On Tuesday, the trailer we’ve all been waiting for dropped. The epic trailer for Game of Throne’s final season dropped and oh boy, it is a doozy.
Among the spine-tingling images highlighted in the trailer are:
+ Cersei sitting alone in her throne room, crying as she sips a glass of wine. Cersei upset? This doesn’t bode well at all…
+ Jon Snow and Daenerys, side by side, standing before Drogon and Rhaegal. It seems the fan theories are coming true, as it looks like Jon Snow will finally embrace his Targaryen heritage and ride a dragon.
+ Grey Worm donning his helmet, flanked on all sides by his Unsullied brothers in combat, no doubt preparing to fight the enemy.
+ The magnificent dragons flying over the landscape, showcasing epic splendor and beauty as they soar together.
+ And most tantalizing of all: the army of Winterfell standing assembled with many familiar faces of our heroes among their ranks. Before a single hoof of the Night King’s horse stomps into view, facing Winterfell’s defenders.
Suffice to say, this season will be utterly epic in scope, with these battles perhaps surpassing everything we’ve seen before. The final season is only a little over a month away now and we, for one, can’t wait. Let’s just hope everyone’s favorites make it out of this final chapter alive.
“Sean Bean is a delight and an amazing actor,” she said. “After casting him, we wanted to make people seem like they were a part of his family and part of the same anthropology. It set the tone for the casting of the rest of the North.”
So there you have it, while Bean’s presence has been absent from the screen on the show since season one, he remains a vital influence. And, I don’t know about you, but Ill never hear the Starks quite the same way again.
As an avid Game of Thrones fan, it’s always difficult to pick out a favorite character. Whether I love the character or love to hate the character, it’s not an easy feat to pick out a single favorite. I think it’s definitely safe to say, however, that two of my favorite characters are Arya and the disgraced Hound (aka Sandor Clegane). So of course I couldn’t get enough of it when the two of these characters paired off together in the third and fourth seasons of the show.
From the beginning—whether you’re looking at the series through the show’s lens or the book’s—Arya is completely too-cool-for-school. She’s biting and smart; clever and brave, and she doesn’t take nonsense from those around her. Alternatively, the Hound is brash and ugly, surly and self-fulfilling. But he continuously demonstrates something in his body language and character that indicates a bigger heart than the one he chooses not to wear on his sleeve.
And…he’s funny. He’s totally dry and strange and his demeanor is something I look forward to when I turn the show on. I can’t get enough of that Clegane wit that completely cuts through characters like Needle—Arya’s self-named sword.
When Arya and the Hound meet up in season three (well, she’s sort of just kidnapped), they have an obvious disdain for one another. And that disdain remains a constant throughout their time together. Sort of. It’s clear that they form a bond of sorts, and even though Arya may or may not leave her captor for dead at the end of the fourth season, their recent reunion has made me such a happy little fan girl!
Despite having witnessed the death of her father, and all of the misfortunes that became of her prior to their team-up, Arya learns major lessons while with Clegane. She discovers the strength to take on the world alone, sailing to Braavos on her own after they part ways. She grows into her own, and becomes a girl with no name. While we don’t encounter the Hound again for quite some time, when we do, it’s as though he’s a completely changed man. Although we don’t know where those changes began, I think that it’s safe to assume they begin with knowing Arya Stark.
Again, I think it’s pretty apparent just how much the two characters change while being in one another’s company. I used to look so forward to seeing their scenes together, and am so excited that they are sharing scenes together once more. It’ll certainly be interesting to see where season eight will take both of them—them and everyone else lying south of the Wall…
Back in season six, Arya Stark had a bit of a run in with the Waif (Faye Marsay). You might remember the moment, the Waif stabbed our sweet heroine in the stomach, before she into the water. Later, we see her suspiciously fine. This caused some fans to believe that from that point onward, Arya wasn’t actually Arya.
Maisie Williams told Digital Spy just how ridiculous she finds the theory, saying
People thought Arya was the Waif, which was sad. It’s just me. I feel like now the show has been going for a while, they like to think of really crazy things, but that’s just what humans do. We’re just curious.
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With the upcoming final season on the (far) horizon, the cast has been given their final scripts. “It’s just strange as it’s everything I’ve ever known, but also any interview I ever do ends up talking about this show and where it’s going and what’s going to happen, and this is it: I know what’s going to happen,” teased the actress.
Williams has compared spoiling the final season to ruining Christmas, so don’t expect her to share any spoilers anytime soon.
Apple revealed its new design for the iPhoneX on Tuesday, introducing its new facial recognition software and Twitter went crazy.
Jokes surfaced almost immediately, as the demo for Face ID failed during Apple’s Keynote. With Game of Thrones still fresh in our minds, (obviously) ‘Arya Stark’ was trending on Twitter. Here are some of the best: