Only the final season 8 premiere, the season seven finale (which garnered 12.07 million viewers), and the seventh episode of season seven (10.72 million) had more viewers than Sunday's offering. The battle at Winterfell is simply a distraction for the people of the North.
The hotly-anticipated Battle of Winterfell is finally here, and HBO has debuted six nw photos from the upcoming third episode of the show's final season, set to debut on Sunday, April 28.
Another image shows Sansa with sister Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) on the castle ramparts. Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) returned to Winterfell for the first time since, in Jaime's case, throwing Bran out of a window in episode one.
Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) are also seen in the crypts.
No matter what Jon Snow (Kit Harington) says, the crypts at Winterfell are not safe.
Below you'll find all the pictures released by HBO for Episode 3 of Game of Thrones.
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Daenerys in the throne room in her vision. The Night King is very likely to raise the dead who are housed there, among them Rickon Stark and Lyanna Stark, whose statue whose memorial statue we glimpsed last week.
Jon was seen unsheathing his sword before the teaser cut to Dany telling him, "The dead are already here".
In a show full of death, death, and more death like Game of Thrones, Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and his eyebrows offer much-needed comic relief.
The ominous clip ended with Brienne of Tarth [Gwendoline Christie] standing in front of soldiers and yelling, 'Stand your ground!'.
The next episode of "Game of Thrones" is the longest of the entire series and now there have been a few photos released teasing what lies ahead...