The Great War is inevitable in the newest Season of Game of Thrones this year. So far, all the houses are fighting each other for the supremacy of rulling the Seven Kingdoms lands, although a much greater threat awaits on the horizon: the white walkers are marching for them! The only luck all the humans are having is the presence of the Wall that is between their lives and the White Walkers army. The wall has been defended by the Northmans for years, a soaring structure of ice and completely insurmountable. Now that the long waited winter has come into the shouthern lands, everything is changing, making everybody feeling unstable, and from the small hinjts presented in this new season, the White Walkers il make it over the Wall.
It’s important to establish the importance of The Wall in relation to Westeros lands. The new commander Jon Snow, is making alot of legwork for its kind , making everybody understand that the only priority now is guarding The Wall, being the primary and the last defense against the White Walkers.
However, is not Jon Snow who impresses upon us the importance of the Wall, it is most likely that Archmaester Marwyn ( played by Jim Broadbent ) in a discussion with Sam, he declares he is not worried about the Winter because of the Wall. This was in a key scene from the first episode.
“When Robert’s Rebellion was raging, people thought the end was near, the end of the Targaryen dynasty. ‘How will we survive?!’ When Aegon Targaryen turned his eye westward and flew his dragons to Blackwater . . . ‘The end is near! How will we survive?’ Thousands of years before that, during the long night, we can forgive them for thinking it truly was the end. But it wasn’t. None of it was. The Wall has stood through it all. And every Winter that ever came has ended.”
Marwyn’s attitude prevails sentiment over the lands of Westeros. The Wall has our back…until it doesn’t. Another hint that the army of the dead would make it over The Wall.
Bran Stark arriving at the Night’s Watch headquarters
In the beggining of the season premiere, Bran Stark, the heir of Rickard Stark, and Meera finally arrive at the Night’s Watch Headquarters ( The Wall ). The guardians of the Wall, the Night’s Watch crew doesn’t have a clue that Bran Stark is a dangerous person to have around them, all because of the Night King’s brand on his arm. This situation leads the Night King to the weirwood tree, which so far caused the deaths of the former Three-Eyed Raven and Brandon’s most loyal childhood friend Hodor. Supposing the feared Night King doesn’t finds its way to the south, Brandon Stark just given him a good inclination.
The urgent matter of Jon Snow’s preocupation
Jon Snow is the only one who really knows what he’s dealing it. He knows the skills of the White Walkers at Hardhome. His deperation to man the Wall is letting us know that a confrontation is inevitable sooner or later. Time is ticking fast, and there is a big a change that the dead army will arrive before the North is ready for it. Even if they are getting ready in time, there is a good change that the Night’s Watch crew won’t be able to hold off the White Walkers army.
Vision of the Hound
A very important clue is the Hound’s vision in the fire.
“Ice, a wall of ice,” he says. “The Wall.. it’s where The Wall meets the sea. There’s a castle there. There’s a mountain, looks like and arrowhead. The dead are marching past, thousand of them.”
There is a possibility he is reffering to the castle at the eastern edge of the Wall, that is very close to Hardhome, called Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Also, the castle guarded by the Tormund’s Wildings. The Hound may anticipate the next big battle with the Army of the Deads ( White Walkers ), with a strong chance they could win and overtake the Wall there. Another possibility, can be a way around the Wall found by the White Walkers, after all…Winter is here…comes with ice and frozen bodies od water.
It looks like the Wall is the only thing standing between good and evil. Will evil be the one winning this battle? Will Westeros be able to defeat, aside the Wall , the Army of the Deads? Will all the Houses get togheter and put away their differences just for the cause of it? We can-t really be sure… We’ll have to wait how the rest of the season plays out.