I rewatched season 6 of Game of Thrones in preparation for the season 7 premiere tonight, and it just occurred to me The Wall has a big problem: Bran Stark.
As Benjen was leaving, he explained to that since he was partially dead, he couldn’t travel with Bran to go past The Wall. There are all kinds of enchantments built into the foundation of The Wall itself which makes it impossible for the Night King and his army to pass. These are the same enchantments that prevent Benjen from going past the wall.
The Three-Eyed Raven was surrounded by similar enchantments, but was able to break through those because Bran had been “marked” when he was on a vision quest. Remember that burn on Bran’s arm when the Night King grabbed him?
This is probably blatantly obvious to some of you since last season, but I think that as soon as Bran gets past The Wall, it’ll give The Night King a free pass to go right through. There will be a big fight, sure, but the Night King and his army will make it through – all because of Bran.
SPOILERS AHEAD… Don’t read this theory until you’re all caught up…
Some brief theories about what I think we’ll see in Season 7:
One thing I think will happen for sure: One of Daenerys’ dragons is going to be killed, and the Night King will raise that thing for his own army. And the Wall? If that falls to a dragon’s breath, that’s a whole lot of water that’ll suddenly flood everything in sight.
Sometime… maybe we’ll have to wait until Season 8… Jaime is going to try to kill Cersei. Whether or not he succeeds or not is a different question. I really don’t see either of them surviving until the end.
Who do I think will sit on the Iron Throne at the end? Tyrion.
What do I hope we don’t see? An Undead Hodor. That would be terrible.
For those of you who might wander over here to my blog to see the “24” summaries I usually write, I just wanted to let you know what’s going on during “24: Legacy”.
Now that Jack Bauer is no longer part of the show, there’s not going to be any live blog over on Dave Barry’s blog. Since that’s the case, I’ve decided it’s probably best for me to discontinue the summaries as well, and devote that time to other projects.
I hope you enjoyed the summaries that I did for previous seasons, and thanks for reading them.