Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Burning it down, maybe


When it comes to Game of Thrones season 8, anything that shows this kind of event at a familiar location has to be examined carefully.

Warning: We hope you’ll forgive the pun, but these Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers could be potentially explosive.

Our sister site, Winter is Coming, has been hot on the case of Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers, and here’s what the writers over there have turned up most recently. Brace yourselves, because we here at Culturess have some theories based on what’s going on.

Frankly, when do we not have theories?

We agree with WiC’s assessment that parts of Winterfell are basically on fire in these shots. Agreeing with that basic premise, let’s look at our evidence from Moneyglass:

Do those words “big battle scene” get your Game of Thrones senses tingling? They really should at this point. Now, WiC suggests that Viserion could make an appearance, but we’re reminded of the fact that white walkers and the undead are also quite wary of fire in general. It could be a last-ditch attempt to repel an assault — no dragons needed, although it wouldn’t surprise us if they didn’t appear anyways. When you have dragons, you use them. It could also be an early look at what a dragon-on-dragon fight could look like, featuring Drogon and Rhaegal on one side and Viserion on the other. We don’t think this would be the last confrontation between the three dragons — just a prelude.

Either way, it seems fairly reasonable to guess that this isn’t the last we’ll see of whatever’s going on at Winterfell. In fact, this isn’t even the first time we’ve seen those lights hanging over the set.

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In other words, it’s possible that that usage of the lights wasn’t, as we previously speculated, for a different scene at all, but rather for the opening to this sequence. There’s no way to truly tell which is which, but it’s something intriguing to note all the same.