Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer Explained

by birtanpublished on August 21, 2020

A trailer for the final season of Game of Thrones is out and it shows that the start of season 8 is a lot like the start of season 1 with a queen and a king coming to Winterfell but this time the queen is Daenerys and the king is Jon Snow

Daenerys brings her army of unsullied and a boy watches from above just like how brand watch from above in episode 1 Daenerys also brings her dragons the first dragons of Winterfell in over a hundred years there's a lot of magic and

Symbolism in these creatures of fire flying above this icy fortress Sansa Stark has never seen dragons and magic before most of her story has been in the south with the political plots so if she was uncomfortable last season with

Psychic bran and faceless ayah if Season eight is all about fantastical magical battles how will Sansa and her skills fit in and censor has enjoyed ruling Winterfell will Queen Daenerys threaten her power

Ayuh also sees her first dragon and she's excited she's always wanted adventure and freedom and power and that's what dragons represent aya is a fan of visenya targaryen Dragon Queen from hundreds of years ago so maybe IO

Will also like Daenerys this new Dragon Queen we see John and Daenerys with the Dragons Rhaegar and drogon regal is the green one and dragon is the red one Daenerys rides dragon it's named after her first husband Drogo and regal is

Named after Rhaegar Targaryen Daenerys is brother and John's real father so maybe John will ride Rago there could be a cute montage of Daenerys teaching John to ride oh wait we already saw that though the Dragons have a bunch of

Blackened bones which was probably their breakfast but we heard last season that Winterfell doesn't have enough food for its people so will they be able to feed two giant dragons if the dragons get too hungry they might start eating people

Which was a problem in Mereen Daenerys used to have three dragons but Viserion was killed and taken by the night king can dragon and regal defeat their undead sibling John stands in the Winterfell godswood this is where Ned Stark came to

Pray and contemplate John thinks that Ned is his father but last season bran and Sam learned the truth that John is the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna Sam plans to tell John about his parents and he looks worried about it because the truth

Will make John and Danny's relationship a lot more complicated for one thing it means that Daenerys is John's aunt and they both sext but also Daenerys is identity is built on her being the last Targaryen heir to the throne if John is

The true heir ahead of Daenerys what has Dany been fighting for all this time it also raises questions about John's identity is he a stock or a Targaryen a bastard or a king it looks like John and Danny have a dnm in the Winterfell

Crypts possibly by the statue of John's real mother lianna this again parallels episode 1 when Ned and Robert discuss Leanna in the crypts we also see Tyrion who was very concerned last season about John and Danny's relationship how will

He react to John's true parentage and whose side is Tyrion really on there might not be much time to angst over incest because the White Walkers are coming to attack Winterfell Jaime Lannister arrives and says he'll help

Fight for the living last season Jaime promised to help find the White Walkers and now he wants to keep that pledge Jaime has always been hated as an Oathbreaker and Kingslayer this war is Jaime's chance at redemption

And he's got a lot of crimes to redeem last time he was at Winterfell Jaime crippled bran Jaime fought against Ned and Ward against Robb will the Starks make alliance with their enemy probably because as John says everyone alive is

On the same side now fighting against the dead so everyone prepares for battle at Winterfell we say Davos on the walls even though he isn't much of a fighter we say Aird torment and barrack it looked like barrack and torment my dad

Died last season when the war but they've survived to fight again Edie became Lord Commander of the Nights Watch when John left so he must have run south when the wall fell but how much of the Nights Watch survived that was an

Eight thousand year old institution is that gone maybe with the White Walkers coming everyone his knights watch now we see Gendry with a big pile of dragonglass mind from dragon star gander you'll need to make a bunch of weapons

To fight the dead but hopefully they'll also be time for him to reunite with his friend aya we say Jorah and the Dothraki Jorah has the sword heart's pain misses the Valyrian sword of house Tarly that Sam took from his dad but Sam isn't good

With a sword so it makes sense that he'd give hot Spain too Jorah they made friends last season when sam ciurdar of gray scale we see Brienne and Podrick with the Knights of the Vale these guys only came north to help fight the

Bolton's they never signed up for this Walking Dead shit but everyone's coming together to help fight the dead we see grey worm kiss Masson die while John's voiceover says that the White Walkers don't feel this is a reminder of why

Everyone's fighting this war isn't for a lord or a throne this is about the survival of life and love itself against the cold dead enemy grey worm looks intense as he prepares for battle the unsullied were bred to be emotionless

But with Masson die grey worm has found something worth fighting for there are trebuchet and the unsullied maybe to throw fire at the dead while the warriors prepare for battle we see women and children and Varys in the

Crypts this is like in the battle for Helm's Deep in Lord of the Rings Game of Thrones director said he studied that battle for this episode Varys looks scared and out of place when he used to be so confident and powerful among the

Politics of King's Landing how can Varys stay relevant in this magical apocalyptic finale we should at least get some good conversations here during the battle it could be like in the red cape during the Battle of the

Blackwater in the background we can see Gilly and her baby remember that this baby was originally meant to be sacrificed to the white walk and when Gilly took the baby South instead the walkers came after him it's

Possible that the walkers still want gillies baby it's also possible that the dead might rise from these crypts there are hints in the books about ancient Starks with white Walker blood go watch that video the battle for Winterfell

Begins Brienne and Jaime fight the dead on the walls Brienne wields the Valyrian sword Oathkeeper while Jamie uses widow's wail both of these swords were made from the Starks sword ice so the reunion of Brienne and Jaime has all

Sorts of symbolic weight to it this is also kind of like a dream Jaime has in the books where he and Brienne wield flaming swords and face the dead amidst darkness and doom this connects to the prophecy of azor Ahai and Nissa Nissa

And could mean the deaths of Jaime and Brienne we see the Hound amidst fire and the Hound is afraid of fire because when he was young his brother the mountain burned his face fire is why the Hound ran from battle in season two and was

Afraid of barek in season 3 maybe now the Hound will face his fear to defeat the dead who horned him both metaphorically and literally because it's hinted that the Hound will face the mountain in a fight called cleganebowl

Since the mountain is Undead the Hound might need fire to defeat him we also see Jon running and doing something heroic in the books he also has a dream of fighting the dead with fire we see horses running across snow and it looks

Like there might be some wolves in there as well we might see John's direwolf ghost or even the wolf pack led by ayahs dire wolf Nymeria and we see aya doing some sick spin moves with a stick like the

Faceless men trained her or maybe it's a dragon glass spear to kill the dead but a victim here has a lot of blood zombies don't usually bleed that much remember that the White Walkers can also raise animals like polar bears and there

Are stories of giant ice spiders the night is dark and full of terrors and aya might face them aya says I know dear he's got many faces I look forward to seeing this one because remember the faceless men taught aya about the

Many-faced God a name for death the night King later of the White Walkers is an embodiment of death he's like a symbol of the people I is killed and maybe of her own death aya takes a dragonglass dagger to kill White

Walkers but it looks like things go badly for her because the trailer starts with aya looking scared and hurt in the dark she's got a wound on her head and she's running in terror when was the last time aya seemed so scared

It looks like aya is running from zombies but why is she so afraid if she's got a dragonglass dagger and valyrian blade maybe those zombies were people she knew maybe they're dead Starks risen from the crypts like a

Mother or her brother one way or another it looks like death is catching up with aya in book 1 John jokes that aya will die in the winter that they'll find her body with a needle locked tight between her fingers so at Winterfell almost

Every character is desperately fighting for the survival of all life but down in King's Landing Cersei is scheming to save herself she's got a shiny new outfit looking smug and powerful and she's with her two

Best friends the creepy mad scientist Qyburn and the zombie Mountain almost everyone else has died or abandoned her including her lover Jaime last season Cersei sent euron greyjoy to buy a mercenary group called the golden

Company and here there are neurons ships with their leader homeless hairy strickland the golden company is said to be the most powerful army in air sauce with 20,000 men horses and elephants so we're

Finally gonna get some Molly font action in Game of Thrones in the books the golden company has a complex plotline involving the black fires and a kid called young Griff none of that seems to be happening in the show the company is

Just here to help Cersei cling to the throne until the bitter end this looks like strickland standing before Cersei on the throne with the mountain and Qyburn but this character is unclear maybe

Iran or the banker tie CONUS Taurus or even Sansa with the red hair it's hard to tell in this shot says he looks more vulnerable she's got sort of a smile but also tears in her eyes she is drinking wine which

Is weird cuz last season so she said she was pregnant maybe Cersei loses her unborn child and with nothing left to protect she'll unleash her full fury upon Westeros and there's also this weird

Shot maybe it's John at Winterfell or maybe it's Arya in King's Landing that could be a brazier in the Great Hall it looks like she's holding a bow and we know I can use a bow so maybe this shot is are you trying to kill

Cersei like she said she would last season will aya succeed and kill the Queen there are rumors that this will be the only trailer for season eight so this might be the last ever trailer for Game of Thrones we're gonna make the

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