“Enemies to the East, enemies to the West, enemies to the South, [and] enemies to the North — whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it.”
So says Cersei Lannister, newly crowned queen of Westeros, in the new trailer for Game of Thrones season 7. For six seasons–60 episodes–we’ve anticipated a clash that would pit all of the players on the board–the armies of the North, Cersei’s guard in King’s Landing, the White Walkers, and the assembled horde of Daenerys Targaryen–against one another, and now that seems to be coming to a head, whatever form it may take. Everyone from Jon Snow to Littlefinger to Daenerys to Sansa to Theon to the Lannisters have some sort of stake in how the pieces play out. Will the Mother of Dragons rule, as she states she was born to do in the trailer? Or is everyone taking their eyes off the real enemy, the White Walkers, as Jon suggests?
We’ll have to wait when season 7 of Game of Thrones premieres on July 16.