Game of Thrones Season 7 is months away, but fans can’t stop talking and searching for clues about what might happen next. That’s a little tougher than it once was because the plot in the HBO show has moved beyond where the George R.R. Martin Song of Ice and Fire books have gone. But filming has begun, and we have a chapter from the next book in the series, so we have some ideas about what Season 7 could hold. Let’s take a look at each one.
1. Euron/Theon/Yara Storyline
Watchers on the Wall has reported that Game of Thrones has been working on filming a sea battle that involves Euron, Theon, and Yara. It seems that Euron will engage his niece and nephew (who were travelling with Daenerys at the end of Season 6 of Game of Thrones) in battle, and rumor has it that he will capture one of them. He is also rumored to find a new ally in Cersei in Season 7. These two would make quite the ruthless, villainous duo.
2. Daenereys Visits the Dragonpit in King’s Landing
WotW has also reported that their inside sources have reported Dany will go to the Dragonpit. Makes sense. She is, after all, the Mother of Dragons. The pit is now only ruins, but it once housed, you guessed it, the dragons that belonged to the Targaryens. The thing is, the Dragonpit is located in King’s Landing. So it seems that Dany and her travelling companions will reach King’s Landing, presumably after the big battle with Euron. And, unless something unforeseen happens to Cersei, Dany will encounter her in King’s Landing. That will be a showdown that should be great fun to watch.
3. White Walkers
The first several seasons of Game of Thrones were full of characters telling us that “Winter is coming.” In Season 6, that turned into, “Winter is here.” It’s not a big leap to believe that means that Westeros will finally face the White Walkers. Not long ago, Kit Harington spoke with The Hollywood Reporter and explained what he believes it means that winter has finally arrived on Game of Thrones.
“It’s important to stress at this point that I haven’t had any scripts, so this is all guesswork for me. I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there’s any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better. I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that’s going to be exciting to see. I don’t know what it means. I think with the whole ‘winter is finally here’ business, it means everyone is going to have a really bad time. “
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4. Jaime Becomes “The Queenslayer”
Remember that look Jaime gave Cersei in the finale of Game of Thrones Season 6?
What does that look mean? There are some who believe it means he’s done with her and that he will kill her.
A big event in the Game of Thrones history is when Jaime killed Aerys Targaryen and earned his name, the Kingslayer. During one of Bran’s visions last season, we saw the Mad King on his throne. Take a look.
Aerys declared “Burn them all.” Jaime killed him. When Jaime returned to King’s Landing at the end of Season 6 of Game of Thrones, he found that Cersei had literally burned a large portion of King’s Landing. The Daily Telegraph suggests that this parallel, coupled with something from the books that hasn’t played out on TV yet, may mean that he will kill Cersei.
Previously on HBO’s Game of Thrones, we saw a flashback to when Cersei was a child and was told that all of her children would die before her. In the Game of Thrones books, there was one more part to that prophecy — that she would be strangled by “The Valonqar,” which translates as “little brother.” Yes, that could mean Tyrion, but it could also mean Jaime who, although he is her twin, was born after her.
5. Jaime and Brienne
So if Jaime loses interest in, and even kills, Cersei, will his heart look elsewhere? Maybe. And maybe it will go to Brine. The two did form a bond as they traveled together, and there have been hints of something more than platonic feelings between them. It could happen.
6. Sansa is Pregnant with Ramsay’s Baby
The reason for Ramsay and Sansa’s marriage was to continue the Bolton name, and we know the horrors he put her through in an effort to make this happen. When Sansa was talking to Baelish last season on Game of Thrones after Ramsay died, she told him, “I can still feel what he did in my body, standing here right now,” which could foreshadow Sansa’s pregnancy. As could Ramsay’s statement to her before he died: “I’m part of you now.”
7. Tyrion Lannister is a Targaryen
In Season 6 of Game of Thrones, Tyrion minded the castle at Mereen in Daenerys’ absence, and an interesting thing happened. He had a very successful interaction with the dragons. Add to that the fact that in the GOT books, Tyrion’s hair is described as the silvery-blond hair that Targaryens have, and that there are rumors of his mother having an affair with Aerys Targaryen and it becomes a valid theory.
We won’t get Season 7 of Game of Thrones for a long time, giving us lots of time to speculate and develop theories about what’s to come. A date for the premiere of Season 7 has not yet been announced.
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