Screwing on my tinfoil hat. Game of Thrones S07 is just around the corner and it’s time. Okay, so here’s the thing: lovely Liam Cunningham, better known as Ser Davos of House Seaworth [grand total of fighting men = one], recently said the following in reference to HBO’s teaser “The Long Walk”. The interview is short but you can find the comment at 2:10.
If you look closely and think about it, there’s some indication there
What? Where? Did I miss something? A hasty backtrack to the video with frame by frame microscopic examination did nothing to enlighten me.
When the video came out, it was to throw us a crumb and whet our appetites. As if we needed help with that. I’m positively drooling at this point. Then fans began obsessing with the White Walker’s identity. Wun Wun was the popular candidate but that is unlikely. Jon Snow and the Free Folk know to burn their dead. Apart from that, the White Walker’s name seemed irrelevant. I saw the teaser as a promo, an atmospheric foreshadowing of things to come, three main players, the Long Night is coming and the Dead come with it, almost everyone will die, you know, good stuff.
For those watching the show and paying attention, there seems to be little doubt that the Army of The Dead will reach King’s Landing. In a vision Bran saw a frozen, snow covered, blasted out Throne Room, as did Daenerys.
On a side note and at the risk of getting side-tracked, in her vision, Dany reaches out to touch the Iron Throne but never does. Visions do not lie but they can be misinterpreted [Memories of Melisandre]. However lack of actual physical contact with the Throne is significant and may indicate certain eventualities: Dany will never be Queen because the structure, governance and what remains of Westeros is changed forever. The unknown quantity is whether Dany survives at all.
Crew dusts the Throne Room set with fake snow for Daenerys’ vision scene. S02 – E10 “Valar Morghulis”. Helen Sloan/HBO
Now let’s get back to the video and Cunningham’s hint dropping. After another coffee and glaring at my screen, this is what I noticed:
The video cover chosen by the production team is of Cersei, and the video ends with Cersei, Cersei’s breath condensating and the White Walker close-up. I don’t intend getting caught up in a “Whodunnit Cersei – Valonqar” discussion because that’s a whole other subject. Cersei will die, how we don’t know. But, apart from the obvious purpose of the video, and heralding the Great War to Come, could the following be a possible scenario?
What if, when Cersei dies, she rises up not as a Wight, but a White Walker. As the Queen of the White Walkers – the Night Queen.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to call me crazy or blame it on Davos.