October 28, 2016

Speculative season 7 roadmap

Combining the list of directors / episodes published by WotW, the set photos and information we got from shootings in the Basque region and Northern Ireland up to now, and the extensive "leaks" published by u/awayforthelads and beautifully put together by u/maureencreates, I tried to compose an extended preliminary roadmap for season 7.

NOTE: Up to now there is no real discrepancy between the "leaks" and the photos / information we received via other channels. This can change any time when new information gets available - but everything we know at this moment can be combined into one coherent picture.

And this is what it could look like:

Episode 1 / Jeremy Podeswa

  • Opening scene: The army of the dead is marching towards the wall
  • Bran and Meera reach the Wall, they meet Dolorous Edd
  • Jon, Sansa and Lyanna discuss how to deal with the Northern lords who betrayed the Starks
  • Last scene: Dany's fleet lands at Dragonstone, Dany & Tyrion enter the castle and occupy Stannis' old battle room
Episode 2 / Mark Mylod
  • Dany summons all lords of Westeros to pledge allegiance to her
  • Jon and Davos decide to follow this call to Dragonstone (partially because of the need for dragonglass), Sansa (as Lady of Winterfell) and Ghost stay back in Winterfell
  • *Arya kills the Frey sons using Walder's face (or Episode 1)
  • * Euron destroys Yara's fleet and captures her, Theon can escape (or Episode 3)
  • *Euron kills Ellaria and sandsnake (or Episode 3)
  • *Lannister armies sack Highgarden, Olenna drinks poison in front of Jaime (or Episode 3)
Episode 3 / Mark Mylod
  • Jon and Davos arrive at Dragonstone and are received by Tyrion, Missandei and Dothraki
    + Photos from Zumaia 24.10. including Mark Mylod
  • Jon and Davos have their first encounter with a dragon
    + Photos from Gaztelugatxe 22.10.
  • Jon and Dany meet in the Throne Room and discuss bending the knee and the white walker threat
  • Bran and Meera arrive at Winterfell, Meera leaves to return home
  • Arya meets Nymeria on her way North
  • *Lannister army returns with gold / food from Highgarden, is ambushed on the way and destroyed by Dany's forces of Dothraki and dragons, the big battle includes Jaime and Bronn (or Episode 4)
    (+ Mark Mylod was seen scouting the Malpartida area)(+ Photos from Cáceres 17.11. including Mark Mylod)
Episode 4 / Matt Shakman
  • *Lannister army returns with gold / food from Highgarden, is ambushed on the way and destroyed by Dany's forces of Dothraki and dragons, the big battle includes Jaime and Bronn (or Episode 3)
    (+ Photos from Trujillo 15.11. including Matt Shakman)
    + L7R reports the scene being from Ep. 4 and directed by Shakman
  • Arya arrives at Winterfell
  • *Brienne and Arya are sparring (or Episode 5)
  • Theon arrives in Dragonstone and meets Jon (or Episode 3)
    + Photos from Zumaia 25.10.
  • *Jon pets Drogon on Dany's return from the battle (or Episode 5)
    (+ Photos from Zumaia 27.10. including Matt Shakman MAY show this)
  • *Dany lets Drogon burn some lords who survived the battle, including the Tarly's (or Episode 5)
Episode 5 / Matt Shakman
  • Davos smuggles Tyrion into King's Landing where he has a secret meeting with Jaime / Bronn
  • Davos finds Gendry in Kíng's Landing
  • Davos, Tyrion and Gendry leave KL by boat
    + Photos from Muriola 19./20.10.
    + L7R reported Mark Shakman and Ep. 5 for this scene
  • Sam, Gilly and baby leave Oldtown for Winterfell
  • Jorah returns to Dragonstone and meets Dany
    + Photos from Zumaia 28.10.
  • Jon receives news of Bran and Arya having returned to Winterfell
  • *Jon, Jorah, Gendry leave Dragonstone by boat towards Eastwatch-by-the-Sea
    + Photos from Zumaia 26.10. including Matt Shakman
Episode 6 / Alan Taylor
  • Jon, Jorah, Gendry arrive in Eastwatch-by-the-Sea
  • Wight-hunting party with Jon, Jorah, Gendry, Tormund, Beric, Thoros, The Hound travels north of the wall
  • Big fight with the army of the dead: A wight is caught, Thoros is killed by an ice bear, Dany shows up with her dragons and saves most of the party
  • Jon stays back and is saved by Benjen who gives him his horse, Vyserion is killed
  • Jon and Dany meet back in Dragonstone, where Jon pledges to Dany in a private meeting
  • Last scene: Vyserion gets reanimated
Episode 7 / Jeremy Podeswa
  • Sansa sentences Littlefinger to death, Arya kills him
  • Bran vision: Flashback to marriage Rhaegar - Lyanna
  • Sam and Bran figure out Jon's heritage (Sam remembers what Gilly read at the citadel)
  • * Theon lands at Dragonstone with several Ironborn rowboats, a fight breaks out
    + Photos from Zumaia 29.10. including Jeremy Podeswa
  • Big meeting at the dragonpit with the captured wight (Cersei, Tyrion, Dany, Jon, Jorah, Varys, Missandei, Qyburn, Mountain, Hound). Cersei promises support in the fight against the Night's King

  • Jon, Dany and the Unsullied leave by fleet towards Eastwatch-by-the-Sea.
  • Jaime leaves North after hearing that Cersei won't hold her promise
  • Cersei awakens in a bed soaked with blood (her last scene)
  • Jon and Dany have sex while still on the boat
  • Last scene: The Night's King attacks the Wall riding an undead Vyserion who breathes blue fire, a big chunk of the wall falls down

Most scenes / episode correlations follow the u/awayforthelads leaks. Additionally
* means episode number not known exactly, assumed on fact-based speculation
+ means information from shootings, leaked photos or inside information (L7R or WotW)

Season 7: Directors and episodes

As reports and pics from shootings pour in and our favourite sites Los Siete Reinos and Watchers on the Wall publish information from different sources, it's time to try to put the pieces of the puzzle together to find out which director will direct which episode(s) in GoT season 7.This is what we have come to know up to now:

  • 28.10. Zumaia: L7R claims that the guy in the following picture is supposed to be Alan Taylor. Relation to scenes is unclear (L7R 29.10.).

  • A facebook conversation with Podeswa from the same day suggests Taylor is not in Spain at the moment though. So maybe the guy in the photo is another person - for example Peter Welter, Executive Producer from Spanish HBO partner Fresco Film:

  • Visited Almodóvar Castle (L7R 23.10.) as well as Cáceres, Cordoba, Sevilla and more (WotW 19.08.)
  • On one picture shot by PAP4U at the Linen Mill Studios in Corbet a sheet is visible containing supposed information on the shooting:
    The Big Tree - Director: Jeremy Podeswa - WOLF CREW
    Episodes: 704/7xx or 701/7xx - Saturday, 24th September
  • We have absolutely no information about the scene(s) and episode(s) that were shot here - it might have been one big reunion scene, another of Bran's visions or several different scenes (possibly even from different episodes). 
  • 25.10. Mourne Mountains: Scenes with unknown actors in a snowy landscape. Podeswa made a Facebook post on 26.10. saying "Yesterday/Today: mourne mountains, n Ireland /Bilbao".
    If the Mourne Mts. were indeed directed by Taylor, they probably either show the BwoB riding North towards the wall, or the wight-hunting party.
  • 28.10. Zumaia: Scene with Dany, Tyrion, Varys, Missandei, Greyworm and Unsullied
    Reported to be on location at shooting in Zumaia (WotW 28.10.)
  • 29.10. Zumaia: Scene with Theon fighting with one Ironborn:

  • visited Almodóvar Castle (L7R 23.10.) as well as Malpartida and Cáceres (L7R 19.08.)
  • 24.10. Zumaia: Scene with Jon and Davos arriving at Dragonstone
    According to the u/awayforthelads leaks this might be from Episode 3:

  • 22.10. Gaztelugatxe: Scene with Dany and other characters walking up the stairs at Dragonstone:
  • 25.10. Zumaia: Scene with Dany, Missandei and Jon walking at the beach:
  • 26.10. Zumaia: Scene with Jon, Davos, Gendry, Jorah leaving DS by boat: Shakman.
    According to the u/awayforthelads leaks this might be from Episode 6 (or ending of Episode 5):
  • 27.10. Zumaia: Scene with Davos, Tyrion, Dany, Jon and some dragon heads:

UPDATE: On Oct 27th WotW reported their sources having confirmed some of the episode / director correlations:
  • 1 - Jeremy Podeswa
  • 2 - Mark Mylod
  • 5 - Matt Shakman
  • 6 - Alan Taylor
  • 7 - Jeremy Podeswa
UPDATE 2: On Oct 31st WotW reported their sources having confirmed the final episode / director correlations:
  • 1 - Jeremy Podeswa
  • 2 / 3 - Mark Mylod
  • 4 / 5 - Matt Shakman
  • 6 - Alan Taylor
  • 7 - Jeremy Podeswa