The first photos for Game of Thrones Season 7 have arrived, and we are SHOOK.
We’re overdue for a full trailer after the March 30 teaser trailer got us all riled up, but these images are definitely a good start; at the very least, they serve as a reassuring reminder that all of our favorites are still alive (for now).
Enjoy it while you can, because we’re sure the body count is going to rise in the final 13 episodes of the show seven of which will air in Season 7, and six of which will close out the series in Season 8.
Here’s what we can glean from the new pics of Season 7:
Given the darkness, he’s definitely still in Winterfell and the shape of the opening behind him makes us think he’s visiting the family crypts, where his real mother, Lyanna Stark, is buried. COULD MR. KNOWS NOTHING FINALLY KNOW SOMETHING?
Speaking of awesome ladies called Lyanna…
Lady Lyanna Mormont is still Team Jon
This isn’t a shocker, given that Lyanna and the other noble lords of the North were with Jon at the end of Season 6 when they declared him king, but we’re still glad to see that Game of Thrones‘ resident scene-stealer is looking as sassy as ever. Heck, even if she’s scornfully mocking him for being a sucky leader, we’re still on board.
(Bonus: Littlefinger being a creepy lurker in the background, as per usual.)
Cersei seems pretty comfy on the Iron Throne
The new Queen of the Andals is sitting pretty on Westeros’ most sought-after seat, despite the fact that the monarchs of the Seven Kingdoms aren’t known for their long or happy lifespans. Jaime’s still by her side, for now, but he doesn’t look particularly cheerful. We can’t wait to see who she’s shaming in this shot.
Meera is no Hodor
Following Hodor’s tragic demise last season, Bran is now without his trusty carrier so it looks like Meera Reed has the glamorous job of dragging his ass back to Winterfell, and it’s gonna be a long walk.
Varys is… Varys
We never know what The Spider is thinking, so this inscrutable image is pretty on brand for him.
Tormund + Brienne = OTP
Looks like Tormund Giantsbane is continuing his quest to seduce Brienne of Tarth with his eyes. We sadly can’t see her expression in this photo, but we imagine it’s one of withering disdain.
Ser Davos looks like Jon’s new right HAND man
See what we did there?
Every ruler needs a Hand, right? Okay, so Davos didn’t do a great job of keeping his last boss alive (RIP Stannis the Mannis), but he’s still got more on-the-job experience than Jon Snow does, so if anyone should be Jon’s Hand of the King (Sansa, it should really be Sansa), we’re cool with it being the best smuggler on either side of the Narrow Sea.
Is Dany on Dragonstone?
The color scheme definitely resembles the island that Stannis Baratheon previously called home (which happens to be the ancestral seat of the Targaryens in Westeros, thankyouverymuch), and her costume is the same one she’s wearing in the first Season 7 teaser trailer, which featured her sitting on a distinctive throne made of stone. This means khaleesi is on land, which means she’s clearly plotting her first move to reclaim Westeros. Yasssss, kween!
Littlefinger’s up to no good
Okay, Petyr Baelish is always up to no good, but he looks particularly schemey here. He’s probably whispering treacherous words about Jon into Sansa’s ear but is she buying it? We have some theories about what he’s up to, and none of them are positive.
Sam’s hitting the books and so is Gilly
These crazy kids have come a long way together and it looks like they’re both making the most of being at the maesters’ Citadel in Oldtown with a little study time. But what is Gilly reading? A prophecy that some fans believe relates to Jon or Dany, regarding the legendary hero Azor Ahai. Curiouser and curiouser…
The Hound is on the move
We last saw The Hound in the Riverlands, joining the Brotherhood Without Banners to journey North to fight the White Walkers. Judging by the snow in this photo, they’re well on their way or winter has come even faster than anticipated.
Team Dany is lit
Khaleesi’s gang is back on dry land, and they look ready to rule. What are they looking up at? Probably Castle Dragonstone in all its glory.
The team is so lit, you even get extra angles of Dany’s arrival. First up, Missandei here’s hoping she and Grey Worm get some time to snuggle between all the conquering.
And Tyrion! We have nothing witty to add here, he’s just the best.
Is Arya at Winterfell?
Okay, probably not judging by the warm lighting and the jugs on the tables, she’s most likely in a tavern, watching someone make a spectacle of themselves but she’s a lot closer to home than she’s been for years, so GET HYPE.
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