The seventh season of medieval fantasy television series, Game of Thrones, has come to an end and in its characteristic manner, it wrapped up with a cliffhanger; the fall of the great wall erected by the men of the Nights Watch.
Rated as one of the biggest productions to air on TV, producers announced that the next episode, which is said to be the final one, will air in another 16 months and fans of the show are not too happy about that. However, some of the characters will not easily leave our memories because of the fondness we have come to develop for them.
Below are at least five of them:
1. Arya Stark
The last child of Ned Stark (owing to the death of her brother, Rickon), Arya has been through a lot; arguably more than any of the Stark kids. After her father was executed by the monster, King Joffrey, she fled the capital, had run-ins with different gangs, was held in captivity and ended up with the Faceless Men, a band of executioners who trained her in their ways. Even though we are thankful that the adorable Arya can now take care of herself, something about her now scares us silly. That notwithstanding, we feel we should send her a thank you note for ridding the world of a treacherous leech like Lord Petyr Baelish.
2. Jon Snow
Unarguably, Jon Snow is everybody’s hero. He is the one we have all grown to love. He commanded the men of the Night’s Watch at a very young age, united the free folks with the other tribes and is championing the war against Wight Walkers. He has also been named the King in the North (even though he now pledges allegiance to Daenerys Targaryen). For what it’s worth, we are interested in knowing how he will react to the revelation that he is actually a Targaryen, and by fiat, the original ruler of all seven kingdoms.
3. Daenerys Targaryen
We basically want to see her because we never get tired of her story; her rising from the ashes of slavery to being the breaker of chains and the mother of dragons. Her silver hair and beautiful face is also part of why we want to see her again (and again). Daenerys refuses to give up her claim to the iron throne, even though she had captured kingdoms and has already been named queen. We would also love to see how she reacts to the news that Jon Snow is actually her nephew and the rightful heir to the throne.
4. Tyrion Lannister
We don’t know what to make of the imp. And even though we can never get enough of his witty ways and hedonistic lifestyle, some things about him bother us. For instance, we don’t know what to make of a man who is in league with an army hell bent on unseating his family from the Iron Throne. We are eager to see how it plays out between Tyrion and his evil sister Cersei who wants everybody dead. We also want to know whose side would come out victorious and what that would portend for him. We love him though, and we will never forget how he saved King’s Landing by mobilising the king’s army to decimate Stannis Baratheon’s at the Battle of Blackwater.
Foul-mouthed and quick with the sword, Bronn is our favourite sell-sword who has worked for both Lannister brothers. He doesn’t hide the fact that he is for the highest bidder. We look forward to seeing him for two reasons. We would like to know if he eventually gets the castle Jamie Lannister promised him. We are also interested in knowing if he caves in and succumb to Tyrion’s offer, keeping in mind the fact that it was through Tyrion he came to Westeros and had the opportunity of working in the palace.
6. Ser Jorah Mormont
We know we said five but for kicks, we are particularly interested in seeing the look on his face when Ser Jorah Mormont discovers that Snow has been under the sheets with Daenerys Targaryen. Jorah is the only child of the former Night’s Watch’s Lord Commander, Jeor Mormont, but he was exiled for dealing in slavery.
His unexpressed romance with the mother of dragons never led anywhere but she’s glad to have him by her side; lucky even. He had always expressed his desires to her but for obvious reasons, has not had a chance to explore. So we want to catch our fun at his expense.