Last year fans of George R.R. Martin”s novels hoped the flashback to young Cersei heralded the beginning of some much needed backstory. But with only 10 episodes per season and a metric ton of intrigue and reveals to get through, explaining how Westeros got into this mess in the first place went on the back burner.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Isaac Hempstead-Wright talked about his character”s return to “Game of Thrones” next season. Bran Stark hasn”t just been twiddling his thumbs while the world went to hell.
Previously Bran”s seen tiny glimpses of future or past but never has he been very much in control in the situation. Now we”re given looks into very important events in the past, present and future of this world and Bran is beginning to piece them together like a detective, almost as if he”s watching the show. Equally, he”s now discovering how crucial he could be in the Great War. It”s quite Inception-y.
This is great news for those of us who have been dying for a glimpse into the past. In fact, there are dozens of historical points of interest “Game of Thrones” could choose to explore! Last year I came up with these eight the show NEEDS to address, all of which are still viable. Get on it, HBO!