Winter is here — so stop reading if you didn’t get a chance to watch the Season 6 finale of “Game of Thrones.”
The hit HBO series ended its sixth season with some serious shockers. From Cersei’s (Lena Headey) bold decision to burn down the Great Sept of Baelor, to Arya’s (Maisie Williams) surprise attack on Walder Frey (David Bradley), episode 10 kept viewers on their toes. But the finale also left fans with a lot of questions heading into Season 7 of “Game of Thrones.” Check out 11 questions we have for next season:
Can Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) forgive Cersei for the death of Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman)?
Cersei already appeared to be over it. She had Tommen’s body burned and his ashes placed where the Great Sept of Baelor once stood. It’s unclear how Jaime will feel about all of this — but he did look pretty horrified to see his sister on the Iron Throne.
Does Cersei have claim to the Iron Throne?
Tommen had no heirs, and he was the last “heir” to Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy). Viewers watched Cersei take the throne in the finale, but can she even maintain it? She’s also heirless, so does that mean we’ll see a Cersei wedding in the future?
What will happen to King’s Landing?
King’s Landing has a huge hole in it now thanks to Cersei’s decision to use the wildfire. Does the city rebuild? Do people flee? It’ll be interesting to see what happens on Cersei’s watch.
Are the Martells and Tyrells really supporting Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) claim to the throne?
Varys (Conleth Hill) had previously told Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) that his secret mission was a dangerous one. However, it seemed to work out just fine. Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg) seemingly both agreed to lend their ships to back Daenerys’ journey to King’s Landing. Was their hatred for Cersei enough to make them join forces with Daenerys? Or are they plotting something else?
Where is Arya going?
Arya was able to cross another name off her list in the Season 6 finale. Is she going to travel to King’s Landing in order to take down Cersei? Or will she return to Winterfell to reunite with her family?
Is Sansa (Sophie Turner) going to turn her back on Jon Snow (Kit Harington)?
Sansa seemed willing to let her half-brother rule Winterfell, but a conversation with Littlefinger (Aiden Gillen) may have changed her mind. Despite being the one to give her to Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon), Littlefinger told Sansa that he dreams of sitting on the Iron Throne with her by his side. Sansa initially blew him off, but does the idea of power sound appealing to her?
Will we ever find out what Lyanna (Cordelia Hill) whispered to Ned (Robert Aramayo)?
“Game of Thrones” fans heard Lyanna ask Ned to “promise her” something as he was handed her baby. But part of their conversation was too quiet to hear. Viewers suspect that the inaudible whisper has to do with Jon’s father. It’s assumed that his father is Rhaegar Targaryen since he had Lyanna locked in his tower.
What will Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and Meera (Ellie Kendrick) do now?
Bran and Meera parted ways with Benjen (Joseph Mawle) at a magical border. The magic has the ability to protect them for a short time from the White Walkers. But what will they do now? Do they return to Winterfell? Or must Bran continue his journey somewhere else in order to stop the Night King?
Where do the Wildlings go now?
Does Jon Snow set them up with a place to stay? Do they continue traveling? We hope Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) hangs around.
Where will Melisandre go?
That was nice of Jon Snow to offer her a get out of execution free card, but where will she go now? It seems that Melisandre has two options right now — join the Brotherhood Without Banners or join Daenerys’ cause.
What will Daenerys do when she lands in Westeros?
Do we get to see an immediate face-off with Cersei? Fans already know that Cersei is not giving up without a fight.
“Game of Thrones” Season 7 will premiere on HBO in 2017.