How to Watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Premiere Online: We're All In The Great Games Now

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It feels odd to say this during the middle of July, but winter is here. Game of Thrones Season 7 returns to HBO July 16, at 9 p.m. ET.

For Game of Thrones fans without an HBO subscription or the curious uninitiated that wish to catch the show for the first time, HBO Now currently offers a free 30-day trial to watch its content, including GoT. HBO Now will be available on multiple platforms including streaming devices, PC, gaming consoles, and smartphones. But once the trial expires, it will cost fans $14.99 per month.

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Jon Snow in Game of Thrones Season 7 Photo: HBO

Game of Thrones Season 6 ended without remorse – Cersei looked on from her castle window and sipped from her cup of wine as the immense cache of wildfire ignited from underneath the Great Sept of Baelor. The High Sparrow, Margaery Tyrell, along with hundreds of other souls inside the church the Mad Queen despises, all gone in an instant.

Meanwhile, Arya Stark proves she's no less vindictive herself – she disguised herself as Walder Frey's serving girl only to reveal she has made meat pies out of his sons before slicing his throat.

"My name is Arya Stark. I want you to know that. The last thing you're ever going to see is a Stark smiling down at you as you die."

Meanwhile at Winterfell, thanks to one badass Lady Mormont, the houses of the North finally pledge their allegiance to Jon Snow. As the bastard son of Ned Stark, Snow was never in the running to rule the North. But here he sits. Such is the nature of the GoT.

And speaking of its nature, Bran's sensitivity as a warg brings him to a very pivotal moment that occurred at the Tower of Joy, where we finally see a young Ned Stark climb to the chambers where Lyanna has just given birth to Prince Rhaegar Targaryen's child. It's the long-standing L+R=J theory come to life. How will the North react when they learn that Jon Snow, their new King of the North, is in fact the heir to the whole Seven Kingdoms?

And of course, the Game of Thrones Season 6 finale gives us a glimpse of Dany's next move as well.

"Alright, how about the fact this is actually happening? You have your army, you have your ships, you have your dragons," Tyrion begins. "Everything you've ever wanted since you were old enough to want anything, it's all yours for the taking. Are you afraid?"

"Good. You're in the great game now. And the Great game's terrifying."

Will you be watching Game of Thrones on HBO Now at 9 p.m. ET tonight?

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