When Game of Thrones returns for its seventh season in the summer, expect the chess match between the various warring factions to escalate from slow-burn to full-blown wildfire explosion.
New photos from the upcoming season, released Thursday by HBO, only serve to reinforce the idea that winter is no longer coming; it’s here, fully arrived, and ready to engulf the heroes and villains of Westeros and the realms beyond in a bitter-cold blaze. With that said, several of the images leave our characters exactly where we left them last.
For instance, there’s Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) …
The Mad Queen still reigns supreme, having been elevated to the Iron Throne following the events of season six’s finale. Back then, it wasn’t clear what Jaime thought about his sister and lover’s new lot in life. Was he heartbroken for her? Disgusted by the fact that she so ruthlessly eviscerated her enemies? In any event, the new photos show Jaime standing beside the mother of his deceased children, indicating that Jaime’s current political stance very much remains “Lannisters First,” if only for now.
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