Burning Questions for "Game of Thrones" Season 8

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 2 months ago

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 has ended, leaving us with hope, excitement, dread, and also several questions. Here's what we'd like to see addressed in Season 8. Be warned: Spoilers ahead!

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Kit Harington in Game of Thrones (2011)

"Game of Thrones" Season 7 has ended, leaving us with hope, excitement, dread, and also several questions. Here's what we'd like to see addressed in Season 8.

Be warned: Spoilers ahead!

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Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (2011)

What does Jon Snow's true lineage mean for his relationship with Daenerys Targaryen?

There’s no denying it now: Jon Snow (Kit Harington) is the heir to the Iron Thone. Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) confirmed it with a three-eyed-raven look back in time to the wedding of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen and the subsequent birth of their son, Aegon Targaryen (Jon Snow). What this unfortunately means for the new couple is that Daenerys is not only Jon’s aunt, but her claim to the Iron Throne is now potentially at risk now that Jon is in line. We don’t know how long it will take for Jon and Daenerys to discover who he really is. But once they do, there’s a good chance everything is going to become very complicated.

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Kristofer Hivju in Game of Thrones (2011)

Did Tormund Giantsbane survive the attack on the Wall?

The last time we saw Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju), he was warning everyone to run for their lives as the undead Viserion (ridden by the Night King) toppled the Wall with a stream of blue fire. Although Tormund was still high up when the wall crumbled and fell, we did not see him go down with it. So, we are holding out hope that in Season 8 our favorite wildling will crawl out of the snowy rubble and march south to continue his fight for the living.

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Lena Headey in Game of Thrones (2011)

Will Cersei's duplicity put Westeros in jeopardy?

When Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) announced that she would not only call a truce with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) but also march her armies north to join in the battle against the dead, we figured it was too good to be true. And indeed it was. Now we know that Cersei plans to hire the 20,000-strong mercenary army, the Golden Company, to bolster her forces. But will she wait until the battle between the living and dead is decided? The doomsday scenario is that Cersei's anger and paranoia will drive her make an early move against Daenerys, which could ultimately give the Night King the advantage he needs to be the one who ends up on the Iron Throne.

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Iain Glen in Game of Thrones (2011)

How is Jorah going to react when he learns of Daenerys and Jon's relationship?

Poor Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen). He’s survived exile and greyscale to be by the side of his queen. And now … Jon Snow. Although Daenerys dashed his hopes for a relationship a few seasons ago, we’re not sure how he might react to the possibility of Jon and Daenerys. Will he stoically continue at her side? Will he council against it? Will he sacrifice himself in battle to prove his love to a queen he will never have? Whatever the outcome, we feel for Jorah, forever devoted to a queen who's destined to be always beyond his reach.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Jerome Flynn in Game of Thrones (2011)

What’s next for Sir Jamie?

The fact that Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) survived a wicked scene with his sister, where Cersei (Lena Headey) essentially put him on private trial and called him a traitor and conspirator, was a surprise. Though he’s long been one of our faves, Jamie’s become more of a background player on the show. And we were certain that the Mountain was about to chop him down on Cersei’s command. We last saw him heading out on his own after the first flakes of snow fell at King’s Landing, and we’re curious as to how he will play into Season 8. Will he become an advisor of sorts to Daenerys? And regardless of where he’s headed, will Bronn (Jerome Flynn) join him?

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Does Theon have a chance against Euron?

Theon (Alfie Allen) made our hearts soar in the season finale as he mustered the courage to have a brotherly talk with Jon Snow. Then he proved himself to the small band of Ironborne warriors loyal to Yara (Gemma Whelan) to go after Euron (Pilou Asbæk) and save his sister, their queen. It’s an impossible mission and yet Theon’s only option as this point, and we’re back in love with him for choosing his own fate. First, he has to realize that his uncle's not headed back to the Iron Islands though, right?

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Maisie Williams in Game of Thrones (2011)

Who will lead House Stark into the long winter?

We’re not exactly sure when Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Arya (Maisie Williams) became aware of Littlefinger’s (Aidan Gillen) plot to pit them against each other. But watching the tables turn on Littlefinger inside Winterfell’s Great Hall was not merely one of the season finale’s best scenes: It will go down in Westerosi folklore as a great example of how the North remembers. But this leaves Sansa without an advisor and Arya straying from her kill list as winter has arrived. And soon they will learn that Jon Snow is not their brother. Assuming Sansa becomes the Queen of the North, will Arya perhaps become an advisor?

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Conleth Hill in Game of Thrones (2011)

Is a season finale truly a season finale without a peep from Lord Varys?

Usually there's enough dialogue to go around on "Game of Thrones," but we were surprised and disappointed not to get any sort of shady quip from Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) during the 70-plus minutes of "The Dragon and the Wolf." With essentially every principal character present in the dragon pit scene and then Tyrion's solo mission to convince Cersei to enter into a truce, we have to imagine that Conleth had a line or two in the shooting script. He was there for the drama, after all! Ditto for Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), whose face we glimpsed at the opening of the episode but who never uttered a word or a command.