Spoiler warning: Stop here if you haven’t watched season 7, episode 7 of Game of Thrones.
Here are eight reasons we can’t wait for season 8:
OK, so the Army of the Dead broke through the Wall with a power play by Ice Dragon Viserion — who everyone seems to think is breathing blue flame, though a powerful stream of ice (icy fire?) would likely also bring down the Wall with enough pressure. Anyway, the Army of the Dead is pouring into Westeros, and there are tons of wee Northern settlements for them to conquer, as well as a couple of Northern Houses, including the Karstarks and the Umbers, depending on the direction they take. Or are they heading straight for Sansa, Arya, and Bran? The latter should know and will hopefully get his House mobilized for a Mother of Dragons airlift out of there.
Tormund and Ser Beric were still alive, having escaped to a part of the Wall that didn’t come crashing down — at least, we think so. We like to imagine they’ll lead the resistance from the flank position, harrying the Army of the Dead all the way to Winterfell.
How could Jaime have left King’s Landing without Bronn? Surely he’s off to keep his word and help defeat the Army of the Dead with his brother and Daenerys, but Bronn will never get his castle out of Cersei. That will not ever happen, and Jaime should know it. A Lannister always pays his debts? Jaime owes Ser Bronn several times over.
So if the Hound can see visions in the flames, we wonder if he saw something in the fire that burned him as a child. Maybe that’s why the Mountain pushed his brother’s face into the flames: There’s nothing like someone randomly telling you how you’ll die to inspire a little rage. Would be cool if that’s how the Hound’s story started.
Cersei. Seriously, if you haven’t learned by now, don’t trust that bitch.
The idea is both gross and adorable at the same time. So conflicted!
The ultimate question. Season 8 will answer this for us, and because this is Game of Thrones, the answer could even be the most horrific possibility of all: the Night King. Next up in GoT sequels: The battle for Essos?
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