Game of Thrones: What To Expect From Theon In Season 7, According To Alfie Allen

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One of the more unfortunate parts of normal yearly television is knowing how long it will take for summer shows to return. In particular, the wait in between seasons of HBO's mega hit Game of Thrones is almost excruciating, especially now that the series has surpassed George R.R. Martin's novels. Instead, we have nearly a year to ask the big questions: how's Dany's boat trip going? How does Jaime feel about Cersei killing 11 or so named characters? What is the thoroughly enjoyable Lyanna Mormont up to? Luckily for us, Game actor Alfie Allen has revealed a bit of what to expect from Theon Greyjoy in Season 7.

Alfie Allen recently did an appearance at the Malta India Fan Convention, where he was able to tease a bit of what to expect from Game of Thrones when it returns for its (short) seventh season. Regarding Theon's current state of mind, Allen revealed (via Watchers on the Wall) that his character is,

Skittish and full of fear...Basically, and then that can kind of, I guess, evolve into rage, which you might see...who knows?

Well this sounds like an interesting development. After seeing Theon/Reek living in constant terror for a few seasons, he may finally switch emotions into anger and rage. And I'm into it.

Season 6 of Game of Thrones saw Theon Greyjoy slowly returning to civilization. After being tortured and indentured by the Boltons for a few seasons, he helped Sansa escape Winterfell and killed Ramsay's stupid girlfriend. And after entrusting Brienne with Sansa's safety, he made his return to the Iron Islands, and at his sister Yara's side. While clearly emotionally and physically scarred from his captivity, Theon managed to do the right thing and support his sister's rise to power. And after his d-bag Uncle Euron came to ruin things, he and Yara escaped with a fleet and made an alliance with Dany.

It should be interesting to see how Theon transitions into anger and rage. He will presumably get the news of Ramsay's death, which should be the last event to convince Theon that he is finally free. Perhaps this final revelation is how Theon escapes the prison of his terror, and is able to reclaim his life at last.

Then there's the bit about rage. Who exactly is Theon going to get into a fit of anger over? I think we can assume Euron will be the culprit, as he was already seen mocking his nephew about his mutilation. But rather than take any other jabs, we may see Theon snap and attempt to physically harm Euron himself.

Another option would be Theon's possible reunion with Jon Snow. Jon probably has some strong feelings about Theon, especially considering his role in Bran's disappearance and Sansa's captivity. Perhaps the two former siblings(ish) will come to blows about their history on the series. We'll just have to wait and see.

Game of Thrones is currently filming Season 7.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.