[Potential SPOILERS ahead for Game of Thrones season 7.]
Game of Thrones is well underway with filming for season 7, and in this age of constant, fast-spreading information, leaks about the plot arising from the production were going to be nearly impossible to stop. With big sets being built and large groups of actors being spotted in current filming locations like Las Breñas, Argentina, details about the season’s coming battles both large and small continue to trickle out.
One of the most anticipated plot developments of Game of Thrones season 7 is the impending reunion between Sansa (Sophie Turner), Arya (Maisie Williams), and Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright). While it will be a most momentous occasion when the Stark siblings finally see each other again after several seasons apart, it reportedly won’t stay positive forever. Other developments based on actors spotted at certain locations have led new reports to connect the dots based on serious conflicts facing particular characters; namely Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen).
Sources have told Watchers on the Wall plot details surrounding not only Ser Jorah but the Stark family reunion, among other significant developments to come in season 7. The report confirms that a reunion between Sansa, Arya, and Bran will take place at Winterfell, but will take a negative turn after some “initial euphoria.” Family conflict will particularly escalate between Sansa and Arya, who have each grown and changed over the course of the several seasons and many dark episodes the two have endured. The report also indicates that Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) will recognize this and deliberately attempt to drive the wedge even further between them.
The report also confirms that Jorah will follow the orders of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) from season six and travel to Oldtown in an effort to cure himself of his growing greyscale infection before he becomes a stoneman. It is there where he will meet Maester-in-training Samwell Tarly (John Bradley-West), who will confide in Jorah after learning that he is the son of former Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. Watchers on the Wall connects the dots between previous reports of Jorah filming new scenes with Daenerys and determines that Samwell is successful in curing him.
Other connections are being made between the Lannister and Tyrell armies, who apparently form an alliance before apparently being ambushed by Daenerys’ army at Highgarden, as well as a new set being built near Belfast, Northern Ireland that will reportedly call for 300 extras to perform as Wights. In any event, Game of Thrones appears to be preparing for a season filled with intense battles, whether they are the expected large-scale fights or the somewhat unexpected quarrels to arise within the Stark family. The new alliance between Jorah and Samwell is also just one of several exciting new meet-ups to come.
The reunion between Sansa and Jon Snow in season six was handled well, as it was not too over-the-top or drawn out. It’s important to handle such highly anticipated moments delicately and to strike a balance between being heavy-handed and understated to avoid feeling clunky or anticlimactic. The Stark sibling reunion will be one such occasion, and the idea that it will not go so smoothly suggests that its depiction will not be too idealistic. It will also be interesting to see how Game of Thrones handles the continued intertwining of complex wartime alliances and enemies.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres on HBO in summer 2017.
Source: Winter is Coming