Do we love or hate these cryptic new ‘Game of Thrones’ teasers?

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are seen outside of Good Morning America

LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY. The Final Season of Game of Thrones premieres in less than two weeks! April is going to be full of this – full of reminders about Game of Thrones, interviews from the surviving (as of now) cast members, promotional stops and photo-ops from the cast. I still have my fingers crossed for more Gendry content. PLEASE. But for now, we’re getting Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams (the Stark girls) in New York. They’ve been doing TV shows and honestly, there isn’t much interesting in those interviews. They can’t actually talk about the show that much, so it’s just filler stuff about how they feel about the show ending.

Anyway, HBO released two new teasers for the final season. Most of this stuff is just recut from the first trailer, but there are some new little looks – I got so excited when I saw Arya walking up behind a contemplative Jon Snow. Arya and Jon!! OMG.

Update: Here’s yet another one and OMG.

I haven’t made up my mind about whether I love or hate how cryptic these teasers trailers have been. On one side, I’m glad that HBO wants to surprise us. On the other side, the jig is up on some things and I would really enjoy some more GoT red meat, you know?

What else – I absolutely love this cross-promotion!! Oreo is teaming up with GoT for limited edition Oreos where the cookie part is changed to represent the insignias of House Lannister, House Targaryen, House Stark and the Night King.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are seen outside of Good Morning America

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  1. ReginaGeorge says:

    It’s only 6 episodes, so I can understand the cryptic teasers to not give too much away.
    I can’t wait for the Arya/Jon and even Jaime /Bran reunions.
    Can’t wait to see Jon ride an effing dragon! Can’t wait for the moment Dany has to process that not only is her new boo also her nephew, but also the official heir to the Throne, though I can see Jon being who is is and reluctant about power, he’d probably assure Dany he won’t challenge her for it. Can’t wait to see Jon process this info as well. So much of his identity has been dealing with being a bastard and learning to wear it as armor.
    I have my picks on who I think will live. Gilly and baby Sam I think will make it. I think Brienne will too.
    Can’t wait for the redemption arcs of Jaime, Theon and the Hound to come to fruition.
    And the other reunion that I’m here for is Arya and Gendry. I hope they both make it and they can fulfill the plan that Robert had to unite their houses. “I have a son, you have a daughter.” And Gendry would totally accept Arya as his Ninja Super Warrior Assasin Princess lol

    • Maum says:

      If it were season 1 GoT, Dany would have Jon assassinated in the first episode.

      She’s been banging on about her birth right since mid Season 2, and she’s already in the North with her dragons.
      Realistic scenario would be her burning down Winterfell (à la Harrenhall) prior to attempting to kill the White Walkers.

      I’ve been rewatching the whole series and had forgotten how ruthless they used to be, prior to the fanfic fest of Season 7.

      Would love to know Martin’s take on the show.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        I think Jon being the other last Targ, and being in love with him, also knowing he’s “special” in the sense that he’s been literally stabbed to death and brought back to life, will give Dany pause. And if he happens to impregnate her, I think she will be too much in her head and feelings to want to react against Jon. She might propose they rule together. That is, if there is any throne left to sit on at the end. I have a feeling the wheel will be broken and they will do away with a monarchy and do more of a Greek or Roman republic type of thing. I can totally see Tyrion being the head of a parliament type government if he survives.

      • ds says:

        @ReginaGeorge I just want Tyrion to make it.

      • Maum says:

        Regina, you’re probably right but as a fan of the books, I hope not.

        Firstly, the ‘love story’s has been so forced (and, IMHO, utterly unconvincing- hence the fan fiction side).

        Also Dany has come so far and fought so hard for her throne… as of now her whole identity is entwined with her claim.
        In the books she often yearns for the house she grew up in, with the courtyard and the lemon trees.
        In the show they’ve reduced her to ‘dragons’ and ‘rightful heir’.
        I can’t see her throw that away for ‘love’.

        She’s also shown quite a few signs of going Targaryen mad, and apparently Martin mentioned all new Dance of Dragons.

        It would be so fun and dramatic to see a main protagonist turn antagonist.
        Most of the fandom would either implode or riot.
        If they had the nerve….😁

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        @MAUM
        Dany going rogue is an interesting possibility as Emilia early on said something along the lines of who Dany ends up becoming leaving a bad taste in her mouth, but she may just be pulling our legs for the sake of teasing. Dany to me has always been too much of the obvious choice to end up on the throne. We know GRRM doesn’t work that way. My friends and I joke that Dany is actually more like a “colonizer”. Every where she went she tried to impose her rules and do away with their cultures and traditions. She’s like Gentrifier Dany.

      • Steph says:

        I dont think the love story was force at all. I saw it coming since the First season. Even my mom who is a huge fan of the show kinda knew they would end together.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        @STEPH

        I too saw it as a natural progression. I saw it coming since S1, also, because I was pretty sure back then there was more to Jon than met the eye and I figured early he was a hidden Targ. It also added the sick incest Targ twist. I mean Viserys told Dany that she was supposed to have been married to Rhaegar but she was born too late. They intended to keep it in the family.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        Dany has become more ruthless as the seasons have gone on – even Tyrion has commented on this. It will be interesting to see how she reacts to Jon being her nephew AND the rightful heir to ‘her’ throne – I don’t think she will give up on that pipe dream without a fight even if he has impregnated her. And am not sure Jon is the pushover we’ve been led to think he is. Yes he a man of honour but if Dany threatens him and his family/home he will fight plus I think the dragons will switch allegiance to him if it comes to it.

        Plus I think we are in for a few surprises regarding the Knight King – we know he’s a Stark but there is more to him and his story.

    • Lightpurple says:

      With Hot Pie catering the reception

    • Lucy says:

      Hell yeah! Gendry’s the only man worthy of her.

    • Maum says:

      @REGINA the most realistic outcome (considering the show’s medieval inspiration) would be for Jon as heir to the throne, to marry Sansa to unite the kingdom and get acceptance in the North (Targs are *hated* up North after what the mad king did to Ned’s father and brother).

      Goes head to head with his aunt in a dynastic war. With White Walkers in the midst. And Cersei.

      Would make for a fun show.

  2. Wasabi says:

    Don’t really care whether teasers are cryptic or not, I mostly watch for the dragons (okay… and Tormund) . However, HOW FREAKING TALL IS SANSA OMG? Can we get a recent pic of her next to Gwendoline Christie? Two super tall ladies ❤️

  3. Jenns says:

    They just dropped this one which is the best one yet.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwmAWOE5F9o

    Inject all of this into my veins.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      Time to analyze lol. Maybe that’s one of Bran’s visions? Longclaw abandoned in the snow does not bode well. Ugh all aboard the hype train!!

      • Jenns says:

        We see Longclaw, Needle, Jaime’s gold hand, Dany’s chain, Bran’s wheelchair a the bottom of the steps, that feather from the crypts and Tyrion’s pin. And possibly the shadow of The Night King behind Longclaw.

        I know it all just a set-up, but it’s so ominous. And I know there’s been speculation about the White Walkers being defeated in the North, but I’m not buying that theory. I think the NK will make it to King’s Landing.

      • ds says:

        ugh I thought it was Arya’s needle. So there’s Jamie’s hand, and what’s that thing that looks like a pendant?

      • Megan says:

        I heard some rumors that the trailers are full of false flags. No idea if there is any truth to that, but either way, it’s gonna be a long two weeks cause I just can’t wait.

    • Maum says:

      Oh yes.

      That was epic.

      Called the aftermath? Doesn’t look like the dragons helped Winterfell much…

    • Eve says:

      Thank you for the link.

      Indeed. That is the best one so far.

  4. isabelle says:

    I will sadly buy those Oreos just so I can see them up close and them probably eat most of the pack lol.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I can’t wait to see what happens to Tormund and the Hound (love him). The Stark children have to rule the world…it is known.

  6. Bluthfan says:

    I am here for Sansa getting a happy ending. Her, Danny and Brienne are my favorite characters.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      I kind of want Sansa to end up with Tyrion. He was the best husband/fiance she ever had. She didn’t know how good she had it with him. Well, maybe now she does. What other eligible bachelor will be left for her? I don’t want to see her with Gendry.

      • Eleonor says:

        She was a child, and I don’t want her to end up with Tyrion because her other husbands/boyfriends were worst, but because they choose each other.

      • Maum says:

        Agree with Eleonor.
        Tyrion’s been very whitewashed in the show, hasn’t he?
        Probably because Peter Dinklage is so likeable.

        In the book he’s obsessed with Shae (who doesn’t have the heroic Sansa-protector arc that she has in the show) and veers between feeling sorry for Sansa and drunkenly resenting her for not being attracted to him.
        The fact that she’s so young and traumatised doesn’t excuse her for very long.

        I guess he doesn’t go as far as imposing his marital rights- that makes him a good guy?

    • Grant says:

      I’m with you. I think Sansa has had one of the most dynamic character arcs on the show. I’d love for her to survive as Queen in the North.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    ENOUGH! Where is a Man? A woman must know.

  8. Lucy says:

    Regarding Gendry: girl, SAMEEEE. At this point I’m starting to believe they kidnapped Joe Dempsie and have him chained down somewhere underground, only to let him out for the premiere event (which is tomorrow!). Then, back to his cell. It’s like season 3 all over again. WHERE THE F*CK IS GENDRY???

  9. Miss M says:

    Love the teasers! I am on a count down since March and every Sunday I send something GoT related to my friends all over the country.
    We are going bananas with the final season!

  10. Grant says:

    LORT, Sansa has blossomed into quite the beauty. Joe Jonas is one lucky fella. I saw a video that went viral of her on the jumbotron at a basketball game and she chugs a cup of wine and dabs to rapturous applause. It was hilarious and made me love her even more.

    • Lucy says:

      Right? She seems like such a cool, laid-back gal, Sophie. I know not many people agree, but I really like her and Joe together. I feel like they make sense, and like they’re the real deal.

    • Humbugged says:

      They were getting interviewed by Strahan and Sophie said that Joe was there on set for a lot of the filming for the season and they made him sign an NDA

  11. ReginaGeorge says:

    Also, Jon has to fight the NK one-on-one, hand-to-hand. He just has to. That would be epic. Of course, that would mean that both Viserion and Rhaegal would have to die (I mean Viserion really die this time). But I never saw all of the dragons surviving anyway. It will be like the Direwolves. Not all of them will make it.

    • Maum says:

      I think I’m the only GoT who hates the dragon.

      They eat children…

      And that battle in scene 7 was so chilling.

      And let’s be honest without her dragons Dany would be a pretty shit ruler… 😁

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        Exactly. Dany is no Visenya. Visenya was a bad ass on a dragon and with her sword, Dark Sister. Dany isn’t trained for combat. I mean, she can lock you in a room and burn you to death, but where is the honor in that?

        The Dragons won’t be able to stay alive in a post war world. They’d either need to be chained up or allowed to do as they please. That didn’t work well in the past.

      • phlyfiremama says:

        The dragons didn’t eat the children, it was only made to LOOK like they did in order to force Dany to restrain them & thereby weaken her. It was a ruse from still unknown somebodies, but the dragons didn’t kill the children~they just ate goats, sheep, & unruly slavers. ;)

  12. Eve says:

    Here representing House Bellow Zero.

    I sincerely hope my beloved Night King and his army win. It’s the only ending that makes sense to me.

    P.S.: Had to get HBO again. Have been binge watching the previous seasons on a loop.

    • Jenns says:

      Fellow Night King lover here. And while I don’t want him to win, I do want him to fly into Winterfell and own everyone, like he did at Hardhome with Jon, while everyone runs around and loses their sh*t.

      • Eve says:

        Woo-hoo! I knew I wasn’t the only one.

        I personally would love to see Cersei shitting her pants when she finally meets him but…I insist Cersei is Arya’s kill.

        Other than that, I want The Night King to wreak havoc on every single one of the other houses.

        It has been a long summer. It’s time for winter now.

    • ReginaGeorge says:

      And I recall in the episode where they fought the Children, the NK and his generals walked right through the fires. While the Wights may be able to be burned, I think the NK may have a surprise in store when Dany or Joh tries to burn him. I don’t think it will be as easy as that.

      • Eve says:

        I agree. And remember when The Night King made an “ice sword” (kind of a scimitar) out of the freezing air? He’s awesome.

      • Maum says:

        Maybe dragon fire is different?

        I always had this view that the dragons and walkers were opposites and cancelled each other out. They can’t exist separately and have to die together.

      • Lady D says:

        If it’s the NK chasing Arya in the tunnels, it explains why she doesn’t grab a torch off the wall to defend herself.

      • Eve says:

        @ Maum:

        He’s absolutely resistent to ordinary fire — we’ve seen him walk right through it in “Hardhome”.

        Not sure if dragon fire can destroy him. Hopefully not.

        Plus, he has his own dragon now and, apparently, blue “fire” is the hottest of them all (oh, the irony!).

        Found this article with an interesting theory about Viserion now:

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/tv/amp12108352/viserion-ice-dragon-flames-explained/

      • Jenns says:

        The NK walked through dragon fire in Beyond the Wall. It will not kill him. I’m also willing to bet that valyrian steel or dragon glass won’t kill him either. I think his death is much more complicated and it’s going to take Bran’s wisdom, teamed possibly with Jon and Dany, to bring him down.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        Jenns,

        Agree. Wonder if the show will bring “Lightbringer” into play. Which will require a sacrifice.

  13. Nancy says:

    I bow down to the sole survivor Jon Snow. I lay a flower at Sansa’s grave, rip sophie. Can’t believe this is it, Sucks, I’m running out of here before the Sansa lovers can hate on me. Arya, watch my back….lol

  14. Littlefishmom says:

    I really really really want Jamie to live but….. who knows. I just hope SOMEONE lives, but GOT never has a happy ending.