HBO released two new Game of Thrones promos and fans are freaking out
Grab your Valyrian sword, drink some milk of the poppy and make out with your twin brother, because the final season of Game Of Thrones is just around the corner. If you're like me, you've been obsessively rewatching the first seven seasons, reliving the thrilling battles and heartbreaking deaths. (Well, except for King Joffrey and Ramsay Bolton's deaths. They were the worst.)
To drum up hype for the last six episodes, HBO released an epic trailer, announced that the series finale will be followed by a two hour documentary, and hid six replicas of the Iron Throne in different countries around the world. But that's not all; last night, the network aired two thirty-second promos before Veep and Last Week Tonight, which contain tantalizing new footage.
As of this writing, HBO has not uploaded high definition versions of the promos on YouTube. But thanks to a little blood magic, Game of Thrones fanatics obtained the footage and shared it faster than you can say, "Valar morghulis." The first promo shows Tyrion give a passionate speech at Winterfell, Beric Dondarrion wield his flaming sword and Davos, Tyrion, and Varys gawk at dragons flying overhead.
The second promo shows a reunion that fans have been waiting for since season one: Jon Snow and his half-sister Arya. The last time we saw them together, Jon gave Arya the little sword Needle as a present, before leaving Winterfell to 'take the black' and become a member of the Night's Watch at The Wall. Since then, they've both had remarkable journeys; Jon came back from the dead, Arya became a face-changing assassin. They have a lot of catching up to do. (Especially about Jon's parentage.)
Appropriately, as we see Arya come into focus behind Jon, we hear Sam say, "Think back to where we started." Then we hear Jon assert, "Now, it's just us. We need to end this war." The new footage includes Jorah heading toward Dany's chambers to probably be put in the friend zone yet again, Cersei continuing to show off the world's greatest resting bitch face, and more exciting clips of dragons flying over Winterfell, leading some fans to think Jon and Dany are joyriding.
In case you missed the first official trailer, or would just like to rewatch it, over and over again, while ignoring your friends and family, it is embedded below.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 14. It is known.