The battle for King's Landing turns into a decidedly one-sided affair, as Daenerys unleashes her full power and might in a shocking display of brutality and carnage that leaves even her closest allies and advisers appalled at the merciless destruction.
The survivors at Winterfell mourn the loss of their fallen comrades and celebrate their hard-fought victory, but they're well aware that another major war looms in the south against Cersei and her new, formidable allies.
The living valiantly endure a seemingly endless assault by the Army of the Dead, but Winterfell's weary and outnumbered defenders' chances of survival, let alone victory, grow more dire by the hour as the Night King executes his battle plan to near perfection.
Jaime pleads his case before a skeptical audience at Winterfell, where last-minute preparations are made, and unlikely allies come together, in desperate anticipation of an imminent attack by the White Walkers.
In the Season 8 premiere, Jon and Daenerys arrive at Winterfell with Unsullied and Dothraki forces, but the Northerners aren't sure what to make of the newcomers. Meanwhile, Cersei learns what happened at the Wall; Theon plots to save his sister; and Arya is reunited with a number of old faces.