We’re less than 36 hours till the premiere of season seven of the HBO series Game Of Thrones, and we must prepare ourselves. At long last six seasons of waiting have finally brought the battle promised in the shows very first scene. That being White Walkers V. the rest of the world, a war for the realm.
If you haven’t caught up on the show…what, the hell are you waiting for? Maybe if you start immediately and watch multiple episodes at once and pause time to get a few more in before Sunday.
However, when 9 pm rolls around, put everything you’re doing down and lock your eyes on a screen. If you’re attending the birth of your child, better make sure you have the HBO app.
Last season we saw some the series favorite characters made huge leaps forward.
Theon Greyjoy and Yara Grayjoy have staked their claim for the future with the Mother of Dragons. Cersei Lannister managed to become more of a psycho than ever before, and Jamie looks even more baffled by it. Could he have prevented it? Maybe. However, the show would have you believe that almost everything that is going to happen will happen. Regardless of what you do to stop it.
Bran Stark has realized his destiny as the Three Eyed Raven and also revealed he ruined Hodor’s life. Bran is one of the most powerful people in the show but he will need a lot of help. Does having the Night King’s mark mean that anywhere Bran goes so can he? Will Bran unintentionally shatter the Wall?
In other news, Jon Snow went from being dead to being King of the North which feels like a modest leap! Coming off a season of major character development season seven appears to be prepared to surpass the expectations set by last year.
Here are some significant events that may happen and shatter the structure of Game of Thrones:
Jamie and Cersei kill each other.
So yeah, Jamie loves Cersei and would do anything for her. With that and her steady spiral towards madness has left Jamie distraught from the family trauma she has directly caused and indirectly. Cersei could be held responsible at the very least one of her children and possibly all three.
The relationship between brother and sister no matter how cordial has come to a crossroads(As can be seen when he enters Cersei’s crowning ceremony).
Will Jon find out more about his family history?
At the end of last season, Jon Snow’s real heritage is revealed. However, the answer to this question only opens up more! Were Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark married? Is Jon really a bastard? Is Jon actually his name????
Jon Seems on a path with destiny. The “promised Prince,” according to his father, has seemingly been not allowed to die as time after time he was spared from every attack in ‘Battle of the Bastards.’ More is meant for silky haired King and he’ll need to watch his back if he is ever to achieve it.
But of Course, Jon is almost always oblivious to most things that are directly in front of him so cross your fingers.
Will Daenerys learn how to train her Dragons in time for her invasion? (Are they all really hers???)
While they have grown considerably over the previous season, the relationship isn’t as solid as one would like going into war. At first glance, Daenerys has the situation under control with Drogon being more amendable to whom they set on fire. We now have three scenes where Daenerys flys off in glorious fashion on Drogon’s back, but what about her other two?
Along with speculation that Jon and Dany will at some point meet up, there are some who believe they’ll also team up. Given that we know that Jon is at the very least a Nephew of her’s. Is there a possibility one of those dragons was meant for Jon? At some point, Jon will have to embrace both sides of his bloodline and Jon may become a Dragon rider.
(But there are three dragons?)
Well, diving deeper into the speculation, there may be another Targaryen right in front of us. Tyrian Lannister, the disgrace of his father may not have been his father’s son. Rumors have floated around ever so slightly that Dany’s ‘Hand’ may, in fact, be another Targaryen bastard. If this is false the writers of the show have made no effort to make that abundantly clear.
Will the Night King attack the Wall or will we have to wait one more season?
The bigger question is, will the White Walker’s be a letdown?
Since that is impossible let’s move along. The Night King (the off brand blue man group, lovingly standing above) is marching towards Civilization and there’s not much they can do to stop him. He’s smart, he doesn’t age, he’s almost impossible to hurt, and he can make zombie warriors with the flick of his wrist.
The threat of the White Walker army is too severe for just Jon to have to face it. Even if he tried he doesn’t have the weaponry or even the troops to fend off an army such as this. More Characters will either the parish or will have to come north and Fight Along Side Jon and the North. This, however, may lead to most of the White Walkerbattleing will be left for season eight leaving with probably just a teaser at the end of season seven.
The future of the Stark Sisters remains in the Air.
Arya and Sansa have seen horrible things and been through horrible things in the years since they left home. Now they’re both in the process f reclaiming their home and things may get a lot harder before they get any easier. Sansa may or may not be corrupted by Little Finger. The look she shared with him at the end of season six was not a resounding endorsement of Jon being named King. Seeing how, in her eyes, he’s a Bastard. Contrarily, Sansa’s Character has changed in such a way over the seasons this theory doesn’t hold true to me. She is more likely to playing little Finger than she is to be spiteful over Jon being named King.
While everyone else has been squabbling for power, Arya has been garnering real power. The Power of independence! In the time since she was last in the North, she’s amassed knowledge and abilities not many others have. She’s a trained assassin and can disappear if need be. Of Course, it’s a very long road back to Winterfell and who knows who she will encounter along the way. Given the way the show treats its most prominent characters, Arya may not make it home….