Season Seven is over and all the players are on the board.
The Women of Winterfell
Sansa spent the whole of Game of Thrones as a victim. From the first season, things always happened to Sansa. She never did anything of consequence. She just waited for someone to come along and rescue her- or kill her, whichever came first. Game of Thrones Season 7 is Sansa’s time to finally shine. Specifically, Sansa found her backbone when she ordered the death of Little Finger. Most of us had been waiting for years for that sleazy little weasel to get it. Go, Sansa!
Aria turned out to be quite an accomplished assassin. She wore faceless well. She Eventually found herself back at Winterfell where she apparently had a tiff with Sansa but got to slice Little Fingers throat in the end.
The Northern Migration
The Hound did not die from the wounds Brienne of Tarth gifted him. Sadly, he did not find peace in religion for long either but he did make the journey North of the Wall with John to try to deal with his existential crisis. Maybe the giant zombie circle of death gave him some perspective.
During that crazy white walker death trap, something unthinkable happened. The Night King killed one of the dragons! Viserion is now a wright dragon- a blue-eyed ice dragon!
If everything that has happened in Game of Thrones Season 7 so far is just too much to digest, hold on to your pants because Johns life just became mad crazy too. First, he was hailed the King of the North. Then we find out he’s the legitimate son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark-because they were married and the whole war that ended the reign of the mad king was a farce! But that means that John is the rightful heir- not Dany. Who he bent the knee to… and slept with… and she’s his aunt. Um ew.
While we’re on the topic of incestuous coupling, Cercei is pregnant again and Jamie left her and headed for the wall to fight the white walkers.
In fact, everyone is headed North, except Eron Greyjoy who is out for Cerceis um.. affection. But Dany is leading her Army that way with John and all of the Starks who are still living reside in the North again.
The Death of Game of Thrones Season 7
Of course, lots of interesting people die in Game of Thrones Season 7. What else would you expect? No one will mourn the passing of Walder Frey, but the Sands and the Tyrells were fun while they lasted. And while Bran isn’t dead, his trials North of the Wall left him not quite human or “Something Else,” as he explained it. It turns out that being the Three-eyed Raven isn’t all flying and seeing through the eyes of animals. All knowing is quite a burden.
Bran watched as the wall at Eastwatch, manned now by Wildlings, fell- or is it ‘will fall?”
All the players are in position for an incredible final season.