Game of Thrones is returning with some of the biggest story elements the hit show has ever featured. The armies of the Night King have breached The Wall and are steadily advancing towards Winterfell (which just so happens to be where most of our remaining heroes are.)
But while it's easy to get lost in all the dragon and zombie wars that are coming, there are still a couple of unresolved plot threads that we need to see finalized. These are five questions that we need Game of Thrones Season 8 to answer.
The Fate Of The Greyjoys
Playing a relatively small part in the War of the Five Kings, Theon and Yara Greyjoy were set to play a large role in the final season, fighting alongside Daenerys Targaryen. But following a sneak attack by their uncle, Euron, in Season 7, their forces were depleted and Yara was captured. Theon ends that season setting out to sea alongside a handful of soldiers from the Iron Islands. Their mission is to find Yara and recuse her from Euron.
The Greyjoys are fairly divorced from the rest of the events happening in Westeros. It's not hard to imagine their story falling through the cracks as events shift more to focus on the fate of Winterfell. But we're hoping we get to see Theon (hopefully) finally redeem himself, at least in the eyes of others. His narrative arc has seen him turning towards noble intentions, and seeing the completion of his arc would justify the time we had to spend with Reek.
Gendry's Right To The Throne
The discovery of Gendry in Season 1 was a quietly monumental moment for Game of Thrones. Ned Stark discovered that the reason the former Hand of the King, Jon Aryn, had died was because he had learned of the Baratheon bastards, Gendry being one of them. Gendry in particular could prove to be the rightful heir to the throne, especially over someone like Joffrey. This puts Gendry in a very advantageous position, especially after making allies with people like Jon Stark.
But what happens if Daenerys finds out? The Mother of Dragons could see him as a genuine threat to her bid for the Seven Kingdoms. And, unlike Jon, she doesn't have a personal connection to him that could alleviate some of the tension if and when she finds out Jon also has a claim to the throne. Gendry is even the son of the man that murdered her family. She might burn first, talk later if she were to find out. After managing to defy the odds and survive in Westeros, we need to know if Gendry will be the spark that sets off a powder keg.
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