Warning: Spoilers for “Game of Thrones” season seven episode five, “Eastwatch.” If you aren’t caught up on the series, read at your own risk.
This week’s episode of “Game of Thrones” was quite peaceful, despite Daenerys starting the episode burning two men alive via Drogon.
This week had a few reunions that set up new, unconventional allies — and some old ones who came together again. Every character is like a piece on a chess board, and they’re just getting closer and closer to the endgame.
It was quite a relief to have a little break from the action, but that just means that next week will be full of it. And we have some questions before we get there.
Here are all the questions we have after this week’s episode of “Game of Thrones”:
Cersei reveals that she's pregnant with Jaime's child. She could be lying, but judging by her brief scenes with Qyburn, it looks like she is -- and that she's refusing moon tea, which would kill the baby.
But Maggy the Frog's prophecy has proven accurate over time: she had three children, and all of them are dead. Will this child live? Probably not, and it could be the death of her. This sense of hope -- that she and Jaime can live a happy life with a child together -- could lose her the war, and her life.
Bronn organizes a secret (and surprise) meeting with Tyrion in King's Landing. Tyrion convinces Jaime to ask Cersei to take the army of the dead threat seriously. Because it's not a threat: it's inevitable. And if everyone who is living is fighting each to her, they will all be dead very soon. That means this fight for the Iron Throne will have been for nothing.
This week, Arya stalks Littlefinger in Winterfell. Littlefinger is clearly trying to create tension between Arya and Sansa, and unfortunately knows that Arya is onto him. But in her training with the Faceless Men, Arya became an expert in knowing when people are lying, so we're hoping that she uses this skill (and her other skill of wearing other people's faces) to end Littlefinger's trip up the chaos ladder once and for all.
Gilly reads about annulments in High Septon Maynard's diary. In between the documents of his poo, she discovers that he annulled the marriage of a man named Rhaegar so that he could marry someone else. Could that be Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, Jon Snow's parents?
And this would mean that Jon Snow is not a bastard, since he's born within a marriage. This would also mean that Jon is the true heir to the Iron Throne, not Daenerys. But will Gilly dig deeper into this with the help of Sam? We hope so, but first Sam will have to stop talking over her.
When is Jon Snow going to learn about his true parentage? Will this affect his relationship with Daenerys?
Gilly likely accidentally discovers that Jon Snow is really Jon Targaryen, and thus the true heir to the Iron Throne. Bran also knows this, but when will Jon find out?
This news will also mean that Jon has a better claim to the Iron Throne than Daenerys. Will this break the alliance between Daenerys and Jon, or will they figure something out together?
Jon, Davos, Jorah, and Gendry have travelled to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea for a mission: capture a wight and bring it Cersei. But how do they do that? Will the wight survive the journey? This plan is odd, and we're a little worried that even this dream team of Westerosi heroes can't pull it off.
Jon Snow gathered a dream team of misfits to fight the army of the dead. Who will live, who will die? At least one of them has to die.
Jon Snow, Tormund Giantsbane, Davos Seaworth, Jorah Mormont, Beric Dondarrion, Thoros of Myr, Gendry, and the Hound are heading into a battle against an army of wights and White Walkers. Who will live and who will die?
At this point in the story, at least one of them will die in the battle since they're so outnumbered? But who will it be, and how hard will we cry? Jon Snow is probably safe, but we're a bit worried about Tormund, Davos, and Jorah, whose deaths would hit audiences pretty hard.
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