*READ PART II OF MY GOT S7 CHARACTER PREDICTIONS HERE*
HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for their seventh season on July 16, 2017. The season will be seven episodes long and each episode will have an extra 20-30 minutes of content to meet the usual 10 hours per season. Every Sunday leading up to the season premiere, I will be posting my Season 7 character predictions.
This week, I will cover characters now in unknown locations.
The night is dark and full of terrors, old man, but the fire burns them all away. -Melisandre, Season 2 Episode 1, “The North Remembers”
I hate Melisandre. I mean… how can you not?
Thank goodness Jon Snow sent her packing from Winterfell.
Melisandre has headed south, so it would make sense for her to run into someone heading in the opposite direction – like the Brotherhood Without Banners. For one, she can reunite with a fellow red priest, Thoros of Myr. That would certainly make for some very insightful conversations about the Lord of Light.
Granted, if she does head back north with the Brotherhood and they end up at Winterfell, things could get ugly. Ser Davos Seaworth promised to execute her if she came back and I don’t see any reason he should go back on his word.
But the fact is that Melisandre is too interesting to kill off now. Will anyone find out about her true age? How did she develop her powers? What other abilities does she own? As much as it pains me to type this, there’s just too many unanswered questions.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 90 percent
Ser Jorah Mormont
I love you. I’ll always love you. -Ser Jorah Mormont, Season 6 Episode 5, “The Door”
Remember when Ser Jaime Lannister said, The things I do for love, before pushing Bran out of the tower window?
Now think about all that Ser Jorah Mormont has done out of love for Daenerys Targaryen – ignoring his multiple banishments from Meereen, capturing Tyrion Lannister, fighting off the Stone Men in Valyria, contracting grayscale, getting captured by slavers, spending time in Meereen’s fighting pits, saving Dany in the ambush by the Sons of the Harpy, and saving Dany again at Vaes Dothrak.
Jorah just won’t go away.
Sure, Jorah has done some not-so-cool things in his life such as selling slaves and spying on Dany for Varys. But he’s never been a bad person. He is a brave man who, again, has saved Dany’s life on multiple occasions.
But unfortunately, he had to go away when he revealed to Dany that he contracted grayscale.
So where will Jorah find this cure? It’s certainly out there, as Stannis Baratheon pointed out in Season 5. But will he find it in time? That is the big question.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 50 percent
You wouldn’t be my family. You’d be my lady. -Gendry, Season 3 Episode 5, “Kissed by Fire”
Well, it’s about time Gendry showed up.
Last time we saw him, Davos freed him from Dragonstone and told him to head back to King’s Landing, specifically Flea Bottom, where he was born. But wouldn’t make sense for him to somehow return to the Riverlands and reunite with the Brotherhood Without Banners? This would also make for a potential reunion with Arya Stark, his lady, as well.
In terms of the big picture, Gendry could certainly play a role in the battle against the White Walkers. His experience as a blacksmith would go a long way in terms of potentially crafting Valyrian steel swords. As of now, only Jaime, Jon, Samwell Tarly and Brienne of Tarth have a Valyrian steel sword. Other ancestral swords, such as the Tarly’s “Heartsbane”, will likely show up over the next two seasons.
Gendry is also the bastard son of King Robert Baratheon. This will come up at some point, though maybe not in Season 7. It would be awesome to see him survive the war against the White Walkers and revive House Baratheon, with Arya as his lady.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: 95 percent