In just a little over a week, Game of Thrones will finally return to the small screen. The wait for a new season has been especially painful this year, as Season 7's shorter season was delayed due to issues when filming. Additionally, Season 6's finale was an explosive one that killed a whopping 13 named characters and saw Daenerys finally sailing to Westeros. With just two seasons left, we should expect plenty of payoffs and new character meetings, and now it looks like Cersei Lannister may have finally found an ally against her many enemies: Euron Greyjoy.

Theon and Yara's evil uncle Euron made a splash in his first appearance in Game of Thrones, killing his brother and stealing the Salt Throne from Yara. He's clearly a bad dude, and now actor Pilou Asbaek has explained why Cersei seems like the perfect match for an ally. He said,

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For Euron, the question is, 'Who gives me the best odds?' Is it the dragon mother? No. Is it with Cersei? I think it is. Dany is still trying to be a good, decent, honest person. Cersei sold her soul many years ago. Maybe that's why Euron likes the idea of her.

I guess misery loves company. And with both Cersei and Euron named the enemy by Dany and her forces, it makes sense that the two tyrannical rulers would join forces.

Pilou Asbaek's comment to EW seem to tease a big season of Euron Greyjoy. While he can't be spotted in the trailers for Season 7, his impending alliance with Cersei will no doubt be important in the coming episodes. Cersei is surrounded on all sides by enemies, so she's going to need some help if she's going to remain on the Iron Throne. Euron's thirst for power will likely land him in King's Landing, offering his massive fleet of ships and the loyalty of the Iron Islands. The trailer for Season 7 shows a naval battle, which might not bode well for Dany's newly acquired ships.

Euron Greyjoy originally wanted to woo and marry Dany in hopes of sitting on the Iron Throne once she conquered Westeros. Unfortunately for him, Yara and Theon made their way to Meereen first, bending the knee and proclaiming loyalty to House Targaryen. And when Yara told Dany of her uncle's plans, it put the kibosh on any future alliance between Khaleesi and the vicious pirate.

It should be interesting to see how complicated Season 7 becomes. There are quite a few forces in play of the Great Game. Dany is arriving in Dragonstone to begin conquering, Cersei is currently the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, and Jon has been named the King in the North. How all the chips will fall is still very much a mystery, but we should expect plenty of big twists and medieval battles in the coming episodes.

Game of Thrones will return to HBO on July 16, 2017. In the meantime, check out our summer premiere list to plan your next binge watch.

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