Guys, I know it’s still hard to accept that Season 7 of Game of Thrones won’t be on our televisions for a very, very long time. But we are looking at a solid year or so here, friends, so it’s something we all need to get through together. After all, no one should suffer alone.
Since we are most definitely saddled with waiting forever and a day to see what the folks of Westeros and beyond are up to now, we need to start doing what GoT fans do best: dig for clues about the upcoming seasons. Let’s look at things realistically here. All we really have to keep us warm for the foreseeable future are spoilery little tidbits and theories for us to speculate wildly about. Luckily for us, the execs over at HBO seem to recognize our plight and have decided to satiate our starving minds by dropping some thinly veiled hints and spoilers for us to unravel.
Here are some delicious Season 7 clues for you to chew on.
Of course, can we really trust D.B. Weiss or David Benioff anymore? Can we really trust anyone anymore?
Jon Snow probably won’t die again
This is something we have all been pondering, right? I mean, it seems rational to assume that since the guy was resurrected, like, four minutes ago, he probably won’t be kicking the proverbial bucket anytime soon. What diehard fans have discovered over the last six seasons — or 20 plus years if you started with the books — is that assumptions often need to be checked at the door in George R.R. Martin’s world. Weiss and Benioff could kill Jon Snow in the Season 7 premiere and a tiny part of all of us would say, “Sounds about right.” In an August 2016 interview with TheWrap, Kit Harington tempted the laws of fate, destiny and human decency by saying, “I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now” (cue GoT fans gasping and ferociously screaming to the GoT gods, “He didn’t mean that!”). He wasn’t finished though. He followed that up by adding, “Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season.” Well why don’t you just shatter some mirrors, open some umbrellas indoors and walk under a dozen ladders, Kit? I mean, damn. Raise your hand if you are now semi-convinced that Jon Snow is going to die next season now.
The Night King won’t monologue
Thank goodness. Elle reports that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have absolutely zero plans to have the Night King speak even one word. In an interview with Deadline, the showrunners said, “It’s appropriate he doesn’t speak. What’s Death going to say? Anything would diminish him. He’s just a force of destruction. I don’t think we’ve ever been tempted to write dialogue for the Night King. Anything he said would be anticlimactic.” That is actually a huge relief. Some writers may have been tempted to put some sassy dialogue into his mouth because he is one of the bad guys we have left to hopefully conquer. It’s like they said, what would he even say? You can’t have that level of big bad walk up to Jon Snow and say, “Winter is here, bitch,” or something ridiculous like that. He is about 40 billion times more horrifying as a mute killing machine who is only here to bring the murder and the icicles to a city near you. The knowledge that he will maintain his quiet fury for the remainder of the show is something we can all cuddle up with until 2017.
Cersei really doesn’t have anything to lose
I know it’s hard to remember specific details after the Season 6 finale, because all of us were desperately trying to pick our jaws off the floor along with the pieces of our shattered sanity after an entire season of pure recklessness. If you are like me, then you rewatched that last episode an absurd amount of times because between the music choice, the wardrobe choices and the Cersei’s ability to murder everyone on the planet, it was one of the most amazing hours of television I can remember. One thing you may have caught was that insane look between Jamie and Cersei while she was being crowned queen at the end of the episode. That look was deep, it was long and it was powerful. Well, it turns out we were not just reading into things, friends. In an interview with Deadline, Weiss and Benioff confirmed that it was very intentional. The showrunners said, “It’s definitely a moment where Jaime has to start coming to terms with how drastically and irrevocably everything in his world has changed — political arrangements, his personal life, everything. He knew his sister was capable of big plays, but this is another level.” Basically, shit is about to get real next season on the Cersei front. Think about it. Her children were the only thing keeping her from going full-on evil. Yeah, that’s right… she wasn’t even turning it up to 11 yet and think about how bad she already was. Now that all of her children are gone, in fulfillment of prophecy, she has nothing left to lose. In the same interview, Benioff and Weiss teased, “Who is she without her children? The answer is something you’ll find out about next season.” Buckle up, guys.
Is Khal Drogo back?
Possibly. Jason Momoa, who plays Drogo, has been seemingly hinting at a return for a bit now. His Instagram has been pretty heavily peppered with GoT references and photos of Emilia Clarke as Dany. According to RadioTimes, he even wrote “See you soon” on one of the captions but later deleted it. This is coupled with the fact that he has been placing #ALOHADrogo on a lot of photos, which could mean goodbye or hello. This is all very head-scratchy, but then Benioff and Weiss were actually photographed with Jason Momoa having a pint together in Ireland where primary shooting for GoT takes place.
Honestly, it’s only August. There is so much more ahead of us. We need to pace ourselves, GoT fans.