Hosted by Hodor (Kristian Nairn) himself, the Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con was a ton of fun and revealed some interesting details about our favorite characters. The #SDCC2017 panel consisted of #SophieTurner (Sansa Stark), #GwendolineChristie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and Conleth Hill (Varys). Here's some of the biggest moments that came out of the panel:
1. 'Sansa Isn't The Season 1 Sansa Anymore'
After Nairn asked Sophie Turner about whether Sansa has the same ideas as she once did — about love, marriage and being happy — Turner gave a thoughtful answer about seeing the world as it truly is:
"Sansa isn't the Season 1 Sansa anymore. She's done looking for love. Sansa doesn't see the world through rose-colored glasses anymore. She's woke now, she's real woke."
Earlier in the panel, Tuner stated that Sansa has become so good at manipulating people that she's on Petyr Baelish's level now. We got to see just how far Sansa's character has changed — from being a young princess with bubbly dreams to becoming a tempered force after spending time in King's Landing with Joffrey and Cersei Lannister. Some fans are even speculating that she's turning into Cersei.
2. Sam's Future Holds More Than Bedpans And Soup
In the first episode of Season 7, we experienced a montage of Samwell Tarly cleaning some disgusting bedpans at the Citadel and serving equally disgusting slop. Actor John Bradley was asked if Samwell is still seeking Jon Snow's (Kit Harrington) approval. Bradley described how forming a relationship with Gilly has changed his life:
"No. Now that Gilly has entered his life, she's all that matters. Jon was everything to him, but he has pased on a baton, and Sam is on his own path. Sam wants to fight alongside Jon Snow in battle, but knows he can't. He needs his own skills to help out. He owes an enormous debt to Jon Snow."
3. The Cast Reveal How They Would Personally Rule Westeros
For one of the lighter questions, Kristian Nairn asked the group what law they would make if they sat on the Iron Throne. Here are their answers:
- Gwendoline Christie would remove the law that women can't be knights.
- Alfie Allen would make everyone come back to life like Jon Snow.
- Conleth Hill would make Comic-Con free.
- Liam Cunningham would have free wine for everyone in Westeros.
- Sophie Turner would ask for unlimited carbs.
- Nathalie Emmanuel would give everyone an education.
- Hempstead Wright would make TV shows film only in warm places, not cold places.
- Kristian Nairn would make it illegal for one person to mount another and be carried. Hodor!
4. Which Character Would Each Actor Bring Back To Life?
Game Of Thrones is known for slaughtering its own characters. So, which characters did the panelists want to see come back to life like Jon Snow? Here are their answers:
- Alfie Allen said Khal Drago
- Jacob Anderson wants Ned Stark back — and still "hasn't fully recovered from that one."
- Turner, gathering an enormous amount of boos, said Joffrey.
- Cunningham said Shireen Baratheon because of her sad death.
- Bradley mentioned Robb Stark.
5. A 'Games Of Thrones' Musical Episode?
The audience was in hysterics after some discussion about this odd idea. But don't bank on it happening, especially with Sansa being in "too dark of a place." Gwendoline Christine was asked if she could sing, replying:
Jury is still out on that, but they have technology for that these days.
But it was Cunningham who made the audience chuckle when he exclaimed, "Let's finish with a kicking number for the last episode!" Who wouldn't want to see these guys break out into a musical number? It would be a wonderful break from all the blood and guts, at least. Though maybe Ed Sheeran can sit this one out.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.