Game of Thrones Season 7 Theories

Game of Thrones: 5 Season 7 Theories (No Stark Reunion?!) You'll Hate

Warning: The following rumination on Game of Thrones‘ upcoming seventh season will be about as popular as the introduction of an Alliser Thorne Memorial Reflecting Pool in the courtyard at the Night’s Watch.

But the wait for more episodes of the HBO series is dark and full of time in which to think about what might await us when Season 7 premieres in 2017. So we made like Melisandre and cast our thoughts into the flames, searching for some guidance about what will become of our favorite fantasy characters now that winter has arrived.

Like a flayed man left in Roose Bolton’s wake, what we found wasn’t pretty. But, by the old gods and the new, we think you’ll be able to handle it.

As a brief refresher, here’s some of what we know:

* There’ll be an “epic” fight that makes Blackwater, Hardhome and the Battle of the Bastards seem like playground dust-ups in comparison.

* Just reading the scripts for the upcoming episodes brought Sophie Turner to tears.

Harry Potter alum Jim Broadbent has signed on in a mystery role (which many believe to be Archmaester Marwyn).

* A casting call asked for people to play warriors and priests (and a few other types).

* Maisie Williams thinks you should prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Click through the gallery above and to the right to see our theories, then hit the comments to weigh in with your own!

Comments are monitored, so don’t go off topic, don’t frakkin’ curse and don’t bore us with how much your coworker’s sister-in-law makes per hour. Talk smart about TV!

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  1. the girl says:

    I do hate the idea of the Stark children never having a complete reunion, but it had honestly not occurred to me that they ever would. I do hope that Arya makes her way back to Winterfell but I don’t expect that Bran ever will.

    • MrScreenAddict says:

      How would Jon ever learn the truth about R+L=J if Bran never makes it back to Winterfell? A Jon/Bran reunion is a narrative necessity. Arya’s the one I’m not sure about.

      • Coop says:

        There’s still Howland Reed if they decided to reveal that information through him. With that said, I think the news coming from Bran is far more realistic and meaningful to the story. I actually think Arya reuniting with Jon/Stansa is more likely in the short term. She’s already on her way home whereas Bran is consumed with other things right now.

      • the girl says:

        Bran can warg. I never thought that the narrative necessity would require his physical presence. As Coop mentioned, there’s still Howland Reed through which the information can be confirmed after it has been transmitted via dreams, visions, etc.

        However, I am open to the idea of his return to Winterfell and the challenge that presents, given that he is the rightful heir of Eddard over Jon and Sansa. But there is something satisfying about Arya and Sansa reconnecting and realizing that they both managed to survive and thrive in a world where the safety of women is inconsequential.

  2. Kate says:

    Well, according to sources, the Starks do briefly reunite. Or at least the younger ones do as I understand Jon goes south and he and Arya might just miss each other because Bran gets there with some news that coincides with something happening in King’s Landing. And an uncomfortable reunion will happen between Jon and Theon without Sansa to mediate.

  3. Gonna Miss This Show says:

    I hope you are right about The Stoneheart thing not happening. I hate Catelyn and I never want to see her again. She derserves to stay dead. I like the idea that the prophecy could be about Sam. It’s very Harry Potter of you (since that prophecy could have been about Neville.)

  4. Breckinridge says:

    Bran is returning home. Benjen wouldn’t have taken him to the Wall if he didn’t intend for Bran to cross through, because that makes absolutely no sense at all. And do you know what else also makes no sense? Bran’s mark destroying the Wall. The reason why this idea is flawed is because in the First Season of the show, an undead Night’s Watch brother came to life in Castle Black, on the southside of the Wall, which is supposed to be protected by a similar type of magic which previously protected the Cave of the Three Eyed Raven. And if the spells in the Wall were not working in Season 1, then why would anyone expect them to be effective when the White Walkers come? Also. let’s all ofus keep in mind that the wights chased Bran and Meera into the forst after “The Door” episode. If the mark on Bran’s arm was supposed to affect the Wall like it did to the Cave of the Three Eyed Raven, what was the point in chasing Bran if his passage through the Wall was intended to sabotage it?

    Bran is also the rightful heir to Winterfell, and is the one most foreshadowed in the books to ultimately inherit. His achievements in the books are also very similar tothe Westerosi folkloric figure called the Last Hero, who came to the last refuge of the Children of the Forest in the far north to learn how to defeat the White Walkers.

  5. catherine says:

    can you get actors from the Philippines. I am a die hard fan of Game of thrones. And im an actor myself , I studied bachelor of ARTs major in Theater arts. this will be a dream come true. any roles.