With Game of Thrones‘ seventh and final season premiering on Sunday, speculation about what the hell is going to happen to Westeros is reaching a fever pitch. But, as it turns out, there may be significant clues in a somewhat unexpected place: character costuming.
Specifically, the plot details revealed by GOT costume designer, Michele Clapton.
In an interview with Uproxx, Clapton discussed Jon Snow’s iconic cape, and what it symbolizes. In the interview, Clapton casually reveals what we’ve all suspected for multiple seasons: Jon Snow will eventually go to meet with both Daenerys and Cersei.
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.
It’s not much — but it is something.
Clapton’s musings also (more or less) confirm that Jon will likely have a slightly more amenable meeting with Daenerys than Cersei, whatever that might mean for the culmination of the series.
Considering how little we’ve been given in terms of actual spoilers, it feels nice to at least have a solid confirmation of our expectations. And, if anything, evidence of these characters taking meetings with one another implies that perhaps we can look forward to a teensy bit of cooperation between kingdoms. (Finally!)
One thing is abundantly clear: in the upcoming season, worlds are finally going to collide, and it’s about damn time.