Winterfell is a snow-filled ruin.
The most recent teaser for the eighth and last season of Game of Thrones, titled “Aftermath” gives an unpropitious see what has all the earmarks of being the fallout of a fight at Winterfell. Empty of human life, snow is heaping up in the home of the Starks as we see destruction and weapons laying about, including the brilliant hand of Jaime Lannister and Jon Snow’s sword.
Directly toward the end, however, waiting about Snow’s sword in the palace door, is a shadowy figure. In light of the climate, it’s conceivable this is the Night King.
Regardless of whether this is a sign of what’s to come or simply counter-intuitive promotion, dark times ahead.
Game of Thrones returns April 14.