Winter is finally here and Jon Snow is preparing his army to defend the North from the White Walkers. Sansa, on the other hand, is more concerned about Cersei, who she sees as a bigger threat than the Night King.
So who will win the conflict between the two Starks?
Speaking with IGN, co-creator DB Weiss expained why Jon chose to focus more on the former. He said:
It's not so much that he dismisses Cersei as a threat long term, but right now the imminent threat is the Night King and the army of the dead. Winter has come. He knows that makes travel very difficult.
The idea that Cersei is going to lead the Lannister army up that far north, which has never been done which is probably beyond her capabilities, doesn't really concern him.
What is Cersei without her children what prevents her from being a monster? The answer is 'nothing.'
In other Thrones news, Maisie Williams hinted that her character, Arya Stark, might be the one who ends up sitting on the Iron Throne giving her character's morphing abilities.
Speaking with EW, Williams teased:
I’ve always had this fantasy in the back of my head — I don’t think it’s a good ending and fans might not like it — but that somebody would sit on the Iron Throne at the end and then they whip their face off and it’s Arya instead.
I’ve always had that dream.
BONUS SPOILER BIT:
* Jon Bradley (Sam Tarley) has previewed what to expect from his character's relationship with the Citadel's Archmaester Marwyn (Jim Broadbent) as the season progresses.
He’s a fatherly figure.
He’s a very wise old soul that Sam develops this relationship with.
An all new episode of Thrones airs next Sunday on HBO.
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