For those who didn’t watch the six season or haven’t finished it yet - brace yourselves, spoilers ahead.
Do dragons get tired?
Daenerys is finally heading off to Westeros. While she and her army are sailing on ships, her trio of dragons are in flight. But can a dragon fly all the way from Meereen to Westeros without needing to take a break?
It could take weeks for Daenerys' fleet to arrive, so what do the dragons do to rest? Surely, they're not sleeping on those ships!
Also, is Daenerys' armada going straight to King's Landing or are they making a pit stop in Dorne?
We saw Martell and Tyrell ships in the background when Daenerys was sailing off to Westeros, and either Dorne or Highgarden could be a good place for Daenerys' army to rest and gather more troops.
However with King's Landing in turmoil and Cersei's grasp on the Iron Throne tenuous at best, it could be an ideal time to seize the capital.
What's the game plan here, Mother of Dragons?
Will Daenerys choose a husband when she gets to Westeros?
Daenerys hinted to Daario that she may want to take a husband to form alliances when in Westeros. Fans seem keen on a Daenerys-and-Jon pairing, but now that we know they're officially related is that something that we really want?
Yara and Daenerys also had a flirtacious scene in season six, and some fans were intrigued by the prospect of seeing them get together. Though we doubt this will happen, their queenly banter will be interesting to watch in season seven.
Where did Cersei's crown come from?
Cersei becomes Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in the finale, but whose crown is she wearing? Was that one custom made for her or does it belong to someone else?
"Game of Thrones" costume designer Michele Clapton told Vulture she designed the crown to represent her isolation and "mental disentangling" from her family.
There is no reference to [her late husband, Robert] Baratheon; there is no need anymore," Clapton explained. "She doesn't have to try and prove a link. The center of the crown is the lion sigil abstracted — its mane represents the Iron Throne, her desire. She has made it her own — she is reborn."
Will Cersei set off the rest of the Wildfire? Is there more Wildfire?
We know Cersei used a lot of the hidden caches of wildfire to blow up the Great Sept of Baelor in the season six finale, but surely she kept some wildfire at bay for a rainy day?
According to Jaime, there was wildfire hidden practically everywhere in King's Landing, including beneath the Red Keep itself. We're not sure why the explosion at the sept didn't start a chain reaction.
If the wildfire is gone, she probably has the Alchemists' Guild at her fingertips to prep some more if needed.
Who was really next in line for the throne? Who did Cersei usurp?
The line of succession on the show has always been a little murky. Did Cersei usurp Daenerys, the last of the Targaryen bloodline, or was it perhaps another Lannister who could have inherited the throne from Tommen?
The truth is none of it really matters. Cersei is now queen and there's no one left to tell her to get off the throne — well, almost no one.
Who will kill Cersei?
Cersei's reign will likely not last very long. Now that part of her prophecy from season five has been fulfilled — all three of her children have died — the only thing left to see is her ultimate defeat.
According to the prophecy, she'll die at the hands of the volanqar, which means "little brother" in High Valyrian. Will Jaime or Tyrion, the latter of whom is on his way back to Westeros, be the "little brother" to finish the job?
Will Euron Greyjoy team up with Cersei or try to woo Dany?
Euron Greyjoy took over the Iron Islands in season six and now has his eyes set on conquering the rest of Westeros. His original plan was to marry the Mother of Dragons, but since his niece and nephew have already pledged their allegiance to Dany, it doesn't look like that will be happening.
There aren't many people left to align with in Westeros. Now that Dany's sailing West with the support of three houses — the Martells, the Tyrells, and the Greyjoys — could Euron team up with Cersei for the ultimate villainous partnership?
Now that Tommen's dead, who will feed Ser Pounce?
We haven't seen the royal cat in two seasons now. With Tommen out of the picture, who's taking care of Westeros' most beloved cat?
Dean-Charles Chapman, who plays Tommen on the series, told Vulture he hopes Ser Pounce will be okay: "I hope he runs around the castle, sees another cat, has some kittens," he said. "I hope he does well in life."
Does Cersei owe a ton of money to the Iron Bank still? (If so, is she gonna blow them up, too?)
Last we saw, the Iron Bank was calling in part of the debt owed to them by the crown, and Cersei admitted they couldn't afford it. Surely the bank will be following up soon — they aren't ones to let a debt go unpaid for long.
In the book, it's made clear that the Iron Bank will eventually start funding the enemies of a delinquent borrower in order to put pressure on them to pay up. Cersei might be reaping even more enemies in season seven by ignoring the crown's debt.
Will Varys get his little birds back or are they now on a deep, dark, murdering path along with Qyburn?
Qyburn has taken control of Varys' little birds and ordered them to kill Maester Pycelle in the season six finale. What will they be up to next?
Is Melisandre going to find Arya or will Arya stumble upon her first?
Now that Melisandre's been exiled from Winterfell, she'll be heading south. It's not really clear where she'll be going, but we know Arya's also on the road and will probably be making her way home to Winterfell.
It's believed the two could possibly cross paths considering the last time they saw each other back in season three episode six, Melisandre told the young Stark the two of them will indeed meet again.
"I see a darkness in you, and in that darkness eyes staring back at me — brown eyes, blue eyes, green eyes — eyes you'll shut forever," Melisandre told Arya. "We will meet again."
What are the Hound, Thoros of Myr, and Beric Dondarrion up to? Will THEY find Melisandre?
Are the Brothers without Banners and the Hound simply traversing through the Riverlands now or will they run into another major character like Melisandre or, better yet, Arya?
In their last season six scene, Thoros and Beric had their thoughts turned towards the north and the Night King. Perhaps they’ll make their way to Winterfell to help Jon Snow with the great war against the White Walkers.
Fans are even hoping the Hound crosses paths with his older brother the Mountain for an epic showdown that's known as Cleganebowl.
What exactly did the Mountain do to Septa Unella?
Cersei left Septa Unella in zombie Mountain's undead hands in the finale. It's not exactly clear what he did to her, but her screams can only make us assume it was pretty awful.
Actress Lena Headey teased to Entertainment Weekly that the scene was originally much worse. We asked finale director Miguel Sapochnik what the original plan was for Unella. While he didn't have a concrete answer, he gave us the following tease:
"I think the point was to leave it to our imagination as to what exactly a hideously deformed zombie giant is going to do alone with a hateful sociopathic fanatic," wrote Sapochnik in an email.
Excuse us while we go have nightmares.
The last time we saw Jorah Mormont, Daenerys ordered him to go and find a way to cure his greyscale, a disease that leaves flesh stiff and dead and eventually turns the sufferer into one of the Stone Men.
Though there are rumors about what can stop greyscale — from prayer to vinegar — there's no known cure. Hopefully, Jorah is off somewhere where he can find the cure he so desires.
Who’s Daario going to hang out with now that everyone’s left him in Meereen?
Dany left Daario behind in Meereen to keep the peace while the people decide who will rule them, but he'll be doing so all by himself — no Dany, no Missandei, no Grey Worm, no Tyrion. Only the Second Sons sellswords to keep him company.
Maybe Jorah will return to Meereen ... after he finds that greyscale cure.
What's going on with Kinvara?
The High Priestess of the Lord of Light met Tyrion in season six and claimed Dany was The Prince that was Promised. Though we saw the priests and priestesses of the Lord of Light were spreading the word around Meereen, we haven't seen Kinvara since.
We'd love to see Kinvara run into Melisandre at some point and have a showdown. While Kinvara believes The Prince that was Promised prophecy points to Dany, Melisandre believes it could be Jon Snow.
There's evidence for both in the books and the show, but it would be fascinating to watch these two characters discuss it in season seven.
Is Bran going to bring down the Wall?
In season six episode five, "Home," the Night King was able to touch Bran, marking him with an icy palm print. This enabled the Night King to break the magic of Bloodraven's cave.
If some theories are correct, it raises questions about the safety of Westeros, too. We know the Wall has magic weaved into its foundation (Benjen said as much in the season six finale), and that magic is probably the same as the magic that protected Bloodraven's cave.
Bran passing through the Wall might somehow enable the Night's King to destroy the Wall and enter Westeros. That would be bad news for everyone.
Where ARE the White Walkers anyway?
Are the White Walkers still following Bran and Meera? Could they be biding their time until Bran crosses under the Wall, thus dismantling its hidden magic and allowing them to topple it?
It's only a matter of time until they invade the Seven Kingdoms.
Where is Howland Reed? Will Bran and Meera ever meet up with him?
After the Tower of Joy flashbacks, in which Bran learned about Jon Snow's true parentage, some fans think he may seek out Meera's father, Howland Reed. Reed, of course, was present during the Tower of Joy scene and may be the only one who can shed more light on the big secret Ned was promised to keep.
"He's one of the few [people] left of that old generation with Ned and Robert who's actually still alive," Hempstead Wright told Tech Insider. "So I think it'd be very interesting to find him and pick his brains about a lot of what Bran's seen in the visions."
Where is Benjen Stark going and how is he helping to fight the Others?
Benjen Stark's reveal as a savior of Meera and Bran in season six was a huge surprise to fans. His storyline seemed similar to another fan favorite character in the book called Coldhands who is described as a sort of hybrid human/wight — both dead and undead at the same time.
Benjen told Bran and Meera he was not able to help them cross the Wall because of the magic within it, and instead would go off to fight the Others.
It's a mystery, however, how he plans to fight the White Walkers and their massive army — if he can at all.
If undead Benjen can’t get through the Wall, then how did that wight do it back in season one?
Remember the wight who attacked Jeor Mormont that Jon Snow killed back in season one? How exactly did that happen if wights or the undead can't get past the Wall's magic? Is it only sentient beings, like Benjen or the White Walkers, who are forbidden from crossing the Wall?
Riddle us that, George R.R. Martin.
When will Sam find out that Jon is no longer the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch?
Samwell Tarly finally made it to Oldtown in the season six finale. But while Sam was checking in to become a maester, he said he had been sent there by Jon Snow, the current Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
Little does he know that since Sam's been gone, Jon was murdered by his brothers of the Night's Watch, brought back to life by a red priestess, and then subsequently left the Night's Watch and his position as Lord Commander to wage an epic battle for Winterfell.
News really does travel slowly in Westeros.
When the Citadel tries to confirm Jon Snow as Lord Commander, and they find out he’s no longer at Castle Black, what will happen to Sam?
Sam left on a mission to Oldtown with a letter signed by Jon as Lord Commander that said he was meant to become a maester for Castle Black.
If the Citadel gets word that Jon Snow is no longer the Lord Commander, will this be a problem for Sam? Will Dolorous Edd need to send a follow up raven?
What was that big rotating object at the Citadel?
When Sam is allowed to enter the Citadel's library in Oldtown he comes across this giant spinning contraption hanging from the ceiling. Redditor Samurio noticed it looked similar to the object seen in the show's opening credits.
According to Angus Wall, Creative Director at Elastic, the company that created the opening credits map intro, it's called an astrolabe. Historically, they've been used by explorers and astronomers alike to record time and measure the position of the sun, stars, and planets.
Even though we know what it's called, we have no idea what the point of this astrolabe could be at the Citadel. Does it predict the changing seasons? Could it be a mere decoration (probably not)? Hopefully we'll find out more in season seven.
Does Gilly live in that hallway now?
Just saying — we didn't see a lot of benches and Sam seemed to be taking his sweet time in that library.
Is Sam's dad ever going to get mad that he stole the family sword?
Valyrian steel is exceptionally precious in Westeros. There are only a smattering of swords scattered around the Seven Kingdoms — including the Tarly sword Heartsbane — and houses take great pride in owning one.
We also know Lord Tarly does not think much of Sam. He knew his son was headed to Oldtown to become a maester, so is he going to come after his son or have someone else do it to take back the sword?
Who rules the Dreadfort now that Ramsay AND Roose Bolton are dead?
It's likely that either Jon Snow or Sansa will give the house seat of the Bolton family to one of their sworn lords or minor houses now that Jon is King in the North. But who?
Who will let Edmure Tully out of his cell?
Walder Frey said Edmure was back in a cell again after giving up Riverrun. Is he stuck there now that Walder is dead? Will the remaining Freys at the Twins release him? Could Arya?
By the way, who's ruling the Twins (House Frey) and Riverrun if Walder Frey is dead and Edmure's in prison?
And when will the Lannisters find out?
How did Arya learn to cook?
Did she stop by and visit her old buddy Hot Pie for some tips? Did she sneak the body parts of two men into the kitchen? We're genuinely curious.
When will the Starks reunite?
The Stark reunion tour is well underway. Will Bran and Arya finally reunite with Jon and Sansa at Winterfell in season seven? Fans surely hope so. (RIP Rickon and Robb.)
Will Sansa get on board with Jon as King in the North?
Jon and Sansa's reunion has been one of the best parts about season six, even though it wasn't always smooth sailing. Sansa lied to Jon about the Knights of the Vale and Littlefinger before the Battle of the Bastards while Jon didn't ask for Sansa's opinion about Ramsay even though she knew him best.
Still, it seemed like in the finale, the pair were going to set aside any differences out of familial love. That is, until Littlefinger got in the way. Sansa's face dropped when she looked at Littlefinger after Jon was crowned King in the North. He had previously told her the North should unite around Sansa, the true born child of Ned and Catelyn Stark, and not some bastard of Ned's.
Will Sansa take his advice and position herself to become Queen in the North? Will we see a schism between Jon and Sansa in season seven? We hope not.
Is Jon Snow even his real name?
In the finale, Lyanna Stark asks Ned to promise her to look after her child and to keep him safe. The audio in the episode drops when Lyanna tells her brother the child's name. Does this mean Jon isn't really Jon Snow?
Some seem to think his name could be Jaehaerys, the name of a previous Targaryen ruler. What would Jon Snow think about this?
When will the show reveal Jon Snow's father?
This was one of the most frustrating parts of the finale. While we learned for certain that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark's bastard — he's the son of Ned Stark's sister Lyanna — show watchers were still uncertain about the identity of his father.
Tuesday evening, HBO finally confirmed a long-standing fan theory (R+L=J, which you can read about here) which says Jon's the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar Targaryen.
While an exciting development, it's a mystery when this will be revealed on the show.
Who else knows about Jon being Lyanna's son? And when will he find out for himself?
Howland Reed is still out there somewhere, staying mysteriously out of the fray. And who were those two handmaidens in the room with Lyanna? Could one of them resurface? Does Littlefinger know the truth about Jon's parentage? That conversation he had with Sansa in season five seemed to imply that he knew Rhaegar loved Lyanna.
Having a witness come forward to support Jon's parentage would help people believe that Jon's not Ned's bastard son and is half Targaryen.
It's important that someone other than Bran knows the truth. Imagine Bran trying to convince people by explaining that he's the Three Eyed Raven and can see past events in Westeros. They might think he's crazy.
Where is Ghost???
The last time we saw Jon's trusty direwolf was early in season six. He was clearly absent from the Battle of the Bastards in the season's penultimate episode and was nowhere to be found when his owner was being crowned the King in the North.
Hopefully, we'll see the white direwolf roaming around Winterfell in the season to come.
Speaking of direwolves ... where is Nymeria?
Most of the Stark direwolves have been slain, but Arya's wolf is still wandering around out there somewhere. Arya let Nymeria go in season one after she bit Joffrey Lannister and we haven't seen her since. Will Arya find her while she's out on her own?
In the books, Nymeria leads a wolf pack in the Riverlands. Here's hoping that a girl and her direwolf may still meet up on the show.
Where is Gendry — still rowing?
The last time we saw Gendry (Robert Baratheon's bastard son) was in season three, rowing away on a boat to King's Landing. Since then, he's become a meme in the fandom.
Each season, fans have been hopeful we'll see him once again, but we still have no sign of Gendry. Some of us are still holding out hope for an Arya / Gendry reunion.
And finally, will Brienne and Tormund ever be reunited?
... because we're totally 'shipping them.