Game of Thrones Is Coming Back! The 6 Biggest Questions We Have for This Season
Let’s give a shout-out to last season's Game of Thrones. It finally answered a long list of burning questions that we’ve been asking since the show's inception. Thank you, George R. R. Martin! From Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) true lineage to Hodor’s backstory, both good and bad moments unfolded over the course of last season that tied up many loose ends. I mean, we’ve only been waiting six years for Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) to sail for Westeros. Finally!
But with all of those revelations, GoT still managed to leave us hanging on many other plot points. Now, a whole year later, we're demanding clarity. Scroll down to find out what we hope will be answered in Season 7. Then, catch the much-anticipated premiere this Sunday, July 17 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
Will Jon Snow's Parentage Be Revealed to Him?
Fans have been speculating about Jon Snow's true parentage for years now, with most theories pointing to Lyanna Stark (Ned Stark's sister) and Rhaegar Targaryen (Daenerys Targaryen's older brother) as his parents. During one of Bran's time travels to the Tower of Joy, he witnessed Lyanna give birth to Jon, confirming the biggest fan theory of the series. Now that it has been revealed to us, the next question is: when will Jon find out? Will Bran get the chance to tell him? Will his word be enough? Does he have a chance at the Iron Throne? Is he the ice to Dany's fire? Tell us, George!
Will Daenerys Go Straight to King's Landing?
Last season's final scene saw Dany, her dragons, and her huge fleet of ships sailing out of Slaver's Bay (renamed the Bay of Dragons). But where exactly is she headed? We know that King's Landing is her ultimate goal, but will she take a pit stop anywhere first? Since Varys brokered a deal with Ellaria Sand and Olenna Tyrell, will she head to Dorne first? We would give anything for a tête-à-tête between Daenerys and Olenna!
How Does Sansa Feel About All of This?
Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) was left with several things to think about at the end of last season that could steer her course in many directions. Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish (Aiden Gillen) planted a seed in her head by saying she should rightfully be Queen of the North. Will she try to take the title away from Jon Snow? After Sansa's stunt at the Battle of the Bastards, she clearly doesn't trust her half-brother yet, but at the end of the day, she knows he's capable of leading. Will she stand by his side or shake things up?
Where Will Arya Go Next?
We're crossing our fingers that Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) makes it to Winterfell this season. For now, she's roaming the Riverlands after just off'ing Walder Frey, Lord of Riverrun. Will she seek out the rest of her kill list or head home? Better yet, will she run into her old direwolf, Nymeria? We can only hope.
Did Cersei Use Up All the Wildfire?
What does Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) do best? Take out her enemies. Last season, she blew up the Great Sept of Baelor with a surplus of wildfire, where all of said enemies lied in wait (including the High Sparrow, his followers, and almost all of the Tyrells). Our main question is: did she use all of that combustible green fire at one time? How will she defend herself against the oncoming Targaryen fleet (plus dragons)? She got back the Iron Throne but may have left herself totally defenseless in the process. Shame, shame, shame!
What Will Happen to the Wall?
We now know that the Wall was built with some kind of magic that prevents White Walkers from passing through—even the undead Benjen Stark can't cross it. But thanks to Bran's run-in with the Night King, who marked the young Stark boy, this may no longer be the case. Because of that incident, the White Walker leader is now able to track Bran. Remember what happened when the Night King found Bran hiding in the Children of the Forest's cave, which was, before his arrival, off-limits for all White Walkers? Recap: all hell broke loose, Meera yelled "Hold the door!" to Hodor. What will happen when Bran inevitably crosses the Wall? Will the Night King be able to track him across it and break the charm in the process? Did Bran just end GoT civilization as we know it?