In the 7th season of the “Game of Thrones”, Jon Snow and Daenery’s Targaryen hung up, Visarion knocked down the wall, Arya killed Littlefinger and Jaime finally left Cersei. At the end, the show had boiled the approximately 9,000 subplots that were introduced over seven seasons down to two: Jon and Dany’s coalition of the willing vs Cersei and the Euro’s crazy pirate. And the white hikers against everyone.
But things are far from living. When “Game of Thrones” returns for its eighth and final season on April 14, here are some of the questions it needs to answer:
Another thing about Sam: His best friend Jon is now with the same woman who was his father and brother last season. So it should be fun.
Who is actually pregnant?
Cersei spent so much time talking about pregnancy, it began to seem unlikely. Dany spent so much time that she couldn’t get pregnant, she started to seem quite pregnant. Both would probably be incest babies, because in some way we’ve all been fooled into defeating a great ol incest story .
What is Tyrion’s business ?
Long one of the sharpest operators in this story, Tyrion made a bad decision after another since joining Team Targaryen. Is he just not cut for revolutionary leadership? Or is his obvious love for Dany hiding his judgment? We saw him crawling outside Jon and Dany’s door as they completed their affection. What problems can this season cause?
Which site is Jaime on?
He finally left Cersei when the snow fell on King’s Landing, and the trailer showed him in the Northern Lights and promised to “fight for the living.” But he will almost certainly have another date with his sister before this is over. Will she float him to return? Or die from his (golden) hand?
Who should live? Who will die?
Few people in the note died last season, probably leaving too much slaughter this time.
“Play of Thrones” is largely about the development of a dynastic, tribal world defined by violent cycles and revenge against a more humanistic, cooperative one equipped to face great existential challenges. So characters who themselves have become more enlightened during the course of history (Jon, Sansa, maybe Jaime) seem safer than those who still care about old grudges (Cersei, Arya, Dany).
Will Dany be crazy?
Dany tells everyone that she is not like her father, the mad king. But she is largely defined by her messianic strike, a quality which, in its most extreme form – like the Targaryens, we repeatedly recall – goes somehow. And while she has shown much compassion (freeing slaves, forgetting Jorah), she responds to cormorants with often shocking cruelty (crucifying master of Meereen, locking her servant Doreah in the vault and joining Tarlys).
So, in view of revelations waiting for her in Winterfell, this can be a powder bowl.
Which great fight will happen first? The one for Iron Throne or that for mankind’s fate?
Now that Night King and friends have broken the wall, they seem to be more pressing concerns. Jon is at least focused on the white hikers and seems to have convinced Dany’s camp and Sansa to follow this plan. Jaime seems to be on board.
Everything we’ve heard in the rise to the last season is also about the 55 nights of shooting and the unprecedented size of the White Walker conflict and, according to HBO, the longest episode of the season is actually the third. (An hour, 22 minutes!)
So maybe Night King, then Cersei. From the course, a persistent theory The Night King has been the one who wins the whole thing, which is technically possible but seems too cynical for a story that seems dark and full of terrors
I think it was master Cleatus Melancholy who first postulated in “Ice Magick”.
If a living kite and a zombie ice cream blows each other, who wins? and Dragon Fyre “that the heat generated by an adult dragon is honest who in the seven shells might know? The clash should be fun to watch, anyway, until the dragons begin to die (or re-kill in the case of Visaria). sad, because the animals do not ask to be born in this cruel and stupid world.
Will anyone win the Thrones game?
That’s right there in the title: This show is about a pan-global contest to win ultimate power.
But is it really it? Doesn’t everything we have learned in the past seven seasons – because this feverish endeavor has inspired all kinds of slaughter and abuse and destroyed families and relationships and empowered sadists and twisted the most magnificent the creatures of the country to nuclear weapons and led at least one former decent man to literally burned his daughter alive (I will never forgive you HBO) – suggested that they nna competition is actually irreceptibly toxic? Vegas will give you odds on the various contenders (we had our own fun with this). But should we really root for one of these heroes of history to eventually sit on the symbol of everything that is terrible?
Considering this show’s decisive ability to achieve expectations, the long-paid battle for the control of the Kingdom of Veer from the usual “good guys” seems to hit bad guys, blow up things, suffer losses but end up in the end “script. Wouldn’t the ultimate turn of “Games of Thrones” be to blow up the throne in itself?
Perhaps. Or maybe Jon and Dany will be the beloved king and queen, and Tyrion, Jaime and Arya will all get flowers and medals like the end of “Star Wars” or “Lord of the Rings” or some more conventional fantasies. Anyway, the game on.