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Note: This post discusses a plot twist that’s been revealed by HBO from an upcoming Game of Thrones episode.
She’s baaaack. A new trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones released at Comic-Con International in San Diego on Friday teased the return of a major character to the show: Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), who Jon Snow (Kit Harington) banished in season 6, is shown in the new footage. (Melisandre has been glimpsed before in season 7 promos, but without any context about where she might pop up or who she might meet.)
The Red Woman meets with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) at her former Dragonstone haunt and tells her: “I believe you have a role to play, as does another.” There are also shots of Cersei (Lena Headey) readying for war, the re-cast Dickon Tarly (Tom Hopper), a triumphant-looking Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) — hmm, does he impress Cersei after all? And there’s even Littlefinger (Adian Gillen) talking all multiverse-like by telling Sansa (Sophie Turner), “every possible series of events is happening all at once…”
RELATED: Dive Deep Into the Premiere Episode With EW’s Game of Thrones Weekly Podcast
Last Sunday’s “Dragonstone” premiere delivered a record 16 million viewers overnight for HBO. The second episode, “Stormborn,” airs this Sunday and runs 59 minutes.
In addition to the Comic-Con panel (read our recap here), the cast of Game of Thrones stopped by the EW studio at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego to discuss the current season of the hit HBO show. Watch the video below of Sophie Turner teasing Sansa’s sibling rivalry with Jon Snow.
More Game of Thrones premiere coverage: Check out our deep-dive recap, as well as Maisie Williams discussing that cold open shock, our chat with Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) about the flirty return of his mad pirate king, and myself and Darren Franich have our Game of ThronesWeekly podcast (with our “Dragonstone” episode now live, above). To stay up to date on everything Game of Thrones, follow our all-encompassing Facebook page and sign up for our exclusive newsletter.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.