Warning: possible spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones Season 7.
It's been nearly a full year since fans of HBO's Game of Thrones have had any new episodes, and some of us are positively crazed for even the slightest clues of what could be ahead. The trailer was full of glimpses of what's to come, and it certainly gave us enough to start speculating on deaths and reunions. Now, a new video all about the costuming of Game of Thrones has hit the web, and there are a couple of hidden gems amongst the stitchery and fashion. Check it out!
The video breaking down what goes into choosing the styles of the key characters of Game of Thrones is pretty interesting in its own right. In fact, if it had been released at any time other than toward the end of the longest hiatus in show history, we might have been able to enjoy it without dissecting it for hints. Luckily, the clip does have a few split seconds of footage that may reveal a lot about what's ahead for certain characters in Season 7.
One scene in Season 7 will evidently feature Cersei Lannister facing off against Ellaria Sand of Dorne. Given that Ellaria has been clapped in irons, Cersei looks quite at her ease, and Ser Robert Strong is on hand, I'd say that Ellaria's plot with Olenna Tyrell probably didn't go well for them. If that's the case, then Cersei's position in King's Landing (possibly with the backing of a certain Greyjoy) is much stronger than expected. If she somehow manages to outmaneuver an enemy comprised of Olenna, Oberyn Tyrell's family, Varys, and perhaps even Daenerys, Cersei could remain a strong player in the game.
It's obviously too soon to say for sure what happens to land Ellaria in chains in front of Cersei and Robert Strong, but at least it proves that Ellaria won't be biding her time in Dorne for the whole season. Who knows? Maybe Season 7 will finally be the time when the Dorne plot gets exciting.
The second hint from the video has nothing to do with Cersei or Dorne and everything to do with the Starks. Many fans have been waiting years to see the Stark kids reunite, and the survivors were all heading in the right direction as of the end of Season 6. The four kids -- counting Jon, who still considers himself a son of Ned Stark -- have pretty good odds of meeting once more. In fact, there is one instant in the clip that points toward Arya at Winterfell, presumably with Sansa and Jon.
While Arya is nowhere to be seen in this particular picture, one of her prize possessions is. The woman standing behind Sophie Turner in what appears to be the set of Winterfell's crypt is holding what looks an awful lot like Needle. If Needle is in Winterfell, then Arya is probably in Winterfell. Her attachment to the sword is part of what kept her from fully becoming No One across the Narrow Sea, and we can bet that she won't be letting it go once she's back in Westeros and working on her list. In fact, the clip has a shot of Arya in Westeros, wearing Needle with its unique hilt at her hip:
Of course, the woman holding Needle in the Winterfell crypts could simply be somebody from the props department who is carrying the sword to Maisie Williams on an entirely different set. A few seconds of footage isn't quite enough to prove that Arya will be back with her siblings at Winterfell, but it gives us something to go on.
Fortunately, we don't have too much longer to wait before we get full episodes. Game of Thrones Season 7 will debut on Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. If streaming is more your style, our Netflix premiere schedule will help you out.
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