By Ashna Vig
The Starks are due on April 14 this year. This time with an ultimatum, “Leave one wolf and the sheep will never be safe.”
The HBO released a teaser and putting forth their most wicked smile mocked saying “Here’s a teaser and you still don’t know anything.”
The teaser titled ‘Crypts of Winterfell’ had me in literal goosebumps.
It starts with Jon Snow’s measured steps with their ever so ominous theme soundtrack. A flash of Ned Stark’s statue leaves Jon Snow reminiscing his cryptic words, “You are a Stark. You may not have my name, but you have my blood.”
Does Jon Snow know about him being a Targaryen and how he was always one of the Starks?
Finally comes the impending reunion of the 3 most loved Starks, Jon, Sansa, and Arya. I wished Jon and Arya could’ve met under better circumstances but it’s Game of Thrones. What baffles me was that there were more Starks and not enough statues. Where’s Bran?
The crypt contains statues of all their immediate relatives, ALL DEAD! There’s a possibility that all of this might be a dream since that would explain the immediate statues or does it signify the final downfall for the Starks. But it wouldn’t be Game of Thrones, if not for the mystic meanings and creepy hidden alleys.
In a key moment one can see the feather Robert Baratheon put back on Lyanna’s statue in season 1, freezing. I think it might suggest that it’s supposed to end right where it all started. With Robert taking away Ned Stark after their talk in the crypt to the trio returning to the very same place.
A gush of ice cold wind signifying apparent death rushes in the dungeon. Now that I come to think of it, the scenario further compliments the name, Winterfell. The long-pending winter has finally come. This is the time when everything turns solid and even Ravens hide in the far away nests. For we all know, that the night is dark and full of terrors. And where better than Winterfell.
Well, no one died, not in those 1 minutes and 45 seconds at least. But if you still think this has a happy ending you haven’t been paying attention.
Because “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you lose. There is no middle ground.”
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