With the ultimate showdown almost upon us, maybe the most important query of all is can ‘Recreation Of Thrones’ reply seven seasons-worth of burning questions?
To be clear, after seven seasons of Recreation Of Thrones — some two days, 15 hours and 30 minutes value of tv, to be exact — we’ve got a whole lot of questions heading into Recreation Of Thrones season eight when it drops on April 14.
These aren’t all of our questions, however gosh dang it they’re a number of the largest ones.
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Once we left season 7, there was an uneasy truce referred to as between the final two main gamers — Cersei and the Lannisters in Kings Touchdown, and Daenerys and all her buds over on Dragonstone. That is all as a result of, apparently, Jon Snow managed to persuade everybody that the undead past The Wall are probably the most urgent concern — or did he????
Talking of the undead, we all know that they’ve managed to interrupt down The Wall with their new fancy gross undead dragon.
Anyway, let’s get into the theories!
- 1 Family members With Advantages
- 2 Is Cersei Actually Up The Duff?
- 3 She’s Making A Listing, She’s Checking It Twice
- 4 Seeing Purple
- 5 Tormund And Brienne, Sitting In A Tree …
- 6 White Walkers Be Strolling
- 7 Will The Actual Azor Ahai Please Stand Up?
- 8 Gendry And Gendry’s Abs
- 9 50 Shades Of Greyscale
- 10 Theon’s Redemptive Arc
- 11 Final Dragon Battle 2019
- 12 Jaime Lannister
- 13 Ghost Be Ghostin’
- 14 Insane In The Clegane
- 15 WILL THERE BE FUCKING GIANT ICE SPIDERS, HOLY SHIT?!
- 16 Daario, Daario, The place For Artwork Thou Daario?
- 17 Watch The Throne
Family members With Advantages
Will Daenerys and Jon discover out they’re associated?
Nicely, yeah — duh. This isn’t even a query: it’s gonna occur and everyone seems to be holding their breath ready to see the way it occurs. The extra fascinating query, nevertheless, is after they discover out … what then? Do they proceed boning? We’ve seen loads of twincest within the present already and multiple event of sibling-on-sibling sexploits *vom*.
Daenerys and Jon aren’t Yara and Theon, nevertheless, and this defo isn’t a Lannister state of affairs. They’re not twins, so … do they keep kin with advantages? Or take an indefinite pause from the slicing and dicing as soon as they know they share the identical Targaryen DNA? And does that change how they really feel for one another?
So. Many. Questions.
“It’s one of many first scenes of the season, when Daenerys meets Jon’s household, who’s now her boyfriend. It’s a troublesome state of affairs for him…” – Package Harington pic.twitter.com/sMWRjizSYt
— ju (@wildtargaryen) March 27, 2019
Is Cersei Actually Up The Duff?
The one throne Cersei sits on is a throne of lies, tbh, so when she informed Tyrion and Jamie that she’s once more with baby within the earlier season was she telling the reality?
These have been two people she wanted to control and what higher method to try this — and purchase herself time — than stuffing a pretend child bump down her floor-length velvet robe? Is she actually pregnant?
Or is she pregnant with LIES.
She’s Making A Listing, She’s Checking It Twice
With Littlefinger lastly getting his throughout season seven, the names on Arya’s Kill Invoice listing are rising fewer. Now clearly there are some bigger, sweeping dramas unfolding, however will a woman nonetheless have time to hold out her multi-season vengeance plot?
We all know Melisandre comes again to Westeros, in any case, she advised us as a lot — she has “to die on this unusual nation”.
Will she be alone, although? Or will she be rolling up with the followers of R’Hllor, the Lord of Mild, who she was final stated to be visiting in Volantis? Cos one factor that might be hella worthwhile within the impending battles with the White Walkers is a woman gang of pink priestess’, proper?
Tormund And Brienne, Sitting In A Tree …
Will they at the least kiss?
White Walkers Be Strolling
What’s on the Night time King’s dream board, beside strolling South and killing every little thing in all places?
We’ve seen a number of situations of his intelligence and certain there’s a broader plan at play … however what’s it? And after what we noticed in season six, how does Bran issue into it? Enter stage left the parents with that loopy principle that Bran Stark is definitely the Night time King (if he’s, we riot within the streets).
Will The Actual Azor Ahai Please Stand Up?
Technically the prophecy of the Prince That was Promised, however God rattling, that’s alotta Ps to string collectively (fantasy alliteration!).
The legend of the Infamous PPP, aka Azor Ahai, is but to be fulfilled and followers are eager af to know which character is more likely to fill that position.
It could possibly be one, it might be a princess (heyo Dany), or it might be the mixed actions of a number of. But then there’s the matter of Ahai’s legendary sword Lightbringer as properly. Season eight is the one area left to confront this prophecy head on and already we noticed that Stannis’s burning sword was an phantasm courtesy of Melisandre so if there actually is an IRL Lightbringer on the market … who’s more likely to wield it?
And can that individual be the embodiment of Azor Ahai?
Gendry And Gendry’s Abs
Getting a much bigger position to play within the collection than the books, we now know that Gendry Waters — the surname given to bastards within the Crownlands, a la Snow within the North — is definitely Gendry Baratheon, the final dwelling Baratheon inheritor! With abs!
Ahem, anyway, we glimpsed him within the earlier season eight trailers crafting dragonglass weapons — one of many few issues that may truly defeat White Walkers — in Winterfell’s forge. Now though that’s gonna be tremendous helpful, will we get to see Gendry in fight himself?
We all know he can kick some critical ass and he might know methods to work with Valyrian metal and he has these abs so …
50 Shades Of Greyscale
We noticed Jorah discover a remedy for Greyscale on Dany’s orders and heal himself, primarily, however was it simply to offer him one thing to do as he fought his approach again to the Mom Of Dragons? Or might this be one thing Jorah can weaponise, giving our heroes a much-needed benefit within the coming warfare towards the White Walkers?
Theon’s Redemptive Arc
Ol’ mate has MAJOR issues to make up for and final we noticed him, he had recruited the remainder of the Ironborn to assist him rescue his sister, Yara, they usually have been in scorching pursuit of Euron as he sailed to Essos to escort the Golden Firm again to King’s Touchdown for Cersei. Will Theon have the ability to save Yara in time? Has Euron already killed her?
And do we actually care concerning the destiny of the Greyjoys? (No).
Final Dragon Battle 2019
Not since cinematic basic Reign Of Hearth has anybody been wanting ahead to a dragon battle this a lot.
Even with out the addition of Matthew McConaughey and Christian Bale, this showdown is sure to ship. Purple dragon hearth >> blue dragon hearth, yeah? Or nah? Do two dwelling dragon siblings trump one undead zombie ice dragon? Who’s taking line bets on the this and what’s the over-under?
The final time we noticed him, Jamie had — within the phrases of a treasured Vine — advised his sister/lover ‘fuck this shit I’m out’ and was driving North in an try and do some good for as soon as (and eventually liberate himself from her schemes).
The writing is on the wall for Lannister, with seemingly the one destiny for him being a noble demise after all of the messed-up crap he has finished. Or, even higher, there’s a chance to fulfil the Valonqar prophecy. In season 5 we noticed a flashback the place Cersei met a wooden witch and is informed quite a few issues that go on to turn into true (together with that each one of her incest youngsters would die).
The important thing a part of these prophetic ramblings is that Cersei can be killed by the Valongar — Excessive Valyrian for ‘lil bro — which to many viewers defined her hatred of Tyrion. Buuuuut Jamie can also be technically her little brother, having been born a couple of minutes earlier, and together with her twin having now lastly understood the depth of villainy, doesn’t it make extra sense that it might be Jamie somewhat than Tyrion who would convey an finish to one of many largest human threats in Westeros?
Ghost Be Ghostin’
Direwolf stans acquired a pleasant little second between Arya and her wolf Nymeria in season seven — a wink to the novels — however Ghost has been AWOL for a minute. It’s been confirmed that Ghost is coming again in season eight, however we don’t know what method Jon and his child wolf will reunite.
“Oh, you’ll see him once more. He has a good quantity of display time in Season eight,” GoT‘s visible results supervisor Joe Bauer confirmed to Huffington Submit.
Insane In The Clegane
Clegane Vs Clegane needs to be one of the anticipated fights of season eight in addition to the inevitable hearth dragons Vs ice zombie dragon.
Heck, Don King would give his left nut to promo a battle as epic as The Hound Vs The Mountain. Which brother will finally be successful? Cos Lord is aware of a redemptive arc just isn’t what’s ready on the finish of this specific storyline. Trace: it’s blood.
WILL THERE BE FUCKING GIANT ICE SPIDERS, HOLY SHIT?!
Season one throwback ahoy, as Previous Nan informed a bunch of tales that have been written off as boring by Bran when he was being simply usually The Worst.
By season six and her return in flashback type, Bran is much less of a bit of shit and extra of a creepy emo. He now additionally understands the significance of Previous Nan’s tales, which included an account of the final time the White Walkers ventured South with “packs of pale white spiders as massive as hounds”. WTF WTF WTFFFFFFFF.
Daario, Daario, The place For Artwork Thou Daario?
It’s a fact universally acknowledged that every little thing is 25% higher with the addition of Michiel Huisman.
He stepped in to fill the position of Daario after Ed Skrein dropped out in season two and since then, the Dutch actor has been a welcome slice of man flesh floating in and across the motion. He has been off sustaining order in Meereen per Dany’s orders, however with a lot at stake … will he have the ability to keep there?
Will he and Jon come face-to-face if he journeys to be by his one-time lover’s aspect?
Watch The Throne
Like, it’s the entire level of the present — proper?
After eight seasons value of bat-shit loopy, it’s straightforward to overlook this present known as Recreation Of Thrones moderately than Recreation Of Holy Crap Did She Simply Give Delivery To A Shadow Monster Whoa Wait Now There’s A Zombie Dragon.
Whoever’s toosh finally ends up sitting on that deeply uncomfortably iron monstrosity appears not as essential as defeating the White Walkers, however on the finish of the day the search for the throne is the catalyst for a lot of the occasions within the collection and the driving pressure for a number of of the main gamers.
So, when all is claimed and carried out, who’ll be left alive to take the Iron Throne?
Who will win the top ?#GameofThrones #ForTheThrone
— For The Throne 🐺 (@SanGot8) March 26, 2019
Maria Lewis is a journalist, screenwriter and writer of It Got here From The Deep and the Who’s Afraid? novel collection, out there worldwide.