'Game of Thrones' Season 8 promos, 'Survival' and 'Together,' emphasize the unity needed in the upcoming great war
In both the trailers we see our heroes prepare for war as they need to fight together in order to survive the dead
The latest promos of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' are out, and the titles give away quite a lot about what we can expect from the battle that is about to be fought beyond the Wall. Titled, 'Survival' and 'Together' both the promos indicate the last standing warriors' preparation to fight the dead.
Coming from creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 will look into the final battle between the dead and the alive, as almost the whole of Westeros (except Cersei Lannister played by Lena Headey) travel North in order to guard the Wall.
So, what exactly do the promos tell us? Let's break it down.
The opening scene of this promo sees the separated Stark siblings finally getting back togther with their brother, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). In the background, we hear Jon lamenting that among all the Starks, it's just them who have survived. Jon's lamentation is a direct declaration that winter has arrived in the North, and very soon it will either see the dead feeding on the living or the living finally chasing out the dead and sealing the Wall once and for all.
In several shots we see enemies, friends, allies and armies coming together to fight the one common enemy. With a heavy inclination towards the title, the final statement of the promo remains that the main motive is to survive the war and winning comes much later.
Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) is seen giving a speech where he persuades everyone to fight together or die. Once again indicating with winter at their doorstep, they would all have to give up on their hopes for the Iron Throne and fight the White Walkers who burnt down the Wall in the last season. We get brief glimpses of the great war as enemies come together to fight the Night King who is about to step into Winterfell. The promo clearly states that be it the Southerners or the Northerners, they all have one enemy now, who simply does not die.
Both the promos put together are a clear indication of the fact that winter is here, and in order to survive this winter the game of thrones needs to stop, and together they have to fight a battle beyond all wars. 'Game of Thrones' Season 8 premiers on HBO April 14.