Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen didn’t give away anything important, but still, it seems pertinent to ask: Could Jorah Mormont fall this season?
Game of Thrones has promised all kinds of war in season 7. War means body counts. And besides, a war needs people to fight it. One might even say trained warriors are most necessary. In that respect, Ser Jorah Mormont might need to eschew his orders to find a cure for his disease. That would mean disobeying Daenerys Targaryen, his queen, and that’s probably not the wisest idea.
However, the way that Iain Glen keeps talking, it makes us suspect that either he’ll find his cure or become so far gone that he decides to head back to Westeros anyway. Our sister site, Winter is Coming, found a new interview with Raidió Teilifís Éireann.
Here’s the key takeaway:
"“But even if I’m for the chop very shortly I would feel like I did pretty good. I survived pretty long.”"
Now we’re going to get into some spoilers.
Based on photos of Iain Glen in Iceland, we know that he’ll likely go north, presumably with Jon Snow among others. But now that we think on it more, it starts to make us suspect that not everyone will make it back to the Wall. Why?
Well, if Jorah hasn’t found the cure for greyscale, then he’s already effectively dead. For a character who has survived six seasons, it would be pretty cool (pun intended) to go out in a blaze of glory making sure that others can survive.
It also gives us the chance to maybe see Jorah turned into a wight. Killing that sort of character might really emphasize that this is all very real not just for the survivors, but for the viewers. That sort of thing might anchor the first half of the season and signal an even darker turn for the back half.
Of course, this is all pure speculation. Besides, in this interpretation, “survived” could just mean “survived as a human.” It’s tough to say that a resurrected wight is actually human anymore, right?