It may not be a Game of Thrones Season 8 trailer, but the new HBO sizzle reel does include fresh footage of GoT’s final season — and fans have noticed something about Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark’s meeting that’s making us worried about Sansa’s fate.
Possible spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8 below.
In the few seconds of new footage we have, Daenerys joins Jon Snow in front of Sansa, presumably following the siblings’ reunion in the clip shown in a previous sizzle reel. It’s a tense moment, but Sansa manages to keep her composure in light of Jon’s decision to bend the knee to Dany.
“Winterfell is yours, Your Grace,” Sansa says to Daenerys.
Sansa’s reaction here is exactly what Entertainment Weekly teased it would be in a report from the set. “Sansa isn’t thrilled … at least not at first,” EW previewed of the Season 8 premiere, which includes “plenty of callbacks to the show’s pilot.”
However, the similarities don’t end there. As redditor u/CleverD3vil notes, Sansa’s statement is almost the exact same thing Eddard Stark said to Robert Baratheon when the King of Westeros arrived at Winterfell back in Season 1. And we all know how that turned out for Ned…
“Like father, like daughter,” the fan writes alongside images of Sansa and Ned uttering the same words. Redditor u/newton963 adds that Jon Snow and Brienne, both in the background of their respective scenes, “have the same reaction.”
In the pilot, when Robert Baratheon and Cersei arrived at Winterfell, Ned Stark told him he’d been “guarding the North for you, Your Grace. Winterfell is yours.”
Game of Thrones fans know that the first season did not end well for Ned Stark. He didn’t even survive to the season finale after Joffrey had him executed. So does that mean Sansa could face a similar fate at the hands of Daenerys? And what will Jon do if forced to choose between his sister or his aunt/lover?
Let’s just hope that the words of Ned’s daughter’s don’t foreshadow her following in the same footsteps as her dead dad. Then again, if there’s even the smallest hint of Sansa taking on a similar role as Hand of the King it will definitely be time to start worrying about whether the character will survive — assuming we even want her to.
Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres in April on HBO.
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