The previews of upcoming Game of Thrones episodes are notoriously tricky. Between HBO’s misdirection and efforts not to spoil anything, it’s hard to get much real information out of them. But HBO has released a few new images for Game of Thrones season 8’s second episode, and it seems like they might give us a more accurate preview of what’s on the horizon.
Just like in the teaser, most of these images are set in and around Winterfell — which makes a lot of sense, considering that’s where almost every character is at the moment. Just as the preview hinted, it would appear that we’re going to see an impromptu trial for Jaime Lannister, with a few very tense northerners around him.
Alongside the battle planning that the episode preview hints at, these pictures show us that we’re probably going to get quite a few important conversations on the eve of battle.
We have Arya meeting with Jon — possibly going over plans for the fight.
Jorah, Dany, and Varys all glaring in the same direction.
The images also give us a glimpse of a few characters really getting back to their roots.
We have a shot of Bran sitting by a fire.
Davos making stew — is it onion stew? We hope so.
Lyanna Mormont looking ... angry and like she’s about to give a speech.
And Tyrion looking contemplative and worried with a cup of wine in his hands. Classic move.
The last few images seem to show us a few characters savoring their last moments of peace before the dead arrive at Winterfell.
Gilly, exploring Winterfell (and probably being a little worried about Sam Jr.).
Dany lost in thought.
Sansa enjoying ... a bread bowl?
Gilly and Sam lying next to Baby Sam.
Missandei and Grey Worm finding a moment alone to talk.
Perhaps most importantly, these images reveal that Bran finally makes it out of the courtyard so he no longer has to stare at everyone working in Winterfell.