By the end of Sunday night’s episode of “Game of Thrones,” in which Jon Snow (Kit Harington) went “Beyond the Wall,” he finally convinced Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) that the threat from the Night King and his army of the dead was real. It cost Dany one of her beloved dragons, which was killed by the Night King, but they successfully captured a wight from the evil army in the hopes of securing cooperation from Queen Cersei (Lena Headey). “There is only one war that matters, and it is here,” says Jon in the preview for the upcoming season finale (watch it above). But Cersei has always seemed indifferent anything that doesn’t benefit her family, and she may see no immediate gain in allying with her enemies to stop a mythical threat. But that’s just one of the six burning questions we have for the show next week.
What will happen when Cersei, Daenerys, and Jon Snow finally meet? It’s a confrontation that has been years in the making, and from the looks of the trailer all points will finally converge at King’s Landing, but will it end in an alliance or bloodshed? For one thing, there’s a prophecy that suggests a pregnant Cersei might not be long for this world.
Will Arya and Sansa Stark team up to take down Littlefinger? Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) has made no secret of his desire to climb the ladder of chaos to secure power for himself, but even though Arya and Sansa should know they can’t trust him, he is nevertheless succeeding in driving them apart. Will their rivalry lead to violence, or will they finally team up and direct their violence where it belongs: at Littlefinger?
Will Bran Stark finally put his visions to good use? It’s been a couple of weeks since we last saw Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), who let Littlefinger know that he couldn’t be fooled since he is now the omniscient Three Eyed Raven. His all-consuming knowledge of the past, present, and future have made him detach from reality, but there’s a problem with that: he’s holding on to information that would change everything. He could solve his sisters’ squabbling by revealing Littlefinger’s treachery, and let’s not forget that he has first-hand knowledge of Jon Snow’s Targaryen heritage, which gives him a claim on the Iron Throne. He might want to mention that.
What about the Greyjoys? So what is the status of the first family of the Iron Islands? Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbaek) was riding high after capturing his niece Yara (Gemma Whelan) and delivering her to Cersei, but they’ve been MIA ever since. Will Euron get his comeuppance? Will Yara be rescued? Will cowardly Theon (Alfie Allen) redeem himself — again?
Are the Unsullied alright? We get a glimpse of Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson) and the Unsullied army in the preview of the season finale. We haven’t seen him and his army of liberated slaves since “The Queen’s Justice,” when Euron’s fleet destroyed the Unsullied ships and stranded them at Casterly Rock. Maybe their Uber finally arrived.
Will the wight dragon attack? Arguably the most terrifying moment from “Beyond the Wall” was when Daenerys’s dead dragon Viserion was revived by the Night King to join his army of the dead. We saw in “The Spoils of War” just how powerful Dany’s dragons are in the war for the Iron Throne. Even one of those dragons under the control of the Night King could be downright apocalyptic.