4. What Is The Significance of Podrick's Song?
Podrick surprised everyone when he suddenly and harmoniously started singing a song. Pod's song is called "Jenny of Oldstones" and it refers to the titular character, a peasant woman who married Prince Duncan Targaryen, the heir to the Iron Throne. Prince Duncan forfeited his claim to the throne by going against his father's wishes and marrying Jenny, the woman he loved. The sad ballad also hints at tragedy to come, especially since it leads into Jon telling Daenerys the truth about his Targaryen origins. Could either Jon or Daenerys give up their claim to the Iron Throne for the person they love?
3. How Did Theon Get To Winterfell So Fast?
Theon freed Yara from Euron's flagship, the Silence, in the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere. En route to retake the Iron Islands, Theon decided he wanted to return to Winterfell and fight for the Starks. Lord Greyjoy then arrived at Winterfell - but how did he get there so quickly? It's not clear when, exactly, Theon saved Yara compared to the events in Winterfell but just like fans complained about Game of Thrones season 7, this seems to be another case of characters being able to miraculously travel great distances for the convenience of the plot.
2. Is There a Romance Between Sansa and Theon?
Theon was justifiably afraid of what kind of reception he would receive at Winterfell but Sansa warmly welcomed him with open arms. Later, as Pod sang his song, Theon and Sansa were seen in the courtyard choosing to spend what could be their last night alive in each other's company. Could romance be brewing between them? At the very least, there's a deep affection between Sansa and Theon, especially after he risked his life to rescue her from Ramsay Bolton. In turn, Sansa forgave Theon for his crimes against her family. If they survive the Battle of Winterfell, Lord Greyjoy could be a match for Lady Stark, though he wouldn't be able to give her an heir.
1. Where Is The Night King?
The episode ended with the Army of the Dead arriving at Winterfell, with a cadre of White Walkers on horseback at the vanguard. But conspicuously absent was the Night King - where is he? Most likely, the Night King is riding his ice dragon Viserion and in the past, fans have seen him remain in the rear and letting the Wights do most of the fighting. The Night King might also be aware he is the ultimate target for the Army of the Living.
While some fans theorize the Night King flew ahead to attack King's Landing, the trailer for next week's Battle of Winterfell episode shows the Night King joining in the fight. After all, if he does want to kill the Three-Eyed Raven, the Night King will have to come at Bran Stark himself. The idea here, though, is for all the survivors in Winterfell to draw out the Night King in order to kill him once and for all. Whether they can or not remains to be seen.
Game of Thrones Season 8 airs Sundays @ 9 pm on HBO.