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New Game of Thrones images hint at what’s to come in episode 2

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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.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Jaime standing trial at Winterfell
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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.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Jon and Arya
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Jorah, Dany, and Varys all glaring in the same direction.

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), flanked by Varys (Conleth Hill) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) in Game of Thrones.
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Sam and Jon possibly hashing out more familial revelations.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Jon and Sam
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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.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Bran sitting by a fireplace
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Davos making stew — is it onion stew? We hope so.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Davos ladling some stew
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Lyanna Mormont looking ... angry and like she’s about to give a speech.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Lyanna Mormont in armor
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And Tyrion looking contemplative and worried with a cup of wine in his hands. Classic move.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Tyrion drinking wine
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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.).

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Gilly at Winterfell
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Dany lost in thought.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Daenerys
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Sansa enjoying ... a bread bowl?

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Sansa eating
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Gilly and Sam lying next to Baby Sam.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Gilly, Little Sam, and Sam in bed
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Missandei and Grey Worm finding a moment alone to talk.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Grey Worm and Missandei in the Winterfell courtyard
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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.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2 - Bran sitting by the weirwood tree at Winterfell
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