The wait is finally over as HBO has released the long-awaited 'Game of Thrones' season 8 official full trailer. The two-minute-long trailer is packed with juicy details!
It's been a long and excruciating wait for us Game Of Thrones fans. Almost two years worth of wait. Thankfully we won't be kept hanging for much longer since the premiere of the eighth season of HBO's blockbuster series is just around the corner. However, April 14 (the day the season debuts), holds a bittersweet significance as it marks the beginning of the end. The fate of the iron throne, and subsequently all of Westeros, will be decided this time around in this last and final season. Which is why most of us were in tears when the long-awaited Game of Thrones season 8 official full trailer dropped yesterday.
The trailer begins on a rather perilous note for Arya Stark. Bloody and breathing heavily, she appears to be running from an unseen danger within the walls of Winterfell. Though we don't catch a glimpse of her murderous pursuer, there are two possible theories which come to mind as to who it could be. Chances are, the Night King and his army of White Walkers have reached the ancestral home of House Stark. It is quite possible at least one of them got into the castle and Arya (Maisie Williams) is trying to defeat or distract the icy humanoid creatures. If not a White Walker, she may be running from a human opponent, which suggests the Starks have been betrayed. Yet again.
On the other hand, the next shot in the two minutes and two seconds long trailer supports the Night King-Winterfell invasion theory. We see Varys and a few others hiding in the castle's crypts, which would be as good a place as any for non-combatants to seek shelter. Even as these grim scenes play out on the screen, Arya's voiceover can be heard saying, “I know death. He's got many faces. I look forward to seeing this one.” We then see the Stark daughter holding a piece of dragonglass while uttering the words, she is anything but the terrified version of her we first saw. Rather, she is calm, collected, unbruised, and probably ready to kick some White Walker ass.
#AryaStark @Maisie_Williams looking like she's holding a Dragonglass Dagger while speaking of whose face she looks forward to seeing@GameOfThrones #GameOfThrones #GameofThronesSeason8 pic.twitter.com/1FSiaRXpLa— Orion🏹 (@HuntmasterOrion) March 5, 2019
Her words about the many faces of death are a reference to the time she spent learning the ways of the Faceless Men at the House of Black and White in Braavos. As we know, dragonglass is one of the only two known substances which are fatal to White Walkers. Arya may be talking about wanting to see how they day when stabbed with the dragonglass. You go, girl! The trailer next features a fleet of House Greyjoy ships. The fleet's commander and the now-king of the Iron Islands, Euron Greyjoy, was last seen setting out on a mission to hire the Golden Company for Cersei. It seems he's been successful in his mission, as evidenced by the soldiers dressed in golden armor onboard.
So.... [spoilers if you HAVENT READ #GoT]— Natalie Fertig (@natsfert) March 5, 2019
This is not Jamie Lannister.
This is not Euron Greyjoy.
Who is this?
Could it be long-left-out book character Aegon Targaryen (aka Young Griff), and that's his Golden Company down on the deck of that Iron Island ships? 😮 pic.twitter.com/roYZo0kTft
On a happier note, Tormund is alive! With Bran's ominous voice in the background saying, “Everything you did brought you where you are now,” a door swings open to reveal Bronn, Tormund, and Berric. Fans (especially those strongly shipping Tormund and Brienne's fictional relationship) have been worried sick for the free folk raider as the last we saw of him and his pals, they were on the Wall which was being demolished by Viserion under the Night King's command.
Meanwhile, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, who are still probably utterly clueless about their incestuous relationship, are seen marching with their army through Winter Town towards Winterfell. They could be marching away from the castle. Either way, we're pretty sure the Lord of Winterfell and the Mother of Dragons have paid Winterfell a visit. Especially since there's a shot of Sansa getting her first glimpse of the dragons and looking completely blown away. Can't blame her, they truly are a majestic sight. There's also a scene of Dany joining Jon down in the crypts of Winterfell, which is reminiscent to the time King Robert and Ned Stark visited Lyanna Stark's grave at the very beginning of the series.
We've rewatched this trailer like 37 times now (and counting) pic.twitter.com/mD4LNUjBXe— hulu (@hulu) March 5, 2019
One of the most prominent fan theories that's been floating around for a while is one about Cersei meeting her demise at the hands of her own brother/lover Jaime Lannister, aka the Kingslayer. While the trailer doesn't provide any hints of Jaime actually murdering the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, it does appear as though he plans to switch teams. “I promised to fight for the living. I intend to keep that promise,” says Jaimie, giving us hope that he plans to travel to Winterfell and offer his sword against the White Walkers.
The epic trailer ends with two boney horse legs appearing in the frame. If you had any doubt the Night King and his army would be dropping by Winterfell, this scene pretty much seals the deal. All in all, the footage released is packed with juicy details about the upcoming season and as sad as we are to see the series end, we can't wait to see how things play out for the residents of the Seven Kingdoms. Who will emerge victorious in this epic battle and sit on the Iron Throne? Barely a month left to find out.