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'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Begins With Daenerys' Arrival in Winterfell

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Begins With Daenerys' Arrival in Winterfell

Don't worry, Game of Thrones fans. Winter is here, for sure, but that means that we're getting ever closer to 2019 and the release of the final season of your favourite medieval incest-fest.

With that in mind, HBO have released the first look at what is going to happen in the last ever season of the biggest show on TV.

OK, so we've got very little to go on, if we're being honest.

There is a picture of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in an embrace looking very worried about something off camera into the middle distance. That seems to imply that the relationship story between those two characters will form a central pillar of the plot for the next series.

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Credit: Entertainment Weekly
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Of course, we could have guessed that already, given how the previous season ended. You'd have to wonder whether anyone will have the bollocks to tell them about the fact that they're - well - directly blood related to each other.

In fact, Dany is Jon's aunt. In the world of Westeros, as we well know by now, that's totally acceptable really. Either way, the first look at the new series implies that it will begin with Dany and Jon arriving at Winterfell.

Another hint that we've been allowed that suggests that is a short three-second clip that sees Jon Snow reunited with his sister Sansa Stark at their ancestral home, which is Jon's adopted ancestral home, if that makes any sense.

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The two embrace, but in a stand-offish fashion. There's tension there, perhaps because Jon has sworn fealty to the Targaryen queen? Perhaps just because he's shagging his own aunt.

At the end of the last season, Brandon Stark knew this, so perhaps the secret is out.

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Anyway, according to Bryan Cogman, who should know a bit about it as he wrote episode two of the upcoming series, reunions are a big part of the forthcoming drama.

He said: "It's about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death."

Certain death, eh? To be fair, that has been pretty much guaranteed from the start.

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Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

Cogman continued: "It's an incredibly emotional haunting bittersweet final season and I think it honours very much what [George R. R. Martin, author of the novels on which the series is based] set out to do - which is flipping this kind of story on its head."

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Topics: Jon Snow, TV and Film, HBO, Daenerys Targaryen, US Entertainment, Game of Thrones

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