The first official teaser for the seventh season of Game of Thrones is finally out, and raises a lot more questions than it answers. So many questions.
It’s a very short trailer, and doesn’t really feature any of the characters on the screen. As the sigils of the various houses appear on the screen you can hear prominent quotes from the various family members in the background, like Danaerys Targayen, Cersei Lannister, Lady Olynna and more. But the most interesting part comes at the very end.
Jon Snow, proclaimed as the King of the North in the last season, can be heard warning someone that only one war matters, and that war is here. The other battles the houses have been fighting are not going to mean a thing when they have to face The Great War. “The same thing is coming for all of us,” he says as the sigils crumble to the ground. “There’s only one war that matters: the great war, and it is here.”
The most obvious answer to this could be that he’s talking about the war with the White Walkers. The noteworthy thing is that this is the first time that Snow refers to it as ‘The Great War’. Over the past six seasons, the houses have been involved in multiple wars, including the battle for King’s Landing, the battle for the North and multiple smaller wars that Danaerys has been waging as a part of her quest to Westeros. Not to mention that Jon Snow is the only main character who have actually faced the White Walkers in battle, during his time in the Night’s Watch.
Of course, the teaser doesn’t reveal much at all, but at least we can expect some intense cold action this season. Maybe winter has finally come. Maybe not. Who knows?