Yesterday, the Entertainment Weekly lit a small batch of the wildfire that HBO had been caching away from us for almost a year now. We got the very first photo from the final season of Game of Thrones as the cover of the new edition of the magazine. The lovebirds / aunt-nephew Daenerys and Jon from the final season – all that we’ve been waiting since the seventh season ended. But, a cover story by EW from the new season gives away an important scene from the first episode. Read on.
Well, no it’s not the Night King flying on undead Viserion above Cersei’s head, but the very first opening scene of the new season. The interesting detail in the cover story by the EW reads:
“Season 8 opens at Winterfell with an episode that contains plenty of callbacks to the show’s pilot. Instead of King Robert’s procession arriving, it’s Daenerys and her army. What follows is a thrilling and tense intermingling of characters — some of whom have never previously met, many who have messy histories — as they all prepare to face the inevitable invasion of the Army of the Dead.”
So, here it goes – a major callback from the pilot episode where King Robert and Co arrive at Winterfell and this scene perfectly explains Sansa’s grim look from the first footage HBO dropped a couple of months ago.
I thought about a couple of things upon seeing Sansa’s grim look – either she is not pleased with Jon’s decision of bending the knee to Daenerys or she has some bad news for him. What do you guys think?
Besides the writer and co-executive producer, Bryan Cogman explains what the final season will be like especially with multiple characters coming together. He explains,
“It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death…It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season, and I think it honors very much what George set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.”
Already getting chills here for Season 8 and can’t wait for this scene to play in the final scene! And hoping the Dragon Queen doesn’t touch anyone this time at Winterfell as it didn’t turn well for the ones touched by Robert. What were your thoughts on this exclusive sneak-peak of the final season by the EW? Tell us in the comments.