It has been several weeks since word of an alleged Game of Thrones Season 7 plot leak surfaced from the subreddit: /r/FreeFolk and subsequently swept the internet. The alleged leak was originally authored by Reddit user ‘awayforthelads,’ and later recompiled by ‘maureencreates.’ Now, a new report has confirmed a major spoiler it contained.
Warning: The following article contains spoilers pertaining to Game of Thrones Season 7.
On Friday, the Inquisitr relayed a report from Winter is Coming about the possibility of an upcoming scene in Season 7 that would finally see several of Game of Thrones‘ major characters share the screen.
Among them were Game of Thrones leads Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), and Tyrion’s sister Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey).
Game of Thrones fan site and accurate spoiler source, Watchers on the Wall, has published a new report confirming that not only will those aforementioned characters be sharing a scene together but others will be joining them.
— Watchers on the Wall (@WatchersOTWall) November 5, 2016
According to Watchers on the Wall, it was quite a gathering.
“Our sources tell us Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Conleth Hill, Nathalie Emmanuel, Anton Lesser, and Hafthor Bjornsson aka The Mountain all worked together today filming at Italica.”
To decipher what it means, it seems as if Cersei, Tyrion, Daenerys, Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Lord Varys, Missandei, Qyburn, and The Mountain, will all join forces for a much-anticipated scene. Watchers on the Wall later updated that same article to add that The Hound (Rory McCann) would also be featured.
For all of those wondering, Watchers on the Wall also confirmed the circumstances that bring all of the Game of Thrones‘ disparately located leads together for the first time.
“We have confirmed that the filmed scene involves characters bringing a wight into the Dragonpit as proof of the White Walker threat.”
With that, Watchers on the Wall confirmed another component of that alleged Game of Thrones Season 7 plot leak. According to the supposed leak, Jon would lead an expedition to capture a wight so it could be brought before Westeros to prove they and the White Walkers exist and are an imminent threat to humanity.
Now it is reasonable to be confused at this juncture.
In Season 6, Benjen Stark (Joseph Mawle) told his nephew Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) that the “dead” could not cross over The Wall.
So how could Jon bring a wight past The Wall and exhibit it in Westeros? The answer to that question is quite nebulous.
In Season 2, two rangers of the Night’s Watch are killed. Their bodies are eventually brought through the gates of Castle Black. They later come back to life as wights, despite having crossed the threshold of The Wall.
That would indicate it is possible for a wight to travel past The Wall. Or does that just apply to wights in transition? It is currently unclear.
Jon would know about this incident because he was the one who eventually killed them.
Are the rules of Game of Thrones’ magic slightly different for wights versus White Walkers? There are certainly a lot of unanswered questions.
What is the difference between a wight and a White Walker?
Wights are the subservient foot soldiers of the White Walkers. They are essentially zombies. A wight is created when a dead creature that is either an animal or a human is reanimated by a White Walker.
A wight does not have a mind of their own. They are believed to be entirely controlled by the White Walkers. The horses that the White Walkers ride on are wights. The creature a White Walker rides is typically referred to as their “mount.”
If you recall, Inquisitr previously reported, the supposed Season 7 plot leak alleges that Viserion, one of Dany’s dragons, will be killed by the Night King and raised as his mount. Viserion would have to be transformed into a wight for that to happen.
A wight can only be killed by being lit aflame. If Dany were to theoretically swoop down on one of her dragons, she could wipe out a considerable portion of the White Walkers’ so-called “army.” How the White Walkers could get the upper hand on a fire-breathing dragon is anyone’s guess.
How does this spoiler’s accuracy affect the validity of the alleged Season 7 plot leak as a whole?
It means that there is another confirmed spoiler under Watchers on the Wall’s belt. It does not validate the entire “leak.” Remember, as the Inquisitr previously pointed out, the Season 6 plot “leak” got a lot of spoilers correct too. It also got a lot wrong.
To find out how it all shakes out, tune in for Game of Thrones Season 7 when it premieres next summer on HBO.
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