Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: Colors, colors everywhere


We’re pretty sure Game of Thrones season 8 isn’t going to give us a new High Septon, so what’s with all the smoke in the city?

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The real world learns about whether or not there’s a new pope by smoke — black for no, and white for yes. The world of Game of Thrones has a slightly different method for choosing a High Septon, so all of this smoke is rather concerning.

You see, Twitter user A Red Priestess has captured new footage and images of the King’s Landing set. This time, we can see both white and dark smoke.

We’ve seen both individually before, of course, but now it seems like both are in play for more filming. Here’s what fans got to see earlier today:

Goodness! How many times can that dome get burned before it just collapses? (It’s probably extremely well-constructed and gets repaired or rebuilt between takes, but we still have to ask the question.)

However, it’s these sets of photos that really show that there are two kinds of smoke present at the same time. Previously, we touched on Winter is Coming’s theory (as linked above) that the lighter smoke precedes the White Walkers and it’s meant to be fog; we here are still reticent to declare that this is absolutely what’s going on just because of the whole fire issue with wights.

Sure, Viserion blows blue fire (and the fire we see here could be changed in CGI if need be, presumably), but regular wights really don’t do well with fire.

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All in all, it’s really making it difficult to determine what actually happens at King’s Landing. The smoke seems particularly dark this time around, suggesting that the destruction is pretty ridiculous, though. That’s something, at least.