Just one day after the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale title was revealed, HBO has released new photos from this highly-anticipated episode, which will be the longest episode in series history, clocking in at 79 minutes and 43 seconds. As is usually the case, the photos don't reveal too much, but there are some tantalizing hints at what's to come, including what will certainly be an intense family reunion, where Cersei (Lena Headey) reunites with her brother Tyrion Lannister for the first time in several seasons. However, the big question that remains is, where is Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)?
The Season 7 finale trailer didn't feature Daenerys at all, which some fans thought was quite interesting, since we saw Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) and Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) all sailing towards King's Landing, although Daenerys was nowhere to be found. It's possible that, while this summit meeting of sorts between Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister is happening, Daenerys could be attacking with her two remaining dragons, even though Tyrion and Jon Snow have strongly advised against it. While there are no photos or other evidence of Dany mounting an attack with her dragons, there is another photo that may suggest it.
We saw in the Game of Thrones trailer for the Season 7 finale, The Dragon and the Wolf, that Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and the rest of his unsullied army has assembled outside of King's Landing, with Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) watching this army from high above in King's Landing. These images, which come courtesy of HBO, give us a closer look at Jaime, Bronn and their view from atop this tower, looking down at the army at their gates, but another shot is even more intriguing, with an intense Jaime looking on as the archers draw their bows. While it's possible that they could simply be firing at the unsullied army, it's also possible that they could be firing at the one character who isn't seen in any of these photos, Daenerys Targaryen.
These images also give us a new look at Bran Stark, who wasn't seen in last week's episode Beyond the Wall, but he very well may be an integral part of this episode. Bran Stark is the only one who truly knows Jon Snow's real heritage, but Gilly recently stumbled across a journal that revealed Rhaegar Targaryen had his first marriage annulled so he could presumably marry Lyanna Stark, Ned Stark's sister, in a secret ceremony in Dorne. This means that Jon Snow is not a bastard of Ned Stark, or anyone for that matter, since Rhaegar and Lyanna were in fact secretly married, giving him a legitimate claim to the Iron Throne. Still, with Bran Stark still in Winterfell, as far as we know, it remains unclear if this information will finally be passed along for Jon Snow, and the rest of Westeros for that matter, to learn his true heritage.
The photos also give us new glimpses at Sansa Stark, who is still presiding over Winterfell in Jon Snow's stead, Cersei and Jaimie in the new "map room" of the Red Keep, which features a massive map of Westeros painted on the floor, and Theon Greyjoy enjoying some alone time. It's worth noting that we haven't seen Theon's nefarious uncle Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) in a few episodes, and with Theon in King's Landing, it could be a perfect time for Theon and Euron to meet again, and perhaps have Theon redeem himself for his cowardly ways. While we wait for more on this highly-anticipated episode of Game of Thrones, take a look at the new photos from the Season 7 finale below.