Even after offing numerous recurring characters in the season six finale, Game of Thrones still boasts one of the largest casts, with the highest number of locales, on television. In “The Winds of Winter” alone, we traveled to King’s Landing, Winterfell, Oldtown, the Twins, Dorne, Meereen, and beyond the Wall — the episode needed every one of its 69 minutes, and we still didn’t check in with everyone. Here’s what some of Game of Thrones‘ most important characters who weren’t in the season finale are up to.
Brienne of Tarth
Not unlike Gendry, Brienne is still rowing. Unlike Gendry, she has a squire at her side, Podrick. We don’t know where Brienne is headed, exactly, only that it’s away from the Lannister-led Riverrun, where the Blackfish was killed. My guess is that she’s either heading to Winterfell to fight alongside the Starks, or she’ll stay in the Riverlands and eventually run into the Brotherhood Without Banners Featuring the Hound, or more intriguingly, Arya. There’s also always the chance that she’ll encounter the exiled Melisandre, who, if you’ll recall, she swore vengeance on for killing her beloved Renly.
Daenerys has three dragons, thousands of Unsullied warriors and Dothraki riders, hundreds of ships, and Tyrion. Euron has his “magic cock” and not much else. The King of the Iron Islands is outright with his intent to murder Yara and Theon and marry the Mother of Dragons, but she has other plans. They involve a different kind of “conquering” than the one Euron is thinking of. A collision between the sides is inevitable, but the show won’t dispose of Euron that easily. Could he and Cersei consolidate their power?