Game of Thrones episode 5 trailer teases another huge battle

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From Digital Spy

If you thought that the Battle of Winterfell was the only big battle of Game of Thrones' final season, you haven't been paying attention.

Following a shift in events from the fight against the dead, this week saw focus move on to the war for the Iron Throne.

And it seems things will come to a head in next week's penultimate ever (!) Thrones episode as Daenerys Targaryen finally comes to a head with Cersei Lannister on the battlefield.

The trailer doesn't reveal much (that's the way we like them) but it's clear the countdown is on as several key players, including Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk) can all be seen waiting and staring as a clock ticks down and armies prepare for war.

The preview may give no sign of Dany herself, but star Emilia Clarke recently teased big things for the fifth episode, admitting it was "bigger" than the Battle of Winterfell.

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"I mean four and five and six, they're all insane, but… Find the biggest TV you can," she said.

Of course, we're now nearing the end of the final season, and (as expected) we'll have to prepare for many more major losses.

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Stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam recently teased as much in a recent interview, revealing: "It's very poignant whenever we lose a character."

He then added: "I can't really tell you what's going to come in the wars to come, but that's not the last moment of that type, I have to assure you."

In short, prepare the tissues (or the triumphant fist pumps).

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