Now that the insane action of “Beyond the Wall” is behind us, there’s only one episode left in the shortened penultimate season of Game of Thrones. And, perhaps fittingly, it’s the episode we know the least about based on the first two epic trailers HBO released ahead of the season premiere. Those trailers let Thrones superfans sleuth out Dothraki vs. Lannister fights, the sacking of Casterly Rock, and Jon’s suicide squad mission north of the Wall, but we’ve seen almost everything that happened in the trailers in the first six episodes of the seven-episode season. What’s left?
Well, not a lot, but the few scenes that haven’t happened yet in Season 7 of Game of Thrones could have some tantalizing implications. It’s possible, of course, that these shots might have been cut or trailer-specific and not end up in a full episode at all, but it doesn’t seem too likely.
Here’s a guide to the three scenes we haven’t seen yet, complete with some educated guesses about what might be happening.
Winter Comes to King’s Landing?
One of the earliest still-unseen clips from Season 7 actually appeared at the start of the first trailer. It’s Cersei Lannister, walking into the courtyard where she had that guy paint a swanky map of Westeros. There have been a ton of scenes of Cersei in this courtyard, but notice what’s different about her outfit in this shot. It appears that she’s wearing furs. Does this mean that winter is finally starting to make itself known down in King’s Landing?
It’s hard to say for sure who this backlit fellow unsheathing his sword is, but it looks an awful lot like the Hound. He’s certainly not still up north, and the scenery doesn’t appear to be anything we’ve seen on the show before, though it has a King’s Landing-vibe. This could be the ruins of the Dragonpit, the giant arena where the old Targaryen Kings kept their dragons. If the Hound tags along with Dany and Jon during their meeting with Cersei in King’s Landing, it’s likely that something is going to go down. Perhaps the Hound and the reanimated Mountain will come to blows? All we know is, get hype.
Theon Tries Again?
The last scene that wasn’t in the first six episodes doesn’t give us a ton to go on. It’s somebody kneeling next to the sea on what looks like a Dragonstone beach, but we can’t be sure. Theon survived the naval battle to make it back to Dany’s HQ. Is he headed back out to sea in an attempt to rescue his sister Yara from Euron the same way she tried to rescue him from Ramsay Bolton? If so, let’s hope it goes better. Or, perhaps this has to do with the trip to Casterly Rock we saw in the trailer for next week’s episode?
We’ll see what these scenes really are when the season finale of Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, August 27, at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO.