought him back now it might just be fanservice and none of us has any time for that nonsense.

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    177. I hope the big battle that they keep hyping up is not all going to be in the night and darkness…I want some daytime, crisp, clear 4K HDR eye candy

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    178. Inga,

      I keep going back to the King’s Landing siege, because I think you make an interesting prediction. It’s been a long time since I watched the early seasons, but wasn’t she going to murder Tommen rather than let the enemies take him? So maybe it’s the same thing here.

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    179. Laura:
      TitusTroy,

      The trailer was def darkened a bit. They’re not going to obscure their biggest set piece ever in darkness. We’ll see it all

      I hope not…they did state that they filmed for 3 straight months during the night-time so I’m a bit worried that most or all of the battle will be in the dark…I was hoping for maybe half the battle in the daytime like the amazing Loot Train battle sequence from Season 7

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    180. Interesting comment on the Alt Shift X stream – there is a shot of what looks like Arya’s hand gripping a spear that might be from the throne room in king’s Landing. The flame to her left looks like it may be in the brazier that is around one of the columns in the throne room. Exciting stuff if this is true – we know Maisie has said Arya will be fighting between who she wants to be and her mission of old for revenge. It would make sense she gets tested on that conviction – where else than where her remaining enemies are?

      Also, did anyone else get an Arya vibe from the shot of the boy/girl climbing up to look at the arriving Unsullied? Arya in another face? Getting close to Jon and sizing him up before revealing her true self?

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    181. The more I watch this, which is about 7 times now when I pause it at Arya’s fight scene as well as what I think is Brienne with the flames in the background and her hacking down on someone, the ‘enemy’ doesn’t look like a wight or an undead.

      Granted the flashes in the trailer are only 1-2 seconds at a time but after watching them a half-dozen times I have questions..

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    182. Che:
      Interesting comment on the Alt Shift X stream – there is a shot of what looks like Arya’s hand gripping a spear that might be from the throne room in king’s Landing. The flame to her left looks like it may be in the brazier that is around one of the columns in the throne room. Exciting stuff if this is true – we know Maisie has said Arya will be fighting between who she wants to be and her mission of old for revenge. It would make sense she gets tested on that conviction – where else than where her remaining enemies are?

      Also, did anyone else get an Arya vibe from the shot of the boy/girl climbing up to look at the arriving Unsullied? Arya in another face? Getting close to Jon and sizing him up before revealing her true self?

      Is it the pic that Luka has up on the breakdown thread that he says is Jon? Just a body shot with the spear/sword on the left side?

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    183. Mr Derp,
      Why would Cersei’s face be of any use after she dies? No one else in her crew would be difficult to get to if they have already gotten to Cersei. At least, that’s my initial thought.

      Unless Arya thought that by wearing Cersei’s face, it would be easier to get out of the Red Keep (especially if the Mountain were still around to escort her). I know that the theory is far-fetched, and this is GoT after all — I just wanted to get the wise masters of WotW to assuage my fears. 😟 Thanks.

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    184. Someone commented that the robe Cersei is wearing while drinking her wine is the same color as her hair and it made me think: “Gold will be their crowns. Gold will be their shrouds.” Could it be that she’s taking her own life because she doesn’t want anyone else to have that control? (And yet on the other hand, I think she’s way too conceited to take her own life.)

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    185. Laura: Is it the pic that Luka has up on the breakdown thread that he says is Jon? Just a body shot with the spear/sword on the left side?

      Laura: Is it the pic that Luka has up on the breakdown thread that he says is Jon? Just a body shot with the spear/sword on the left side?

      Ah, didn’t see that was up. Yes, that’s the one. In the video it seems pretty clear that is a woman’s hand, rather than man’s. Comparing it to a shot of Jon’s hand in the scene where he touches Drogon in season 7, it doesn’t look like him. Also, Arya is left handed.

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    186. Anyone else think Jaime might be yelling “Pod!”? Pod goes down, no one has Brienne’s back, Jaime fights his way to her side?

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    187. 😲

      What if…. the Golden Company attacks Winterfell first and then NK and AOTD shows up to collect the leftovers???

      😱

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    188. GDK:
      Pretty sure Jorah has aquired Heartsbane in this trailer.Another gift from Sam? 🙂Look at the sword hilt he has while riding the horse (and I assume) commanding the Dothraki calvary

      Oh I hope so. I hadn’t thought of that possibility 🤗

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    189. Firannion,

      I definitely think he’s yelling Pod. This is right after the scene we see Brienne hacking away at the undead. I think someone already pointed out, and I have to agree, since Pod is right next to him as he yells Pod, it’s probably Jaime trying to get his attention to assist Brienne. I fear for all three. Although, this can be a classic red herring so the trailer makes it seem that those scenes are connected but perhaps Jaime is trying to get Pod’s attention for something else.

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    190. keltia:
      Mr Derp,
      Why would Cersei’s face be of any use after she dies? No one else in her crew would be difficult to get to if they have already gotten to Cersei. At least, that’s my initial thought.

      Unless Arya thought that by wearing Cersei’s face, it would be easier to get out of the Red Keep (especially if the Mountain were still around to escort her).I know that the theory is far-fetched, and this is GoT after all — I just wanted to get the wise masters of WotW to assuage my fears. 😟Thanks.

      Keep in mind that a lot of people are very good at coming up with shock theories that are purely for shock value and offer no substance to the story or the characters. And this would be one of them. Shocking? Yes. Does it add anything substantial to Arya’s character, or Jamie’s, or to the story? Does it say, or sum up anything interesting in any of those arcs? No.

      This has a 0% chance of happening.

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    191. Anyone else pick up on all the emotional range shown by Arya just in this short trailer? I mean, wow! It’s more than any other character I feel, perhaps really highlighting a big arc for her in the season. Maisie is really going to get some meaty stuff to sink her teeth into me-thinks! Can’t f&*%ing wait!

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    192. Ivan:
      Is it me, or does Drogon and Rhaegal look way smaller than before? Specially Drogon, he looked more masive in Spoils of War,

      Yep, they look smaller in all the shots: flying over people and next to Jon and Danny too. I wonder why they scaled them down?

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    193. Che,

      I actually think Cersei drinking wine because she had a miscarriage, remember she wouldn’t touch wine once she found out she was pregnant last season plus the only thing in Lads leaks last year that didn’t happen was Cersei having a miscarriage and yeah I agree Jon and Dany were walking directly to Drogon

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    194. Laura,

      Bran can’t see the future, he sees the past and present. I think his only ever had one flash of the future which was a dragons shadow over KL

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    195. I will actually be disappointed if we don’t lose several characters at Winterfell. I mean it would feel very unrealistic if we don’t. Greyworm and Pod look most likely of the supporting characters and Jamie may be the big one, I would rule out a shock death of say Missandei, Gilly or Varys too. The only ones I feel confident in are Jon, Arya, Tyrion and the Hound.

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    196. Mel:
      Che,

      I actually think Cersei drinking wine because she had a miscarriage, remember she wouldn’t touch wine once she found out she was pregnant last season plus the only thing in Lads leaks last year that didn’t happen was Cersei having a miscarriage and yeah I agree Jon and Dany were walking directly to Drogon

      Whoa! Good point, Mel…. she wouldn’t be drinking if she was still pregnant.

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    197. Yeah Bronn is an interesting one, I would have assumed he travelled North with Pod but he’s curiously missing here. Given Jerome cannot film with Lena I doubt he hangs around in Kings Landing either so perhaps he reappears later in the season as the story moves back South.

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    198. I Didnt catch it until several rewatches but Gilly and Baby Sam are in the crypts with Varys. My guess is Winterfell is breached and they can hear the fighting draw closer in that scene.

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    199. The Wolves of Winter,

      Thanks for posting this Alt Shift X live stream. It was great fun watching and the live element, with people commenting on things in the trailer, really added to the deep dive into what we see in the trailer.

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    200. Jack Bauer 24:
      Unsullied have been featured a lot in the promotional stuff while the Dothraki haven’t.

      As others have noted, maybe all the promotional material is from the first 3 episodes and the Dothraki will feature mostly in later episodes when the fighting is in Kings Landing.

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    201. “I know Death. It’s got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.”

      BONE-DEEP CHILLS!

      I was at work when the trailer finally dropped, in the middle of a 12 hour shift, and I had to decide whether or not I was going to sneak off to some dark corner of the hospital and watch it on my phone or wait until I got home and could revel in its full HD glory. I decided to wait, agonizing as it was, and I’m glad that I did. That was SO worth it!!!!

      I’m off to rewatch it another 50 times (conservative estimate). More detailed and substantive reactions later! Looking forward to the WOTW breakdown as well!

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    202. Che,

      1) interesting to see Cersei drinking wine? Maybe she’s sad that’s she is good to drink wine again. Lost the baby?

      2) Varys cut over – my favorite part of the trailer – I found it very fascinating that they cut to Varys just as Arya is voicing over “he has many faces”. I still think Varys is house of black and white alduento all of his conversations about connections to powerful people in pentos and bravos. Maybe connected to Bank of Bravos? And helps pull Cersei’s funding and Golden company stops working for her.

      Just thinking out loud.

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    203. ramses: As others have noted, maybe all the promotional material is from the first 3 episodes and the Dothraki will feature mostly in later episodes when the fighting is in Kings Landing.

      They have to be at WF helping fight too though. They can’t not use them against the AotD.

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    204. Mel,

      If I recall cocrectly, That flash was from the house of the dying and was a vision by Dany. She saw the dragon over Kings Landing, and snow falling in a roofless throne room at the red keep.

      And while Bran cannot see the future, he has shown us that he can manipulate the past.
      Maybe setting us up for a time warp when something goes drastically wrong – he goes into the past to tell everyone how to fix it.

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    205. Tron79,

      “The Arya chase reminds me a little of the No One chase.”
      ——
      My first impression was that it was a callback to frightened little Arya in S1 muttering “Not today, not today” as she escaped from Meryn F*cking Trant thanks to Syrio’s heroic sacrifice.

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    206. Amazing trailer, it did not disappoint; I was entertained Maximus. Kudos to the trailer editor, music was perfection. Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen in all its dark horror before Ms Brie

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    207. Tyjon:
      Amazing trailer, it did not disappoint; I was entertained Maximus. Kudos to the trailer editor, music was perfection. Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen in all its dark horror before Ms Brie

      You think it’ll air in theaters? I’m seeing Captain Marvel on Sunday.

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    208. Might be a simple explanation for Bronn not being at either Winterfell or King’s Landing: He traveled part of the way through the Riverlands with Jaime, then got left at the Twins to mind the bridge in the absence of any adult male Freys. Control of the Trident crossing is of key strategic importance; Jaime wants someone there whose motives are uncomplicated. Bronn gets his two castles and is quite happy to stay.

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    209. Bronn just ain’t that relevant. His presence or absence doesn’t need to be complicated. He’ll appear in King’s Landing, leading the Lannister troops. But by the time a dragon turns up at the gates, he’ll probably scarper or betray Cersei. A scene or two with Qyburn or Euron early in the season before a couple of more substantial scenes during whatever conclusion occurs around King’s Landing should suffice.

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    210. We didn’t see Vyserion either. I continue to fantasize about Bronn manning a Scorpion and firing a huge dragonglass arrow at Vyserion.

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    211. Jamie is apparently screaming “RUN” so clearly the battle is not going well at that point.

      On the Dany scene I don’t think it’s after the battle so I am guessing it’s after she finds out she is not the rightful heir.

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    212. I initially thought Bran was taking with Jon and he may still be but then began to think it could be Arya. When he talks about home it can only be one of the Stark kids.

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    213. I am fairly certain the shot of Beric, Tormund and ED is not Winterfell. I would confidently predict it’s the last Hearth after the White Walkers have obliterated it.

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    214. I know this is a weird post.

      In the general medieval style times that this seems to be based around, they probably don’t know that drinking whilst pregnant is bad. I mean in our world that is quite a recent thing.

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    215. Any battles they may have in the North would have to be at night, since the whole mythology is that the Walkers bring the long night and Darkness. If it was nice and bright and sunny it would not fit at all.. I would be severely disappointed actually.

      I don’t mind it still being sunny in King Landing since the darkness won’t stretch down that far just yet. It would just occasionally snow for now.

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    216. We cannot rule out the Golden Company attacking Winterfell but it seems unlikely. My rationale being when the White Walkers arrive everything seems calm at Winterfell – look in the background in that shot. Also When Bran and Sam are talking calmly then his breath goes white. So either they turn up at the same time – likely they then get wiped out if they do or at the end.

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    217. Just be clear the “leak” refers to the trailer dropping yesterday not the forthcoming season. The spoilers were about the content of the trailer, the person mentioned it would start with Arya and a few other snippets which were proven true. Jack Bauer posted this on here but it was all over twitter too.

      The person who leaked the time and content also said everything is from “the first few episodes” I had originally taken this for two episodes but clearly there is content from S3.

      There are no confirmed spoilers for this season that I am aware of and I would not want to know them if there were.

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    218. I initially thought it was Jorah fighting on the battlements but having watched the Because Geek trailer review I’m not of the opinion it’s Brienne up there with Jamie. Presumably Pod is dead by that point but it may be him over Jamie’s shoulder also.

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    219. Agree, I feel relatively certain Jamie will die in the North, likely fighting alongside Brienne and regaining his honour at the same time. If the Valonquar theory is true it will be Tyrion killing Cersei.

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    220. The Battle of Winterfell was called the Long Night (likely episode title too I’d imagine), and was shot at night over a very long period. I’d be surprised if it’s not almost exclusively at night with the ending happening at the crack of dawn.

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    221. I’m not convinced that it’s Euron with HS in the throne room. The person has long hair for sure and a waist.

      Looking at the cast pics it really can only be Sansa or Melisandre. I don’t believe Sansa will leave Winterfell again (must always be a Stark etc etc).

      For me, it’s the Red Woman. Many reasons how and why. Also sure that HS is in bondage. No reason for essentially a sell sword to bow in that fashion

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    222. Val from Because Geek is speculating that a lot of the Dothraki will die before they reach Winterfell. Potentially ambushed by the Army of the Dead. Given they are essentially savages they will likely need to be killed off by the end of the story regardless.

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    223. Mel,

      Mel:
      Laura,

      Bran can’t see the future, he sees the past and present. I think his only ever had one flash of the future which was a dragons shadow over KL

      Bran did see the initial part of the wildfire explosion that destroyed the Sept Of Baelor, right? Sorry if anyone’s already responded to this

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    224. Laura,

      Like what was mentioned in the breakdown page, I think we might! I watch the video in slow-mo (speed 0.25) on youtube and at time 1:22, right after Jon and crew are running to fight it switches to a lot of what looks like wolf legs running – they are too close together to be horses and they are not legs and you can kinda make out fur… at least that is what it looks like to me… get excited!

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    225. Jaemi:
      Do my eyes decieve me or do the dragons seem too small in the shot with Jon & Dany walking up to them eating their lunchables?

      Well, when the shot is on the dragons perspective, seeing J&D walking towards them, they look massive, but when it switches to J&D walking towards them yeah they seem too small to me too, but it might be perspective is off and they are not as close as they seem as they walk towards the dragons… but they are right at the edge of the feeding ground, they should look bigger, as they are very close

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    226. It really really looks like wolf legs to me, lots of wolf legs!

      Can I ask a question that may have been explained somewhere before but… if fire messes up the WW, why didn’t our intrepid herosquad get some wildfire from Kings Landing to use to fight the good fight? Surely they could build a wall of fire and the Wights would be banjanxed and could go no further? Apart from the dragon who I suppose could fly over but you know what I mean?

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    227. viki,

      Yeah the feeding ground it what I was using for perspective. Hmmmm. Well I guess we’ll find out in the fullness of time. The cgi won’t be 100% finished anyhoo, as is often the case with trailers. The Walking Dead trailer recently with Carol and Diane drawing their bowstrings back with no arrows nocked was a good example. Or should I not mention the competition haha

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    228. TitusTroy: Kev

      They shoot night after night so I think you will be disappointed. I can expect a day time scene in episode 4 or last 5 minutes of episode 3.

      and the bring the cold and the long night, not the long day.

      Pamela: Titus

      That would be interesting.

      Sacred Lime,

      +1

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    229. Mel:
      Laura,

      Bran can’t see the future, he sees the past and present. I think his only ever had one flash of the future which was a dragons shadow over KL

      Nope, Bran can see the future. First of all, Jojen told his as much in Season 3 Episode 2.

      Second, Bran has seen the future multiple times. He had a dream about the Greyjoys taking Winterfell (though it was symbolic, because he saw the “sea” coming to Winterfell), he saw the Night King turning Craster’s baby (in Season 4 Episode 2, two episodes before it actually happened), he saw the throne room destroyed and covered in snow (also Season 4 Episode 2), and he saw the wildfire explosion beneath the Sept (Season 6 Episode 6, and this explosion obviously doesn’t happen until Season 6 Episode 10).

      And also the dragon flying over KL, as you said.

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    230. Gerimai: If I recall cocrectly, That flash was from the house of the dying and was a vision by Dany. She saw the dragon over Kings Landing, and snow falling in a roofless throne room at the red keep.

      And while Bran cannot see the future, he has shown us that he can manipulate the past.
      Maybe setting us up for a time warp when something goes drastically wrong – he goes into the past to tell everyone how to fix it.

      Nope, Bran can see the future. First of all, Jojen told his as much in Season 3 Episode 2.

      Second, Bran has seen the future multiple times. He had a dream about the Greyjoys taking Winterfell (though it was symbolic, because he saw the “sea” coming to Winterfell), he saw the Night King turning Craster’s baby (in Season 4 Episode 2, two episodes before it actually happened), and he saw the wildfire explosion beneath the Sept (Season 6 Episode 6, and this explosion obviously doesn’t happen until Season 6 Episode 10).

      And yes, Bran DID see the dragon flying over KL. He saw it in Season 4 Episode 2. Dany did not see this at any point.
      As for the throne room destroyed and covered in snow, Bran and Dany both saw it. She saw it in the House of the Undying, he saw it in Season 4 Episode 2, once again.

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    231. TitusTroy:
      hopefully the entire battle in Episode 3 doesn’t take place at night…HBO gave the show a massive budget for the final season so I want to see some clear daytime battle sequences…night time battles are usually done to save $$ and hide some of the special effects

      It needs to take place entirely at night, and it will. First of all, because it’s the Long Night. The White Walkers are supposed to bring the Night with them.

      Second, they only filmed at night for this battle. So there’s no doubt.

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    232. Nick20: Nope, Bran can see the future. First of all, Jojen told his as much in Season 3 Episode 2.

      Second, Bran has seen the future multiple times. He had a dream about the Greyjoys taking Winterfell (though it was symbolic, because he saw the “sea” coming to Winterfell), he saw the Night King turning Craster’s baby (in Season 4 Episode 2, two episodes before it actually happened), he saw the throne room destroyed and covered in snow (also Season 4 Episode 2), and he saw the wildfire explosion beneath the Sept (Season 6 Episode 6, and this explosion obviously doesn’t happen until Season 6 Episode 10).

      And also the dragon flying over KL, as you said.

      Correct me if I’m wrong but all those aren’t Bran seeing the future, it’s him seeing visions accidentally. We have yet to see Bran actually look for the future.

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    233. steff666: Correct me if I’m wrong but all those aren’t Bran seeing the future, it’s him seeing visions accidentally. We have yet to see Bran actually look for the future.

      Yeah, like I said, and like you said, it’s Bran seeing visions of the future. Also known as “seeing the future”, lol. I never said he was deliberately looking for the future.

      Seeing ≠ looking.

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    234. Well, I’m lucky (?) enough to have been completely out of it in Hospital over this past week or two – but what a great thing to wake up to. I shan’t make any comment on the trailer itself beyond a shout of joy that it’s here and I can now settle now and watch it for at least 4000 times. 😀

      I can’t believe we’re all arriving at the same point in our lives – together.

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