HBO has outed a short teaser for the second episode Game of Thrones Season 7. Titled Stormborn, the episode is likely to feature some planning and strategizing for the war for the Iron Throne.
Based on this short look at the episode, the events of the season premiere and the episode synopsis that was released before, we can get an idea of where the episode could be headed. For those of you who wish to stay away from any speculation at all, you can jump to watching the trailer below. For others, read on:
Right away, Jon Snow is told in the trailer by the Northern Lords that “A Targeryn cannot be trusted”, a statement that was part funny to hear if you consider that Jon Snow has been declared King in the North despite his true heritage. Now while this could be interpreted several ways, the one which makes sense to us is that Jon could have possibly learned about the mountain of Dragonglass present at Dragonstone and is about to head to the land of the Targeryns, a move to which the Northern Lords could “revolt”. What also gives weight to this interpretation is a line in the official episode synopsis stating “Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor”. We know from set visits that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targeryn come face-to-face this season at Dragonstone and giving the frenetic pace at which the show seems to be intent on moving, we see no reason why this meet could not occur in Episode 2 itself (although like the pivotal moment of the season premiere, it could be saved for the last).
Yara’s words about wanting to rush to Westeros to put an end to Cersei’s regime sound more like a hasty strategy. She clearly seems to be underestimating the stakes of the battle, believing their side to be at a massive advantage with their fleet of Unsullied, Dothraki and the three Dragons. We suspect this is precisely what Tyrion Lannister, the ever-so-strategist and well-read-intellectual would advise against. Not only that, but we also expect Tyrion to flex his thinking muscles and plan the invasion of Westeros, something he’d be best equipped to do since he’s practically lived there all his life, being a Lannister.
Finally, Cersei’s remarks about Daenerys clearly mean to turn the audience at King’s Landing against Daenerys by calling her The Mad King’s daughter. This ploy of using Aegon’s name to provoke people to siding with her, making her see the danger that exists in Daenerys ruling the Seven Kingdoms should convince people to fight against the Khaleesi.