We’re still a long ways out from “Game of Thrones” Season 7 — seriously, like a long, long, long ways out — but that doesn’t mean spoilers and hints aren’t slowly but surely making their way onto the Internet.
Besides the occasional stealth photo taken by fans at the airport or on location, HBO hasn’t spilled much of anything regarding what will happen in Season 7, but now Sophie Turner has given us a pretty good hint.
“What overall excites me about this season is that main characters are coming together and it feels like things are ramping up,” Turner tells Entertainment Weekly.
Most of the series has taken place all over the map from Westeros to Meereen to North of the Wall. Now though, all our major characters are finally going to be in the same place, and we’re excited to see a few of them reunite or meet each other for the first time.
Assuming Turner’s comments are about her own character, Sansa, it’s possible she is teasing the long-awaited reunion between Sansa and Arya Stark (Maisie Williams).
Now that Arya is back in Westeros, she has two options: head North to regroup with her brother and sister or head South to take vengeance on Cersei (Lena Headey) and her minions. We’d previously speculated that Arya might put her quest for revenge in front of her desire to be back with her family, but now we’re not so sure.
HBO’s latest “Game of Thrones” promotion gave us a peek at Arya in Season 7, and she’s looking pretty bundled up.
We can only cross our fingers that the horse she’s riding is headed North to Winterfell instead of down to King’s Landing because we’re getting seriously nervous that Season 7 will kill off another Stark. Jon Snow (Kit Harington) will obviously be safe, having just had a brush with death in Season 6, but Arya, Sansa and Bran (Isaac Hemstead Wright) are still in danger.
If Arya returns to the fold and Bran can somehow manage to make it back home without getting murdered by a White Walker, we might actually get a full Stark reunion in 2017 — minus the handful of members that have already been killed.
“Game of Thrones” returns to HBO and HBO GO in the summer of 2017.