Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 trailer: Cersei Lannister strikes back

After the Battle of Winterfell, everyone's picking up the pieces and moving south in a tense preview for Sunday's episode.

Jackson Ryan Former Science Editor
Jackson Ryan was CNET's science editor, and a multiple award-winning one at that. Earlier, he'd been a scientist, but he realized he wasn't very happy sitting at a lab bench all day. Science writing, he realized, was the best job in the world -- it let him tell stories about space, the planet, climate change and the people working at the frontiers of human knowledge. He also owns a lot of ugly Christmas sweaters.
Jackson Ryan

After the Battle of Winterfell, the longest (and darkest!) battle in TV history, our heroes and their enemies are in the Game of Thrones: Endgame now. Some characters disappeared in less than 16 seconds of screen time and others were brutal with their dragonglass, but now we lick our wounds -- and we move south for another war. 

You can read our full recap of all the season 3, episode 8 chaos here, and if you're keen to quickly remember who died and who survived, head here.

Now... what's next?

In the preview for episode 4, we see Cersei and Euron readying her troops from King's Landing as Dany addresses what's left of their own troops at Winterfell. 

"We have won the great war, now we will win the last war," says the Queen of Dragons with a smile on her face. Not sure how anyone is smiling after the Battle of Winterfell, but sure. It looks like the action is headed south, for more fighting, more ships and ... maybe more deaths?

"We'll rip her out, root and stone," Dany declares menacingly at the trailer's end. Sounds like bad news.

Game of Thrones' fourth (and third last!) episode of the final season airs on Sunday, May 5 on HBO. Pray to the Old Gods and the New that it's a little cheerier than episode 3. 

See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos

See all photos

The best Game of Thrones cosplay in all the seven kingdoms

See all photos

Originally published April 28.