I thought you have connections in the White House since Obama was the only privileged fan to watch the whole season one month in advance before the premiere of the season.lol you know thats just my interpretation...last 2 books haven't been written yet, and what really happens is inside the brains of GRR Martin and certain HBO execs.
I have not read the books nor intend to read 5,000 pages. In the last couple months I binged watched the other seasons. IMO, way too many characters. I get the richness in detail, in the environment, and character development - good for a book, too much for a movie or tv show. But anyway. I tried to listen to some podcasts to understand what was going on, but listening to a 20 minute analysis on a single scene is too much. Way too much info. So, as an outsider looking in, and I have grown fond of the show, ... I think ... the following (and I have no idea what goes on in the books) ... Thinking bigHe doesn't have white hair or white skin like Daenerys and her idiot brother to be one of them.