In anticipation of its 2019 spring programming, HBO recently released a trailer showcasing its upcoming TV shows. New shows will be starting and old shows are returning, most notably, Game of Thrones. In the short trailer, diehard fans may find an important clip that will help us start piecing together the plot line for this final season.
As we see a dragon flying overhead, we know that dragons will be playing an integral part in the world war. What this clip also shows though is Arya’s reaction, who remember has been wanting to see a dragon since season two. Now that she’s back in Winterfell and soon to be reunited with dear cousin/brother Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), she’ll finally get her chance —presumably in the scene above shown above.
Why is this important? This is important because back in season two, Arya (Maisie Williams) had shared her respect for the ancient female Targaryen dragon riders when Tywin notes what a brave and powerful warrior Aegon Targaryen was.
This speaks to Arya’s core motives as a character, that she wants to fight alongside any man. Being respected and treated as an equal is what drives her so we can only imagine how she might become enamored with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) once she arrives to Winterfell. This will be key to this last season and quite possibly the turning point.
Right now, we don’t know how Arya or Sansa (Sophie Turner) will react to Jon’s new Targaryen bride. But from earlier teases, we can guess that there will be some friction between Sansa and Daenerys. So if it turns out that Arya has respect for this powerful queen on the back of a dragon, she might turn her back on her older sister and join Jon’s cause.
Game of Thrones returns April 14 on HBO.