WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Season 6, Episode 7 of Game of Thrones. Look away now if you're not up to date!
Game of Thrones is the gift that keeps on giving, and thankfully they've given us an early look at next week's episode. Following the harrowing attack on Arya's life, we are desperately in need of some sort of comfort. So, before we take a closer look, here's the newly released promo for next week's episode "No One":
That was intense, right? A much more exciting and fast-paced promo than usual, but with so much happening perhaps you missed some key points. Not to worry, that's what I'm here for. So let's get to it: Here are the most important things that are happening in next week's episode!
1. Cersei's Trial (By Combat)
I remember shuttering with fear when I heard those words in the Season 6 trailer back in March. In "No One" we finally get to the see this moment. Cersei has made it pretty clear that she has nothing to atone for, and now that Olenna is leaving King's Landing, her only ally is her bodyguard — the reincarnated Mountain. The trail by combat will be brutal and I cannot see the Faith managing to all get out alive. Cersei is out for blood and revenge following the humiliation she endured, and by the looks of the promo, she's going to get what she wants.
2. Jaime On Borrowed Time
I think we all got the impression during the previous episode that Jaime really doesn't want to be bothering with the Blackfish or with Walder Frey. He would much rather be at King's Landing with Cersei. He's fully aware that her trial is coming up and it's obvious he's attempting to sort the problems out at Riverrun as quickly as possible so that he may return to Cersei. The Blackfish and Frey are as stubborn as each other; this will not end quickly, much to Jaime's dismay.
I think we can all agree that the biggest shock in the recent episode was Arya's ambiguous fate. Arya has always been a warrior, preparing for a fight, and I refuse to believe that the show creators would spend so long developing a character to merely kill her off like that. Moreover, the above image looks like Arya and there are several shots in the promo of the Waif running, so there is definitely a chase between the two — but who's chasing who?
And for those of you who haven't put it together yet, the episode title most likely refers to the storyline that Arya's been a part of — H'ghar always speaks of no-one and how Arya was never ready to become no-one. So maybe Arya has to die to become No-One?
I don't want to be the bearer of bad news, but unfortunately we are entering the final hurdle of the season with only three episodes left. If only Bran could take us forward to next year so that we could see the continuation! Fear not, as the season is not over yet, and as usual, Thrones will probably deliver onto us some unforeseen storylines in the final few episodes!