Some might believe that it’s summer outside, but for GoT fans winter is finally on our doorstep. Rumors about the 7th season of Game of Thrones have been buzzing around for months, having fans come up with the most exquisite power play schemes and intricate intrigues worthy of George R.R. Martin himself. While the 6th season went out with a bang, it’s only natural to presume that the next one is about to get even more savage, brutal and unexpected in all aspects. How many of our favorite characters will lose their lives and which of them will thrive? Will Dany get onto the Iron Throne and what role will Jon play in all of this? Here are 10 savage things we are likely to see this season.
Arya gets busy with her list
Arya is no stranger to hard work and can get quite passionate about things, especially when they involve ticking some names off her ‘To Kill’ list. We’ve clearly seen it in the first episode that she would go to great lengths to make the people that hurt her family regret everything they’ve done to House Stark. She’s already killed Walder Frey in her very own version of Red Wedding and is about to kill some more. Her trip to Winterfell might become a welcome delay for her savage plans, but who knows, maybe she’ll join the Brotherhood Without Banners while she’s on her way home? After all, the Hound is on her list, too.
Jon Snow and Daenerys finally meet
These two have been a ship that sailed itself for a long time. Of course, now that we have reasons to believe that Dany is actually Jon’s aunt (ouch!) it’s become harder for Jon and Daenerys shippers to want them actually to be together. But it’s too soon to cross them off of the GoT couples list! They are meant to be together one way or another and just as episode 2 of season 7 suggests, we’re about to see the legendary meet-up of the Mother of Dragons and the King in the North. We are hoping to see a partnership being born out of sheer need for support in the upcoming war against winter. Jon desperately needs Dany’s dragons and Daenerys will benefit greatly if the whole North supports her claim to the Iron Throne. It’s a win-win for both of them!
We’ve been waiting for Gendry’s return for quite some time now. Everything points to the return of the last Baratheon as he is one of the jokers that could totally change the course of the game. Joe Dempsie, the actor portraying Gendry in the 3rd season of GoT, was spotted in Belfast during the shooting time of the show. George R.R. Martin also confirmed that Arya and Gendry will meet with each other again in the books, so there’s a high chance of them reuniting on the show as well. It also seems that Arya’s character is in desperate need of a friend while she hasn’t completely turned into a killing machine. In the 3rd season she called Gendry her family, so we can only hope that the two meet soon enough.
Sansa and Jon get into a fight
With a little help of her ‘friend’ Littlefinger, Sansa Stark has developed a taste of power of her own. Jon and Sansa’s warm reunion at Castle Black almost brought tears to our eyes because, well, finally a girl can rest a bit from all the violence and intrigues, and enjoy some peace at her brother’s side. Yet Littlefinger, who helped Jon during the Battle of the Bastards only for Sansa’s sake, is planning on taking over the Iron Throne himself – with Sansa becoming his one and only queen. This means that Jon, being the King in the North and all, is a hindrance to him and he will do anything to get rid of the man. Now that Jon went to meet with Dany, leaving Sansa to rule the North as the only Stark that’s still alive (according to his info) she might decide she’s actually better at this game of ruling and politics. We just hope they will sort it out eventually for the greater good of the North.