During the 2019 Golden Globes, meant to honor the best TV and movies of the past year, a tiny snippet of Game of Thrones’ final season stole the show. HBO released a short commercial (that aired during a break) for its upcoming shows on Sunday night, including Game of Thrones:
“Winterfell is yours, your grace,” Sansa Stark tells Daenerys Targaryen in the seconds-long clip, signaling an allegiance between the two.
Because Game of Thrones’ upcoming eighth season is its last, and because there are relatively few details available about said season, seeing the meeting between the two is a big deal. Storywise, Dany and Sansa need to work together to defeat the oncoming White Walker invasion that arrived at the Wall last season. And the lack of urgency in the clip — the meeting seems to be cordial and polite — may indicate that the characters don’t yet know about the ice dragon attacking the Wall. You’d think there’d be more desperation or frantic energy if they knew exactly what they were dealing with.
In addition to Game of Thrones, the clip also provided small glimpses of the second season of Big Little Lies, the final season of Veep, the long-awaited third season of True Detective, and the second season of Barry, as well as the first look at Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen. And while those are all exciting projects in their own rights, it’s tough to steal the spotlight away from Game of Thrones. Just ask the Golden Globes.