As the media circuit for Game of Thrones season 7 finally begins, word’s getting out that season 7 is gonna be good … like, really good. Iain Glen spoke to EW about the upcoming season and had nothing but praise for the highly anticipated installment.
“I wrote to Dan and David and I said I thought they were the best seven episodes they’ve ever written,” he told EW. “The story is going toward a conclusion. There’s no sense of treading water. You have storylines colliding. And the evolving drama and relationships are as good as they have ever been. It definitely feels like the beginning of the end game.”
It’s a sentiment that’s been articulated by other cast members. Earlier this year, Maisie Williams told Time Out that in season 7 the story will be “tumbling” and “rolling down to the end.” Whatever happens next season 7, all reports point towards a truly breakneck (perhaps literally?) and tightly written 7 episodes of dragons and drama.
As for Jorah Mormont’s subplot specifically, Glen hinted at an intrinsically motivated quest for redemption.
He said that Jorah’s season 7 story “is all about whether he will survive this horrendous sickness he’s contracted.” Except … it might not actually be about survival at all, when we get right down to it. Glen also said that overcoming greyscale is secondary to earning Daenerys’ forgiveness.
“My feeling is Jorah would die a happy man if he could get forgiveness from Daenerys,” he said. “He’s been in that mental territory half his life. He’s always been willing to sacrifices his life for her. His loss of life is not as big for him as seeking her redemption.”