‘Game of Thrones’: Everything You Need to Know Before Sunday’s Season Finale

Drew Dietsch
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TV Game of Thrones

SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones is about to close the curtain on its seventh season. Even though this has been the shortest season yet, a lot of huge events have taken place over the course of just six episodes. We’re sure that the seventh and final episode of the season will have its fair share of shocking moments, but here’s a quick run down of what you need to know going into the season finale.

Arya, Sansa, and Littlefinger (Oh My!)

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The Stark sisters are at odds. Or are they?

Arya and Sansa‘s journeys back to Winterfell have been extremely different but equally harrowing. With the two sisters now reunited, the devious Petyr Baelish is trying to tear them apart with deception and distrust. Are Arya and Sansa falling victim to his machinations? Or are they secretly playing him against himself?

It’s Cersei’s War, We Just Die in It

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Cersei sitting pretty – for now – on the Iron Throne.

Cersei claimed the Iron Throne last season, but now she’s been bombarded on all sides by her many enemies. She struck a powerful blow when she defeated Dorne, Highgarden, and Yara Greyjoy‘s fleet. However, just one attack from Dany‘s dragons left Cersei’s army in the dust (or ash). What does Cersei have planned for the finale? If the past is any indicator, it won’t be anything good.

Bran Flakes

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Bran examines the catspaw dagger.

Ever since his return from beyond the Wall, Bran has been a bit of a downer. His new status as the three-eyed raven has made him cold and detached from everyone else. But, his amazing powers have to play some role going forward, don’t they? Will he end up being a huge puzzle piece that falls into place in the final episode?

Dany v Night King: Dawn of Dragons

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Dany's dragons roast some white walkers.

After losing her beloved Viserion, Daenerys has been convinced of the Night King‘s power and the threat he poses to the entire realm. What’s worse is that her dearly departed dragon has become a zombie soldier for the Night King’s army. Now that she’s become allies with Jon Snow — and there might be some fire between them that isn’t dragon-based — her mission has changed from conquering Westeros to saving it.

Game of Thrones airs on HBO at 9PM EST.

Drew Dietsch
Drew Dietsch is an Entertainment Editor at FANDOM. He hosts a weekly film review podcast at his site GenreVision.com, as well as the shark movies podcast Fin Flicks. If you need someone to talk about Jaws, RoboCop, horror movies, or why Batman Forever is highly underrated, Drew is your guy.
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