Did a Game of Thrones season 7 featurette inadvertently include spoilers?


Since HBO keeps releasing Game of Thrones material, fans will keep looking at it in-depth, enough that it seems like HBO may have shown more than intended.

Game of Thrones spoilers have mostly dried up since filming ended for season 7. Now, the focus has turned to official materials. Our sister site, Winter is Coming, found this new featurette about the costuming of Game of Thrones.

It’s available in sweet, sweet 720p, and at just under three and a half minutes, it’s worth a brief look.

Check it out below. We warn you now about the spoilers.

WiC then noted that Insider added that you can see what appears to be Ellaria Sand in chains in one shot. It comes around the 2:55 mark. Here’s the shot in question:

Still from Inside Game of Thrones: A Story in Cloth. Image via HBO/Game of Thrones official YouTube

Now, here’s the thing: there’s additional evidence that this really is her meeting with Cersei Lannister. In fact, the more accurate term might be “brought before.”

If you’ve kept up with spoilers, back in December, photos of filming showed Euron Greyjoy bringing Yara Greyjoy to King’s Landing, with Tyene and Ellaria Sand also appearing. In those photos, you can see that Ellaria’s midriff is bare. Although it’s tough to see in the photo with all of the people in way, the chained woman also appears to be wearing the same color and type of outfit that Ellaria has on in those photos, including the shiny top over dull pants. (It seems fitting to use clothing to make the case, doesn’t it?)

As you’ll recall, these two women have several bones to pick with each other. On Ellaria’s side, the death of her lover, Oberyn Martell, probably ranks most highly. On Cersei’s side, it’s the murder of Myrcella. But the two are also opposed politically: Ellaria offered Olenna Tyrell “fire and blood” at the end of season 6.

Speaking of the Tyrells, it’s believed that there will be a battle for Highgarden as well in season 7. The question is which comes first on Cersei’s priorities — the Tyrells or the Sands/Martells? One could make a case either way. When this scene takes place, therefore, still remains a mystery at this point.

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Granted, HBO probably knew that fans already knew about the Ellaria in King’s Landing situation, so this might have ended up as more of a bonus for sharp-eyed fans. Note that Indira Varma’s face is obscured in the shot above, and you see it for perhaps a half-second in the two or so seconds that this clip is shown. Even the fact that you can see the outfit style (itself very Dornish) at all is suggestive. Paired with the spoiled evidence we already have, though, it seems pretty conclusive.