In the first episode of "Game of Thrones" Season 8, Cersei gets a shiny new army.
Spoilers below for the Season 8 premiere.
At the end of Season 7, almost everyone with to see if the humans could unite in the common cause of fighting the zombie-like White Walkers. To nobody's surprise, that didn't go well. Queen Cersei (Lena Headey) double-crossed Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). She promised she would send her forces to fight the White Walkers, but instead she sent her new suitor, the power-hungry Jack Sparrow wannabe Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek), to fetch the Golden Company. That plan comes to fruition when they arrive in the Season 8 premiere. The Golden Company is joined by Harry Strickland (Marc Rissmann), and a new character introduced in this episode. He's tall and blonde, so you're excused if you confused him for some long-lost Lannister relative, but this is his first appearance on the show. It's a mercenary army, comprised of sellswords ̵
Now, main characters who have been across the Narrow Sea Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) and Daenerys. So it's possible this plotline can connect to them – maybe Arya's old assassin school tutor Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) is disguised among the Golden Company's ranks for some mysterious purpose. Or maybe Dany's old flame Daario (Michiel Huisman) ended up there.
Either way, assuming everyone in the North can use the White Walkers and Unite (which seems like a number order, after their discord in this episode), Cersei's waiting for them in the South.
"Game of Thrones" final season airs Sunday
"Game of Thrones" final season airs Sunday nights on HBO at 9 pm.