All Behind the Scene Images Cast Posted on Instagram to Celebrate the Return of Season 8
Emilia (aka Daenerys) posted a picture of her in her happy place while she hugs one of her dragon children:
Sophie (aka Sansa) shared an image of Lady Stark casually catching up on sleep on set:
Lena (aka Cersei) showcased a few throwback photos from her time on Thrones, including one with Septa Unella:
And this one before her walk of shame:
And also this one with Pilou Asbæk (Euron) where they look cozy in their hats:
But after her trip down memory lane, she posted a very giddy video that showcased how excited she was for us to watch Season 8’s premiere episode:
Alfie (aka Theon) shared this little throwback scene from the final episode of Season 7, and it definitely still looks intense despite being surrounded by cameras:
Jacob (Grey Worm) posted this adorable picture of him, Emilia, and Nathalie all wearing adorably excited expressions:
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In the immortal words of Chance The Rapper – “And we back and we back and we back and we back…” – @gameofthrones is BACK to begin it’s final bow tonight on @hbo 9pm and @skyatlanticuk 2am. You’re in for an emotional head-fuck of a final season. Beware ye who enter. #forthethrone #teamtargaryen #thronesyall #fivestar
And Gemma (Yara) posted this throwback to when she was shooting Season 8 — muddy boots and all:
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Between takes trying to get the water out of my boots…I still got these boots…my precious Yara boots…! This is from a season 6 dash down the beach trying to look tough whilst running on sand with boots full of water… I will miss these times very much…precious memories of a magical job 👊🏼 💪🏻 🦑 #GoT 😍 Enjoy tonight – you are in for a TREAT
Hafþór (Gregor The Mountain) posted this friendly picture from set with Rory (The Hound):
And finally, Vladimir (The Night King) shared this photo after sitting for his prosthetic makeup (which makes him looks less threatening, right?!):
13 Insane Theories of Game of Thrones That’ll Blow Your Mind Away
1. Jaime will kill Cersei because she becomes the Mad Queen.
Cersei’s prophecy confirmed that “the valonqar” (meaning “little sibling” in Valyrian) would kill her — so she could die by either Tyrion’s or Jaime’s hand. But GET THIS: In the hot tub in Season 3, Jaime told Brienne that he killed Aerys after Aerys planned to use the wildfire beneath the kingdom to wipe out King’s Landing. SOUND FAMILIAR?! And remember how pissed off Jaime looked during Cersei’s crowning at the end of Season 6?! I’M SHAKING.
2. Daenerys’s beloved Missandei is an “angel of death” for the Faceless Men. WHAT?!
She speaks 19 languages, and why would she need to unless she had to speak to people all over the world?! Her emotions are also difficult to read, just like the Faceless Men, and she knows quite a bit of inside info for someone who was ~just a slave~ for so long before joining Dany’s circle. Not to mention her saying “Valar Morghulis” — which, yes, could be a common phrase — but is specifically the one given to Arya by Jaqen. There’s SO MUCH MORE to this theory, so jump down the rabbit hole.
3. Meera Reed and Jon Snow are twins.
The odds of Jon’s mother, Lyanna, dying in childbirth would’ve been higher if she were having twins — and Reed and Snow are the same age. But most of all, Howland Reed, Meera’s “father,” owed Lyanna a debt after Lyanna saved him from a group of violent squires years prior — so it would make sense that if need be, Howland would’ve taken Meera in after Lyanna’s death.
4. Euron Greyjoy and Cersei are totally gonna hook up this season.
When Euron was introduced to us, he revealed his plan to get with Daenerys and claim the Iron Throne. But Yara and Theon got to Dany first, automatically making Dany and Euron enemies. Dany and Cersei are also enemies, so naturally, Euron’s next move could be to ally with the woman already on the throne — and in Game of Thrones, alliances are often solidified by marriage.
5. Tyrion Lannister is actually a Targaryen.
In the books, Tyrion is described as having hair “so blonde as to be almost white” and two different-colored eyes — descriptions that also match those of the Targaryen bloodline. Also, when Tyrion kills his father, Tywin says, “You… you are no… no son of mine.” You’d think Tywin’s hate for Tyrion carries to his last moments, but maybe it’s George R. R. Martin being sly. Since Tyrion has joined forces with Dany in the show, do you think he could learn a big truth about his past?
6. …and if he isn’t, he’s gonna marry Daenerys.
Um, HELLO! At the end of Season 6, Tyrion consoles Daenerys after she ends things with Daario, saying, “He wasn’t the first to love you, and he won’t be the last.” With his knowledge of running a kingdom and her general badass-ness, I ship it.
7. Tyrion, Jon Snow, and Daenerys will become the three-headed dragon.
Obviously Daenerys is one of the heads — she’s the MOTHER of dragons. Tyrion ties this whole theory together, because not only is he friendly with Jon, but he’s treated the Starks well since forever (note how he married Sansa but made her as comfortable as possible). So the Reddit user who created this theory guessed that Tyrion will convince Dany to ally with Jon, and to make “Jon is the ice, Dany is the fire, and Tyrion is the bridge.” So good.
8. The wall has an ice dragon either inside or underneath it, and when the horn is blown to take down the wall, the dragon will be released.
We know the wall was created using magic, but do we know what’s inside? No, folks, we do not. But we do know that magic is linked to dragons, and there could be a dragon preserved inside that gigantic 8,000-year-old wall. There’s also a glimpse of a horn when the Night’s Watch is north of the Wall and finds the dragonglass, so could that be THE horn that changes everything in the coming seasons?
9. Jon Snow and Sansa Stark will marry.
YouTuber Alt-Shift-X points out that the houses of Sansa’s suitors correspond, in order, to the houses of the champions of the Ashford tournament in the book A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (a prequel story set before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire), and since Jon is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen — the final champion in the Ashford tournament — it’s very possible that he could be a suitor of Sansa’s. Weird, but, like, maybe???
11. Samwell Tarly is actually narrating the entire story.
The actor who plays Sam actually proposed this theory himself — Sam is not only the only primary character to have been to the Citadel, but he sees Jon as a hero, which may be why the Starks are presented as such to us as viewers. This also suggests that every tale being recounted to us is biased.
12. Bran somehow figured out how to alter time and made the Mad King go crazy by talking to him through visions.
In Season 6, Bran learns that others can hear him while he is visiting the past, but doesn’t understand that they can’t quite fully understand what he’s saying. He tries reasoning with King Aerys Targaryen (the Mad King) in a vision, but the king only hears whispers — so the king goes crazy.
13. Jaqen H’ghar is also Syrio Forel, Arya’s old fencing instructor.
It would explain why they both speak in very similar, cryptic languages, and why H’ghar seems to have such a fondness for Arya — even though she constantly breaks his rules. The actor who plays H’ghar has also said, “We still don’t know who Jaqen is and why he showed up in the story in the first place. … It wasn’t a coincidence. It was all part of a bigger plan — that’s my theory.” 👀
14. Oh, and Jorah is gonna be the hero of the story, y’know, the Prince That Was Promised.
The requirements to be this prince, aka the reincarnation of Azor Ahai, include “awakening dragons from stone” and “being reborn amid salt and smoke,” just to name a few — so we assume either Dany or Jon could be our hero. But Jorah could be a contender as well, because he has a few traits that fit the description: He was present for Daenerys’s awakening of the dragons, and the fact that he repurposed his life to serve Dany could be considered a ~rebirth~. Maybe he’ll become more than just Lord Friendzone soon enough.