Editor’s Note: These are photos from Game of Thrones season 7! Which means the night is dark and full of potential spoilers!
Holy and unholy coupling, y’all. Game of Thrones is pulling at our heartstrings in a BIG WAY with these new photos from season 7. Though we may be waiting for the goop-y unconscious uncoupling of the incest-iblings Jaime and Cersei Lannister, by the looks of these still glimpses into the wars to come on HBO, it’ll be a minute before they do (if they do at all)! But don’t just take our word for it, check all of them out in the gallery below!
Indeed, there are several shocking team-ups and pairings in these images: Varys and Dany! Littlefinger and Sansa! TORMUND GIANTSBAE (erm, Giantsbane) AND BRIENNE! I repeat—because this is not a drill—the bear and the maiden faire have found each other once again (much to Brienne’s chagrin, we’re sure). Even if this is all a bunch of nerdy, ‘shipping fan service, we’re more than fine with it; I mean, it’s not like this show’s going to have a happy ending anyway.
And seriously, how could you not be thrilled at the increasing crossover of so many disparate teams from George R.R. Martin’s epic A Song of Ice and Fire saga? It may be a signifier of the beginning of the end, but it also means the fights will have higher stakes. And, oh, the questions these reunions and team-ups beg: will Sansa betray Jon Snow for control of the North? Is The Hound going to FINALLY give us the Cleganebowl of our dreams? Will Jaime forgive Cersei for murdering all of their children or will he—oh god please—be a familykiller like his brother Tyrion? Are Jon Snow and Lady Mormont going to team up with the help of the Onion Knight? And now that Arya’s back in her homeland with vengeance on the brain: how many of the folks on her list will she go full-murderperson on?
Perhaps the most low-key important question of them all, though, is: Will Samwell learn the secrets of the old gods AND the new and what their true purpose in this world really is?
♬ White Walkers roasting on an open fiiiiire! Maesters nippin’ at your nose! ♬
Naturally, we’re very, very, very excited, especially now that our beloved Khaleesi seems ready to roll on over to Dragonstone and reclaim her Iron Throne.
What do you think of the new images? Excited for Game of Thrones‘ season 7 premiere on June 16? Let us know in the comments below!