As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, the itch for spring and summer hits most of us. And for TV fans, summer brings one of the happiest times of the calendar year: a new season of Game of Thrones. With just two short seasons left, we can expect plenty of payoffs and crossovers to finally occur. And for most diehard fans, they're hoping more members of the Stark family will finally reunite, joining Sansa and Jon's alliance at Winterfell.
Luckily, we just may have our wish. HBO's new ads have just been released, featuring favorite characters from each of their successful shows. A ton of Game of Thrones characters show up, in particular Arya and Bran. They both appear to be doing much better, and are wearing fine Nothern clothing, possibly hinting at a family reunion in Winterfell. Just check out Arya.
We haven't seen Arya looking this put together since she was far younger, and safe in King's Landing. It's been a very tough road for the youngest Stark daughter, and she's been without comfort, clothes, and food basically since the tail end of Season 1.
And while Arya could seemingly end up anywhere, it's the type of clothes she's wearing that make me think she'll end up back home in Season 7. Those are heavy, northern garbs that are meant to keep the harsh elements of the cold away. And while she's not wearing a Stark wolf, the fur combination feels exactly like something Ned or Jon would wear.
Bran is looking better as well, check out the first peek at him in Season 7 below.
Luke Arya, Bran is looking much more spiffy and put together than he has in years. After fleeing Winterfell with Rickon, Osha, and Hodor, Bran has had quite the long journey and transformation. Now that he's the One Eyed Raven, his powers of warging and prophetic dreams will be extremely valuable in the war against the White Walkers. Considering that he and Meera have faced off against their share of the undead, they'll also be able to give first hand accounts that will back up Jon's claims.
Both Arya and Bran got significantly closer to their family in Winterfell by Game of Thrones' Season 6 finale. At the point the season ended, Arya had finally traveled back to Westeros, just in time to assassinate Walder Frey at The Twins. With another name crossed of her death list, perhaps she'll reunite with Sansa and Jon in order to get started on another big name: Cersei. If she could assassinate the Lannister matriarch for Jon, it could change everything for Westeros.
Bran also ended up just north of The Wall, which makes me think he'll be the first Stark to reach Jon and Sansa in Winterfell. If he tells the Night's Watch who he is, they'll be sure to transport him home to Winterfell.
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