Warning: This post will contain spoilers for those of you not caught up on Game of Thrones.
It’s the return that Game of Thrones fans have been waiting an entire year to see…. well, other than that one. Of course, I’m talking about The Night’s King and his Whitewalker brethren, who not only appeared in full force last season, but also helped to give Thrones one of its best episodes ever with “Hardhome,” which at the time seemed to indicate a new direction for Jon Snow and The Night’s Watch… We thought it did at least.
In the upcoming episode of the show though, titled “The Door,” the mysterious character is set to make his onscreen return through one of Bran Stark’s informative visions, and we can only imagine what kind of secrets might lie on the other side.
Today, HBO has unveiled several new images from the episode as well, with one in particular putting Bran and The Night’s King front and center. Check them out below:
For context’s sake, check out the episode’s official description as well:
“Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) learns a great deal. Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) goes on a mission. Arya (Maisie Williams) is given a chance to prove herself.”
After a moderately quiet premiere, this season has already been one of the most fast-paced in the show’s history, with several characters’ storylines moving forward into unknown territory with sometimes reckless abandon. Other than the obviously intriguing inclusion of the Whitewalkers in the photos as well, I’m looking forward to see who the strange ally is that Tyrion seeks out in Mereen, and if it’s this new, Red Woman or someone else. From the looks of it, she doesn’t seem like one to be trusted, but then again, they never really do either.
As Jon and Sansa move forward with their plans to unite the North and charge on Winterfell as well, the reunion between her and Littlefinger is shaping up to be a tumultuous one, as her anger for his abandonement of her at the Boltons remains, and his probable offer to give Sansa and Jon the Knights of the Vale clash between personal and strategic ideals. Probably. We think.
That only begins to scratch the surface of how much is going on right now in the season though, which is shaping up to be one of the show’s best or at the very least, most satisfying seasons to date.
Game of Thrones airs every Sunday night on HBO.
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