Predictions, predictions, predictions
Overall, it is safe to say that while death is inevitable for a series like Game of Thrones, its final season will most likely be the bloodiest of them all. And as much as we like to reveal our 'kill versus keep' tally card, let's just settle for predictions and theories we — and the internet — have come up with post-watching episode one.
First, we think that Daenerys would totally give Jaime a hard time to redeem himself as he was the cause of the fall of the Targaryen reign. Still, we think that whatever she has in mind will be undermined by Jon, Sansa, and maybe even Bran, causing the tension to rise between them even more. Of course, things would get even more complicated should Bran reveal that Jaime was the one who actually caused him to become a cripple. Either way, it probably won't be a good couple of episodes for Jaime Lannister.
We're also expecting a glimpse of the Night King riding Viserion in the next two episodes, as well as Cersei, Euron, and the Golden Company coming in from King's Landing and cornering the rest of the characters in Winterfell on both sides. During the preparations for battle, we're most likely going to have Jon's lineage revealed not just to Dany but to everyone, causing unrest prior to the North gearing up for war. And, as it is in Game of Thrones, if not on episode 2, then major characters will surely start to perish by episode 3.
As for who would sit on the Iron Throne? Our best bet is that it won't be any of our key players. It would be too much of a sweet ending for that to happen and we can only hope the conclusion is worth the decade we have spent on this show. If you'd still like to know who we have our money on, we'd say Gendry, who's Robert Baratheon's only living heir. It might seem unlikely but if Jon does live after the battle with the Night King, he will have the power to legitimise Gendry as the one next in line of succession post-Robert's rebellion and abdicate his crown as the Targaryen heir. Better yet, maybe the Night King would take the Throne for himself. If there's one thing about GoT that's still exciting, it's the fact that it could take an unexpected turn even when we pin it for its initial predictability. Truly only time, which is only within a couple of weeks, can tell.
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