The soundtrack for Game of Thrones season seven has been released, and one of the final songs suggests a major turning point is on its way in Sunday’s finale.
The last few tracks on the album are from Sunday’s episode, and it’s the second-to-last one that is particularly interesting. The track is called “The Army of the Dead,” and it sounds an awful lot like the music that would accompany the last scene of a Game of Thrones season. After all, the whole song builds up until it suddenly stops for a few seconds at the 4:05 mark, which is what happens when a Game of Thrones episode ends and the credits come on. There is a similar pause in the track “The Winds of Winter” from season six, and that’s because this was the song that played over the final scene of Daenerys sailing for Westeros. In both tracks, the pause is roughly the same length, so “The Army of the Dead” is almost certainly what plays over the last scene of season seven.
“The Army of the Dead” is clearly about the White Walkers and their horde of Wights based on the title, and it’s one of the most sinister sounding pieces of music that has ever been produced for Game of Thrones. Presumably, then, it will accompany the White Walkers making some major progress in their journey, doing something that threatens the lives of our main characters as season seven comes to a close.
With that in mind, the common theory among fans is that the final scene of Sunday’s episode will be the Wall being destroyed by the White Walkers. The Wall has been established as being the last barrier between the army of the dead and Westeros, with characters this season going out of their way to point out how the White Walkers could never possibly get past it. It seems inevitable that they will breach it, especially now that they have an ice dragon on their side. This would be a major turning point in the series and a perfect way to bring viewers into the final season, during which the war against the dead will have truly arrived.
There is one more song on the soundtrack after “The Army of the Dead” called “Winter is Here.” But it doesn’t exactly sound like something that would play during a final Game of Thrones scene, and there’s no pause for a cut to credits. Some previous Game of Thrones soundtracks have included a last song that’s an interesting rendition of the main theme but that doesn’t actually make its way into the episode, so that’s probably what this is.
The newly-released soundtrack also provides a few additional clues about how the finale might play out. Right before “The Army of the Dead” on the score is “Truth,” which seems pretty likely to be the song that plays when Jon Snow finds out that his parents are Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, a scene that has been speculated to be in the finale. The track features the motif that has become associated with Jon and Daenerys’ relationship, and so the two are probably together when Jon learns that he is a Targaryen and that Daenerys is therefore his aunt.
Finally, the track “No One Walks Away from Me” is also from the finale, and it features a reprise of the “Light of the Seven” theme that famously played when Cersei Lannister blew up the Sept of Baelor last year. With that in mind, it looks like we’re in for another noteworthy Cersei moment this Sunday, potentially some sort of confrontation with Jaime in which the title of the track is said.
Game of Thrones‘ seventh season finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf,” will air on August 27th on HBO.