Alright…on the glorious day of the Season Premiere, we must engage in fan-girling and fan theories.
1. The problem with with 2 extra dragons
So, we know Dany’s direwolf type of animal (familiar?) is a dragon (Dragon). But who will the others form an attachment to? I mean, it wasn’t until last season that we realized (for sure) that Daenerys isn’t the only Targaryen.
Despite that in the beginning I really, really wanted Jon Snow to secretly be the son of Robert Baratheon and Lyanna Stark. Foolish, really. After learning more, I slowly came around to the inevitability that he is the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen. As a result..I’m thinking that he gets to eventually ride Rhaegal, the dragon named for his father. Maybe, Jon will even let Bran worg into the dragon, since Bran was promised to fly…
And that leaves Viserion without a rider. Tyrion has always been the odd man out at house Lannister. And like Jon, his mother died in childbirth – a terrible occurrence that has happened in the past to Targaryen’s. Also, there was that bit about his father saying he was “no son of mine.” Maybe Tyrion is actually Daenerys’ half…brother? If so, maybe he gets Viserion, the dragon named for her brother. Tyrion did, after all, always want a dragon of his own and managed not to get eaten when he visited them last season.
2. ….and then there were two (direwolves)
Please, HBO and George R.R. Please stop killing direwolves. We’ve only two left – Ghost and Nimeria, who we haven’t seen since Season 1. I’m thinking that Arya (our favorite badass assassin) will reunite with Nimeria at some point. Really, it’s what I hope – but we can’t be too sure it’ll happen this season.
3. Little Finger is still creepy as hell
This one is an easy prediction, I think Little Finger is going to continue to skulk about in the background, strategizing and whispering unhelpful things to Sansa.
4. Family reunion
Speaking of Starks and direwolves….where is Arya going? Is she traveling to Winterfell to reunite with Jon and Sansa? Or is she hell-bent on trimming down that list of hers? Speaking of which….isn’t there a big character who is still on that list of hers?
5. Cersei and Jaime Lannister
So, neither of these two are going to win the game of thrones (obviously). But when will it all go down for them? How will it happen? I’m hoping it’s Arya that gets Cersei, by the end of the season. Maybe for the season finale?
And what of Jaime? Hmmm…unsure. Out of the two, he’s more redeemable. So, maybe he’ll live through this season.
6. Also, where the heck is Gendry?
Last seen rowing away from a certain death, Gendry has been missing for quite some time. But who will come across him first and add him to their team – Jon, Davos, Arya? Or Beric Dondarrion with that badass, flaming sword of his?