The Biggest Unanswered Questions for 'Game of Thrones' to Resolve in Season 7
Let's give Game of Thrones credit for season six: A lot of longstanding, unanswered questions were finally resolved. We finally found out what happened to Benjen Stark (he has cold hands); we tragically discovered the origin of Hodor's, well, Hodoring; we learned how the White Walkers were first created; and we officially got confirmation on Jon Snow's true parentage.
That's a lot of loose ends tied up, but naturally, the end of the season brought forth a new slew of questions in Westeros — for the show is dark and full of queries. Here are five things we expect (and hope) to see resolved in season seven.
What has Euron Greyjoy been up to?
Technically, Euron has taken the Salt Throne, but it's been Yara and Theon Greyjoy who have made the most progress among the Ironborn. While Euron was being crowned king — which included being almost drowned in the sea, because tradition — Yara and Theon escaped with the majority of the Greyjoy fleet of ships, leaving Euron to the Iron Islands and not much else.
He indicated that he'll be building more ships, and surely it won't take long given the show's frenetic pace, but it's unclear what he'll do next. His initial plan was to bring his ships to Daenerys Targaryen and join forces with her, but Yara and Theon have already secured her a fleet.
Now, Euron's narrative path is unclear. He has a much bigger, villainous plot in the books, but has been consigned to a minor role in the show. He could be the show's next big villain with Ramsay Bolton's death, but it appears Cersei Lannister is a likelier choice for it after taking the Iron Throne and losing her son. In any case, it's likely Euron will have some effect on the series' narrative in season seven — why else bring him into the fold so late?
No, seriously, will Bran accidentally get the Wall destroyed?
Obviously, Bran Stark didn't make it through the Wall in the season finale. Instead, Benjen conveniently dropped him off next to a Weirwood Tree, and he was able to travel back to the Tower of Joy and learn about Jon's parentage. While the attention was, understandably, drawn to Bran's revisit to the Tower of Joy, Benjen offered some important knowledge prior to his exit. He explained to Bran why he can't go back to Castle Black with him: The Wall has magical properties that stop the undead from going through.
How convenient, then, that Bran has been marked by the Night's King. Given how the Night's King was able to destroy the magic of the Three-Eyed Raven's cave after marking Bran, the same devastating effect could be applied to the Wall.
It would be a cataclysmic, but necessary event in Westeros: If the White Walkers could never pass through the Wall in the first place, why should the rest of the Realm be afraid of them? It might've been stalled in the season finale, but it'll certainly happen in season seven. The Wall's coming down.
A girl is Arya Stark of Winterfell, and she was finally heading home. But first, she made a stop to the Riverlands, and took out Walder Frey in a vicious act of karmic justice for the Red Wedding.
She still could head north toward Winterfell (even though Cersei is on her kill list too). Therefore, there are plenty of characters she could encounter along the way. The Hound, who she left to die, is alive and with the Brotherhood Without Banners; Brienne of Tarth could still be traveling along the Riverlands; Gendry might have finally reached land, for goodness sake; and Melisandre is heading south from Winterfell, promised Arya that they'd meet again the last time they were together.
Regardless of who Arya encounters next, it's safe to presume she'll be killing people along the way — even if they aren't on her list.
When and how will Jon Snow find out about his true parentage?
So Bran (and the audience) officially know that Lyanna Stark is Jon Snow's real mother, and it's very plainly hinted that Rhaegar Targaryen is his father. But Jon, as always, knows nothing.
It's evident Jon should learn this truth as well — especially when so many fans are shipping him with Daenerys, who would technically be his aunt. What it less clear, however, is how this would affect his political status. He's currently the King in the North (thanks, Lady Mormont), but would have a genuine claim to the Iron Throne with his Stark and Targaryen lineage.
How Jon reacts to this revelation, when he does eventually find out, could have huge implications for the series.
How will Jaime handle Cersei as the ruler of Westeros?
A huge cache of wildfire hidden under the Sept of Baelor was the catalyst for Cersei's blazing ascension to the Iron Throne. It is, of course, a frightening notion to see Cersei in this position — she was by no means a protagonist, but her children gave her some semblance of humanity. Without them, she's driven by power alone.
That her incestuous partner, Jaime Lannister, grimaced at the sight of her on the Iron Throne, demonstrates how dangerous this is for Westeros. However, some fans theorize Jaime could still fulfill the witches prophecy from Cersei's childhood. It proclaims a "valonqar," which is High Valyrian for "little brother," will kill Cersei by, essentially, choking her to death (he is technically younger by mere minutes). At the very least, there should be added tension between the couple after Tommen's death.
But whether it's through Jaime or Daenerys' incoming fleet of ships, Dothraki and dragons, it seems destined that Cersei's reign will be short-lived.