HBO has also released the first trailer for the second episode, and it already teases a couple of epic scenes that we've been dying to see all these years.
Game of Thrones featured a cameo from Rob McElhenney in its Season 8 premiere. It's unclear how soon in the season this battle will take place, but episode two will at least show us a few glimpses at the upcoming Winterfell siege, if not a full-fledged battle. The Season 8 premiere number also topped the show's Season 7 finale, which had captured the attention of 12.1 million viewers.More news: Activists say Sudan's military attempted to break up sit
In fact, fans thought they'd spotted a McElhenney cameo in Game of Thrones years before he actually appeared.More news: Shikhar Dhawan: Eden Gardens pitch different to Delhi
Forget winter...Game of Thrones memes are coming. A series of blue tiles flip up from Eastwatch towards a new location, Last Hearth, the ancestral seat of House Umber (RIP), to represent the Army of the Dead's trajectory now that the Night King has gained access to Westeros, putting the White Walkers on a collision course with Winterfell. The final image of Bran in his wheelchair, an nearly undetectable smile on his face, is a provocative ending that leaves a lasting impact equal to that of any battle scene or character death. According to an interview with Vulture, this was showrunner's Benioff and D. B. Weiss idea, as it finally allowed them to end the sequence on the Iron Throne itself by taking the viewer inside King's Landing. Daenerys even says a similar comment to one Ygritte did about never wanting to leave. While it's exciting to see these subplots set themselves up, the episode frequently lacks direction due to the constantly shifting focus. Weiss EP'd multiple Emmy victor based on George R.R. Martin's writings actually debuted much later than the series had in past years. The series used to be subtle and unpredictable, but this episode is anything but - each glance, snarky comment and seemingly chance encounter is blatantly intentional and meant to be interpreted that way. But lucky fans with access to AT&T's streaming service, DirecTV Now, were able to watch the show four hours early. In the scene, Jon Snow is swinging around on the back of Rhaegal (Daenerys's dragon), as he and Dany fly above the North, as they do.More news: Trump to award Tiger Woods Presidential Medal of Freedom