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It is the 27th of August and, guess what? The finale of the seventh season – ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ aired on this day exactly a year ago. Although we might have broken it down for you, yet the question that remains is what role these events will play in the final season of Game of Thrones. We will talk about end-game theories based on this episode in a while but let’s first discuss when can we expect Game of Thrones Season 8 to air?

The Final Season has been confirmed to air in the first half of 2019. With the filming already wrapped up, it is safe to assume that a teaser or two would be dropped by the end of this year. Also, if this comes to be true we will definitely get the official trailer in the months of February or March of 2019. Moreover, HBO will also return to its old pattern of airing the series in mid-April, which it got deviated from in the seventh season. Now, let’s talk about the hints for the end-game we get from the episode ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’:

#1. Sansa will emerge as the true leader of Winterfell:

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

Sansa Stark started off in the first season as a young girl who dreams of being a lady, marrying Joffrey, and someday even becoming the Queen. Her dreams never come to terms but instead, her life becomes a prison of eternal torture when her father is killed. She is taken a hostage by the Lannisters and later is used by people like Petyr Baelish to be used as a token for gaining power in the Seven Kingdoms. But, the way Sansa emerged out as a tough ruler and decision-maker in the episode – especially by sentencing Littlefinger to die, is worthy of commendation. It won’t be surprising at all if we see Sansa making some of the toughest decisions of her life in the Seventh Season.

#2. The pack survives?

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

The last scene shared by Arya Stark and Sansa in the finale of Season Seven not only gave us the reunion of the Stark sisters but also reminisce the good old days. Both Stark girls talked about what their father said about winter. “When the snow falls and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies but the pack survives,” says Sansa to Arya. When we go a deeper meaning, it means that now that all the wolves of the pack are reunited again, nobody can bring them any more harm. But, with the bitter-sweet ending promised nobody can accurately predict who will survive?

#3.  We’ll learn what deal did Tyrion make with Cersei?

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and the others on their team met up at the Dragon Pit to discuss the threat of the White Walkers. Cersei ultimately understood the threat and decided to help only on the condition of Jon Snow extending his truce towards her. But, Jon, as he said, had pledged himself to Daenerys and couldn’t serve two queens at once, didn’t accept her offer. This made Cersei angry and she walked away. If it weren’t for Tyrion she wouldn’t have ever decided to help. The private conversation between Tyrion and his sister ended with Tyrion realizing that she is pregnant. But, we never got to see what deal he made with her? But, Cersei will betray them all anyway, wouldn’t she?

#4. What’s up with Tyrion with his concerned look over Jon and Daenerys’s pivotal scene?

Director Jeremy Podeswa reveals the meaning behind Tyrion's worried look in 'The Dragon and the Wolf'

As we’ve known from the beginning, Tyrion Lannister is more of a great diplomat than a sword fighter. He wanted Jon to eventually to bend-the-knee to Daenerys in order to form a political alliance between the houses of Targaryen and Stark. The show will possibly spill the beans and let us know what Tyrion’s concerned look over the union of ‘Fire’ and ‘Ice’ meant? We’ve got a few speculations here.

#5. Theon Greyjoy redeeming himself even more:

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

After sharing a brief scene with Jon Snow and realizing that he doesn’t make a choice between being a Stark or a Greyjoy, Theon finally decided to redeem himself. He set out to seek the support of the remaining Iron-borns in order to rescue his sister Yara Greyjoy. Even after being humiliated and mocked, Theon was still stubborn on getting his sister back from the clutches of Euron Greyjoy. He got into a fight with Harrag and won it, ultimately redeeming himself and proving himself worthy of the support of the Iron-born. We definitely expect Theon to develop a much better story arc for himself in the final season by rescuing his sister and getting into epic battles.

#6. Bran and Sam will team-up and make an astonishing discovery of the secrets of the Night King:

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

Samwell Tarly met with Bran Stark at Winterfell with all the things he had learned at the Citadel and will finally reunite with his old pal – Jon Snow in Season 8. But, “the Truth” that they unearthed in the Season 7 finale about Jon’s heritage definitely gave us a hint about the duo teaming up together to unearth many more mysteries especially about the Night King, his motivation, and the key to his demise.

#7. Cleganebowl is a thing for Season 8:

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

The much-awaited Cleganebowl was once again hyped-up in the most recent episode of Game of Thrones when the Clegane brothers reunited. It was propelled even further with what the Hound said to his brother:

“Remember me? Yeah, you do. You’re even f**king uglier than I am now. What did they do to you? Doesn’t matter…That’s not how it ends for you, brother…You know who coming for you…You’ve always known.”

The only question that remains now is what chances does it have in the final season of Game of Thrones? Only time will tell.

#8. Jaime and Brienne will fight side-by-side:

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

Like many other, Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth too met at the Dragon Pit. Although under different circumstances, both of them shared a glance. After the Queen Cersei Lannister left the place after being infuriated at Jon’s refusal of extending his truce, Brienne asked Jaime to convince his sister otherwise. With Jaime now riding for the North, having abandoned his sister, it’s safe to assume that he and Brienne will fight side-by-side in the Battle of the Dawn.

#9. Will Winterfell fall?

Clues for the end-game that ‘the Dragon and the Wolf’ left us with

The closing scene of the last season gave us a hint about where the Army of the Dead might be headed next. Some fans believe that the wolf-like pattern in which the dead cross the Wall symbolizes that they are coming for the Starks next. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Night King is coming for the Starks next. Does it?

So, these were our 9 takeaways for the Final Season of Game of Thrones from the episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’. Which one of these is the most probable in the final season? Tell us in the comments.






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19 details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 finally aired last night and the fans weren’t disappointed. It’s been almost 600 days since season 7 got over and the fans had to wait a really long time to watch a new episode. As expected, the episode had a lot of details that were hidden in plain sight and many callbacks to the earlier seasons, especially the pilot episode, where Robert Baratheon visited Winterfell and asked Ned Stark to become the Hand of the King.

So let’s take a look at these details that you might have missed while watching Game Of Thrones season 8 premiere.

1. New opening credits

Game of Thrones gets a new title sequence with Season 8

Season 8 started with new opening credits and we can see that the Wall has collapsed and also got to see Last Hearth, along with a tour of Winterfell and the Red Keep. It’s the final season and now all the important characters have come together and as a result we saw only 3 places, rather than traveling all across Westeros and Essos during the opening credits.

However, that’s not the only thing that has changed in the opening credits. Even the details that we have been seeing all these years on the Astrolabe have changed. Let’s take a look at it.

In the first image, we can see the undead Viserion taking down the Wall and we can also see the Wights waiting for the Wall to collapse.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

The second image depicts the Red Wedding. We can see the Twins in the center, and a Direwolf hangs from the arch. On one end we can see a flayed man holding the head of a Wolf, which indicates Robb Stark, while on the other end, a Lion holds a Tully Trout in it’s mouth. So that represents Tywin Lannister who planned the Red Wedding.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

The last image shows 4 dragons with the Red Comet in the background. It shows us the birth of the dragons, with Daenerys being represented by the largest dragon, while the 3 smaller ones are Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.

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We are then taken to King’s Landing, where we can see the map of Westeros that Cersei had commissioned in season 7.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

 

2. Bran climbing the walls of Winterfell

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The episode starts with a young boy who wants to take a look at Daenerys’ army that’s arriving at Winterfell and he manages to climb on the top of a tree to get a good view.

This is a callback to the scene from the pilot episode where Bran had climbed on the walls of Winterfell to get a better view of Robert Baratheon’s procession arriving towards Winterfell.

 

3. The King’s arrival

We then get a good look at Daenerys’ Dothraki and Unsullied armies and a familiar soundtrack starts playing. The last time we heard the same music was during the pilot episode when Robert arrived at Winterfell.

 

4. Arya standing outside the walls of Winterfell

During the episode we saw that Arya was standing in Winter Town, that’s just outside the walls of Winterfell and it’s a callback to season 1, when Arya did the same thing.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

 

5. Jon Snow greets Bran Stark

The moment Jon sees Bran, he rushes towards Bran and plants a kiss on his forehead. This is a callback to the scene where Jon said good bye to Bran while leaving for the Wall. Bran was in coma and Jon visited his room and told him, “We can go out walking beyond the Wall if you are not afraid.” When Catelyn Stark told him to leave the room, Jon kissed Bran on the forehead and left.

 

6. Winterfell is yours

Daenerys is given a cold welcome by the Sansa Stark, who is the Lady of Winterfell and she greets her by saying, “Winterfell is yours, your grace.”

During the season 1 premiere, the then Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark welcomed Robert Baratheon by saying, “Guarding the North for you, your grace. Winterfell is yours.”

 

7. Jon and Arya hug each other

Jon and Arya have an emotional reunion and when Jon sees Arya standing right behind him, he goes hugs her by picking her off her feet.

During the 2nd episode of season 1, Jon gifted Arya a sword and then Arya hugged him Jon the same way she hugged him in the latest episode.

 

8. A possible reference to Ed Sheeran’s character

Director Jeremy Podeswa defends Ed Sheeran's cameo in Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere

Ed Sheeran made a guest appearance as a Lannister soldier during the season 7 premiere and after that everyone was guessing whether his character was alive or if he died fighting against Daenerys’ forces. The latest episode might have given us a clue. While in the brothel, one of the character talks about a Lannister soldier named Eddie, who’s a ginger and came back with his face burned right off and has no eyelids now.

There’s a good possibility that Game Of Thrones sneaked in a reference to Ed Sheeran’s character in the latest episode.

 

9. Cersei’s deadly plan for her brothers

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During the episode, Qyburn came to meet Bronn and offered him chests filled with gold as an advance payment for killing Tyrion and Jaime Lannister. He even handed him the crossbow that Tyrion had used to murder Tywin Lannister.

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10. Cersei is drinking Wine

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

During the season 7 finale, Tyrion went to meet Cersei to convince her to join forces to fight against the White Walkers. She had refused to drink wine and Tyrion realized that she was pregnant. However, in the latest episode, Cersei is drinking wine and when Euron touches her belly and says, “I am going to put a prince in your belly,” Cersei suddenly gets emotional and there are tears in her eyes. Does this mean that she has miscarried and is no longer pregnant?

 

11. Jon rides a dragon named after his father

Jon Snow had two big moments in the first episode and fans went nuts

Jon Snow finally did what the fans had been waiting to watch since season 7. Daenerys named her dragons after the 3 important men in her life: Drogon (Khal Drogo), Viserion (Viserys Targaryen), Rhaegal (Rhaegar Targaryen) and we know that Jon Snow is Rhaegar Targaryen’s son. So fans had been theorizing that Jon would ride the dragon that was named after his father and that’s what happened in the latest episode.

 

12. Reference to the Jon-Ygritte cave scene

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After flying on the dragons, Jon and Daenerys had a romantic moment in front of a beautiful waterfall and Daenerys told Jon, “We could stay a thousand years. No one would find us.”

This mirrors what Ygritte had told Jon when they made love in the cave. “Let’s not go back. Let’s stay here a while longer. I don’t ever want to leave this cave, Jon Snow.” I hope that there are no further similarities and that Daenerys doesn’t die during the season.

 

13. As you wish, milady

Gendry and Arya finally had a reunion in Winterfell and while speaking with Arya, Gendry called her Lady Stark. Arya immediately requested him to stop calling her by that name and Gendry replied by saying, “As you wish, milady.” Arya looked at him with a serious face and then gave him a rare smile.

This is a callback to the scene from the 2nd episode of season 2 when Arya revealed her identity to Gendy. He was shocked to find out that Arya was a high born girl and immediately responded by saying, “I should be calling milady.” When he saw that Arya didn’t like it a bit, he further teased her by saying, “As milady commands.”

 

14. Robert Baratheon’s wish might come true

In Game Of Thrones pilot, Robert and Ned went to the crypts to pay respect to Lyanna Stark and over there Robert suggested marrying Joffrey and Sansa. “We’ll join our houses. I have a son, you have a daughter.”

This never happened but it turns out, his wish might come true as we saw a connect between Arya and Gendry. So it’s highly possible that Arya and Gendry might get married if they survive till the end of the show.

 

15. Ned Stark’s words came true

In the second episode of season 1, Ned Stark made a promise to Jon Snow before leaving for King’s Landing. He told Jon, “The next time we see each other, we’ll talk about your mother. I promise.” We know that Ned couldn’t fulfil that promise as he was executed by King Joffrey.

However, in the latest episode, Ned Stark’s words came true, but in a way which we never expected. After returning to Winterfell, Jon visited Ned Stark’s tomb in the crypts and at that time Samwell Tarly came to see Jon and revealed that he was Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen’s legitimate son and that made him the heir to the Iron Throne. So Ned Stark’s words did come true but not in the way we expected.

 

16. We got to see Last Hearth for the first time in the show

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere last-hearth

Game Of Thrones finally took us to Last Hearth, which is the castle of House Umber. The castle is close to the Wall and that proved deadly for the people who lived there as the White Walkers destroyed the castle and turned everyone into Wights. We know that as we could see blood on the floor but there wasn’t a single person in the castle, except Ned Umber, the Lord of Last Hearth.

 

17.  The Night King’s artwork

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

Over the seasons we have seen the White Walkers leaving behind some mysterious symbols and in the latest episode, the Night King did the same when he killed Ned Umber and used him and body parts from other dead people to create a similar symbol.

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details you might have missed in Game of Thrones season 6 episode 5: The Door

We only know that the symbol is related to the Children of the Forest, who were responsible for the creation of the White Walkers and we hope that the final season reveals the meaning of these mysterious symbols.

 

18. The Wight from the season 1 premiere

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During the Game Of Thrones season 1 premiere we were introduced to the White Walkers, when 3 rangers of the Night’s Watch went beyond the Wall for ranging. A brother of the Night’s Watch came across a symbol that was created using the bodies of some Wildlings, when he turned around, he saw a young girl who was pinned to a tree trunk.

The Night King did the same thing once again during the season 8 premiere with Ned Umber.

 

19. The ending of season 1 premiere

The first episode of Game Of Thrones season 1 ended on a shocking note when Jaime Lannister pushed down Bran Stark from the tower, as Bran had seen him making love with Cersei. Luckily, Bran survived and he managed to become the Three-Eyed Raven and now he knows everything and he knew that Jaimie Lannister was on his way to Winterfell and he was waiting in the courtyard for Jaime to arrive.

“I’m waiting for an old friend,” said Bran to Sam, when Sam found him in the courtyard and the next day Jaime did enter Winterfell and he ensured that no one noticed him but it’s difficult to stay hidden if the Three-Eyed Raven is keeping an eye on you.

details you might have missed in Game Of Thrones Season 8 premiere

A shocked Jaime turned around to see Bran staring at him and the episode got over. So, just like season 1, even the season 8 premiere ended with a scene between Jaime Lannister and Bran Stark.

If you think I missed any important detail, do let me know in the comments section.






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7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

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Victarion-Greyjoy 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Every time a good book is adapted for the screen, the readers and the watchers get into passionate discussions about which is better. The characters from the books are compared against the characters on the screen and the casting is a topic of endless discussions. When it comes to Game of Thrones that is based on the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin, things are no different.

The producers of the show have done a fantastic job and the series is commendably well-made. But hardcore book fans, even though most of them enjoy binge-watching the series, miss some important Game of Thrones characters from the books that were completely omitted from the series. In the spirit of the 7, here are the top 7 characters from the books that we wish we could have seen on the screen.

Arianne Martell

Arianne-Martell 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Book fans have been very vocal about the silly arc that Dorne has been given in the series. Oberyn Martell was the only Dornishman everybody liked, but we know how that one ended. Not pretty! The whole idea of ‘sand snakes’ was good in concept, but the execution left much to be desired. Doran and Trystane get killed without much event. And we are left wondering, What just happened here?

The books have a much stronger storyline with Princess Arianne Martell, Doran’s first-born and heir. She is fierce, clever, stubborn, and unafraid. The bickering sand snakes can never come close to the regal way in which Arianne exudes her strength. She was once promised to Prince Viserys (yes, the fake dragon). And through Arianne, we also get a glimpse of Dorne’s non-patriarchal laws where a daughter can ascend to her father’s throne. The way she carefully plans Myrcella’s ascent to the Iron Throne after Joffrey’s death would have been a treat to watch on the show. But one can only wish.

 

Lady Stoneheart

Lady-Stoneheart 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Catelyn Stark was a much-loved character in the books as well as on the show. And her sudden murder at the infamous Red Wedding was shocking, to say the least. While viewers who had read the books kept waiting for Catelyn to be resurrected as Lady Stoneheart, many were disappointed when it became clear that this character would not be a part of the show.

In the books, Lady Stark who is murdered by the Freys and thrown into the river as a mockery of the River Lords’ funeral rites, is found by Beric Dondarion and his outlaws. Beric (he who never dies) apparently gives her already decomposing body a new lease of life by sacrificing his own. After she comes back from the dead as Lady Stoneheart, she takes revenge on everybody who she thinks wronged her family. While Catelyn was a beautiful woman, Lady Stoneheart is terrible to behold. With curdled skin, unhealed wounds and brittle white hair, she moves around cloaked and hooded.

 

Young Griff

Young-Griff 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Now, this is one character from the books that added a massive twist to the plot in the books. In the books, Rhaegar’s trueborn son with Elia is alive and is in Essos under a pseudonym Young Griff. He has dyed his trademark Targaryen silver hair blue to stay hidden. His real name is, of course, Aegon. Apparently, the ‘prince’ was replaced by a common child and that was whom The Mountain killed while the real Aegon was smuggled out of King’s Landing.

While some (no doubt Jon Snow supporters) believe that this Aegon is just an imposter, only GRRM knows what would happen to him. Also, he is the heir to the Iron Throne, being the first-born son of Rhaegar. And for those who were disturbed by the Jon-Dany love angle in the show (She’s his aunt!), get this! Young Griff is on a mission to go and meet his aunt Daenerys to ask her hand in marriage so that both of them can sit on the throne! Shocked? Well, what can we say, they are Targaryens after all! Also, it would have been fun to see Aegon (Young Griff) and Aegon (Jon Snow) fighting for Aunt Dany’s love.

 

Victarion Greyjoy

Victarion-Greyjoy 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

We all know Theon’s uncle Euron Greyjoy who murders King Balon and is known for his almost crazed cruelty. And we also had a glimpse of Theon’s other uncle Aeron Damphair in the series. But, in the books, Theon has one more uncle – Victarion. After Balon Geryjoy’s death, Victarion tries to claim the Seastone chair but loses to brother Euron.

And interestingly, it’s not just the Seastone chair for which the two brothers compete. While in the series, Euron will kill for marrying Cersei, in the books, it’s Daenerys he wants. And so does his brother Victarion. While it needs to be seen what fate these two brothers meet, Victarion, a strong man and in GRRM’s words, “a dullard and a brute”, has a very interesting character progression that we all missed in the show.

 

Quentyn Martell

Quentyn-Martell 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

This is one more character from the books that is so important in the scheme of things! Quentyn is Doran Martell’s son and Arianne’s younger brother. The Prince of Dorne has an important mission to fulfill. A stocky man, strong, but not handsome, Quentyn has an interesting character. In the books, we see him stealthily moving from Westeros to Essos to seek out Daenerys Targaryen on the orders of his father.

And in case you are wondering why he is traveling across continents to meet Dany, well it’s only because he, too, wants to marry her (Get in line, Quentyn. There are others, too!) Well, the Targaryens and the Martells go back a long way. And both Houses have one common enemy – the Lannisters. So, the two Houses joining by marriage again and taking vengeance from the Lannisters makes perfect sense.

 

Edric Storm

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On the show, when Joffrey sends the City Watch to get rid of all of Robert’s natural born children, only Gendry survives, thanks to Yoren. But, in the books, there’s one more blue-eyed, black-haired child – Edric Storm. So, Robert’s drinking and womanizing got the better of him on Stannis’s wedding night. He met a distant cousin of Stannis’s wife Selyse and well, long story short, Edric Storm was born. He was raised in Stannis’s care along with cousin Shireen.

A bright boy, he meets a similar fate as Gendry in the show. The Red Priestess, Mellisaandre, leeches him to get the ‘King’s blood’, and prepares to give him to the Lord of Light. But, in the nick of time, everybody’s favourite Onion Knight aka Ser Davos saves the day. He sends Edric away and faces Stannis’ wrath.

 

Jon Connington

Jon-Connington 7 important Game Of Thrones characters from the books that are missing in the show

Jon Connington is a very important character in the books, though he had no place in the show. Connington, who identifies himself as Griff is the one who also poses as Young Griff’s father while they are in hiding. He is actually an exiled Lord, banished by the Mad King Aerys for losing a battle against Ned Stark and Hoster Tully. And if the theory of Rhaegar and Elia’s son Aegon being smuggled out of the Red Keep is to be believed, it was Connington who helped make it possible. He is a seasoned battle commander and under his able guidance, Prince Aegon is raised as Young Griff.

Connington was a very close and devoted friend to Rhaegar Targaryen and refers to Rhaegar as his ‘silver prince’. His mission is to help Young Griff (Prince Aegon) retake the Iron Throne. He recruits men and tries to build an army for Ageon to help him get what is his by birthright. Since the ‘Young Griff’ angle was completely removed from the show, Jon Connington had to be given a pass too.

As Game of Thrones will come to an end on May 19th this year, we will find out how the show ends. But the book fans have a long way ahead to know what happens next. GRRM seems to have written himself into a corner and there is no indication when his next book Winds of Winter will be out. Though Martin has confirmed he is working on the book, we can’t keep calm while we wait for this book which has been overdue for years!

Until that happens, let’s just wait for Game Of Thrones season 8. The wait is shorter, after all.






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Game of Thrones Season 8 will be on our TV screens in less than two weeks now. HBO which has already dropped a bunch teasers and the official full-length trailer seems to take no halt upping the hype. The perfect example for which is the latest Game of Thrones teaser ‘Aftermath’ which has not only given us an insight into the upcoming Battles but also has set a tone with a number of details put in.

We already are familiar with the gruesome Battle of Winterfell in Season 8 teased in the trailers and promos released till date. But, this teaser has hyped it up, even more, taking it to a much higher level. So, here are the 8 big details you missed in the teaser along with an analysis on the same.

#Dragonglass arrows

A detailed analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Jon Snow succcessfully managed to mine Dragonglass while he was at Dragonstone and it turns out the Northerners have managed to turn it into a variety of weapons with Gendry’s help. We had already seen a Dragonglass axe in season 7, when Jon and others went past the Wall to bring back a Wigh. This is the first time we are seeing arrows being made out of Dragonglass but will they be enough to halt the marching army of the dead?

#Tyrion Lannister’s Hand of the Queen Brooch

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

All of know that Daenerys and Co will arrive at Winterfell in the opening scene of the first episode of Season 8 and will be a big part of the Winterfell Battle. It’s obvious, thus, that a lot of her crew members will fight alongside the Starks but we seldom discuss the fate of Tyrion Lannister who’s been a big part of the entire story. But, as he isn’t much of a fighter? What will be his fate in the upcoming season?

#Arya Stark’s Needle

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Arya Stark has returned back to Winterfell realising that she needs to be at her family’s side in the Great War. And, as the official trailer suggested ‘she knows death’ and ‘is ready to face this one’. Also, we saw her doing some hardcore action while fighting the White Walker army too at Winterfell. But, will she survive the battle?

#Feather that Robert honoured Lyanna with

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

The feather that Robert Baratheon honoured Lyanna Stark’s statue in the pilot episode of Season 1 has been brought into the game and has been heavily referenced in the teasers for Season 8. The feather in the teaser is seen flying off and falling on the ground just like ‘the Crypts of Winterfell’ but seems to be used in a totally different context here. Where it initially showed Jon Snow’s link to Lyanna, this feather seems to suggest remorse after everything is lost.

#Bran Stark’s broken Wheelchair

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Even Bran Stark who seems to be playing a minimal role or not being physically involved in the Battle doesn’t seem to be safe from the consequences of it. The Wheelchair Maester Volkan made for him the last season in Winterfell can be seen at the foot of the stairs broken, in shatters with a wheel detached and some furs buried under it.

#Jaime Lannister’s Golden Hand

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Jaime Lannister has been confirmed to be a part of the Winterfell battle as he ‘intends to honour’ the pledge he made of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. In the official trailer, we saw him fighting alongside Brienne of Tarth and shouting Bronn/Jon/run and his face looked all covered in blood. While his Golden Hand suggests him being a Lannister, in the teaser it suggests him falling in the battlefield and the hand of gold seems to be cold.

#Daenerys Targaryen’s Dragon Chain

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Daenerys Targaryen has come to the aide of Jon Snow and the Northerners to deal with the threat of the White Walkers. But her broken chain evident in the image above with three dragons embedded on it suggests that she will probably fall in the battle too. Even if we don’t buy it, saying that she is totally safe in the Great War may not come to terms. Though many people argue that Dragons are Dany’s biggest advantage, yet we were proven wrong in the last season.

#Longclaw fallen with blood on it

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Longclaw is one of the few Valyrian Steel swords currently in the show and in possession of Jon Snow. And, we all know how much serious damage it can do to the White Walkers and the wights turned by them. Jon has already killed two of the White Walker lieutenants with it, shattering them into pieces. But, what does his sword with blood on it indicate? Will he die again this time fighting the dead?

#A glimpse of a White Walker/Night King

An analysis of the latest Game of Thrones Season 8 teaser 'Aftermath'

Just before the teaser ends and fades to black, you can evidently someone standing in the background while Longclaw stays in focus. As the stature suggests he is the Night King or a White Walker. Night King has been absent from all trailers and teasers we’ve seen before along with other White Walkers, except for undead horse’s legs in the official trailer. But, if we’re being kept away from it, the obvious reason seems to be something new coming from the Night King – something about his past or him doing some more spooky stuff this season. Yet, he is the final and ultimate antagonist in the series, we’ve all been led to believe since the opening scene of Season 1.

Overall the teaser was one of the most horrific marketing strategies for the Final Season of Game of Thrones. Most of the characters were shown dead apart from Cersei Lannister, the Greyjoys, and others but the teaser goes into a more symbolic representation of the fact that ‘nobody is safe in the final season’ rather than using proper footage from the series. But, one thing is for sure – ‘Winter is totally here’.

We can’t wait any longer until April 14th on which the new season airs. What do you guys think? Did we miss any other detail from the new teaser? Share your thoughts in the comments.






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