HBO have premiered a new trailer for season 7 of Game of Thrones, following the stills they released last week, and it shows us so much more about what to expect from the upcoming series that it’s hard not to get insanely excited – as if we weren’t already excited enough. Here are 10 things I learnt from the trailer, which you can watch below.
Bran and Meera finally make it to the wall
Right at the beginning of the trailer we get a glimpse of a gate in the wall at Castle Black opening, and who is on the other side? – Bran Stark and Meera Reed. Hopefully this is the start of the Stark siblings reuniting. Three down, one to go.
Daenerys claims Dragonstone
It was inevitable that Daenerys was going to make Dragonstone her new home at some point – it was the original home of House Targaryen after all. Now we know for a fact that she lands on its shores and enters its castle, ripping down Stannis Baratheon’s banners to make room for her own.
Grey Worm finds a secret entrance
The unsullied play a prominent role in this trailer, especially Grey Worm, who at one point can be seen in a boat searching for what looks like a secret entrance. Later we see a shot of unsullied letting more unsullied into some sort of castle – could this be Casterly Rock or Highgarden? Both are rumoured to appear in season 7.
Bran has a connection to the Night King
As Bran flies over an army of white walkers in raven form, its leader seems to sense the bird, stopping Bran’s connection. This suggests that the two have some sort of cerebral connection. Rumours have been going around that Bran IS the Night King, though I think we’ll have to see about that one..
Brienne makes it to Winterfell
After Brienne and Pod left the Black Fish, failing to recruit his army, it was obvious that they would head back up noth – seen as Brienne is hell bent on protecting Sansa. By the looks of it, they make it in one piece, as they are seen entering Winterfell.
Beric Dondarrion joins Jon Snow
Wielding a magical flaming sword, Dondarrion is wearing furs and covered in snow which suggests that he and the brotherhood have headed north to join Jon Snow – there’s a shot a bit later on that confirms Snow will have a flaming sword by his side in battle.
The Hound is up North as well
We see a brief shot of Sandor Clegane covered in snow and wrapped in wildling clothing as well, which suggests that he too has joined in the fight. Last time we saw the Hound, he was with Dordarrion and his men, so this would fit in nicely.
The Greyjoys and Lannisters make an alliance
Ships from House Greyjoy are seen heading towards Kings Landing, but since Yara and Theon are with Daenerys, these have to be Euron’s boats, which means he is likely joining Cersei and will fight against his niece and nephew
There will be at least three epic battles
There’s evidence of three separate battles in the trailer. Jon Snow vs the Whitewalkers of course, but it also looks like Daenerys’ unsullied are going head to head with the Lannisters – led by Jamie, as the Greyjoy’s battle it out on the sea in their ships.
Jon finally meets Daenerys
There’s a very brief shot of the Jon and Davros landing in Dragonstone where we know Daenerys is holding up, which means the two are finally going to meet each other. Davros knows the land well, so it makes sence that he would guide Snow, but why they decide to travel there is unclear.