The official trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 is here, and if fans look hard enough, they'll spot some answers to questions that have been asked for a long time. The major secrets are still under wraps, like who'll take the throne, but it appears we can now confirm with certainty that two big characters survived the chaotic events of Season 7. The wall may have fallen, but Richard Dormer's Lord Beric Dondarrion and Kristofer Hivju's Tormund are still standing in the final episodes!
The two men only get a quick scene in the trailer, and are seen with a member of the Night's Watch. Possibly Edd? It's hard to say, given Lord Beric's sword is shining to his back, but the hair looks very similar.
Where are these three men headed? Better question, where are they even at, exactly? It's possible this is another section of the wall, as the ice dragon only destroyed a large chunk of the structure in the Season 7 finale.
The men might be traveling through corridors trying to find an exit to get away from the White Walkers, or just a way out in general due to rubble trapping them within the structure. Perhaps they're also searching for others who survived the wall's collapse? They'd probably be pretty shocked to stumble upon other frazzled survivors within the wreckage.
They also might just be attempting to send word that the wall has fallen, although word of that destruction should reach those in Westeros soon enough. Still, a raven sent to deliver the news from one of the other sections may at worst provide a rough timeline for how long everyone has to assemble for battle, and to ensure that no one is caught off guard by the Night King's sudden arrival.
Lord Beric and Tormund's survival may not mean a ton in the grand scheme of Game of Thrones, but there are some consequences of their survival. (Not to mention making legions of fans pumped to see more from the duo.) For starters, Beric still hasn't used his final life, which sets the stage for him to go out during some pivotal scene. As for Tormund, his survival means he's got another shot at love with Brienne, assuming that's something she's even wanting.
Fans can take a deeper look at the entire Season 8 trailer below, which has quite a few other noteworthy scenes worth mentioning. For example, that scene of Daenerys and Jon marching up to Winterfell is pretty damned spectacular, so let's hope that grand moment gets spoiled by Jon's sisters' shocked reactions to him bending the knee to Dany.
Game of Thrones final season 8 premieres on HBO Sunday, April 14. Keep up with CinemaBlend for more updates and analysis throughout the season, and for the latest and greatest entertainment news in general. For a look at what else is coming to television in the near future, visit our midseason premiere guide.