Warning: This post contains potential spoilers for Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
Next month may be July, but for Game of Thrones fans, winter is coming.
We're now a mere 30 days away from the premiere of Game of Thrones Season 7 (July 16), meaning spoilers are getting harder and hard to avoid.
So hey, if you can't avoid them, share them with the world on your digital media platform, right? That's my policy, anyways! (Seriously, stop reading now if you don't want spoilers.)
In that spirit, I have some bad news for fans who were hoping to see a reunion between Samwell Tarly and Jon Snow: It ain't gonna happen.
I know, I'm bummed too, but according to actor John Bradley-West, who plays Sam, that final goodbye between Sam and Jon really was a final goodbye (at least for this coming season).
Jon and Sam have said goodbye a lot. But you felt there was finality to that last goodbye between them. This season I've never felt more cast into wilderness, really.
The Empire article suggested that Samwell will be spending most of his time in Season 7 with a character not seen in the HBO adaption before: Archmaester Marwyn, who will be played by Jim Broadbent (aka Slughorn from Harry Potter).
You can thank Reddit user comrade_batman for this clip, but for the full interview with the cast, who reveal 14 other things you should know about Game of Thrones Season 7, purchase the July issue of Empire, in stores now.
This is not the only bad news that Jon Snow fans have received this week.
Emilia Clarke recently shut down the popular fan theory/fantasy that someday Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryn might get together, romantic style.
But when asked by Style Magazine about the prospect of sharing the Iron Throne with Kit Harrington, Clarke said,
I think that she has ultimately put aside her own need for a man. She is so engaged and wrapped up in leading and being the queen and ruling and fulfilling her birth right that the idea of someone coming in and sharing that title is probably something she's not comfortable with.
Damn. No best friend and no Mother of Dragons girlfriend. Can't Jon Snow ever catch a break?