Winter is so very, very close. And while we're not in the full Game of Thrones promo cycle yet, HBO did stoke the fires a little this morning with a shot of Arya on the battlefield.
The snippet was part of a reel put out by HBO on Twitter, showcasing the network's lineup of shows over the rest of the year. Naturally, Game of Thrones got a roll, with a few seconds (literally, we're talking seconds) of Arya looking doe-eyed on the battlefield, watching a dragon fly past.
My heart stopped when seeing this new Euphoria and The Righteous Gemstones footage and started again at Watchmen.
— HBO (@HBO) February 24, 2019
Obviously, we don't know which battle the shot is taken from. But there are a few things that seem prominent. Firstly, the army is marching past Arya, in the same direction the dragon is flying. And unlike literally every other time GoT has thrown a dragon onto the battlefield, the army underneath isn't shitting itself or hiding under some flimsy piece of wood.
So it's probably safe to assume here that the dragon in question is fighting with Arya's army. That'd make it likely that this is a fight up north, perhaps the final fight of the season or at least the final stand against the Whitewalkers. The rest of the battlefield is gloomy and overcast, matching the general palette HBO has used for The Wall and everything north of The Wall, so the fight's obviously not taking place around King's Landing.
We'll get an actual trailer whenever HBO feels like releasing it, which probably won't be today. But who knows! Either way, we're only a couple of months away from finding out how this all ends. Which is a relief, really, because at this rate we're never getting closure from the books.