After months of tight-lipped interviews from cast and crew members, the Game of Thrones season 7 ship has finally sprung a leak, in a very unlikely place.
SPOILERS TO FOLLOW
Costume designer Michele Clapton (you’re doing god’s work, Michele), has let slip that Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) will be reunited with both Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) this season.
In a surprisingly revealing interview with Uproxx, Clapton discussed the costume choices for the new season, detailing certain decisions surrounding Jon Snow’s attire, and it all came out thanks to a surprisingly in-depth conversation about a cape.
“[This season] he really embraces this Northern, over-the-Wall style, the Wildling style, and the reason he embraces it is because it’s practical,” Clapton says.
“Kit was delighted that he didn’t have the big heavy cape. This was agile and he could fight and move and I think it was a really interesting process just to take him out into this new look.”
Now for the key part…
“There are times when we removed it because we wanted him to be more vulnerable. Especially I think, when he saw Dany, and he went to see her for the first time in her chamber. We decided to remove it, but then when he went to see Cersei, we put it on.”
There you have it: two long-teased reunions, confirmed. Though, this should have come as no surprise, as the show’s producers have previously teased that season 7 would be see the end of their longstanding decision to keep many of the main characters apart.
Executive producer DB Weiss said recently: “There’s a whole bunch of reunions and first time meetings that people have been waiting for for a long time and when you put it on paper you just want to do justice to the work that these guys have done building these characters over so many years. You want to give them as much as you can.”