‘Game of Thrones’: 10 Questions We Have for Season 7
7. What will Arya do next?
She escaped Braavos and the Faceless Men, but not without bringing a little bit of their magic murder mojo with her. Now Arya has crossed another name off her kill list by cutting Walder Frey’s throat after stuffing it full of cannibal pie. What’s next on her agenda? Her current stomping grounds, the Riverlands, are full of people she’s surely dying to run into. Her number-one frenemy, the Hound, is back in the game. Melisandre, banished from the North and a target for kidnapping the Stark girl’s old pal Gendry, is headed in that direction, and actually prophesied that they’d meet again. Beric Dondarrion and his Brotherhood are the people who sold the handsome young bastard to the Red Woman to begin with. Brienne of Tarth has sworn to protect her whether she likes it or not. And don’t forget Nymeria, the direwolf she set free back in Season One to spare her from being put to sleep by the Lannisters. Speaking of whom, Cersei and Jaime better watch their step as well. Who will she encounter — and will she continue her evolution into the Westerosi Punisher, or pull back from the brink?
8. And what about all those other loose-end characters?
Season Six ended with three major centers of power firmly consolidated: Cersei in King’s Landing, Dany on the open waters, and Jon at Winterfell. Most of the major characters who managed, somehow, to survive are in one of those three camps. But as Euron and Arya indicate, there are still some unaccounted for. Has the Hound joined the Brotherhood’s crusade for truth, justice, and the Westerosi way? If Brienne and Melisandre don’t encounter Arya, where will their travels take them? Ser Jorah Mormont’s still out there, searching for a cure for greyscale. Even Gendry, King Robert’s bastard, is roaming around somewhere, and with an usurper like Cersei on the Iron Throne his royal bloodline has become more important than ever. There aren’t a lot of loose ends left, but any of them could be pulled at any moment.
9. Will Jon Snow find out about his true parentage?
Ned Stark promised he’d tell Jon about his mother, but Ned’s dead, baby. So are the White Wolf’s real mother and father, Ned’s sister Lyanna and Dany’s older brother Prince Rhaegar Targaryen. What was the truth of their relationship? Was it the violent abduction that rebellious Robert Baratheon claimed it to be, or a doomed romance destined to produce “the prince that was promised” to fight against the Long Night? And who’s around to tell Jon any of this, even if it were known for sure? A psychic message from his brother — er, cousin — Bran is the best bet, but who knows if it’ll work, how King Jon will react to what he’s learned, or how other power players like Daenerys and Tyrion will be affected by such a revelation.