Game of Thrones’ trailer revealed some key information.
The fates of three MIA Game of Thrones characters were confirmed in the new trailer for Season 8.
This article contains spoilers only of what was released in the new trailer for Season 8, but those who want to enter the final season with no knowledge of what’s ahead should read on at their own risk.
After Tormund Giantsbane, Beric Dondarrion and Edd Tollett were left missing in action when the Night King and his ice dragon attacked Eastwatch-by-the-Sea at the end of Game of Thrones: Season 7, fans were left speculating whether the three characters survived to make it into Season 8. Fortunately the trailer for the final season answered the question pretty decisively.
At the 30-second mark in the trailer, you can clearly see the trio have survived the Night King’s attack and have made it… somewhere.
It’s unclear where exactly this scene takes place (though if you think you’ve figured it out, let us know in the comments below!), but it reminds IGN’s Game of Thrones experts a lot of the interior tunnels around the Wall. Could it be that Beric, Edd and Tormund got trapped inside Eastwatch when the Wall came down, or had to travel somewhere else along the Wall to travel through?
The other — and more exciting — option is that the three made it to Winterfell just in time for the final showdown between the living and the dead. All three are invaluable fighters for Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, and considering they are hugely outnumbered against the Night King, our favorite Targaryens can use all the help they can get.
Click through the below slideshow to get a closer look at the trailer and see what other great secrets you can find hidden away!
Game of Thrones: Season 8 will premiere on HBO on April 14.
Terri Schwartz is Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment at IGN. Talk to her on Twitter at @Terri_Schwartz.