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13 details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere




details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

It’s been a day since the Game of Thrones Season 7 episode 1 released and it had some really exciting scenes and it felt nice to see the characters who we love so much, back in action. Arya Stark stole the show when she finally avenged the Red Wedding by killing the Freys and the scene with Ed Sheeran was also good. We came to know that the White Walkers have giants in their Wight army, Cersei and Euron are going to work together, Samwell found out some very important information and also came across Jorah Mormont. We even saw some friction between Jon and Sansa and it was fun to see Tormund trying his luck with Brienne once again, the Hound showed his softer side and let’s not forget about the feisty Lyanna Mormont, who made it clear that you never tell her what to do.

As usual, hidden in these scenes were some important and interesting details that many people might miss. We have compiled a list of important things from the first episode that you might have missed.

1. Parallel between Arya and Sansa

Maisie Williams talks about Arya Stark's show-stealing scene in Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere

The episode started with a feast at the Twins where Arya, while wearing the mask of Walder Frey invited all the important Freys and murdered them with poisoned wine. Once the work was done, left the place like a boss, but while walking away, she had a straight face and in the end, there was a smile on her face. This reminded me of Sansa, as she did the same thing when Ramsay’s hounds started eating him. She started walking away with a straight face and at the last moment, there was a smile on her face.

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

Both the Stark sisters killed the people who caused great damage to their house and their reactions after taking revenge were exactly the same.

2. Oldtown got added to the opening credits

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

Every time we visit a new place in Game of Thrones, we get to see it during the opening credits. During the season 7 premiere, we finally got to see Oldtown and the Citadel during the opening credits and it looked simply beautiful.

Even though we have visited Oldtown during Game of Thrones season 6 finale, it wasn’t shown during the opening credits. So in this episode, we got a new addition to the cities shown in the opening credits.

3. The White Walkers and the storm

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - White Walkers storm

During the season 6 finale, when some of the lords started thinking about going back to their castles, as the war with the Boltons was over, Jon Snow warned them that the war was not over and he said, “The true enemy won’t wait out the storm. He brings the storm.”

In this episode we saw the Night King and his army marching and before we got the first glimpse of them, we saw a storm that was moving with them. Jon Snow wasn’t just talking about it metaphorically, he literally meant it.

4. Sansa’s admiration for Cersei

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During the episode, we saw friction between Jon Snow and Sansa Stark and while they were talking about what happened in the Great Hall, Maester Wolkan brought a message that arrived from King’s Landing.

That’s when Sansa warned Jon that he should not ignore Cersei Lannister as she knows how she is. “You’re the military man, but I know her. If you’re her enemy, she’ll never stop until she’s destroyed you. Everyone who’s ever crossed her she’s found a way to murder,” said Sansa and that’s when Jon replied, “You almost sound as if you admire her.

I learned a great deal from her,” is what Sansa says in return. Now let’s have a close look at Sansa’s hairstyle and take a look at Cersei’s hairstyle from the earlier seasons.

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Cersei

It’s clear that Sansa admires Cersei a lot and is even having the same hairstyle. Is it possible that she becomes somewhat similar to Cersei in the coming episodes, now that we have seen that she’s not entirely happy with the way Jon Snow is running things and then we also have Littlefinger to push her to the other side.

5. Euron’s gift

Pilou Asbæk says Euron Greyjoy is more of a hooligan and not as evil as Ramsay

Cersei invites Euron Greyjoy to King’s Landing so that he can join forces with her. However, Euron asks Cersei to marry him, in return for all the ships that he will provide her to fight against Daenerys Targaryen. When Cersei refuses his offer, he tells her that he will only return when he brings a gift for her. Now let’s take a look at the description of the 3rd episode of this season, Queen’s Justice:

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.”

So we now know that Euron will be back in King’s Landing in the 3rd episode with his gift, but Cersei will refuse it. For those who are wondering what the gift might be, check our article about season 7 filming (SPOILER ALERT!).

6. The book in the restricted section of the Citadel

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

Samwell is at the Citadel so that he can learn how to fight against the White Walkers. However, he’s only cleaning poop and doing work that will no way help him and he always keeps on looking at all the books in the restricted section of the Citadel, that can help him in learning more about the ways of defeating the White Walkers. In the scene, we see Saw staring at an open book

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

It appears that the book talks about seasons in their world but a reddit user pointed out that the diagram that we see in the book is a diagram of the phases of the Moon by an Iranian scholar, Al-Biruni, who was born way back in 973 AD! His diagram shows the phases of the Moon and indicates that the Moon revolves around the Earth and the Earth around the Sun.

7. The Harry Potter reference

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Archmaester Ebrose

During the scene between Samwell Tarly and Archmaester Ebrose, who is played by Harry Potter alum Jim Broadbent, Sam requests for access to the restricted section of the library, which is denied. This seems to be a reference to the Restricted section of the Hogwarts’ library, which contained books about Dark Magic. In Harry Potter, Tom Riddle asks Professor Slughorn for access to the Restricted section of the library and the character of Slughorn is played by Jim Broadbent!

8. Ed Sheeran sang about Tyrion and Shae

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Ed Sheeran

In the episode we get to see the much hyped cameo of Ed Sheeran and Arya hears him singing a song which she doesn’t seem to recognize. However, book readers will be able to identify this song, which is named, “Hands of Gold,” and this song has an interesting back story.

He rode through the streets of the city,

Down from his hill on high,

O’er the wynds and the steps and the cobbles,

He rode to a woman’s sigh.

For she was his secret treasure,

She was his shame and his bliss.

And a chain and a keep are nothing,

Compared to a woman’s kiss

For hands of gold are always cold,

But a woman’s hands are warm

This song was Symon Silver Tongue, who knows about Tyrion’s secret relationship with Shae and he tries to blackmail Tyrion with this song to make sure his demands are met. However, Tyrion doesn’t like being blackmailed by a singer and asks Bronn to kill him.

The Hands of Gold refers to Tyrion’s golden chain which he wears when he’s the Hand of the King and it’s the same chain that he uses to kill Shae.

9. Hound has met the dead farmer and his daughter before

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

The Hound and the Brotherhood Without Banners reach a house and the Hound is reluctant to go inside it even though it’s freezing outside. It turns out, it’s the same house where the Hound and Arya stayed in season 4. The farmer and his daughter Sally give Arya and Hound food to eat and also let’s them stay in his house. However, the next morning the Hound robs the farmer and tells Arya that they are weak and when Winter comes, he and his daughter Sally will die.

It turns out he was true but he is also responsible for their deaths as Beric Dondarrion deduces that the farmer took his and her daughter’s life as they were starving and took their lives rather than starving in the Winter.

10. The Gravedigger

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode

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The Gravedigger is a popular theory among the book readers and it felt nice to see that the latest episode had a reference to this theory. In the books, the Hound is still considered to be dead, but when Brienne and her companions arrive at the moanestry on the Quiet Isle, she notices a person who’s bigger than her and is digging a grave. The person is wearing a scarf on his face and it’s difficult to see his face and he limps and is freiendly with a dog. All this made the book readers believe that this person was the Hound.

11. Valyrian steel dagger

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Valyrian steel dagger

While Samwell is going through the book which he stole from the Citadel, he comes across a Valyrian steel dagger, which we have seen in the show before is has played an important role in the series. This dagger was used by an assassin in season 1, when he tried to kill Bran Stark and Littlefinger told Catelyn Stark that it belonged to Tyrion Lannister. She then she captured Tyrion and it set into motion the all the events that have occured in the series so far. The last time we saw the dagger was when Littlefinger betrayed Ned Stark.

This dagger is in possession of Petyr Baelish and a recent photoshoot featured the same dagger but it was in possession of Arya Stark and that has given rise to speculation that Arya might kill Littfinger in the season.

12. Samwell might have found the cure for Greyscale

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Dragonglass Greyscale cure

While going through the book, Samwell comes across a map of Dragonstone, in which it is mentioned that there’s a mine filled with Dragonglass, under Dragonstone. However, on the opposite side of the page, there’s something interesting that has been mentioned about Dragonglass. The page is partially visible and it says that the stone was considered to be sacred and it also mentions that Dragonglass is a cure for something. Now, it’s highly possible that it’s talking about Greyscale. We know that Stannis lived on Dragonstone and his daughter Shireen had Greyscale, which was cured.

We also know that Dragonstone has a Dragonglass mine and some healer must’ve used the Dragonglass to cure Shireen. Dragonglass has magical properties as we came to know in the last season that the Children of the Forest inserted it inside Benjen Stark’s body to prevent him from turning into a Wight. We now know that Jorah Mormont is at the Citadel and Samwell might be the person who cures him of Greyscale.

13. Daenerys walks past the Dragonglass mine

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Daenerys Dragonsglass mine

In the episode we see Daenerys landing on Dragonstone and then she walks on the beach and reaches the gates of Dragonstone. However, if you look carefully, you can see cave like structures on her right side and the map of Dragonstone that Samwell found out, shows that it’s the same location where the Dragonglass mines are present on Dragonstone.

details you might have missed in the Game of Thrones season 7 premiere episode - Dragonglass mine

What do you think about these details? Let us know in the comments below.


Founder at Wiki of Thrones and a full-time Game of Thrones fan who does other work when he has finished reading and writing about Game of Thrones and also dreams about playing a role in the show.

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A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer




A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

HBO finally released the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer and everyone just went crazy. As expected, the trailer just blew everyone’s mind and I had goosebumps after watching it! So far I have watched the trailer hundreds of times and I just can’t wait for the season 8 premiere to see what finally happens in the final season of Game Of Thrones and how the show ends. The trailer mostly focuses on episode 3 of the final season, as the Battle of Winterfell will happen in that episode. We can expect something on an epic scale as the episode has been directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who has directed episodes like Hardhome and Battle of Bastards, which are one of the best episodes in the show.

As usual, I am back after analyzing the entire trailer and here are the things that I observed in the trailer. I would like to clarify that some things that are mentioned below might be obvious to many fans but there will be some fans who might not understand the references in the trailer. So this article takes into consideration all the fans who watch the show.

The White Walkers enter Winterfell

The trailer makes it clear that the White Walkers have arrived at Winterfell and we can see everyone fighting, but there’s one thing that seems very odd. We see an injured and scared Arya Stark running through the hallways in Winterfell. Yes, we have already seen Arya injured and running away from the Waif but she never seemed as scared as we can see her in the trailer. This might indicate that she faces a formidable enemy like a White Walker or Wights and is unable to kill it and hence running away. I know that she has a Valyrian Steel dagger but it’s possible that she drops it during the fight and eventually has to run to save herself. Later in the trailer, we can see that the fighting is happening on the Winterfell battlements. So there’s a high chance that the army of the dead has entered Winterfell. Take a look at the scene from the video which further proves my point.

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

Watch the trailer again and you will see someone is chasing Arya in this scene and it does look like a Wight.


Women, children and Lord Varys hide in the Crypts

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

We know that Lord Varys isn’t a fighter and we see Varys, Gilly, baby Sam and others sitting in the Crypts while the battle is going on. We don’t know if the entrance has been sealed or not but there’s a possibility that some Wights enter the crypts and maybe even kill Lord Varys. After all, Melisandre has told him that he will die in the final season.


Theon is on his way to save Yara

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

It might appear that the Greyjoy’s are missing from the trailer but that’s not the case. We can see 3 ships from Yara Greyjoy’s fleet sailing and I can confidently say that it’s not Euron’s fleet because the sigils on their ships are different. You can see Euron’s ship in the below picture and can see the difference in the sigils in both the pictures.

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

It’s possible that Theon is on his way to save his sister in this scene.


Harry Strickland and The Golden Company

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

In season 7, Cersei told Tycho Nestoris that she intended to hire the Golden Company to fight against Daenerys and we soon came to know that she was serious when she revealed to Jaime that Euron hadn’t really abandoned her. It was her plan that Euron would sail to Essos “to ferry the Golden Company back here to help us win the war for Westeros.” In the trailer we can see Euron Greyjoy’s ship, Silence with sellswords from the Golden Company. In the trailer we can also Harry Strickland, who is the captain-general of the Golden Company. German actor Marc Rissmann was roped in to play the role of Harry Strickland in Game of Thrones Season 8.

If you want to know more details about the Golden Company, read the following article: What do we know about the Golden Company?


Tormund and Beric Dondarrion are alive

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

During the season 7 finale, the Night King attacked the Wall at Eastwatch using the undead Viserion and was able to destroy it. We saw the Wall collapsing and Tormund and Beric Dondarrion were present over there when this happened. Naturally fans were wondering if they survived the attack on the Wall. The trailer has finally made things clear for us as we can see Edd Tollett, Tormund and Beric Dondarrion walking together in what appears like Winterfell. It’s possible that they must have travelled to the Castle Black to warn others about the attack and then travelled to Winterfell where everyone must be assembling to fight against the White Walkers.


Gendry is making Dragonglass weapons

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer


Gendry was working as a Blacksmith in King’s Landing in season 7 and he must be using his skills to create more Dragonglass weapons. We have already seen Dragonglass weapons when Jon and others travelled beyond the Wall to capture a Wight. Now that the White Walkers are marching South, Gendry must be working harder to ensure that they have enough Dragonglass weapons. We can even see a lot of Dragonglass on the floor in the above picture.


Callback to Game Of Thrones pilot episode

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

In the first episode of season 1, Robert Baratheon arrived at Winterfell and during the season 8 premiere, there will be a callback to that scene as we already know that season 8 will open with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen arriving at Winterfell.

“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.”

The trailer includes another callback to the show’s pilot. We can see a young boy climbing on the wall of a house to get a better view of Jon and Daenerys’ procession arriving at Winterfell. Bran Stark who could still walk in the first episode of season 1, had climbed the walls of Winterfell to get a better view of Robert’s procession that was arriving at Winterfell.


Sansa sees a Dragon for the first time

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

We have already seen Arya Stark’s reaction after seeing a Dragon for the first time and now it’s Sansa’s turn to see a Dragon. Like most normal people (not you Cersei), Sansa is amazed after seeing the Dragons.


Callback to the Battle of Blackwater

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

During the Battle of Blackwater, Tyrion made use of Wildfire to burn Stannis’ ships but it resulted in the Hound abandoning the battle. We know that the Hound is scared of fire and he had abandoned the battle because he was afraid of the fire. However, things have started changing a bit after the Hound joined the Brotherhood Without Banners, who worship the Lord of Light and during the season 7 premiere he said, “it’s my fucking luck that I end up with a band of fire worshipers.”

In the trailer we can see that during the Battle of Winterfell, there’s fire everywhere and it’s a callback to the Battle of Blackwater and the Hound will again be put in the same situation. I hope he overcomes his fear of fire and fights against the army of the dead rather than abandoning the battle.


Callback to the scene where Jon meets Mance Rayder for the first time

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

During the trailer Jaime Lannister says, “I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise.” Jaime must be speaking with Jon Snow in this scene and it must be really surprising for Jon Snow, Sansa and others to see Jaime arriving at Winterfell to join them and they must have doubts regarding his intentions. However, this line by Jaime might convince Jon Snow as way back in season 3, Jon told Mance Rayder something similar to convince Mance that he really wanted to join the Wildlings. Here’s what Jon Snow had told Mance:

“Thousands of years ago, the First Men battled the White Walkers and defeated them. I want to fight for the side that fights for the living.”


Harry Strickland meets Cersei

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

At the start trailer we are introduced to the Golden Company and later we can see Harry Strickland meeting Cersei in the Throne Room in the Red Keep. Many people must’ve missed this part as it’s not clearly visible and the scene hardly lasts for a second. In the same scene, Euron Greyjoy is standing next to Strickland and it does seem similar to the scene where Euron first arrived in the Throne Room to meet Cersei.


Still no Ghost

Almost everyone must’ve noticed this but I still want to include it in the list. Were is Ghost and why wasn’t he present in this trailer?!!! We know that Ghost will be back in season 8 but I hoped to see him in the trailer and was a bit disappointed when he as nowhere to be seen.



Here are some speculations that I have made after watching the video. I might be completely wrong about these assumptions but do after watching the video countless times, I do feel that these assumptions might be true.

Jon and Daenerys find out about Lyanna and Rhaegar

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

We can see that Jon and Daenerys are in the crypts under Winterfell and it seems that Jon is standing in front of Lyanna Stark’s tomb. I compared a lot of pictures of Ned and Lyanna’s tombs with the scene in the trailer and even though it’s difficult to be completely sure, it does seem closer to Lyanna’s statue in the crypts. If that’s the case, Bran Stark must’ve told Jon the truth about his parents and looking at Jon’s expressions, it does feel the same.


Jon and Daenerys fly to Eastwatch

A detailed analysis of the Game Of Thrones Season 8 trailer

This is one point where people might not agree with me and I agree that I can be wrong but I strongly believe that in the trailer Jon and Daenerys fly to Eastwatch to take a look the damaged section of Wall. If you look carefully on the right side of the picture, you can see something that resembles the Wall. It’s possible that it might be a mountain but it does looks like a wall with what appears like the collapsed section towards the right side and if that’s really the Wall and there are 2 Dragons in the scene, it means that Jon travelled to the Wall on Rhaegal.

If you think that I might have missed any details or if you don’t agree with my analysis, please let me know in the comments section below. Game Of Thrones Season 8 airs on April 14.

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Game of Thrones Season 8: What’s next-in-line for Bran Stark?




Game of Thrones Season 8 is airing on April 14. Since it is less than 50 days away, it’s time to place our bets on who will win the Game of Thrones. While the central characters like Jon and Daenerys may have their own roles in defeating the Night King and at last vouching for the Iron Throne – other main characters seem to have a faded character arc. While this may not be entirely true yet some characters in George R.R. Martin’s fictional world have a complex storyline like Arya Stark. Similar is the case with Bran Stark.

In this article, we will talk in detail about the journey of Bran so far and what role he can play in the final season. While you may be curious to know, what role Bran may play in the next season, let’s start off with Bran’s journey so far.

Bran’s journey so far:

Bran’s journey starts off a young boy of ten who dreams of becoming a knight one day and often likes climbing high walls and towers of Winterfell. But, upon witnessing a huge secret – of Jaime and Cersei having an incestuous relation, he is pushed out of a high tower that ultimately leads to him becomes a cripple for life. This happens at the end of the very first episode of Game of Thrones. And, eventually, he wakes up an episode later right at the moment his father Eddard Stark is forced to execute Sansa’s direwolf Lady.

Bran is then shown being depressed, lying down on his bed, and being narrated old legends and stories by Hodor’s Great Grandmother Old Nan. This is the moment where we are first introduced to White Walkers and their threat. He then has many dreams of a three-eyed-raven showing him visions, often leading him to the Crypts of Winterfell. In the final episode of the first season, we are shown the power of all the dreams Bran has when his dream of metaphorically seeing his father in the crypts comes true with his own father’s execution.

Bran in Season 2 has another vision of the Sea coming for Winterfell which again metaphorically turns out to be true with Theon Greyjoy attacking and taking on Winterfell. While Theon takes Winterfell, kills Ser Rodrick, Bran is shown escaping Winterfell with his younger brother Rickon, Osha, Hodor, and the two direwolves Summer and Shaggydog.

A turning point in Bran’s journey comes when he meets Jojen and Meera Reed, who influence him to go beyond the Wall, seeking the Three-Eyed-Raven (Blood Raven). While Jon Snow is on his mission to learn the plans of Mance Rayder and the Wildlings, Bran and others are shown in a tower where he narrates the Rat Cook story which we’ve seen playing out in the last episode of Season 6 with Arya making Frey pies. When this story ends, Bran meets Sam and we learn about a secret passage beyond the Wall which they use to travel beyond the Wall.

In Season 4, Bran finally reaches Blood Raven’s cave but they suffer a major casualty with Jojen’s death. In Season 6, Bran is shown in training with Blood Raven who teaches him to use Weirwood Net to go beyond time and learn the secrets now lost to men. He is warned that if he stays too long, he may never get back. During that phase sees various events of the past like Ned and Benjen as children training and along with young Lyanna and Hodor (Wyllis).

But his curiosity leads him being marked by the Night King. The Blood Raven then asks them to leave the cave soon as now the Night King can sense Bran easily and may come for him. When the Night King ultimately comes for him, Bran is forced to warg into a younger Hodor that explains the ‘Hold-the-Hodor = Hodor’ proposition. Hodor and Summer are killed and Bran and Meera barely escape the cave. Season 6 ends with Bran discovering that Jon Snow is the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna.

In Season 7 Bran returns to Winterfell and reunites with his two sisters – Sansa and Arya and propels the execution of Petyr Baelish who had betrayed their father Ned Stark in Season 1. Bran and Sam then team-up to discover the true heritage of Jon and that his true name isn’t ‘Jon Snow’ but ‘Aegon Targaryen’. And, more is expected from the duo in Season 8.

What will be Bran’s Role in Season 8?

The very last scene that we saw from Season 7 was the breaching of the Wall, and Bran being a witness to it. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Bran in Season 8 is him watching the aftermath of the closing scene.

But, the confirmed opening scene is said to bring us callbacks from Season 1, especially with the arrival of the King (Jon Snow) and Queen (Daenerys Targaryen). It would be interesting to see Bran keeping an eye on them, not by climbing a tower of Winterfell this time but with a flock of ravens. The second thing will be him and Sam revealing Jon’s parentage to him.

Bran will surely use his warging abilities to learn more about the origin of the Night King and his motivation. This knowledge can then be leveraged by Sam to understand the secret to defeating the others. The role of the Valyrian steel dagger will also be revealed especially with it now coming back to the show and being in possession of Arya. This will further explain the grim look on Bran’s face while handing the dagger to Arya.

While George has promised a bittersweet ending for Game of Thrones with many characters dying – we won’t want Bran to be one of them and obviously not being the Night King as many fans and YouTubers believe. But, what do you expect from Bran in Season 8? Tell us in the comments.

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Top 10 reunions we are excited for in Game of Thrones Season 8




Game of Thrones Season 8 is just over the horizon with the first episode airing on April 14, which is only around two months away. So far we have got two teasers, the first promotional photos of the new season, and of course, the cast interviews which are enough to pace up the hype!

When we talk about the predictions for the new season, the first thing that comes to the mind is the major reunions of the characters that have been away for a long time in the series. Take for example Arya and Jon or Bran and Jon – they’ve been away for like six seasons. Entertainment Weekly’s cover story has already confirmed that we are getting a bunch of reunions and call-backs from the first season in the very first scene. So, without much delay, let’s discuss some of them in detail.

#1. Sansa and Sandor Clegane

I know there are way too many “San-San” shippers out there yet diverting from that route; I believe a reunion between these two characters would be really exciting to see. Both these characters weren’t seen together since the second season when Sandor had done being ‘the Hound’ in King’s Landing and had offered Sansa to go with him. It would be really interesting to see how Sandor would react upon seeing his ‘little bird’.

#2. Arya and Sandor Clegane

Looking back at Arya Stark’s journey so far, she has been with three mentors – learning not only how to avenge the atrocities committed against her family but also how cruel the world really was! One of her prime mentors was Sandor Clegane who initially had kidnapped her – trying to make money from the Starks by getting her back home. But, slowly the two had become companions and we even got to see fighting side-by-side.

Initially being on her kill-list, Arya had left him to die while he was injured fighting Brienne of Tarth. Not sure, how Arya will react when she sees him again? Even in the last episode of the seventh season, the much-awaited reunion was teased where Sandor smirked at Brienne upon knowing that she’s alive and well at Winterfell.

#3. Arya and Gendry

Arya had befriended Gendry while on her journey to the Wall in Season 1. They had become good travelling companions until they met the Brotherhood without Banners and eventually the Red Priestess – Melisandre. The two ended up parting their ways when Mel took Gendry away for some bizarre leech ritual and Arya ended up with the Hound. It would be really interesting to see their reunion and should we ship the idea of both ending up together?

#4. Arya and Jon

Parting their ways in Season 1, these two siblings/cousins haven’t been seen together since they shared a scene together. This was the same scene where Jon had come to wish Arya a farewell and had gifted her ‘needle’.  And, if you’ve read the books, you’ll find needle the only humanising factor left in Arya after the trauma she had suffered as a child.

In the books, when she is asked to abandon her belongings before her training with the faceless men, a very emotional thought goes on in Arya’s head while she’s in a dilemma of whether to abandon needle or not.

You’ll find her connecting Needle to every family member of hers and especially Jon. We’ve already seen a heart-warming reunion between Jon and Sansa back in Season 6 and we can’t wait any longer to see these two reunite – can we?

#5. Bran and Jon

Bran, like Arya, has been close to Jon Snow. They’ve been separate since the first season and Jon’s journey to the wall. Yet, a reunion between the two was teased while Bran witnessed Jon betraying the Wildlings while warging Summer and while being a captive of the mutineers at Craster’s keep. And, now that Bran along with Samwell Tarly has known the real heritage of Jon – we are all excited to watch how the secret is disclosed!

#6. Sam and Jon

Samwell Tarly and Jon Snow – both being the outcasts of their family – have shared a long-standing friendship and trust.  While we can expect Sam to breakdown upon knowing that his father and brother were executed by Daenerys, we still have hopes for him and the former Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch this season.

They both have been away for a while since Sam was sent to the Citadel to become a maester. With Bran and him figuring out the true parentage of Jon – we can’t wait for the interaction between them.

#7. Tyrion and Sansa

Once being husband and wife – Sansa and Tyrion haven’t been together since ‘the Purple Wedding’ in Season 4. Tyrion, for the most part, has been kind towards Sansa. Even when Tywin Lannister had him wed her, Tyrion has always been kind towards Sansa and never did he force himself upon her.

But, Joffrey’s death and Sansa’s wedding to Ramsay kept them both miles apart. Though Tyrion briefly talked to Jon about Sansa in Season 7, the first reunion between these two characters since Season 4, would be interesting to watch.

#8. Bran and Tyrion

These two characters only had a brief meeting in Season 1, where Tyrion gifted Bran with a saddle design that could help him ride a horse. But, what will happen when they reunite in Season 8? Will Bran thank him and show him generosity or would he continue being the ‘Three-Eyed-Raven’?

#9. Bran and Jaime

The very first episode of Season 1 ended with the viewers learning about the truth of Jaime and his sister Cersei Lannister and Bran being pushed out of a high tower. Jaime Lannister has undergone a drastic change in his character, undergoing redemption. Yet, will this redemption of his be enough? Will Bran forgive Jaime for trying to kill him after their reunion?

#10. Bran and Theon

While Theon may be on an expedition to save his sister Yara Greyjoy, yet if our wishful thinking turns into a reality with him arriving safely back to Winterfell, his reunion with the Starks would be worth watching. Though I haven’t given a good thought to his interaction with Sansa or Arya – I’m really looking forward to watching Theon meeting Bran.

Theon had betrayed Robb Stark in Season 2 and has now paid for it especially with the kind of treatment Ramsay gave him. Will Bran forgive Theon having a hand in killing Ser Rodrik Cassel and his treason to the Starks?

So, these were our top 10 reunions expected in Season 8. What were your thoughts on these reunions and did we miss out any other reunion? Tell us in the comments.

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