There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can't resist spoilers, and those who cry at the sight of them.
Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton recently did an interview with Uproxx, in which she revealed some interesting details about the costumes for the upcoming season – particularly those that Jon will be wearing.
Speaking of the Ned Stark-style cape Jon first donned in Season 6, Clapton said:
“We had a lot of discussions about does the cape give him presence or is it better to not have that presence? What are we trying to say? 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.”
Um, yeah, did you see that? "When he saw Dany." (!!!!!!)
OK, so, there's already been a lot of speculation that Dany and Jon will meet this season – it makes narrative sense, there are shots of Jon at what looks like Dragonstone in the trailer, and, of course, if you pay attention to paparazzi shots of the crew filming, you will have seen them on set together.
But this is the first time someone involved with the show has let slip that the meeting will be happening this season.
This is huge for so many reasons – not only are Dany and Jon arguably the two main characters, they're likely the last Targaryens, having led parallel journeys, with each of them candidates for the "prince that was promised" prophecy.
But that's not all Clapton revealed in that one little quote – she also talked about "when he went to see Cersei".
With Jon being declared King in the North and Cersei declaring herself Queen of the Seven Kingdoms in the Season 6 finale, the meeting between the two of them is another that will have huge implications. They could either be battling it out, or Jon may try to convince her to ally with him to build a stronger army against the White Walkers, as we heard in his voiceover in the Season 7 trailer.
It seems Jon has a busy season ahead of him – we've seen shots of him fighting wights North of the Wall in wildling getup, which Clapton says he embraces because "it's practical".
As for the other characters, Clapton reveals how Dany's costumes this season centre around her place as the head of her army, as well as her reconnection with her Targaryen roots.
"I think it’s quite interesting that we finally see her embracing her brother’s ambition," Clapton tells Uproxx. "What does that say? You’re seeing the beginning of something. We’re not at the end yet and I think it’s very important at this moment that we start seeing who she is."
For those fond of the Daenerys the Mad Queen theory, Clapton's statement could be significant. If she starts to resemble Viserys in more than just her costumes, it will be a worry.
Meanwhile, Clapton reveals Cersei's costumes are designed to showcase her brittleness and emptiness, while Sansa's are resembling a kind of armour and self-protectiveness.
You can read more of the interview here.