Just a few more days and Game of Thrones is finally returning to our TV screens. As usual, the series will include more deaths and some serious family drama, but it might also spark new love interests to our favorite characters like Cersei Lannister.
The last time we saw her, she has successfully taken a hold of the Iron Throne after pulling off the ultimate revenge plot by burning the Sept with wildfire. All that without a Ser to stand at her side in any official capacity. But things might change come Game of Thrones Season 7 and it could be the series’ newest big bad.
Speculation is rife that Pilou Asbæk’s Euron Greyjoy is at least going to give a Cersei courtship a shot. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the actor revealed that he will indeed set his sights from Daenerys Targaryen, who has now taken his niece and nephew under her wings, to the Lannister matriarch for his political ambitions.
“For Euron, the question is, ‘Who gives me the best odds?’ Is it the dragon mother? No. Is it with Cersei? I think it is,” he told EW. Dany, according to him, is still trying to be a good, decent and honest person while Cersei has long sold her soul many years ago. “Maybe that’s why Euron likes the idea of her,” he said.
This suggests that his eventual encounter with Emilia Clarke’s character, whom Euron has originally had an interest in marrying, will not go over quite as well as he’d hoped and Cersei will be his backup plan.
If this materializes, though, their ship may not be the only one sailing next season; Daenerys could very well get a love interest, too, and it’s in Peter Dinklage’s character, Tyrion. Recently promoted as the Hand of the Queen, Dinklage says his character indeed has feelings for his boss even though he’s still technically married to Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner).
“We’ll deal with how much Daenerys can trust him [to stay on her side against the Lannisters]. But he’s smitten with his employer,” he explained in a past interview. “How good can he be at his job while having those feelings?”
If Ser Jorah is any precedent, he’s not very good at all. Then again, we’ll never know how Daenny will respond to this scenario until the show debuts next week.
Game of Thrones Season 7 Episodes
In the meantime, here are the official synopses of the first three episodes of Game of Thrones Season 7:
Episode #61: “Dragonstone” (July 16) Jon (Kit Harington) organizes the defense of the North. Cersei (Lena Headey) tries to even the odds. Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) comes home. Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Jeremy Podeswa.
Episode #62: “Stormborn” (July 23) Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon (Kit Harington) faces a revolt. Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) plans the conquest of Westeros. Written for television by Bryan Cogman; directed by Mark Mylod.
Episode #63: “The Queen’s Justice” (July 30) Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) holds court. Cersei (Lena Headey) returns a gift. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) learns from his mistakes. Written for television by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; directed by Mark Mylod.
There are no lengths listed on the episodes, but these three will reportedly clock in at the standard one-hour running time, per USAToday. The season finale, on the other hand, is expected to run 80 minutes or so. Game of Thrones season 7 returns to HBO on Sunday, July 16 at 8 p.m. EST.
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