Warning: potential SPOILERS ahead for Game of Thrones season 7
Game of Thrones may be based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, but having shot past the progress of his decade-long writing endeavor, fans of Westeros must now look to the HBO series for the most timely continuation of the story. Fortunately, despite some key story differences, the television adaptation is no slouch, having recently set a record for Emmy Award wins in the wake of its overwhelming popularity.
Naturally, as such a massive story with such often unexpected outcomes, fans have been guessing for years at how the many interweaving storylines will finally tie together. With a number of major revelations and conclusions having hit last season, an air of inevitability is falling over the show (which fans know tends to occur just before another earth-shattering twist hits).
Thrones fan site, Watchers on the Wall, have kept a weather eye on production announcements and inside scoops for the upcoming seventh season of the series. Their most recent announcement may be one of the most tantalizing yet, as a “reliable source” has shared with them that Daenerys Targaryen will be meeting with Brienne of Tarth and Ser Davos Seaworth in an upcoming scene. The meet will take place at the Dragonpit, the ruins of a building near King’s Landing that once housed the ruling Targaryens’ dragons. The scene will be filmed in the Roman ruins of Italica in Santiponce, Spain.
Since both Ser Davos and Brienne are now trusted envoys of the remaining Starks, it’s a good bet that Daenerys won’t be waiting for long to discuss her claim on Westeros. Game of Thrones is nothing, if not a show about complicated politics and conflicting desires for power. Daenerys may see Jon Snow, the newest King of the North (and her unknown bastard nephew), as simply another fractured faction in possession of her kingdom. Fortunately, she also seems like the most likely ruling party to take seriously the threat of the White Walkers. If the Starks can convince her that the threat is real, and an alliance is necessary, we may finally get a fan-pleasing good vs evil finale.
Game of Thrones thrives in a moral gray zone, so if it does go out in such a fashion, we can only hope that any potential happy ending feels both earned and true to the tone of the series. Victory in Westeros never seems to come without devastating loss, so it’s likely we’ll still have at least a few more shocking turnarounds to endure before all is said and done.
Game of Thrones will return with season 7 on HBO in summer of 2017.
Source: Watchers on the Wall