In the Game of Thrones Season Finale, Everything Happened

In the Game of Thrones Season Finale, Everything Happened”

CHICAGO-Criticizing the show's reluctance to explore new creative ground, Game Of Thrones fans reported being disappointed Sunday by the bland, uninspired incest in the HBO drama's season finale. Given that it will be one of the single most important moments in the entire series, fingers crossed they get it right.

Will Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) ally himself with Cersei (Lena Headey) or Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) on the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale?

Research published ahead of the Game Of Thrones Season 7 premiere revealed that a staggering 3.7 million Britons planned to watch the HBO show online without paying. Now that he knows he's a Targaryen (or, well, he's going to know), it could embolden his claim to the throne, and also give him access to Dany's dragons.

Thankfully, we finally have much more information about our favorite "bastard", as it was revealed who he really is in season 7, episode 7 of Game of Thrones, "The Dragon and the Wolf". Did Jon and the others manage to bring back a Specter?

There are also major revelations firing off in rapid succession: Cersei (Lena Headey) is pregnant with Jamie's (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) baby, Sam (John Bradley) can cure Jorah's (Iain Glen) greyscale, Jon's parents were married.... Despite the historic event, though, fans still seemed more focused on Arya and Sansa Stark. Even Sansa, who Cersei once tried to humiliate and oppress, is now standing in as ruler of the North while her half-brother Jon Snow seemingly prefers his place in the heart of the action.

Romance has been in the air in season seven of Game of Thrones, with sparks flying between Grey Worm and Missandei, Yara and Ellaria, and - at least according to him - Tormund and Brienne. "I got to Belfast and started looking at the other scripts and went, 'Oh, mine's not the big one".

Samwell Tarly arrived in Winterfell and was pleased to see Bran. That boy, as the show established, was actually Jon Snow. And would Jon really be keen on continuing a relationship with a direct relation anyway?

If you don't know, the show has earned the title of most illegally downloaded shows of the year since 2011.

Game of Thrones fans had been theorizing for a couple episodes that Sansa and Arya were up to something with all their senseless bickering. The Wall will fall in episode 7, and set the stage for the final war between the living and the dead in season 8.

"We wanted the visual effects to feel real, not artificial", Martin tells CNBC.

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