Finally, winter is here.
Various characters have been warning us about this for the better part of six seasons. A new trailer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones shows off the oncoming battles that will take place as winter finally arrives and Westeros is invaded by the White Walkers of the North.
This isn’t as simple as a single war with an external force, of course. While the trailer suggests that everyone’s going to be banding together to fight off their deadly frozen enemies, there’ll also be tension brewing between various factions throughout the region.
We all know who to blame – Littlefinger. Seen lurking in the shadows in the trailer, the character that everyone loves to hate is going to be stirring the pot for his own gain, attempting to pit Jon Snow against Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and anyone else he can turn on each other.
What’s more, from other promotional materials, we’ve learned that Cersei Lannister’s reign has some big connection to the White Walkers, so the process of rallying troops throughout Westeros won’t exactly be simple.
With all the political tension throughout the various locations of Game of Thrones, while some of our favorite heroes will meet for the first time and attempt to form alliances, it’s worth assuming that it won’t go smoothly.
Either everyone bands together to fight off invaders, or the entirety of Westeror will fall as warring factions tear each other apart.
In practice, we’ll probably see a little of both, as various forces clash before reconciling their differences and teaming up to face their true enemies.
That said, if this is the most logical path for the series to take, there’s every chance that the series will veer off on another course at one point. Plot twists are not uncommon in Game of Thrones, and various actors have stated that the shock twists and turns in the upcoming episodes have left them reeling.
Ultimately, the most important takeaway from the new season seven trailer is this: things are going to get chaotic in Game of Thrones.
More chaotic than normal, that is.