Warning: Possible spoilers for "Game of Thrones" ahead.
Below is a scoop from costume designer Michele Clapton. In an recent interview to Uproxx, Clapton gave away Jon Snow's meeting with certain people. Click to reveal the spoilers below:
“We had a lot of discussions about, does the cape give him presence, or is it better to not have that presence? What are we trying to say?” Clapton said. “There are times when we removed it because we wanted him to be more vulnerable. Especially I think, when he saw Dany, and he went to see her for the first time in her chamber.”
“When he went to see Cersei,” Clapton continues, “we put [the cape] on.”
We finally get to see (know) quite a bit of firsts in Season 7 and come to know of the course the show will be take in its 7th outing and also the path the future season will take.
Season 7 has been gaining crazy traction over the past week & finally the names of the first 3 episodes has been revealed. They are (*drum roll*)...
1. Dragonstone – Jon organizes the defense of the North. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys, our beloved Khaleesi returns home.
2. Stormborn – Dany (Khaleesi) receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces a revolt. Tyrion plans the conquest of westeros.
3. The Queen's Justice – Dan holds court. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes (Is this the beginning of the END?!).
Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow had this to say; "This season is really different than any other season because it's accelerating towards the end, a lot of stuff collides and happen much much quicker than you're used to seeing on thrones”, says Jon.
Season 7 is sure building up to be a roller-coaster ride.
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You want the reader to care about your characters — if they don’t, then there’s no emotional involvement. But at the same time, I want my characters to be nuanced, to be gray, to be human beings. I think human beings are all nuanced. There’s this tendency to want to make people into heroes and villains. And I think there are villains in real life and there are heroes in real life. But even the greatest heroes have flaws and do bad things, and even the greatest heroes are capable of love and pain and occasionally have moments where you can feel sympathetic for them. As much as I love science fiction and fantasy and imaginative stuff, you always have to go back to real life as your touchstone and say, What is the truth?
In a recent interview, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has warned fans not to get excited for any sort of closure in Season 7 (Interview in link below)
Kit further added:-
"I don’t think you should look too much for closure at this stage in the game, but you definitely do see some meetings that you’ve been waiting for for a very long time. This season moves at an incredible pace, and one that we’re used to from Thrones. A lot happens in a very short space of time, and for that reiason, it’s completely different from other season there’s been."
These lines do make sense, because Season 7 & 8 were scripted in close conjunction with each other and it makes complete sense to close Season 7 as a Cliffhanger of sorts (IMHO).