‘Game of Thrones’: Did This Season 1 Cersei Move Lead to White Walkers Getting Stronger?

We still have to wait for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. So fans have been rewatching old episodes of the show to get more clues of what’s to come. Obviously, the Night King, White Walkers, and wights are a big storyline to pay attention to that was slowly built over time.

It’s not surprising that some of us might have forgotten important things that could have changed the course of the show from Season 1. There have also been updates on the impending war from the filming of Season 8. Here are seven things you need to know, including whether this Cersei move led to the White Walkers getting stronger (page 3).

1. New set photos show White Walkers have a new army

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A wight on Game of Thrones | HBO

A lot of things about the new season are being kept under wraps, but there have been new photos released by the White Walker army. The photos were posted on Watchers on the Wall and aren’t exactly clear. There is a lot of green screen and extras in green suits.

As fans know, the army will be a huge focal point in the upcoming season. They have officially broken through the Wall so it’s only a matter of time for them to make it south. Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, and Cersei Lannister have joined forces to fight this enemy, but we still don’t know what their ultimate game plan is. It’s not looking very good considering they managed to take down a dragon.

Since fans have to wait for the next season, many are reviewing the past seasons. One fan pointed out that how Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen convinced Cersei Lannister to believe them almost happened as early as the first season.

Next: This Season 1 plot was reused for Season 7.

2. The captured wight wasn’t the first strategy of its kind

Jon Snow is in a black coat in the snow looking sad.

Jon Snow on Game of Thrones | HBO

To jog your memory, Jon Snow brought a captured wight to King’s Landing to prove that this is a real problem. It worked, but what’s interesting is that a fan pointed out that this wasn’t the first time this kind of plan was made.

Next: This fan points out when it was used before.

3. Fan points out Alliser Thorne had brought a hand of a wight to the north

Alliser Thorne on Game of Thrones

Alliser Thorne on Game of Thrones | HBO

Reddit user big_cheddar pointed out in Season 1, Lord Commander Mormont knew that just telling people that the wights exist wouldn’t be enough, so he sent Alliser Thorne to King’s Landing with a hand of a wight to prove it. This is very similar to what eventually happens, so why didn’t the plan work out?

Next: This is why it didn’t work.

4. Cersei believed it wasn’t important enough to warrant an audience

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Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones | HBO

Once again, Cersei makes a decision that hurts many. Alliser Thorne wasn’t seen as important enough to go before King Joffrey Baratheon. To add insult to injury, it is she who reads his note from Lord Commander and dismissed it.

Next: The fan leaves with this one question.

5. Plot hole or missed opportunity?

The Night King

The Night King on Game of Thrones | HBO

Reddit user big_cheddar asked “Whatever becomes of that plot point? I don’t recall it ever being mentioned again.” So is this a plot hole or just a missed opportunity for Cersei to be a hero instead of the neglectful and menacing ruler?

Chances are it’s more of a missed opportunity. Sadly, it takes Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen to convince her to put their differences aside to fight a bigger enemy. But it’s interesting to think about what could have been.

Next: There is a theory about King’s Landing due to the DVD commentary of Season 7.

6. There is a theory that dragons will fly over King’s Landing

Cersei stands on top of a floor with a map of Westeros, with Jaime directly to her right

Map of Westeros in Game of Thrones | HBO

When Daenerys and Jon went to King’s Landing in Season 7, she did have a dragon with her. But there might be more to come, according to UPROXX.

In the DVD commentary, visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer said it was important to show the map of Westeros in a view from the sky because it’ll eventually pay off. Writer Josh Kurp says this will probably have something to do with the dragons.

Next: This is what the theory could mean.

7. We don’t know which dragon it could be

Dany's Dragons during battle

Dragons on Game of Thrones | HBO

This still could signify several things. Because one of the dragons was turned into a wight, this could mean something devasting for King’s Landing. Or it could mean Daenerys will return with a dragon that is alive and well to get on the throne.

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