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To celebrate the long-awaited return of Game of Thrones to our screens, we get to analyse what happens in the 2nd trailer for Season 7.
– A similar analysis of the 1st trailer can be found here –
The trailer starts with Petyr Baelish doing a voice over whilst Sansa Stark walks through a snowy forest, possibly headed to the Wall where she’d find her brother, Jon Snow
Baelish reads out “Don’t fight in the North, or in the South. Fight every battle, everywhere. Always. In your mind.”
We then cut to the gates of the Wall being opened, before the heroic Jon Snow stands in the frame.
From the North, we head South to King’s Landing and Queen Cersei as she looks out of screen – to what, or whom, we are yet to know right now.
Daenerys Targaryen is then seen stroking her hand along a map of Westeros, obviously trying to reacquaint herself with the land she would not have seen since her birth.
We see glimpses of other characters, such as Arya Stark on horseback on a beach that might be the one situated near Dragonstone, Jaime Lannister walking towards a building that could be King’s Landing or Casterly Rock, and Baelish hiding in the darkness with a sinister smile on his face.
We then see Daenerys walking along the beach outside Dragonstone Castle with Jon Snow’s voice booming over the score as he says “For centuries our families fought together, against their common enemy” – whether this refers to the past camaraderie between the Starks and the Targaryen’s is too early to tell, but one would surmise as much from the juxtaposition of the two articles.
Daenerys meanwhile pulls down a hanging sigil of one of the Valyrians that have taken possession of Dragonstone, the ancient traditional home of the Targaryen’s, and her three dragons are seen flying overhead.
All of this leads up to every major character not yet dead – including Pod and Brienne of Tarth whom I can’t remember having much of a role in Season 6 – taking up screen time and what looks like the beginning of the Great War, with the Nights Watch, Daenerys’ army of slaves set free (plus dragons of course), and King’s Landing guards fighting various oppositions
And, of course, the White Walkers making their move.
The trailer ends with someone – possibly Jon Snow – riding away on horseback, another person – possibly Snow again – cutting down an opponent with their sword, and Sansa saying how “when the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”
Who this lone wolf could be is anyone’s guess, but it definitely relates to the Stark family, as their sigil is that of the wolf of course.
Still, this trailer only throws up more questions than answers really, and as you can imagine from how discombobulated this segment has been.
But, we’re not here to gain answers I suppose, we’re merely here to get you in the mood for Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Though it may be July, Winter is Coming, and so is Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Starring Kit Harrington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Aidan Gillen as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Conleth Hill as Varys, and Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Game of Thrones Season 7 made its triumphant return to our screens 17th April at 2 am on Sky Atlantic to coincide with the American simulcast thing, before being re-shown at 9 pm the same day.