Forget about the abundance of trailers that dropped over the past week, because the real deal is here. Game of Thrones, baby! Game of Thrones is undoubtedly the single greatest TV Series in the history of mankind.
Okay, first of all, I just watched the trailer again, making it my 89th time. Or is it 99? I lost count. I swear, after the 50th time watching this trailer, my Game of Thrones tattoo started to glow. Or maybe I just lost my freaking mind and started seeing things. Alright, enough blabbering. Let’s break down the trailer.
Here are 5 most exciting moments from the Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.
1. Cersei wages war on everybody
“Enemies to the east. Enemies to the west. Enemies to the south. Enemies to the north. Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.” – Cersei Lannister
We all saw this coming. Cersei may be a world class bit*h, but she loves her children to the core. And now all of them are dead, including innocent Tommen, who took his own life. Cersei Lannister is PISSED and she vows to destroy everybody. When we talk about the great villains of Game of Thrones, the two names that are always brought up are Ramsay Bolton and Joffrey Baratheon (technically Joffrey Lannister). But I believe by the series finale, we will all be talking about Cersei. She may not be as on the nose with her villainy like Joffrey and Ramsay, but Cersei is definitely the most layered villain in the series. I hope she burns in hell.
What’s interesting about the opening moments of the trailer is the look plastered on Jamie Lannister’s face. He’s uncomfortable, torn between his loyalty towards the throne (and his sister’s vagina) and his desire to do the right thing.
2. Daenerys’ dragons look GLORIOUS
Daenerys is an interesting character. She was very intriguing in the first couple of seasons of Game of Thrones – I mean who can forget “DRACARYS!” – but then slowly dwindled into “I’m just hanging out across the sea cause George R. R. Martin wants to drag the story. It’s pretty difficult to remain invested in a character whose daily itinerary is limited to:
9am – 5pm: Free slaves
6pm onwards: Have sex with not-Sir Jorah.
So, after six seasons of her not directly being involved in the main storyline, she’s finally arrived at Westeros. Can’t wait for her to lay King’s Landing to waste.
“I was born to rule the seven kingdoms, and I will!” – Khaleesi
Daenerys touches the beach because she’s finally home. Daenerys was born on Dragonstone, the rain-tossed, Valyrian-built castle in Blackwater Bay, that we see in the trailer.
3. Littlefinger manipulating Sansa
If it wasn’t for Littlefinger and the Tully army, Jon Snow would have died (again) in season six, the Starks would have been completely wiped out and the show would be over. But because Sansa went behind his brother’s back and asked Littlefinger for help, the Starks were able to defeat the Boltons, take back Winterfell and kill Ramsay. All is well, right? Wrong.
Littlefinger is no ordinary character. Despite not coming from a prominent house – House Baelish – having no prominent family members, and is most known for being the world’s greatest mamasan (pimp), Littlefinger has somehow always managed to tango with the big boys. He’s extremely cunning and always has something up his sleeve.
In the trailer, he seems to be manipulating Sansa, possibly trying to ruin the relationship between the siblings. Will he succeed? Or will Sansa outsmart him?
4. It doesn’t matter whose skeleton sits on the iron throne
“If we don’t put aside our enmities and bound together, we will die. And then it doesn’t matter whose skeleton sits on the iron throne” – Sir Davos
Finally, someone who actually makes sense! While the ignoramus, power hungry idiots are fighting to rule the seven kingdoms, there is a much bigger threat coming. WHITE WALKERS. And besides the likes of Sir Davos, Jon Snow and the wildlings, nobody seems to know that they exist. Worse yet, nobody seems to care.
As interesting as the political squabbles between the houses are, Game of Thrones has always been about the White Walkers. The White Walkers in many ways represent climate change of the real world. Notice how we spend our days bickering about politicians and The Kardashians when we’re experiencing serious climate change.
5. Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail
Just a quick recap. One of the most popular swords in the Game of Thrones / A song of Ice and Fire lore is the Valyrian steelsword named Ice. Ice was an heirloom of House Stark for generations. In season one of Game of Thrones we see Ned Stark behead Will because he abandoned the Nightwatch. Ice was melted in season 4, under Tywin Lannister’s orders and two swords were forged from the melted Valyrian steel. The smaller one, was presented to Jamie Lannister who then gives it to Brianne of Tarth. She names it, “Oathkeeper.” The second of the swords was presented to Tywin’s grandson, Joffrey who names it “Widow’s Wail.”
We have not seen Widow’s Wail since Joffrey’s death in season four. That is until this new trailer dropped!
Not only do we see Widow’s Wail, we also see it reunite with Oathkeeper, held by Jamie Lannister. Will we see Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail battle each other, or will Brianne and Jamie be on the same side? Either way, it’s poetic, isn’t it?
These are just some of the biggest moments in the trailer.
And, here are some other stuff that popped into my head while watching the brilliant season seven trailer:
- Sir Jorah is back and he hasn’t found a cure for his illness.
- The Dothraki army looks MENTAL.
- Oooh, girl-on-girl makeout scene.
- Or is that just a guy that looks like a girl from the back?
- Will Arya be able to defeat Batman in a fight?
- WHERE ON EARTH IS NYMERIA?