It has been close to two long years since the end of Game Of Thrones season 7, and in a month that affords us such few pleasures as January does, we have been dying for a fix.
And today, we got it.
The official HBO and Game Of Thrones Twitters released a trailer that whet all our appetites for April.
April 14. #ForTheThrone https://t.co/Mzy22yxM6Z— Game Of Thrones (@Game Of Thrones)1547431200.0
90 days, 23 hours, 55 min, 27 seconds https://t.co/ZxaPAmwf36— HBO (@HBO)1547431500.0
SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!
The seventh season left us in a state of extreme anxiety as the wall in the north came down, releasing hundreds of thousands of undead into the world of Westeros.
And then there was the personal drama, as Daenerys and Jon Snow (who were unknowingly aunt and nephew) er, consummating, while Tyrion Lannister stood outside the door looking very concerned.
Game of Thrones 7x07 - Jon Snow's True Heritage Revealed www.youtube.com
That's where it left us. Two YEARS ago. YEARS.
Needless to say, EVERYBODY has been waiting for this moment. With the announcement that season 8 is the final season, expectations are astronomical.
Leslie Jones recorded a video response to the vague-ish trailer:
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/prGmUdhvyX— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Leslie Jones 🦋)1547438452.0
In fact, most people decided just words were not enough to adequately express how they were feeling.
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/JcQEiaO6Ck— stephanie (@stephanie)1547432074.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/5oV46VYLri— 👼🏾 (@👼🏾)1547431295.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/0FLnRuuthy— haarith (@haarith)1547431495.0
@GameOfThrones @dmellieon https://t.co/tmZKxaTZum— “No, motherfucker, I am the Grinch.” (@“No, motherfucker, I am the Grinch.”)1547433158.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/6RCzptyxDx— lil’ foot (@lil’ foot)1547431637.0
Some just said whatever words happened to come to mind.
My palms are SWEATING. My body is READY. 😭 https://t.co/011QMN3yRW— Bria 🌞 (@Bria 🌞)1547433688.0
JON AND ARYA PULLING OUT THEIR SWORDS AT THE SAME TIME IS MY NEW SEXUALITY https://t.co/HImBZD3Kr0— Suzie Sainwood (@Suzie Sainwood)1547433669.0
I almost threw up from nerves/excitement https://t.co/RVQrBxBNJH— Liz Gonzales (@Liz Gonzales)1547433466.0
What exactly can we expect from the eighth and final season of this acclaimed fantasy show?
Business Insider published a list of the specific plot points we will need to see addressed throughout the short "6 1-hour movies" that showrunners Benioff and D. B. Weiss are looking to create.
Beware: beyond that link, there be more spoilers.
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/GEo4F7AoKI— MüşkülMan ⚡️ (@MüşkülMan ⚡️)1547431923.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/2IZKoEdwMl— Sweta Patel (@Sweta Patel)1547432277.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/KQDBycjFMT— Diego Alves (@Diego Alves)1547431322.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/yKyIcynalZ— Robin Deaquino🦄🐉🐍🔮 (@Robin Deaquino🦄🐉🐍🔮)1547431473.0
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/2qGOiKaSw5— Meredith Frost (@Meredith Frost)1547436371.0
So bring it on, April 14th. Spring may be coming, but this is the call of Winter.
@GameOfThrones https://t.co/1MA2N9PW54— Mychal (@Mychal)1547431467.0
Bring. It. On.