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Let's Analyse The "Game Of Thrones" Trailer Shot-By-Shot

Get your predictions ready.

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The trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones is finally here!!! Let's dive right in:


When Cersei mentions "enemies to the east", we get a shot of Grey Worm and the Unsullied in their new winter uniforms.


And then we get a good shot of Cersei's awesome floor map, as she stands contemplating the North with Jaime looking on.

"Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it," Cersei says. Her confidence and determination to destroy everyone who is not a Lannister isn't surprising - but it's interesting she says "whatever" not "whoever".


It could mean she's aware of the White Walker threat. Or maybe she's referring to the dragons. Or both. Or just literally everything.


Then we see Cersei, with Jaime by her side (sigh) and the Zombie Mountain in front of her (eek), being addressed by someone in the throne room.


It's hard to tell who this is, but it could be Euron Greyjoy (if he's somehow found the time to have a haircut while he was building 1000 ships on an island with no trees). He might be proposing an alliance and/or marriage with Cersei since he quite literally missed the boat with Daenerys.

An interesting detail in this scene: Cersei has replaced the seven-pointed star of the Faith of the Seven with a Lannister lion.


A nice way to reinforce her own supremacy and indicate the only thing she cares about is herself after she literally blew up the church. Remember back in Season 5, when she said, "the faith and the crown are the two pillars that hold up this world. One collapses, so does the other."?

Yeeeeaah this season is going to be a real interesting one for the crown.

Whoever is addressing Jaime and Cersei, they're super unimpressed.

Kinda how I feel about the fact Jaime is still by Cersei's side. Ahem.

But you know what is impressive? Cersei's brilliant new outfit, which is as spiky as the Iron Throne/her soul, and builds on her dark warrior aesthetic from the Season 6 finale.

While Cersei claims "we're the last Lannisters... the last ones who count", we're reminded otherwise with our first shot of Tyrion, wearing his Hand of the Queen pin, walking along the cliffs of Dragonstone with a worried look on his face...


We see her emotional face as she touches the shore of Westeros for the first time.

She's dreamed of this moment her whole life. And we have been dreaming of it for six seasons (and longer for book readers). Needless to say: YAAAASS.

Then there's a shot of her on the throne at Dragonstone, guarded by a Dothraki.


This is similar to the shot we saw in the earlier teaser trailer. Dragonstone is significant not just as Daenerys' birthplace, but also as the traditional seat of the Targaryen heir, and the place from which Dany's ancestor Aegon the Conqueror planned his takeover of Westeros.

Next the Unsullied storm a Lannister keep. It's fair to presume this is Casterley Rock, which is not exactly close to Dragonstone, suggesting Dany's armies will reach far and wide.


Then we cut to our first shot of Jon Snow at Winterfell, as the crowd cries "The King in the North!".


The presence of Brienne (safely back at Wintefell, yay!) tells us this is not a direct continuation of the King in the North scene from the Season 6 finale, so either everyone just yells that at Jon whenever he enters the room, or they've just slipped that cry from last season into the trailer to remind us of Jon's status.

Littlefinger is up to his old tricks, trying to stir up shit as he gazes at Sansa and we hear him say, "Your father and brothers are gone, yet here you stand."

And Melisandre shows up at Dragonstone(!).

She's watching some figures - probably Dany and co - walk the ramparts. The last time we saw Mel, she was being banished from Winterfell by Jon Snow. She could have headed to Dragonstone because it was the last home she had with Stannis - or maybe she's ready to attach herself to a new saviour in Daenerys. The juxtaposition of these shots with Littlefinger's voiceover saying, "the last best hope against the coming storm" suggests it's the latter.

(Side note: Littlefinger's gotta be saying that to Jon Snow, not Sansa, right???).

Then there's Arya, further north than she was earlier in the trailer, judging by the snow on the ground.

First of all: YES SHE'S GETTING CLOSER TO WINTERFELL. Second of all: the angle of the intial shot is very interesting. Low to the ground, almost like it's the point of view of an animal. Could it be Nymeria, her long lost direwolf? Please, please, please, I need to see that reunion.

Then it's back to Littlefinger lurkin', as a voiceover from Ser Davos says, "If we don't put aside our enmities and band together, we will die." How relevant to Littlefinger's dastardly deeds.

There's a shot of a fiery sea battle, which is probably what Theon was looking at earlier in the trailer.

They're in the crypt of Winterfell, right next to the statue of Lyanna Stark, who we found out in the Season 6 finale is Jon's mother.


We've seen Littlefinger here before, back in Season 5 when he told Sansa the story of how Rhaegar Targaryen favoured Lyanna - a scene which hinted that Littlefinger knows much more than he let on. Perhaps he'll be the one to tell Jon the truth about his parentage, and that's what sets Jon off.

But I don't know, that seems like a pretty shitty way for Jon to find out - it feels more likely that Bran will enlighten him. And there's a lot of reasons Jon would want to attack Littlefinger, anyway - one being the shit he's stirring up between him and Sansa and another being, you know, how he helped get Ned killed.

Then we see Jon, clad in wildling clothes, running away from something, with Tormund right behind him.


There's a good chance this is related to the earlier shot of what appeared to be wildlings running scared. It seems Jon is going to make good on his words and go north of the Wall to fight the ~coming storm~. But the fact he's having to run away from something (like, you know, a giant zombie army) is just A BIT worrying.

So far the trailer has shown us a lot of fighting and battle scenes. But this wouldn't be Game of Thrones without some sex - which apparently Greyworm and Missandei are about to have.

And the last shot of the trailer is this epic visual of the Dothraki riding into battle with a dragon overhead, as Jon Snow utters, "the great war is here".


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