8 Questions That Will Bug Us Until ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, Jon Snow
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8 Questions That Will Bug Us Until ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8


The ink is dry on another chapter of Game of Thrones after that climactic Season 7 finale last night, August 27.

We might have years to wait before Season 8, but at least we have a lot to contemplate in the meantime.

Keep reading as we delve into some of the most burning questions that penultimate season finale left in its wake…

How will Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow take the news of his parentage?


First of all, there’s the ick factor. Dany and Jon hooked up just as we got incontrovertible proof that they are, in fact, aunt and nephew.

Bran vowed to send Jon the news, but will the news change things between Dany and Jon? Or will they view incest as lightly as Cersei and Jaime do?

Even more importantly, Jon is now the true heir of the Iron Throne, being the grandson of Mad King Aerys II. (In this patriarchal world, male privilege is, unfortunately, everything.)

Will Dany become pregnant?

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The vengeful witch Mirri Maz Duur told Dany she wouldn’t be able to have children, but as Jon said in the finale, “Has it occurred to you she might not have been a reliable source of information?”

If “only death can pay for life,” as we’ve heard time and time again on the show, perhaps Jon is super-potent, considering he died and was reborn.

Why did Tyrion Lannister look so glum about Jon and Dany’s hookup?

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With an expression that looked like dismay, Tyrion watched Dany welcome Jon into her bedchambers.

But why? He can’t know about Jon and Dany’s familial link already, so why does he look so dour?

Is he upset that he himself might not be Dany’s successor now? Is he upset that Jon and Dany are more than just military allies now? Or, more cynically, is he upset because he made some sort of deal with Cersei that we didn’t see?

Where will Jaime Lannister end up?


Dismayed by Cersei’s dishonor, Jaime rode away from King’s Landing just as the first snow fell upon the capital.

Where is he going? Will he ally with Jon and Dany in the North? Will he become a free agent? Or will he take himself out of the game entirely?

Where is Yara Greyjoy?


Euron Greyjoy told nephew Theon he still has Yara and would give her up if Theon were to surrender.

If we can take the King of the Iron Islands at his word — which is a big if — that means Yara is, at least, still alive. Where is she, how is she, will we see her again, and will she get her revenge? All good questions!

What will happen when Drogon and Rhaegal meet Viserion?


We don’t know if he’s an ice dragon or a wight, but regardless, we got our first glimpse of Ice Viserion in action in this finale.

He seems faster and more powerful than his siblings, Drogon and Rhaegal, and it’s only a matter of time before the three beasts cross paths. We’re already anxious!

Are Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion alive?


Even as so many of their fellow men tumbled to their deaths in the Night King’s attack, Tormund and Beric seemed to make it to safety.

Still, we didn’t see them alive after Viserion made rubble of that segment of the Wall, so their fate remains unknown.

Where will the Night King’s army go first?


The unthinkable has happened: The Wall, which has protected the living population of Westeros for eight millennia, has fallen.

Now the the Night King, the White Walkers, and their thousands-strong army of undead are marching south.

House Umber and House Karstark are in the direct line of fire — at Last Hearth and Karhold, respectively — but Winterfell isn’t much farther.

The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale airs on Sunday, August 27 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.