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Why We Aren’t Ready for “Game of Thrones” Season 7

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at FSU chapter.

Warning: Spoilers ahead if you are not caught up yet with season 6!

A promotional video for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 has arrived and the entire world lost its chill.

Last Thursday, HBO released a chilling minute and a half long video called “Long Walk,” which shows Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen and Cersei Lannister all walking toward different thrones. The clip ends with a shot of a White Walker’s eye, implying that his army will be making major moves. This is the second sneak peek that shows what is in store for season 7 and by the looks of what we’ve seen so far, the drama and action will not be slowing down.

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Season 6 surpassed the contents of the most recent novel George R.R. Martin released in 2011 and left GOT viewers with a solid idea on who the most important rulers are in Westeros.

Queen Cersei has taken over the Seven Kingdoms by killing off the High Sparrow and Margaery Baratheon (RIP), clearing the path for her to take the Iron Throne. Jon Snow, no longer dead (thank God), has been crowned the new King in the North after the most intense battle in “Game of Thrones” history against House Bolton, leaving the despicable Ramsay Bolton dead. He is now the leader of the North’s greatest houses, the knights of Vale and his wildling allies. The Mother of Dragons sets sail to Westeros at the end of season 6 after retaking Meereen with her army.

One of the executive producers David Benioff said earlier this year that the show is “definitely heading into the endgame now.” The fact that Daenerys is finally on her way to King’s Landing after six seasons truly implies that the final stages of this story will begin to unfold. And now that we know that Jon’s parents are Lyanna Stark and Prince Rhaegar, Dany’s older brother, we can only expect more twists and turns once all of Westeros is now aware of his blood lineage.

With the events that took place in season 6, viewers are left with many questions that we hope will be answered this summer. Will Daenerys make it to Westeros directly? Where will The Hound go? Will Bran be able to stop the Night’s King? Will Arya reunite with her family? Will Jon and Daenerys work together?

One thing is for certain though: we are not ready. Any of our wildest ideas of what could happen within the next two seasons can’t possibly come close to what will actually go down. A few fan predictions are that Cersei’s reign on the Iron Throne won’t last long, The Wall is coming down and that Littlefinger and Sansa might have their own plans for Winterfell. None of these ideas are certain, so I guess we will just have to wait and see.

Season 7 is still four months away, but with the footage that has been revealed to us (and the fact that Ed Sheeran will be making an appearance), we already know that this penultimate season will be the most thrilling, dramatic and intense one yet. The countdown to July 16 has officially begun.

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