Liam Cunningham and Jacob Anderson hint that characters will be “coming together” in season 7

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While attending a preview event for the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience, Liam Cunningham and Jacob Anderson spoke to IGN about season 7 and some “ludicrous” fan theories.

Though both men remained tight lipped on plot details, Cunningham hinted that Game of Thrones‘ recent trend of converging storylines and crossing characters’ paths unexpectedly will continue in season 7. The stakes are simply going to be so high, people will need to band together.

The progress of the show with the White Walkers and all that stuff, it’s pretty obvious nobody’s going to be able to take this force on on their own. So when we’ve had all these, for all these seasons, disparate stories come from disparate ends of Westeros, it has been – and it’s been signaled from the end of last season – that there’s a lot of people and situations going to be coming together. It was kind of interesting to meet some people who I normally only meet on a red carpet. Who that is and when that happens remains to be seen.

According to Anderson, season 7 is going to be absolutely packed, despite the shortened episode count. “[I’m] surprised that they’re even able to fit in what they’re even fitting in,” he said. “I’m just excited for people to see everything as the end of the last season plays out.”

When Cunningham was asked about the fan theories for season 7, he admitted that some are fairly credible (he didn’t even want to describe one theory in case it turns out to be a spoiler) but said that most of them are ridiculous.

“To listen to these theories for this season, you just have to try to keep your face straight, and sometimes it’s so ludicrous that I just burst out laughing,” he said. There’s one theory, for example, that predicts that Davos and Melisandre will settle down and have children together. Though Cunningham doesn’t expect that to pan out, he said he’d be “very surprised” if the Red Woman doesn’t return to the show at some point.

Knowing what that woman’s capable of, as with all the female characters on our show, you don’t take your eyes off them for second, because they’ll either poison you, stab you, burn you or whatever. What I love about the show is in a sense it’s a sort of medieval patriarchal society, but the most dangerous people in our show are the women. They are the chiefs! Look at where Cersei is now, Daenerys, Arya’s got her s–t together. The women are extraordinary, extraordinary, extraordinarily three-dimensional, as they should be.

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    1. I cannot wait to see Tyrion and Davos in a full conversation together, being effectively the hands of Dany and Jon respectively, it will be great to see them working together.

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    2. Did everyone else read this with Liam’s distinctive voice in their minds? Of course you did, it’s impossible not to.

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    3. Pigeon:
      Man, if Davos and Arya ever teamed up…

      This! I’m hoping for Arya, Davos and The Hound back to back ringed in by White Walkers. “It’s clobberin’ time!”

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    4. After six years, Liam remains one of Game of Thrones‘ most eloquent and enthusiastic ambassadors. It’s wonderful to see how excited he still gets when talking about the show. 🙂

      MC Gendry:
      I cannot wait to see Tyrion and Davos in a full conversation together, being effectively the hands of Dany and Jon respectively, it will be great to see them working together.

      I can’t wait to see Tyrion and Davos eventually share the screen as well. They’re two of the wittiest characters on the show, and they’ve shared some similar experiences. I expect their conversations would be fascinating!

      To be fair, they do have some history to resolve first, since Davos’s son Matthos was killed in the wildfire attack that Tyrion orchestrated during the Battle of Blackwater Bay. I don’t think Davos will hold an enduring grudge – they were at war, and Matthos was a committed soldier. But I do expect the Onion Knight would raise the issue, at which point Tyrion may demonstrate some measure of remorse and offer his condolences. With a bigger picture in mind, that would likely be enough for the two of them to make peace in the interest of serving their respective monarchs and working towards a better future.

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    5. Catspaw Assassin: This! I’m hoping for Arya, Davos and The Hound back to back ringed in by White Walkers.“It’s clobberin’ time!”

      *briefly wonders whether “It’s clobberin’ time!” would be yelled by The Thing or CM Punk, and admits either would make me happy*

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    6. Catspaw Assassin,

      Wishful thinking/fan fic:

      I want to see Sandor pledge himself to Arya as her sworn shield, and then watch as the two of them meet up with Sansa and her sworn shield Brienne.

      They’d have a lot to talk about.

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    7. Jared,

      How does this inevitable conversation begin? I’m thinking a comment by Davos regarding Tyrion’s transitioning affinity from wildfire to dragonfire.

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    8. I actually can’t wait to see Davos Interact with Jorah, as they both have such strong accents it’ll be music to my ears, don’t even know what they’d talk about perhaps Lyanna Mormont probably.

      Love Liam and Jacob even being on such a big show, they are still such down to earth people.

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    9. I love it when characters and story arcs on GoT converge (Team Stannis and Jon Snow in 410 springs to mind) and there are so many first time meetings and reunions I am hoping for in seasons seven and eight.

      It feels like in 101, there was such a cluster of characters in Winterfell, and they all went off in separate directions. With season seven approaching and people like Tyrion and Theon, and Jon and Sansa, having crossed paths again, it feels like everyone is coming back together again. On the subject of Tyrion and Theon, when I watched 609 I was really struck by the contrast of their positions mentally and geographically with their last meeting in 104. The two of them had come so far. It will be interesting to see characters reconnect, and recall their last meetings.

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    10. Alba Stark: It will be interesting to see characters reconnect, and recall their last meetings.

      Not getting my hopes up. I predicted Sansa & Jon’s reunion would be them hugging and then cut to Sansa eating soup by the fire.

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    11. Ten Bears,

      I would say that’s not entirely fan fic, I think you are closer on that than you think.

      “He saw Sansa crying herself to sleep at night, and he saw Arya watching in silence and holding her secrets hard in her heart. There were shadows all around them. One shadow was dark as ash, with the terrible face of a hound. Another was armored like the sun, golden and beautiful. Over them loomed a giant in armor made of stone, but when he opened his visor, there was nothing but darkness and blood”. This is from the Bran flying dream at the start of the first book. My take on this is that Brienne and the Hound are going to team up against frankenmountain

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    12. Vepsauttaja,

      ??
      I was tempted to click on the greyscale to see why you think I’m closer than I think, but I fear there’s some allusion to the illicit “leaks” under there, so I refrained.

      Thanks anyway.

      ??❌. ???
      (No Leaks Talk. )

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    13. If Sansa and Arya’s storylines are really converging, I would hope that could mean double screentime for both of them. But judging from the filming spoilers, that doesn’t seem the case… 🙁

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    14. I’m as excited as the next fan for so many meetings and reunions, but I fear lots of beloved characters will die. I know, “death comes for the good ones as well”. And after valar morgulis the ending of the show comes…
      At least GOT gave me a new bunch of amazing actors to love and follow in every film/ show they might appear.

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    15. Boojam,

      No, but there is a good chance her scenes were done inside GOT’s Belfast studio, and if that is the case it’s quite common not to see the actors especially if they aren’t as noticeable unlike Kit. Most cast sightings this season were in Spain not Ireland.

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    16. Ten Bears,

      Oh sorry, I should have noted it’s a quote from the books, I fully understand your view, my bad. But as Pigeon said, just my speculation what the implication might mean (or what I would like it to mean).

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    17. Irina Stark,

      I like the BriganeBowl -term! Another thought from the book quote in the spoiler

      But what if it’s Jaime? I know, I do lean on Brienne as “Brienne the beauty”, but the “golden” makes me still think.

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    18. Boojam: Was there any real evidence that Carice Van Houten was on-set for production of season 7?

      or the actress who played the 400 year old Mel at the end of season 6 episode 1? Melisandre believes wholeheartedly that Jon is the Prince who was promised. She might be upset that he sent her away, but she won’t give up on him completely, imho. She is sure she can be of some help to win the war against the WWalkers, she will have to come back North at some point. But she can’t get close to Jon as her beautiful self, she will have to come as the crone.

      And she already told Arya they will meet again – so we are not done with the Red Woman, in one form or another. There had to have been some filming done regarding Mel at some point. They will surprise us.

      I have a question – when Mel and Arya crossed paths, did Mel know that Arya was a Stark? She somehow knew about Gendry.

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    19. Jared: they were at war, and Matthos was a committed soldier. But I do expect the Onion Knight would raise the issue, at which point Tyrion may demonstrate some measure of remorse and offer his condolences.

      I think you nailed what will happen. If Tyrion were the type to gloat over the deaths he caused, deeming them a sign of his “dominance” or something in the way that someone like Ramsay or Joff would have, he could probably expect a sword in the gut from Davos. But both men are wise and kind at their core, and Tyrion will be sorry for Davos’ loss of Matthos. And it’s not like Tyrion specifically targeted Mathhos, it was just unfortunate that he happened to be on that ship.

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    20. Ten Bears: Yes. “Arya’s got her sh-t together.” – L. Cunningham

      In Arya, Davos would have a composite of two of his most favorite people rolled into one: sweet little girl Shireen and would-be-warrior Matthos, his son. I think Davos would be thrilled to know Arya, especially since she’s Jon’s sister.
      I would love to meet Liam. He’d probably be so easy to talk to – and his enthusiasm for the show and for the fans has been there from the beginning. Davos is pretty near the top of my “don’t you dare kill this guy” list.

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