For months we’ve watched with abject horror as things have gone horribly, horribly wrong: Ed Sheeran made a cameo, dragons are dying (or are they), and the show itself has been held hostage and ransomed by hackers. Buckle in: here’s everything you need to know for the penultimate episode.
Will-they-or-won’t-they speculations about Daenerys and Jon Snow are at the forefront of Game of Thrones fans’ collective consciousness. In the most recent episode, Daenerys lost a dragon (Viserion) to the Night King during an ill-advised rescue mission to airlift Jon Snow out from beyond the Wall. Jon Snow ‘bent the knee’, and now fans are waiting for Daenerys to return the favour.
If there’s one thing you can count on in Game of Thrones, it’s that everyone will be fighting. 'Chaos is a ladder,' as Littlefinger reminds us, and chaos is abundant.
The Lords of the North are not happy, because, according to them, the King of the North should stay in the North. Arya Stark is not happy, because she thinks Sansa Stark is trying to usurp Jon Snow, and the two of them will probably kill each other before the season is over.
When Jon Snow returns to Winterfell, how will he face the political maelstrom? Only Bran knows for certain, because Bran is the all-knowing three eyed raven, and hopefully his powers will find a use in the season finale.
The White Walkers are gaining momentum as they march towards the Wall. The Night King re-animated Daenerys’ fallen dragon. Pun intended, as the dragon has blue eyes now, which means he has been officially recruited to the Army of the Dead.
But not all hope is lost, though, because Jon Snow and Daenerys are going to use empirical, undeniable evidence to show a political leader that the threat of eternal winter is a very real possibility. Will Cersei dismiss the kidnapped White Walker as ‘fake news’? Will the kingdoms unite to fight the Night King? Tune in on Sunday to find out.
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