The Tiny Details You Probably Missed in the Latest Game of Thrones Teaser

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Warning: This post contains spoilers about "The Queen’s Justice," the third episode in Game of Thrones's seventh season, plus predictions about the plot of the fourth episode.

Making predictions from Game of Thrones teaser trailers is a dangerous game. Sharp-eyed Redditors and YouTube vloggers attempting to glean major plot points from these 30-second previews have a track record that's about as spotty as Melisandre's prophecies. Still, the teaser for "The Spoils of War"—the seventh season's upcoming fourth episode, which debuted last night—appears to be particularly revealing. Here are three big clues you might have missed about next week's episode.


The final frames of the trailer reveal a dragon in flight with what appears to be a rider on its back. That rider would almost certainly be its mother, Daenerys Targaryen. Early in episode three, Tycho Nestoris reminds Cersei that Euron Greyjoy’s fleet of wooden ships are no match for a dragon's flame. Later in the episode, Daenerys even floats the idea of flying her dragons across the sea to find and destroy Euron's fleet to her council, before her advisors roundly reject the plan. But as Daenerys points out in the trailer, her advisors' schemes haven’t exactly worked out this season. "I'm losing," she says. "Enough with the clever plans." Episode four may see Dany buck the advice of her councilors and finally bring her dragons—and this season's big budget—to bear.


We've waited for years to see Arya Stark return to Winterfell. This week's teaser strongly suggests that moment may finally arrive next week. In another dramatic, choir-accompanied closing shot, the trailer shows Arya, alone on her white horse, stopping on a snowy bluff overlooking Winterfell. In episode two, she abandoned her journey to King's Landing to kill Cersei when she heard that Jon Snow had been crowned King in the North. Unfortunately, Jon skipped town to meet Daenerys that same episode, but Sansa and Bran are still home for the long-awaited Stark family reunion if and when Arya ever arrives.


The episode four preview dropped a much subtler hint that a showdown between the Dothraki cavalry and the Lannister army could jump off as soon as next week. HBO teased this battle in the season seven trailer, when we see the Dothraki horde galloping across a plain to meet Lannister infantry. The trailer for next week's episode reveals brief glimpses of Lannister soldiers marching across the plains of the Reach, with Jaime and Ser Bronn looking on. The scenery in the two trailers matches, and the main body of the Lannister army is in place for a Dothraki attack. Then again, maybe Ed Sheeran and the rest of the Lannister troops will have an uneventful march back from Highgarden and we'll just get a snippet of clever banter between Jaime and his fast-talking sellsword.

6 Protective Mask Bundles You Can Get On Sale

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Daily life has changed immeasurably since the onset of COVID-19, and one of the ways people have had to adjust is by wearing protective masks out in public places, including in parks and supermarkets. These are an essential part of fighting the spread of the virus, and there are plenty of options for you depending on what you need, whether your situation calls for disposable masks to run quick errands or the more long-lasting KN95 model if you're going to work. Check out some options you can pick up on sale right now.

1. Cotton Face Masks; $20 for 4

Protective Masks with Patterns.

This four-pack of washable cotton face masks comes in tie-dye, kids patterns, and even a series of mustache patterns, so you can do your part to mask germs without also covering your personality.

Buy it: $20 for four (50 percent off)

2. CE- and FDA-Approved KN95 Mask; $50 for 10

A woman putting on a protective mask.

You’ve likely heard about the N95 face mask and its important role in keeping frontline workers safe. Now, you can get a similar model for yourself. The KN95 has a dual particle layer, which can protect you from 99 percent of particles in the air and those around you from 70 percent of the particles you exhale. Nose clips and ear straps provide security and comfort, giving you some much-needed peace of mind.

Buy it: $50 for 10 (50 percent off)

3. Three-Ply Masks; $13 for 10

Woman wearing a three-ply protective mask.

These three-ply, non-medical, non-woven face masks provide a moisture-proof layer against your face with strong filtering to keep you and everyone around you safe. The middle layer filters non-oily particles in the air and the outer layer works to block visible objects, like droplets.

Buy it: $13 for 10 (50 percent off)

4. Disposable masks; $44 for 50

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If the thought of reusing the same mask from one outing to the next makes you feel uneasy, there’s a disposable option that doesn’t compromise quality; in fact, it uses the same three-layered and non-woven protection as other masks to keep you safe from airborne particles. Each mask in this pack of 50 can be worn safely for up to 10 hours. Once you're done, safely dispose of it and start your next outing with a new one.

Buy it: $44 for 50 (41 percent off)

5. Polyester Masks; $22 for 5

Polyester protective masks.

These masks are a blend of 95 percent polyester and 5 percent spandex, and they work to block particles from spreading in the air. And because they're easily compressed, they can travel with you in your bag or pocket, whether you're going to work or out to the store.

Buy it: $22 for five (56 percent off)

6. Mask Protector Cases; $15 for 3

Protective mask case.

You're going to need to have a stash of masks on hand for the foreseeable future, so it's a good idea to protect the ones you’ve got. This face mask protector case is waterproof and dust-proof to preserve your mask as long as possible.

Buy it: $15 for three (50 percent off)

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Get Into the Empire Business With Breaking Bad-Themed Monopoly

Walter White conquered Albuquerque. Now he wants Park Place.
Walter White conquered Albuquerque. Now he wants Park Place.

While Breaking Bad may have ended back in 2013, the show remains a thriving part of popular culture. Its spin-off series, Better Call Saul, recently concluded its fifth season, with a sixth and final one on the way. A sequel film, El Camino, debuted on Netflix last October.

Now, fans of the show—about a high school chemistry teacher named Walter White (Bryan Cranston) who turns to the drug trade to support his family following his lung cancer diagnosis—can forge their own illicit path with this Breaking Bad-themed Monopoly game.

'Monopoly: Breaking Bad' is pictured
Monopoly: Breaking Bad.

The classic Hasbro game has been reconfigured to reflect Walter’s tortuous progression into a criminal mastermind known as Heisenberg. The houses of the original game are now labeled "tented houses" in a nod to Vamonos Pest, Walter’s pest extermination cover for his methamphetamine cooking sessions. The hotels are now "SuperLabs."

The currency bears the likenesses of Walter, his partner Jesse Pinkman, their lawyer Saul Goodman, and Walter’s son, Walter Jr. And instead of the classic Monopoly game tokens, players can now wield the iconic Heisenberg hat, Hector Salamanca’s ominous bell, a money barrel, a gas mask, that notorious pink teddy bear, or Walter and Jesse's RV.

The game has been known to sell out fast, but you can find it on Amazon for $47 and Entertainment Earth for $40.

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