‘Game of Thrones’: 5 Questions We Want Answered at SDCC

San Diego Comic Con is almost here, and this is the first year in – well, the whole run of Game of Thrones, that we’ll get to see new episodes as the convention is going on, with Season 7 slated to premiere the weekend before SDCC. So, our questions might actually be answered! We might get some actual information! Or, we might just be teased more.

Either way, this is a brand new experience for Game of Thrones fans; and considering we left the books behind a while ago, there’s a lot of thirst for information, and well, tons of questions. Here are the five most important ones we want answered at San Diego Comic Con:

Are we getting a Jon and Daenerys meeting – and are they, together, A Song of Ice and Fire?

This is a favorite of book fans – Jon, even if he’s not full Stark, symbolizes the North. He’s ice. Daenerys is, very obviously, considering her dragons, fire. Together, the book fandom has said for years, they are, quite literally, a song of ice and fire, which is the name of this series. That means we’ve been waiting for this meeting for …well, seven seasons, and five books. Are we getting it?

All signs point to yes – but that still doesn’t really answer our bigger question. Is this what the books are all about? And, if so – who’ll get to sit in the Iron Throne: Daenerys or her nephew – Jon.

Can the Starks finally catch a break? Or, at the very least, get a reunion of more than two people?

The answer to our first question is probably no – GRRM isn’t here for happiness, after all. But the answer to the second question looks more attainable by the second. Arya is free to head home. Bran is, presumably, on his way to Winterfell. Jon and Sansa await. What could go wrong?

You know, except for Bran possibly bringing down the wall and condemning everyone to eternal winter. Except for that.

How long will Cersei stay on the Iron Throne?

Chances are, not long, though she might make it out of this season if her enemies take a while to come together. However, if we assume that at some point the fight has to become about the White Walkers, then the Cersei problem has to be taken care of this season – which doesn’t bode well for our chances of seeing Lena Headey next year.

As for how, well, prophecy dictates that her death will come at the hand of her “valonqar,” which is High Valyrian for little brother. It could still be Tyrion, riding presumably to King’s Landing with Daenerys, but then again, Jaime is also, technically, her little brother. And he’s way closer.

Where in the world is Gendry?

Is he back? Joe Dempsie was said to be filming for Season 7. Does that mean he got somewhere? Will he still be rowing when we meet him? Is he going to meet up with Arya? Can Game of Thrones provide us with at least one root-worthy OTP that isn’t made out of people who are somewhat related and/or like to sleep with people who are related to them?

Also, what would be the Arya/Gendry ship name? Asking for a friend.

Is anyone getting out of this alive?

We’re never gonna get an answer to this, and we don’t really want a general answer. But hey, a confirmation that at least one or two of our favorites are destined for a happy ending wouldn’t really go amiss. You’ve taken a lot from us over the years, Game of Thrones. It’s time to give something back.

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on HBO on July 16th, 2017. The show will appear at SDCC on Friday, July 21st, with a panel at Hall H, from 1:30-2:30 P.M. Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill and Sophie Turner are expected to appear.

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