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The secrets behind the next season of Thrones are being kept under strictest lock and key, with all the crew and castmembers keeping their lips sealed on what exactly to expect. Certainly, there are some eventualities looming on the horizon: Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) is in Westeros for the first time ever, all but guaranteeing she’ll eventually encounter Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and other fan-favorite characters before the season ends.
“I will say specifically the fire and ice thing with Jon and Dany and all of that business … people have seen the lady arriving, with all of her entourage. She’s hitting Westeros. Jon is in Westeros. There’s an inevitability about this that nobody’s fighting,” Liam Cunningham told The Hollywood Reporter about what’s ahead in season seven. “People are coming together. It was slightly odd for us this year. It’s slightly different. Instead of all these disparate stories happening, we zip from one area to another. There’s a coming together. Who’s coming together? I ain’t telling ya.”
That’s about the size of it: an acknowledgement that what everyone’s hoping and expecting to see will indeed come to pass, but not an outright confirmation of who’s involved in those hopes and expectations. The gag order is real.
Knowing that there’s only so much the cast can say about what to expect in the season premiere, THR polled an elite panel of Game of Thrones castmembers for the simplest tease they could possibly offer: three words to summarize the season seven premiere. Read on for those blazing hot takes:
John Bradley (Samwell Tarly): Best. First. Ever.
Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark): Conclusions. Connections. Dragons.
Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei): Collision. Cold. Politics.
Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm): So. Much. Fighting!
Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion): I… can’t remember.
Vague enough for you? It’ll have to do for now. Fine, one more tease: while there’s little that we can say about the episode, which screened at the world premiere at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown L.A., how’s this for three words: The. North. Remembers.
The penultimate season of Game of Thrones premieres July 16. Follow THR.com/GameOfThrones for all of our coverage, including interviews, theories, news, videos and much more.