Haunting new 'Game of Thrones' season 8 teaser hints at several characters' deaths
If you're rewatching Game of Thrones in anticipation of the final season, you probably noticed some brilliant foreshadowing. For example, in the pilot, Ned Stark stumbles upon a dead stag in the woods, and wonders if a lion killed it. Then he discovers the body of a direwolf, who died in the battle, leaving six live pups. Later in the season, King Robert Baratheon, whose house sigil is a stag, gets offed by Cersei and Lancel Lannister, whose sigil is a lion. Shortly afterward, Ned Stark, whose sigil is a direwolf, gets rudely executed, leaving six children behind.
Like HBO's hilariously vague episode descriptions, the trailer and promos for the last six episodes of the epic series will probably not spoil any story details. But that won't stop obsessive Game of Thrones fans from analyzing every pixel of every frame! And there's a lot to analyze, since the network released a brand new teaser this morning. It's the third promo in 24 hours, so thank the old gods, the Seven, the Lord of Light, the Drowned God and the Many-Faced God for blessing us.
In the 'Aftermath' teaser, the camera explores the ruins of Winterfell. Fans will quickly recognize several characters' signature objects, like Jamie's hand, Tyrion's pin, Dany's dragon necklace, Bran's wheelchair, Arya's sword Needle and Jon's sword Longfellow. Does this mean all those characters will die? Who knows? But as you know, valar morghulis,
If weren't thrilled by a bunch of objects lying in the snow, then you'll probably prefer the 'Survival' promo, which dropped yesterday. It features actual footage from the final season, which includes long-awaited reunion, with Jon Snow and Arya Stark occupying the same shot for the first time since he gave her Needle in season one.
Also, HBO released the 'Together' promo, which shows Davos, Tyrion, and Varys gawking at dragons flying over their heads.
And here's the official trailer, if you want to rewatch it and pause every frame to search for clues.
The final season of Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 14.