Petyr Baelish can not just tell Sweet Robin that men are dying in the bathroom without Tywin Lannister, attached to the toilet, having two arrows in his stomach a few episodes later. Maggy the frog can not just tell a young Cersei Lannister that she will have three royal children who will die without Cersei actually having three royal children who bite the dust in more and more tragic ways.
This means that in the latest episodes, every detail, line of dialogue and theory of the last seven seasons may well be at the center of a breathtaking revelation. However, MUCH happened, and you would be forgiven if somewhere between the red wedding and Margaery Tyrell becoming a green haze, the part of your brain devoted to deep cuts of "Game of Thrones" was a little overloaded.
So sit in your favorite tree, let your eyes roll in your head and browse the time and space to revisit 10 essential details that may or may not play a role in the last season – but it will be good to remember in all cases.
(NOTE: This list only includes items specifically mentioned or heavily involved in the series, so items such as Valonqar's prophecy are not mentioned by name, otherwise we would be here all day.)
1. White Walker Symbols
In case you need some clue that this story is not limited to games and thrones, after all, the very first scene of Season 1, Episode 1 ends with a very cryptic arrangement of corpses, executed by the murderous snowmen we know and fear. We see White Walkers using circular patterns quite often, and a spiral pattern of corpses in Season 3, episode 3 is repeated in Season 6, episode 5 when the children of the forest began to make the king of the night. We can assume that these incidents are not isolated – Mance Rayder even pointed out that the White Walkers were "always the artists". And the spirals are back Season 7, Episode 4 when Jon shows Daenerys rock paintings of white walkers with mysterious forms.
What does all this mean? Of course, we do not know it yet, but here is another idea to keep you awake at night: apart from these horrible screams of dry ice, the White Walkers do not speak (to our knowledge). If the Night King and Company are really the epic antagonists of this season, it is very likely that we would learn more about their motives, which would mean that they will have to communicate. How? Unless the king of the night clears his throat and David Attenborough does not come out, the answer could be in these symbols.
2. The vision of Daenerys in the house of the eternal
Some "GoT" hints and prophecies are subtle, and some bother you and hit you in the face, years before you know what to do with. In Season 2, Episode 10Daenerys enters a vision rich in symbols while trying to escape the terrible warlocks of Qarth. In this document, she explores a frozen and snowy version of the red dungeon, completed by a calcined and calcined ceiling. Hmm. She then approaches the iron throne – the only thing she thinks she wants, the only thing that has motivated her whole odyssey to Essos. She is getting close enough to touch him and … no. Hmmmmm. Let's not even talk about the emotional reunion she has with Khal Drogo and her son Rhaegal and focus on the likelihood that all these very obvious images will come true. Because remember, from now on, the red dungeon is in one piece and Daenerys is torn between wanting the throne and not wanting every person living in Westeros to be turned into a skeleton puppet. Oh, and the snow is definitely in the forecast for King's Landing.
3. The prophecy of Maggy the Frog for Cersei
"You'll be queen for a while, then come another, younger, more beautiful, to belittle you and take everything you like."
These are the words of Maggy the frog, a young witch visited by Cersei in Season 5, Episode 1. The young Cersei, who was already a vicious coachy queen, asks the woman for certain predictions. And my boy, does she book? Maggy the Frog accurately predicts the marriage of baby Cersei to Robert Baratheon, his squealing manners, his three children in gold and their three gold deaths. But this first treat has not arrived yet. Of course, there was Margaery, but Cersei assured that she and almost every other Tyrell were becoming vapors. Daenerys is therefore the obvious answer to the prophecy. What is perhaps even more interesting to consider is exactly what Cersei "remains expensive". Her children are gone, Jaime is done with her and her motives seem less and less concentrated. Do not forget, however, Cersei really believes in the prophecy: she notes to Jaime in Season 6 that everything that Maggy said has become reality. No doubt she thinks of it as she sits on the iron throne in her fabulous black clothes in mourning.
(Another deep dive about this: Maggy the frog also tells Cersei that her "joy will turn to ashes in her mouth", which could well be a figurative and rather metallic threat.However, and stand with us here, in Season 3, Episode 4, Joffrey throws an interesting piece at us: While courting Margaery with various dead things, Joffrey highlights the skull of Aerion Targaryen, who died because he thought that drinking forest fires would turn him into a dragon. Spoiler alert: This is not the case. But given Cersei's similarity to Targaryen's for forest fires, paranoia and revenge, it's a pretty interesting detail alongside Maggy's colorful words.)
4. The reason why Daenerys can not have children
In case you have not heard, Daenerys could not have children. We know this because she literally told everyone in the "GoT" universe and repeated it over and over to Jon, a man she knows in a carnal way, but not yet genealogical type. Her reason for believing she's a dragon mom for life (the fantastic equivalent of a dog mom) goes back to Season 1, Episode 10when the witch Mirri Maz Duur pushes her to essentially exchange the life of her unborn child against that of her husband Khal Drogo, who is ill. However, she finds Drogo alive but not alive, you know, and when Daenerys asks Mirri when he's back in combat, she answers:
"When the sun rises to the west and sets to the east, when the sea dries and the mountains blow in the wind like leaves, when your belly revives and you carry a child alive, he will come back, and not before. "
Which, of course, is elegant, says "never". But judging by the number of times it has been noted that Dany can never have children, it is not unreasonable to think that "never" is flexible enough in this case. Will Mirri's words echo in a poetic way, hitherto unknown? Mirri also tells Dany: "Only death can pay for life." Since this could describe a dozen different "Game of Thrones" scenarios, past and present, it's worth keeping your general "GoT" wisdom.
5. wood trees
Hey, do you remember that? The spooky red and white trees that used to grow in Westeros and have a deep religious significance, especially for northerners? Those who sometimes have carved faces and tears of tears and always seem to appear when something important happens mythologically? Some quick reminders: The Weirwood trees seem to have some kind of magical link with the ancient breeds, especially the forest children. The inhabitants of the planet who possess attacking abilities and the ability to see the past and the future, can use timber trees to look essentially through, like temporal periscopes. There is still a heart-shaped tree in Winterfell (a special wood with a carved face) and, under its branches, a ridiculous amount of important things have taken place, most recently several meetings of the Stark children and the tragic and unhappy marriage of Sansa. and Ramsay Bolton. Given that there are many mythological explanations to be made and that Winterfell will undoubtedly be the site of a lot of action and revelations, these trees could come back.
Oh, and you know where an oak tree made its appearance? In Season 6, episode 5when the children of the forest form the king of the night, they bind him – you got it – to a wooden tree.
6. Bran's weirwood visions
Speaking of trees, one of the most fascinating riddles in this story is Bran's confused and alarming vision. In Season 4, episode 2, Bran touches a wood north of the wall and immediately passes in sensory excess: he sees the same snow-covered throne room that Daenerys saw Season 2 and the shadow of the dragon flying over King's Landing. But what's really interesting in this vision is what he saw from the past: he sees his father, Ned, cleaning his sword under the central tree of Winterfell. He sees Ned's panicked face in the dungeons of King's Landing before his execution. He also sees the terrifying wight girl who was part of the opening sequence of the pilot episode. Without forgetting, he sees the country of Always Winter, the northernmost part of the north of Westeros, where the king of the night reigns and his undead. Are these different excerpts supposed to form a truth image of thought that we must take 10 step back to really understand? Or are they just random and intriguing elements sewn together for people to ask questions?
7. All Melisandre's case
Look, Melisandre made mistakes. Stannis was a non-starter, Jon just wanted to be friends and burning a little girl was probably one of the worst things that ever happened in Westeros (and that says a lot). But if "Game of Thrones" has taught us anything, it's essential to believe in witches. Here are some important things to remember about the Red Priestess:
- In Season 3, Episode 6she accurately predicts Arya's future as an assassin / independent murderer. She also says that they "will meet again." Honestly, it can not come soon enough.
- She left Westeros for Volantis last season, but not before telling Varys Season 7, Episode 3 that she be back: "I must die in this strange country, just like you." Now she does not specify when this death will happen, but suppose it's not old on a golf course in Dorne.
- She definitely has a kind of visionary power beyond the flame. In Season 5, episode 4After unsuccessfully trying to seduce Jon, she removes the secret phrase from her lover Ygritte: "You do not know anything, Jon Snow." How did she know?
- There is more of her. Do you remember Kinvara, the Red Priestess who won the title of unique person to have really panicked Vary? In Season 6, Episode 1, the beautiful red priestess comes to Meereen to join Daenerys and hang out the tragic past of Varys. Will we meet again? Since Melisandre is so confident in Jon and Dany, will she take her friends of the Red Priestess to help fulfill the age of the Lord of the Light? Only the flames know.
- Oh yes, and she is old! In Season 6, Episode 1Melisandre removes her necklace to reveal that she is in fact about 6,578 years old. We really need more details here.
8. There must always be a Stark at Winterfell & # 39;
The Starks have the game of esoteric and disturbing slogans: "Winter is coming", "The North remembers", and in Season 1, Episode 2Catelyn Stark tells her son Robb another critical egret: "There must always be a Stark at Winterfell." This line has been obsessing readers and readers for years. Since Winterfell will be an extremely important parameter this year, it seems that the weather is as favorable as anyone else to get answers. Remember, the Starks are linked to the First Men, one of the three old ethnic groups to populate the Westeros. They have a special connection to the country, the wall (a Stark would have built), the Night's Watch (a Stark was the first Lord Commander) and so-called in the areas north of the wall . If the Nordic soil is as heavy with magic and myths as it seemed, this line looks more like a prophecy than a pride. Could it come into play when the war breaks on Winterfell?
9. The marriage of Sansa and Tyrion
So many traumatic things have happened to Sansa in recent seasons, it's almost picturesque to think that his marriage with Tyrion to Season 3, episode 8 was as bad as it would become. Tyion Lannister forced Tyrion and Sansa to get married. Shortly after their wedding, Joffrey died at his own wedding and Sansa was lost in the fray. It is obvious that their paths will join soon, since Tyrion is the hand of Dany and Sansa is the lady of Winterfell. And since Tyrion has very bad problems of romantic abandonment and things for Sansa are just starting to not be a total hell, there is probably no lost love out there. In addition, there will likely be tension when Sansa finds out that Jon has unilaterally aligned with a Targaryen and that Targaryen is being defended by a Lannister. So, you know, clumsiness happens.
10. white walkers
Let's finish where we started: we know that White Walkers will be important this season. We know that most of the great mysteries of the series surround their motivations and their composition. So, it's really important to remember that the way they enter this world is completely bizarre and mythologically unclear. In Season 4, episode 4, one of Craster's sons (Craster is an abusive and incestuous savage who has made a pact to make his sons to the White Walkers) is taken care of by the king's men of the night and leads into the mysterious world and iced winter country, where he is given an extreme baby makeup and turned into a White-itty Bitty White Walker. All this happens with a single touch of the Night King on the forehead and, fortunately, everything seems simple enough. But this sequence, combined with the original Night King experience of the Forest Children (which involved a giant dragon glass dagger), does not really give us a clear idea of who these guys are, why they exist or even how they exist. We need more information to make it clear. Heck, we need more of everything.