Game of Thrones did a lot in its sixth season to set new, defined courses for a number of its characters in the final two seasons, but one character’s fate that was left hanging in the balance was Jorah Mormont, who was commanded by Daenaerys to find a cure for his worsening greyscale and return to her side when she’s ruling on the Iron Throne. Whether or not we will ever hear or see from the loyal servant again is currently unknown, though it would be strange to end such an important character’s storyline in such an open-ended way.
So far, it doesn’t seem like there are really any defined treatments for the condition in Westeros right now, and after seeing those who were never cured in the fifth season, the thought of Jorah ended up like that is a chilling one to say the least.
However, a new reddit theory suggest that there could still be a character that can cure him of his greyscale, and he may have already met her even. That character being Quaithe, the strange masked female shadowbinder from the second season in Qarth, who helped Jorah in his search to find Dany and her dragons, and was at one point, seen to be treating a man heading for Old Valyria, where he would need protection from greyscale. Check out the theory below (via Reddit):
There is only ONE person in the entire series who has mentioned/hinted/showed they know about ANYTHING regarding the treatment/provention of Greyscale. This person is actually treating someone who is about to travel past Old Valyria where Stone Men and Greyscale thrive. This person is speaking with Jorah during this scene. And that person is Quaithe.
As a reminder, here’s the scene being referenced as well:
Interestingly enough as well, another theory suggests that Quaithe may not be able to heal him herself, but she could tell him how he can be healed of his infliction:
Perhaps the key to Jorah’s cure will be to seek out Quaithe, who will tell him he must have one of Daenerys’ dragons breathe fire onto his greyscale-inflicted arm to cure it of greyscale. This would indeed be a heroic ending [to] the ultimate quest for a man who has dedicated his life to a woman he once betrayed; a woman he now loves.
Not saying this will actually happen or not, but it would certainly be an interesting way to make the introduction of Quaithe and her interactions with Jorah have an ultimate payoff. Granted, Thrones isn’t necessarily the show that offers complete satisfaction for those watching, I still don’t know for sure if they’d really let his season six exit be his final appearance on the show.
Then again, it’s looking less and less likely that we’ll see Gendry ever again (he’s still rowing), so at this point, who knows? Maybe we have seen the last of Jorah Mormont after all. If so, at least we’ve been introduced to his bad ass cousin, Lyanna.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will premiere in the summer of 2017 on HBO.
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