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Game Of Thrones: Dany And Sansa Meet In First Footage From Season 8

And here we were thinking Sansa's reunion with Jon was the best meeting in Game of Thrones history. 

Amid the madness of the 2019 Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 6, HBO released a sizzle reel teasing what's to come on the network over the next few months. The clip, aired during one of the many commercial breaks that cut up the ceremony, features the tiniest of tastes of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, offering fans a few seconds of footage that shows Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) meeting Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at Winterfell. 

"Winterfell is yours, your grace," Sansa tells Dany, who is seen walking up to the Stark family stronghold alongside Jon Snow (Kit Harington), her confidant-turned-bed-mate who doesn't know that Dany is his aunt and he's not really a bastard. (As you'll recall, the season 7 finale of Thrones revealed that Jon is actually Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, not the illegitimate child of Ned Stark and an unidentified woman from the northern region of Westeros. This makes him the rightful heir to the Iron Throne, snuffing out Dany's claim to it, but neither of them are aware of this just yet.)

Given that the Game of Thrones portion of this new HBO content reel is only a few seconds long, there isn't a whole lot to go off — but we do feel that it doesn't reveal the whole story. Though Dany and Sansa's meeting is clearly polite and amiable on the surface, we sense a bit of attitude radiating from the flame-haired Lady of Winterfell. Sansa previously made it clear that she was peeved (and that's putting it gently) about Jon's decision to bend the knee to Dany, so perhaps her handing over of Winterfell isn't being done willingly out of a genuine want but rather begrudgingly out of necessity.

Emotions behind Dany becoming the new ruler of Winterfell aside, her mini-convocation with Sansa signals that the two women are forming an alliance. Working together means that the two stand a better chance at vanquishing the White Walkers that are making their way past the Wall and into the civilized parts of Westeros, and ensures that they will have more fire power when it comes to kicking Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and her brother-lover Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) out of King's Landing. 

As Cersei learned in her adolescence during an assembly with a witch, someone — a beautiful young woman looking to be queen — is prophesied to end her reign over Westeros, her life, or both. "You'll be queen, for a time. Then comes another, younger, more beautiful, to cast you down and take all you hold dear," the witch told a young Cersei in a flashback scene from season 5. In decision-making and in queen-killing, two heads are better than one. Let's just hope Dany and Sansa get along well enough to not turn on one another before they take out Cersei and the White Walkers. We don't want their plans to go to Winter-hell, now do we?

Also featured in the promo clip are sneak peeks at Big Little Lies season 2True Detective season 3 (which has received wonderful reviews from critics thus far), Barry season 2, and the upcoming limited series Chernobyl. Additionally, fans can get glimpses at the final season of Veep and the first look at the Watchmen series, created by Lost's Damon Lindelof. 

Game of Thrones season 8 is slated to premiere on HBO sometime in April. The network hasn't yet announced an exact release date.