The 9 biggest questions after this week's 'Game of Thrones'

Warning: Spoilers for "Game of Thrones" season seven episode six, "Beyond the Wall." If you aren't caught up on the series, read at your own risk.

This week's action-packed episode of "Game of Thrones" set up a gloomy future for our heroes (and villains) in Westeros. The Night King has a dragon now, making his army of the dead an even bigger threat than ever. 

In between the battle for the living beyond the wall, the Stark women can't get along in Winterfell, thanks to Littlefinger and his obsession with creating chaos.

Based on developments in the story this week, and the brief peek at the season finale from the trailer, we have some burning questions that will keep us awake at night.

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'Game of Thrones' cast net worths

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Net Worth: $16 Million

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau might be best known for his role as Jaime Lannister on "Game of Thrones," but he also appeared in the 2016 film "Gods of Egypt," 2001's "Black Hawk Down," Tom Cruise's "Oblivion" and "The Other Woman" with Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton.

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Peter Dinklage Net Worth: $15 Million

Peter Dinklage had an established movie career before he joined the "Game of Thrones" cast as Tyrion Lannister in 2011. He appeared in "The Station Agent," "Elf," "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" and "X-Men: Days of Future Past." In 2012, Dinklage's role on "Game of Thrones" won him a Golden Globe for the category Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

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Emilia Clarke Net Worth: $13 Million

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen (also known and Khaleesi and the Mother of Dragons), has a net worth of $13 million. The British actress got her big break from her fire-proof role on the show but has since expanded her acting repertoire with starring roles in the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes' best-selling novel, "Me Before You," and the 2015 film "Terminator: Genisys" alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She's currently filming an untitled "Star Wars" spin-off based on Han Solo, due out in 2018.

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Kit Harington Net Worth: $12 Million

Kit Harington was a fairly unknown actor before he joined "Game of Thrones" as Jon Snow, but he now has several feature films under his belt. These include Paul W.S. Anderson's "Pompeii" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Kit Harington's net worth is $12 million.

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Lena Headey Net Worth: $9 Million

Lena Headey was nearly two decades into her professional acting career when she landed the role of Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Headey has starred in "The Purge," "The Brothers Grimm" and "300."

According to the Los Angeles Times, the actress said she had less than $5 in her bank account after filing for divorce in 2012, but she seems to be on the road to recovery. Headey and her leading "Game of Thrones" co-stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington all make $1.1 million per episode, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Carice van Houten Net Worth: $5 Million

Carice van Houten plays Red Priestess Melisandre, otherwise known as the Red Woman on "Game of Thrones." Van Houten's character debuted in the second season of the show and has been a source of major plot shifts ever since. With a reported net worth of $5 million, van Houten has also appeared in films such as "Valkyrie," "Repo Men" and "The Fifth Estate."

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Aidan Gillen Net Worth: $4 Million

Aidan Gillen, whose net worth is reported at $4 million, plays the conniving Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish on "Game of Thrones." Gillen played a similarly seedy role in HBO's "The Wire" between 2004 and 2008 as Tommy Carcetti, the mayor of Baltimore. Besides his time on television, Gillen has landed film roles on works like "12 Rounds," "Shadow Dancer" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

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Sophie Turner Net Worth: $3 Million

Sophie Turner began her acting career at the age of 3, becoming a member of the Playbox Theatre Company. But it was her 2011 casting as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones" that made her widely known to audiences. Since then, Turner has garnered five award nominations from the Screen Actors Guild for the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award, as well as the 2013 nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series from the Young Artist Awards.

Sophie Turner's net worth stands at a respectable $3 million. Besides "Game of Thrones," Turner starred as Jean Grey in 2016's "X-Men: Apocalypse" and will reprise the role in the upcoming "X-Men: Dark Phoenix," due in 2018.

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Maisie Williams Net Worth: $3 Million

Maisie Williams plays Arya Stark on "Game of Thrones," just one of many strong female leads the series has produced. Since her 2011 debut as the scrappy younger Stark sister, Williams has garnered a number of film and TV credits, including starring roles in "Cyberbully," "iBoy" and "The Book of Love." Williams will also be joining the "X-Men" universe in "X-Men: The New Mutants," expected in 2018.

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Jacob Anderson Net Worth: $3 Million

Jacob Anderson joined the cast of "Game of Thrones" in 2013 as Grey Worm, the head of Daenerys Targaryen's Unsullied army. He's no stranger to TV roles: Anderson did a six-episode stint on the English crime drama "Broadchurch" and starred in the series "Episodes" and "The Mimic." A multitalented performer, Anderson is also a signed recording artist with Columbia records. He's released three EPs since 2013. 

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Iain Glen Net Worth: $3 Million

Scottish actor Iain Glen has gained widespread notoriety for his role as Jorah Mormont on HBO's "Game of Thrones." With a reported net worth of $3 million, Glen is no newcomer to show business, having starred in a number of high-profile movies, including "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Kingdom of Heaven," "Kick-Ass 2" and three "Resident Evil" movies. Glen will appear in the upcoming immigration drama "The Flood" alongside his "Game of Thrones" co-star Lena Headey in 2018.

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Alfie Allen Net Worth: $2 Million

Alfie Allen plays Theon Greyjoy, also known as Reek, on "Game of Thrones." Though his character has suffered through most of the "Game of Thrones" TV series, Allen has picked up a slew of successful acting credits over the course of his career, including roles in "John Wick" and "Atonement." Alfie Allen's net worth stands at $2 million. 

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Isaac Hempstead-Wright Net Worth: $2 Million

Playing the role of Brandon "Bran" Stark, Isaac Hempstead-Wright has been a staple "Game of Thrones" character since the series began in 2011. Coincidentally, that was the also the first year of Hempstead-Wright's acting career, as he made his film debut in "The Awakening." As a young actor new to the industry, his $2 million net worth is very respectable, and sure to grow.

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John Bradley Net Worth: $1 Million

John Bradley also came onto the scene in 2011 and has been busy ever since. He book-ended his role as Samwell Tarly in "Game of Thrones" with other TV appearances, including roles in "Borgia," "Shameless" and "Merlin." Bradley has amassed a net worth of $1 million, which might increase given his roles in "Patient Zero" and "American Satan," both due out later this year.

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Nathalie Emmanuel Net Worth: $1 Million

Though she's best known for her role as Missandei in "Game of Thrones," Nathalie Emmanuel got her start on the stage. As a 10-year-old, Emmanuel starred in "The Lion King" on London's West End before transitioning to film and television. She played the lead in the TV series "Hollyoaks" from 2007 to 2010 and has appeared in film series like "The Fast and the Furious" and "Maze Runner."

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Gwendoline Christie Net Worth: $500,000

Gwendoline Christie plays Brienne of Tarth on "Game of Thrones," a character who has changed loyalties and roles throughout the course of the show. Like her co-stars, Christie has seen wider success and increased film credits since the show's debut, including roles in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2," "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and its upcoming sequel, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." Christie's net worth is reported to be $500,000.

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All net worth figures are according to celebrity finance website Celebrity Net Worth unless otherwise noted.

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Here are all the biggest questions we have after this week's episode of "Game of Thrones":

Are Sansa and Arya playing Littlefinger?

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The entire point of Arya’s storyline in season six is that she isn't — and can never be — no one. She is loyal to her family and always will be. Her storyline with the actress in Braavos also proves that she still cares about innocent people. This was also the point of her scene with Ed Sheeran and the young Lannister soldiers in the season seven premiere: Not everyone deserves to die for where their loyalties lie, because not everyone has a choice. 

Sansa has spent most of her time on this show in Littlefinger's shadow, minus her time alone with the Boltons. She knows him more than she's letting on. It's also possible that Bran has told his sisters what he knows about Littlefinger off-screen.  

Arya and Sansa probably have something bigger planned and this sister fight is a trap for Littlefinger. It's important to note that while it appears Arya and Sansa were alone during both of their intense conversations this week, one took place outside, and one in a bedroom with the door open. Littlefinger could be lurking anywhere, pleased to see his schemes playing out.

If Sansa and Arya are actually sparring, then why is this even happening? Why can't these sisters accept their differences, the fact they are both somehow alive, and have a long dinner to catch up on their traumatizing experiences? Geeze, ladies.


What does Cersei have planned in King’s Landing? Surely she won’t welcome her enemies without a fight.


Cersei has a "thing" for wildfire, and is about to welcome her enemies with open arms into a dragon pit in King's Landing. There is no way she plans on this meeting beginning and ending in peace. What tricks does she have up her sleeve? It's possible that it's more wildfire, and Jaime could stop her (by killing her) before it's too late.

It's also entirely possible that Tyrion and Daenerys have something bigger planned that even Cersei won't see coming, assuming they're in King's Landing to be nice. 


Why do characters who are obviously not going to die (yet) keep almost drowning?


First Jaime, then Jon. Why jerk us around when we know they're not going to drown? Come on. Will one of our favorite characters actually drown sometime soon?


Who will succeed Dany? How will she break the wheel?

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Tyrion brings up an interesting and game-changing question for the country’s future. When Daenerys is queen, how will she determine a successor?

Tyrion suggests ways that don't have to do with bloodlines: The Night's Watch and the Ironborn elect their leaders, which would be an effective and fair way to break the wheel, and would hopefully do some good for Westeros. 


How and when will Jon find out who his real parents are? (AKA: That Daenerys is his aunt.)


We see Jon in King's Landing facing Cersei in the season finale teaser, which means he's even further from Bran, who can tell him who he really is. When will Jon find out, and why do the writers keep preventing this from happening? A revelation seems within reach, but they keep teasing us with Dany and Jon's incest-ual flirtation. 


Is Euron going to be pissed when he finds out Cersei is pregnant with Jaime’s baby? Is Yara alive?


Theon's main mission right now is to save his sister, Yara from his Uncle Euron. But is Yara alive? If so, she's definitely not ok. We hope Theon can redeem himself and save her, but at this point that's looking like a long shot. If he's successful, it will probably kill him.

In "Eastwatch," Cersei reveals to Jaime that she's pregnant, and that she's willing to tell people he's the father. But there's a huge problem. Euron is loyal to Cersei because he thinks they'll get married when the war is over. But with Cersei carrying the child of another man who happens to be her brother, Euron could turn on her.


Is Clegane Bowl finally happening?


The Hound is heading to King's Landing, where his zombie brother, The Mountain is currently serving Cersei. Will we finally get the showdown we've been waiting for? 


When will the Night King get past the wall? How strong is Zombie Viserion?




With the show's new and accelerated travel times, how long will it take the Night King to lead his army past the wall to destroy the living in Westeros? Does having a dragon help them in any way? Over the past few seasons, Jon has out-traveled their army by a lot. 

We're guessing that the Zombie Viserion gives the Night King a huge advantage, but we're wondering what it can do. Does it breathe ice or fire? Blue fire? We likely won't find out until season eight, but we're looking forward to an epic battle of fire breathing dragons and whatever Zombie Viserion breathes now. 


Where are Sam and Gilly going?


In "Eastwatch," Sam and Gilly (and toddler Sam!) leave the Citadel, heading North. But where exactly are they headed, and when will they get there? Our best guess is Winterfell, but wouldn't they have arrived by now, considering the time jump this show makes now? Considering what Gilly and Sam know (although they don't know the significance), it would make sense for them to bump into Bran or Jon at some point in the near future. 


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