"The Dragon and the Wolf" was written by series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and includes a ton of shocking moments that really finished the season off with a bang of blue fire. Littlefinger learned that karma truly is a b*tch, Jaime realized that his sister is out of her mind, Jon (actually not a bastard) had sex with his aunt, and the Night King traded up for a zombie dragon that destroyed the Wall and allowed his undead army to march on the north into the land of men.
Yeah, a lot of sh** went down before the eighth and final season airs next year. While you're waiting, you can check out the script, whose scene direction offers a nice little window into the minds of everyone's favorite characters. For instance, as Jon (Kit Harrington) and Dany (Emilia Clarke) plan to sail north, the script says:
"Jorah [Mormont] nods in deference. But he’s not smiling at all. F***ing punkass little sh**burger stole my khaleesi!"
Jorah (Ian Glen), who was originally sent by King Robert to spy on the Targaryens, but ended up catching feelings for Dany. He became her personal bodyguard and consort, but was exiled when Khaleesi discovered who he really was, despite his protests that he is no longer a spy. Even so, Jorah got friendzoned hard, even when he was in Dany's good books. She was schtupping Dario Naharis.
Finally, Jorah proved his reformation to Daenerys by saving her life and got his greyscale cured (by Samwell Tarly), returning to her side after so long. However, imagine his dsiquiet upon discovering that Jon Snow is now the object of Dany's affections. The tragic story of Jorah's love for his queen is so well-known, that it's become a meme over the years. Anywho, it's nice to know that Benioff and Weiss make a fun little nod to it in the script.
Another bit at the end of the script also heavily hints that Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrian (Richard Dormer) survived the Night King’s total destruction of the Wall at Eastwatch.
As the scene direction goes:
“Tormund and Beric lead their wildling comrades to the stairs carved in the ice — Eastwatch has a massive zig-zag stairway, not an elevator like Castle Black.
They run for their lives and disappear from view.”
Since we didn’t explicitly see the deaths of two major characters onscreen, many of us just assumed that they survived the attack and will show up again in Season 8. After all, Beric’s been brought back to life so many times now, he’s practically a walking good luck charm. Also, we’re gonna need Tormund to shack up with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie).
There’s no official release date for Game of Thrones’ final season, but while speaking at TCA 2018, HBO’s Head of Programming, Casey Bloys, let slip that it will air in the first half of 2019, reports New Musical Express.