Honestly? Fuck the dragon war. The only thing I need from the new season of ‘Game of Thrones‘ is a Stark family reunion, and if it doesn’t happen, then George R.R. Martin, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and the entirety of HBO are dead to me. Deader than Rickon Stark dead. D E A D.
The good news is that’s looking extremely likely. By the end of season six, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) was chilling – literally – somewhere near Winterfell, Arya (Maisie Williams) was cheerfully murdering Walder Frey, and Sansa (Sophie Turner) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) were already back together and ruling the castle – albeit a little shakily.
And now, Entertainment Weekly has reunited the remaining Stark fam for a dope as hell photoshoot, and for once in their entire miserable lives they look happy.
LOOK AT THOSE SMILES. Is it blatant speculative fan fiction? Sure. But we’re going to take it as the giant clue that it is that this season will bring the Starks back together anyway.
Just a reminder, here’s the last time we saw the Stark family together – all the way back in season one.
And here they are now – with Arya looking like the extreme badass she is, ready to swoop into Winterfell, sooth things between Jon and Sansa, murder Littlefinger, and put the goddamn castle back to right.
For the rest of the shoot, EW snapped the cast in character, but chilling behind-the-scenes on set.