Dany is in Westeros y’all! The first Game of Thrones trailer sets up the impending power struggle for the Iron Throne.
Earlier this month, HBO revealed that Game of Thrones will be back for its seven-episode seventh season on Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 9:00pm ET|PT!
At that time we also got the first teaser featuring each of the major houses’ sigils, circling one another, and eventually all crumbling.
Today, HBO shared the first Season 7 trailer, and it highlights how Westeros is definitely at war. And now that Winter is here, the war will reach its crescendo.
The trailer, entitled “Long Walk”, is just that. We watch as Daenerys, Jon Snow, and Cersei each take an extended walk down their respective hallways and eventually take their seats.
Judging by her dress and location, Dany has arrived in Westeros, is holding court in an (as of yet) undisclosed location, and has assumed a throne. (But according to this article from Glamour, they speculate that she has made her way to Dragonstone, the ancestral seat of House Targaryen!)
Jon, now the King in the North, sits at the head of Winterfell’s Great Hall.
And, of course, Cersei is in the Red Keep, seated on the Iron Throne as the Queen Cersei of the House Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. (*UGH*)
OK, so clearly the trailer is setting up this three-way battle for the Iron Throne. But am I naive for thinking that there is the potential for a Dany-Jon alliance? I mean, if we believe the clues from the end of Season 6 (and I do because R+L=J!), Jon is technically Dany’s nephew and also heir to the throne.
With that said, I could see a situation where Jon would agree to give up the throne to Dany in exchange for a pseudo-independent North.
Plus, with the White Walkers coming, as so chillingly indicated by the flash to the Night King at the end of the trailer, I feel like Jon is going to be looking for allies against this no longer hypothetical threat at the Northern border.
Furthermore, with the way Jaime was sideeying Cersei during her crowning, it wouldn’t surprise me if he is the valonqar that kills Cersei!
What do you think? Share all of your Game of Thrones theories and flails in comments!