HBO recently released a new trailer for Game of Thrones in anticipation of the upcoming Season 7 premiere. Only instead of looking forward, this one takes a look at the past and how far we’ve come in the show.
The giant 5-minute trailer recaps the major happenings of Seasons 1-6 with several moments in the past serving as precursors to what lies ahead. While it’s not truly possible to sum up literally everything that we’ve been through, the trailer does show the most relevant events that audiences will do well to remember as we move ahead into Season 7.
From the Season 1 days of Ned mentoring his bastard son Jon to his early interactions with Robert Baratheon, the trailer attempts to briefly touch the highlights of the journeys all the major characters have been through whether it’s Arya’s tryst with Jaqen H’gar, Jon’s time in the North and Daenerys’ rise to power. Major battles such as the ones in the episodes Blackwater, Mother’s Mercy, Hardhome, Battle of the Bastards and The Winds of Winter are also glimpsed at.
While several fan trailers of a similar nature are available online, the one made by HBO is indeed masterfully cut and truly raises the stakes for what’s to come. There are some very subtle hints too about what could possibly be in store ahead seeing how the shots are cut. The most striking of these is Varys explaining the corrupted influence power can have on one’s minds followed by a cut to Sansa’s smirk as she summoned The Knights of the Vale in the epic battle between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton. Could this be a hint of Sansa’s desire for power in Season 7? Could Sansa turn out to be an unexpected new contender for the Iron Throne? We previously also speculated about Jon Snow being Jaehaerys Targeryn (an extension of the now the famous R + L = J theory) and while that part is not heavily hinted at here, it is also one of the many theories to look forward to in Season 7.
The answers to these and many more questions will soon be clear in the coming weeks. The first episode of Game of Thrones come out on Sunday July 16, 2017 at 9:00 AM PT. At Appocalypse, we’ll be covering the next season intensely in the upcoming few weeks so if you’re not sure where else to go, consider bookmarking this site for your frequent dose of Westeros and Essos.