We're only 9 days from the big Season 7 premiere of "Game of Thrones," and HBO just dropped some vague -- but intriguing -- clues about what's to come.
The network released a new synopsis of the season, as well as mini breakdowns of what viewers can expect for the first three episodes.
Daenerys Targaryen has finally set sail for Westeros with her armies, dragons and new Hand of the Queen, Tyrion Lannister. Jon Snow has been named King in the North after defeating Ramsay Bolton in the Battle of the Bastards and returning Winterfell to House Stark. In King’s Landing, Cersei Lannister has seized the Iron Throne by incinerating the High Sparrow, his followers and her rivals in the Sept of Baelor. But as old alliances fracture and new ones emerge, an army of dead men marches on the Wall, threatening to end the game of thrones forever.
As for the episode breakdowns, they're as follows:
July 16: Episode #61, "Dragonstone."
Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
July 23: Episode #62: "Stormborn"
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros.
Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.
July 30: Episode #63: "The Queen's Justice"
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes.
Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
From those brief descriptions, it sounds like Dany will return to Westeros (and her throne at Dragonstone) in the premiere, Cersei will continue to seek revenge for her treatment last season and Jon Snow's up against an uprising of his own -- perhaps led by Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish and Sansa Stark?
We'll see when the seven-episode season kicks off July 16.