What will happen & what should happen in the Game of Thrones finale?

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Now we’re on the precipice of Game of Thrones’ end, I have been getting legitimately nostalgic a little bit, in a “I hope all of these terrible people die” sort of way. This is the final Game of Thrones “preview” I’ll ever write. And honestly? I’m not that torn up about it. It crazy how quickly it all changed for me this final season – I simply wanted to know who would survive the Long Night, the war with the Army of the Undead. As I said at the time, once the Northerners and Dany’s armies dealt with the truly existential threat of the Night King, everything else just seemed small and petty and unworthy. I mean, really, we’re supposed to believe that Cersei’s smirks of doom were the biggest threat to the Seven Kingdoms? We’re supposed to believe that Daenerys having a bad day and sure, burning thousands of people to death is the biggest threat? I mean, I guess.

So I’ve been reading some of the “what to expect from the finale” articles and I’m compiling a list of unanswered questions which I’d love to see addressed, but probably won’t be. Thanks to this Wired article for reminding me of some of the loose story threads which, truly, will not be resolved.

Will anyone actually “win” the Throne? Or will that be the lesson? The lesson of… who gives a damn about kings or queens when the Seven Kingdoms should be operated as independent nation-states in some kind of loose republic? Will someone be appointed or elected the governor-general of Westeros?

Sansa will probably do something. Right? It feels weird to think of Sansa leaving Winterfell to join in the drama going down in Kings Landing, but maybe. Or maybe the drama will come back to Winterfell. Huh.

Will we ever see Daario again? We haven’t seen him since he said goodbye to Daenerys when she left for Westeros in what? The end of the sixth season? He has control of some of Dany’s army in Meereen and I feel like he would totally come to her rescue if she needed him to.

A Man. Speaking of long-lost characters who enriched the story, will Jaqen H’ghar turn up in the finale? I would love it.

Robin Arryn is still alive. Where is the Lord of the Vale?? Will Sweetrobin have a role to play in the future of Westeros? LOL.

Someone BIG has to die. The show simply cannot end with Tyrion, Jon, Bran, Arya, Sansa AND Daenerys all still alive. One or several of them have to die.

Will we see Yara again? She took back the Iron Islands in Dany’s name and gave Theon permission to return to Winterfell. Will Yara come back for the finale?

Bran has to do something. Bran felt like such a giant nothingburger during the Long Night – he just warged into some ravens for the most part and then came back to tell Theon he was a good man, and thanked him for his service to the Starks. Will Bran continue to do nothing, or does Bran have some role to play in the finale?

Hot Pie & Gendry. It feels notable that Gendry was named the last Baratheon by Daenerys but I suspect Weiss & Benioff won’t do sh-t with that. As for Hot Pie, I sadly believe we’ll never see him again. He’s just hanging out in mid-Westeros, making pies.

WTF is happening in Dorne? I still think about that sometimes, like “I wonder what’s going on that snake pit?”

Will we find out if Jon Snow is fireproof too? It’s a Targaryen thing, the whole fireproof skin or “high tolerance for fire.” If Dany tries to burn Jon Snow, will he actually burn?

For-real no more ice zombies? I do wonder if the (justifiable) murder of the Night King was truly the end of all ice zombies.

The Good Dog. We absolutely must have at least one proper goodbye with Tormund and Ghost. Please.

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Kendall Jenner so happy with flowers

Photos courtesy of HBO/Game of Thrones.

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  1. Bella DuPont says:

    As long as we’re left with at least 1 love match (preferably Arya + Gendry), I’ll try not to be too bitter about the rest of the story, no matter how stupidly it ends.

    • MCV says:

      The only couple will be Sam and Gilly let’s be real. I can’t believe he’s survided the entire series.

      • petee says:

        Totally agree on that one.They are useless.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        I really need something sweet to temper all the aggression and bloodshed.

        Sam and Gilly don’t count as they’re minor(ish) characters. I want some lurve from the *main* characters or I’ll be bitching about this stupid series until the end of time.

        At this point, I don’t give a damn if it’s an incest pairing, just give me something to work with for Christ’s sake! 😤

    • MCV says:


      Lots of people ship Jon+Sansa so there’s that lmao

      HBO said the finale would be bittersweet but it’s looking like a really horrible one, where’s the sweet part?

    • Megan says:

      I don’t care what happens. I have other plans tonight and will just read tomorrow’s post and comments.

    • Jess says:

      My money is on a Sansa and Tyrion love match. I really wanted it to be Theon, or no one for her, but I think they set it up when they were together in the crypts, or maybe just a sweet moment between ex husband and wife.

      • Xi Tang says:

        Tyrion betrayed Danny. I think he’s the big name that’s going to die. Danny isn’t surviving this either. Arya should kill her because of the prophecy. But since the writers don’t give a shit about plot holes..it will probably be Jon who does it.

  2. MCV says:

    My girl Sansa HAS to end up being Queen in the North, that’s all I care about. I think Daenerys is 100% going to die killed by Jon. I don’t see a happy ending for Jon but not death either.

    Maybe a cool finale would be the end of monarchy and the start of democracy lol

    • FHMom says:

      This is what I think. I am 100% sure Jon will kill Dany. He’ll either go to prison or flee beyond the wall to be with Tormund and Ghost. Sansa will be the queen of the North.

      I don’t think anyone will sit on the throne. Not sure about a democracy, but no real leader.

    • Louise177 says:

      I agree that Sansa will be Queen of the North. I don’t think there will be a “winner” of the Iron Throne. Jon will accept long enough to give independence to all of the kingdoms. Then go to Winterfell or Castle Black. I think there will be a council to oversee the major issues of Westeros. Kind of like Sansa is a Governor and the council is President/Congress. People like Bran and Davos would serve. I think Brienne will stay in Winterfell. I don’t know if Arya and Tyrion will live. If they do, she’ll stay in Winterfell and he’ll be on the council. No clue about the the Unsullied and Drogon. This is what I think will happen but who knows considering the writing this season.

  3. Becks1 says:

    I think Tyrion is for sure a goner. He wont make it, I imagine his death will probably be early on in the episode too. I think Greyworm is probably going to die as well.

    There are so many loose ends that if they try to tie them all up now, it will just seem forced. Yara in the Iron Islands, Sansa in Winterfell, Daario, Bran, Bronn, etc. Even Gendry seems sort of random – “oh hey you’re legitimate now!” and are we supposed to assume that he’s moving to Storms End and that’s that?

    Anyway, at this point I know the ending wont be satisfactory, but it probably wont be that surprising (I think its pretty obvious that Jon or Arya is going to kill Dany.)

    • Bella DuPont says:

      WRT Dany…..it’s weird…..I was fairly indifferent to her until this season. Something in Emilia’s portrayal of the role has really captured my imagination for once. I find myself sympathizing with Daenerys just at the time in her arc when I’m supposed to hate her for turning into a serial killer (overnight!).

      • Becks1 says:

        @Bella I have never been team Dany, and I think a large part of that is due to Emilia’s acting, but I agree that this season Emilia is finally nailing it. Even though I’m still not pro-Dany, I think Emilia is doing a good job at getting across her frustration, sadness, and anger at the way things are playing out.

    • Meghan says:

      My stepfather is convinced that Gendry will be king/in charge of it all. He’s all “it has to he a Baraetheon to come full circle!” And he is just a show watcher not a book reader.

      I read the spoilers but I am really enjoying everyone else’s theories on what could happen. And really with this show, anything could happen. I’ve been seeing ads on Facebook that the actors are saying they filmed 2 endings? Not sure how legit those are because I don’t watch them but I’m excited to see what happens.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        Yes, I would love it if Gendry became King with Arya as his Queen. A Queen is not a lady, which Arya isn’t, so everybody’s happy! 🎊💕🍾🥂🎉❤️😬

      • Jess says:

        I hope they filmed two endings, I haven’t read the spoilers but it would’ve been a smart move since leaks happen so often.

      • North of Boston says:

        The Gendry thing kind of puzzled me. Practically, what does it even mean?

        Like, Dany, at a party, proclaims him legitimate and makes him Lord of Storms End. And then what? Does he head over there and just move in? Is there anyone living there now, if so, would they just say “Oh, Danerys said these digs are yours now? Ok, cool! Let me show you where the fuse box is and give you the name of the plumbers, roofers we’ve used, and we’ll pack our stuff and be out in a fortnight, kay?” Do the people who live around there just suddenly shift their allegiance to Gendry, over, IDK, staying alive and defending what little they may have themselves?

        And then if Dany gets taken down, does his claim still hold? If so, how would he even keep it?

        It seems like being named Lord of Storms End would be more hassle for Gendry than it would be worth…it already lost him Arya, and seems like it will take a lot of work to claim and hold. I can see how he might be better off just staying a smithy, making a good living and finding a nice, modest place to settle…after the no-so-Great War is over, that is.

  4. Jenns says:

    I read all the updated spoilers yesterday on the finale. Before this season, I never would’ve of dreamed of doing that. But now, I’m glad I did. Now I’m waiting to see if everyone had the same reaction I did.

    I will say that after looking at several sites yesterday, there are a lot of spoilers disguised as theories, so if you want to go into tonight’s episode blind, proceed with caution on the Internet today.

    • LolaB says:

      Ugh, I read them, too. And then I stayed awake in bed for like an hour just being mad at the dumpster fire ending.

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Yeah I’ve read them but there is one thing in there that made me happy. Our favourite good boy finally gets a pat on the head. :)

    • Becks1 says:

      Are these the spoilers on Reddit? Please don’t make me go over there lol. Is there a better source for the spoilers?

      I usually try to avoid all spoilers for shows like this, but I’ve seriously been so anxious over this show this season that I think some spoilers may calm me a bit.

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        The poster just below this thread pretty much sums it up. My theory was just my own wishful thinking but it seems they all stay in KL.

    • hnmmom says:

      I did the same after last week’s episode. My frustration with this season won out and I was done putting any more emotional energy into it. I’m happy to have the right level of expectations going into tonight.

    • Mel says:

      Same here. I read them for episode 5 and boy, was I glad I did because that way I was prepared for the letdown! while I was reading them I kept thinking that, it sounded so stupid that no way it was gonna happen that way, but guess what? Every single spoiler was correct! So if they are correct for this episode as well then there will be a lot of dissapointed people, myself included! I cannot believe we waited 2.5 years for such a rushed season to end like this. Ugh, I hope the spoilers are wrong, I mean, I understand that we were never going to be fully happy all across the board with the ending, but I was ready for a fantastic and epic last season! Episode 2 and 3 were awesome but it’s obvious that after that the writers had zero fu$&s left to give and just gave up on the whole thing. We really needed a few more episodes for everything to come to a close properly.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      If those bloody spoilers are correct, what a let down. It’ll be like having sex for 2 hours with no climax.

  5. Nona says:

    I’m not sure what this says about me, but of all the crazy, convoluted stuff that happened this season, Jon walking away from Ghost without a proper good-bye upset me the most.

    • Cherie says:

      I think Jon already knew at that point that he would end up North of the wall, I think he is resigned that the relationship with Dany is over and knew with his ancestry he would be unable to remain by her side.

      I believe he sent Ghost so he would have something to return to and if he died Ghost would be loved. But yea, he could have at least scratched an ear!

    • Truthiness says:

      What I wouldn’t give for Ghost to come running up to Jon and jumping up into his arms and knocking him down with his direwolf love.

    • Jess says:

      I feel the same way! It was completely out of character for Jon and a cheap ass way to do it. They should’ve left the scene out all together and we would’ve assumed he at least said goodbye. The way they did it was cheap and unnecessarily cruel.

  6. Caity says:

    My guesses. Dany is dead. Tyrion is dead. Drogon probably dead? Jon is too obvious as king so I’m hoping we get sansa or gendry on the iron throne. But the way D&D wrote this season it’ll probably be Jon. Because they love a mediocre white man.
    I need good things for Arya. She needs to survive and do something beyond kill people. I’d love her to end up with gendry but I’ll settle for her just having human connections once her kill list is complete

    • MCV says:

      But D&D are all about ~subverting expectations~ and Jon being King is the most obvious thing, so I don’t see it happening.

      • Becks1 says:

        The only reason I can see it being Jon is because he has emphasized for a while now that he doesn’t want it. And while some people (like I think Tyrion or Varys?) interpret that to mean that he would be a good king, because he doesn’t want the power, I interpret it to mean that the person who never wanted the throne, for the entire series, is the person who ends up with it. I think that “could” be the twist.

        Much like Dany burning the city, it wouldn’t actually be a twist because they have been so obvious about it, but I could see them thinking that way.

        But then again, like you said, since Jon being king is so obvious, it may end up being someone like Sansa – someone who wanted to be queen so desperately (saying in episode 1 of the show that “its the only thing I’ve ever wanted!”) may end up being queen after all.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Correct. They are totally invested in the “rape makes you stronger” fantasy. Sansa will rule… ugh to D&D. They are cancelled.

  7. boz says:

    So… Is Ellaria Sand of Dorne still chained down in the dungeon?! (Which, I guess would have collapsed on her… But maybe not?)

  8. MrsClincy says:

    Didnt Jon burn his hand when he saved the Lord Commander in the 1st season? So if he is fireproof is that something new that happened when he got brought back to life because he wasn’t before.

    • Emilia says:

      Jon absolutely isn’t fireproof and Dany isn’t supposed to be either. George has stated that her surviving Drogo’s funeral pyre was supposed to be a one time thing but of course D&D threw that out the window.

  9. Lisa says:

    I hope Daario invades to avenge Daenerys’ probable murder

  10. babsjohnson says:

    Daenerys is going to die for sure. And I stand by my theory that no red-haired Stark will make it, so Sansa will die too (along with Brienne), killed by D who will be killed by Jon who then go North of the wall (well ex-wall). The series will end on a zombie related cliffhanger.

  11. Digital Unicorn says:

    I haven’t read the spoilers and a lot of people think they are real but based on comments Sophie Turner made I think that Sansa will survive and will be Queen in the North with Jon being King in the south.

    My predictions is that Arya will kill Dany, I was reading online that the pale horse that Arya meets at the end of the last ep references an obscure prophecy – remember Quaithe. This is what she said:

    “No. Hear me, Daenerys Targaryen. The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal.”

    Apparently there is a new Prince of Dorne who might make an appearance. Remember, Varys send several crow’s before he died and am sure whoever gets them will make an appearance in the final ep.

    Its pretty obvious that there will be another battle at Winterfell as Dany turns on the North, burning Westeros as she goes. She may have awakened magic with the birth of the dragons but she’s not the only one, remember its long been rumoured that there is magic in Winterfell.

    • Sof says:

      I haven’t watched previous seasons so I don’t know if this happend in the show, but “the pale mare” is how they call the bloody flux in Meereen. It was the first real challange Daenerys faced as ruler: let in those who seek refuge risking everyone getting sick or leaving them outside?
      Given the griffin (Jon Connington) and the mummer’s dragon (Aegon) don’t exist, I doubt Quaithe’s prophecy has any relevance now. Which makes me angry, I really want to know what will happen with that plot and the Golden Company in Westeros.

    • isabelle says:

      Good catch on the Pale mare. I’m hoping it is Arya instead of Jon.

  12. Eleonor says:

    I hope this mess ends ASAP. And we all pretend season 8 never existed.

  13. Mamasan says:

    Is it too much for a decent happy end for Brienne? She was just made a knight of the 7 kingdoms for Nuts’ sake!!?? Love Brienne.

    • Lisa says:

      She will be the head of the army of the North. After the baby is born I would think… (wink)

      I never liked her with Jamie. He was never good enough for her.

  14. SpilldatT says:

    Dany will die, killed by Jon, absolutely no doubt about that.

    Jon will never be King, not after killing Dany. I’m sure he’ll end up with Tormund, with Ghost, thus becoming exactly what his Direwolf’s name is. They already hinted at that.

    Arya will go on her own journey, be the bad ass warrior queen like Nymeria was.

    Sansa will be the Lady of Winterfell, she made her move to save the North and I don’t think she wants the Throne, despite toppling two Queens. I’m positive she let Brienne tell Jaime about Dany attacking KL on purpose which sent Jaime back.

    Tyrion will likely be executed by Dany or at least sentenced to death, maybe he’ll survive or escape with help from Davos?

    Davos will be fine, I think, despite that fact that he helped Tyrion commit treason against Dany, simply because I don’t think Tyrion would implicate Davos.

    Grey Worm will fight Jon after Jon kills Dany. Killing him off would make sense, but I’m hoping he survives.

    Bran has a lot of esplaning’ to do, re: Night King origin etc., because it irks me we never got a more clear story of him and where the hell he disappeared during that flight. I don’t know of he will become the King, but it would be a strange, perplexing weird flex if the Three-Eyed Raven was making a play for the Throne all along, kwim? Like has he been planning for eons to be King? Although it would funny if in the middle of a boring diplomatic visit, Bran would just be like “I’m out” and straight up warged.

    Everyone else will be fine, Yara, Gendry etc. There’s no point in killing them off now. They keep hyping the new Dornish Prince, so maybe we’ll see him? But I don’t really care about him.

    No matter what happens no one will be happy & I expect a social media backlash (which there has already been plenty of) and ppl cursing/lamenting/making dank memes about wasting the last 10 years of watching the show.

    Because we can’t appreciate anything and feel entitled to start Change.org petitions for remakes everytime something doesn’t go our way.

    • Eleonor says:

      Nothing new.
      Conan Doyle had to resuscitate Sherlock Holmes because the public was furious.

    • FHMom says:

      I can’t figure out Brans role in this. He was useless. My only guess for him is that he becomes the new Night King or else he is nothing. My husband said his role in the books was much bigger and more important.

    • duchesschicana says:

      The actor he said he was making sure everyone was in thier place and keeping tabs on the battle

  15. Scal says:

    I think we all know Dany is going to die-it’s just the question of who and how.

    As long as Drogon,ghost,and nymeria make it to the end I don’t care what happens to the rest of them. Tyrants or traitors-they all stink at this point

  16. Miss M says:

    I read spoilers so I am not saying. Although some people who saw the spoilers already posted here… 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️
    I will just enjoy the last episode as is with friends and wine. I was so disappointed with the last two episodes that I will just relax and sip my wine.

  17. bus says:

    If Bran says he can’t be the Lord of Winterfell because he’s not ‘present’, what makes everyone think he’d be willing to serve as King?

  18. koko says:

    I think no matter what happens, someone will be disappointed. Not me, my friends and I are having a huge party, were just going to enjoy it, and get drunk. Thanks for the memories GOT.

    • Becks1 says:

      Honestly, I think so much of the backlash is because people aren’t dealing well with the show ending, period, lol. It wouldn’t matter how long it lasted, what happened, etc. People are super invested in the show and the world of Westeros and I think are just really sad its over. I know I’m one of them – I don’t think this season has been perfect, and some things have been dumb, but each episode has still been really well done IMO – but I’m sad that its coming to an end. It just feels like the end of an era for TV.

      But it wasn’t going to last forever, so like you said, thanks for the memories.

  19. Stacy Dresden says:

    This is too depressing to watch.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Arya rides the white horse up Daeny’s backside. Bran wargs a dragon. And a major time paradox would have me hysterically laughing. I dare em.

  21. Cherie says:

    I am just bad at being a CBer. This season hasn’t bugged. Yes, when the source material ran out the story lost its texture and the nuances it had before. These guys are supposed to adapt material to screen and that’s tough with no material.
    Yes, I wanted different outcomes for various characters, but that’s the fun of watching.

    I guess I just don’t see the giant uproar … then again, I like Kate’s clothes so I clearly have different tastes.

    • MCV says:

      D&D are bad writers, end of story. HBO should’ve got someone else as showrunners if these two were tired and the show could’ve a good ending (not a diferent one because i think daenerys was always meant to be mad queen but an ending that wasnt so rushed). Bryan Cogman is an amazing writer and his epiosde were always good, more women should’ve been directing an writing etc.

      • Cherie says:

        I think it feels so rushed because we are accustomed to many complex story lines and now it’s just down to the brass tacks so to speak. It has to End and there will be many questions left unanswered.
        In the books Bran has just reached the cave, that’s one example of having no source material, we are asking screenwriters to take the place of an author that has spent decades on this. Of course they are going to suck.

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Hasn’t irreparably bugged me either. I was a Battlestar Galactica fan. A Caprica fan. A Sarah Conner Chronicles fan. A Lost fan. A Fringe fan. Jericho, Flashforward, Wayward Pines, Firefly, Dark Matter… You get the picture, I’m used to disappointment in programming.

  22. Andrea says:

    So many loose ends…Bronn, Brienne, Yara. I hate what they did to Jaime’s character and no Tormund does not deserve Brienne.

    • North of Boston says:

      While I really like Tormund, I always felt weird about people pushing the Tormund + Brienne thing. She doesn’t want it, hasn’t ever wanted it. Just because he really really likes her and really really wants her and is really really persistent doesn’t mean it’s meant to be and should happen. Brienne has a choice in the matter and her choice has obviously, repeatedly been no, so NO it should be.

  23. The Sourpatch Kid says:

    This is what will happen:
    -Danny will put Sansa, Arya, Bran and Tyrion on trial for treason. John will be forced to kill her and Drogon.
    -John doesn’t want to rule, the kingdoms will govern independently under his command.
    -Sansa will rule the North
    -John goes north to look for Ghost and Tournond. He doesn’t find them but discovers a bunch of dead wildlings and realizes the white walkers are still alive.
    -the show ends

  24. Lisa says:

    Jon will rule the 7 Kingdoms as he was meant to do. Dany is the Mother of Dragons. Jon is the father. That Dragon knew he was different. Embraced him. He will turn on Dany and probably kill her after Jon says Dracrays and she will be burned (because she is not the rightful ruler after all). Jon doesn’t have much of an Army left. Her army seems to grow after every battle. (STRANGE). All of Jon’s people don’t outnumber hers. The only hope he has is the Dragon. Rhaegal is a bit of rouge. That Dragon has a mind of its own. And it has flown off on its own before. I can see it doing it again. Flying off into the unknown.

    I think Arya is heading home to tell Sansa about The Mad Queen. They could gather the army to come to Jon’s Aid. He is going to need it.

    But Jon I believe will be the the King of 7 Kingdoms.

  25. Eve says:

    I would LOVE so see Jon Snow becoming the new Night King.

    Daenerys dracarysing Sansa would be nice too.

    • Eve says:

      I just don’t think that the biggest threat in the whole f*cking world — and we know that from the very first scene (during the prologue) from the very first episode — ended in the third episode of the current season. It makes no sense at all.

      The Night King and White Walkers are a necessary “evil”. They put in perspective what is actually worth fighting for: life.

  26. Steph says:

    We already know from when Jon burnt his hand fighting the wight in season 2 that he is not flame proof

  27. M says:

    I so feel the same way. I was super excited the whole week for episode 3 of this season. I could hardly wait for it and, since then, I am ambivalent. I’ll continue to watch and do find it better than a lot of things on tv but this season has been a disappointment.

  28. Franny says:

    I’ve started thinking that Dany will kill all of the Starks and take the throne, which is the only thing she’s wanted all along.

    • Myrtle says:

      Me, too. I was thinking this today…it sure would be a twist no one is expecting, and wouldn’t that be so quintiessential Thrones, Red Wedding and Season One style? Dany ascends to rule over rubble, a lonely tyrant. BLEAK.

      • Franny says:

        Yes, it would take us back to the earlier seasons where favorite characters were killed off by other characters for power. I don’t know if it makes sense with the prophecies, but it would make sense in terms of the characters and their world.

  29. Patty says:

    Considering last weeks episode and the fact that Dany’s army keeps regenerating and Drogon can destroy KL, The Iron Fleet, The Golden Company, all known scorpions, etc – the logical ending will be Dany on the throne ruling by force and keeping everyone in line via her army’s and her dragon. She’d basically be Aegon the Conqueror reborn. And if she could do what she did to KL in under 20 min; she’d be able to wipe Winterfell off the map in about five, lol. But that won’t happen.

    I predict that either Dany or Drogon (maybe both) die in ridiculous fashion.

    I hope Dany kills Tyrion for being the lousiest Hand ever.

    Her army’s suddenly disappear or are magically transported back to Essos (maybe Yara comes through with a Fleet)

    Jon either dies or goes to live with the Free Folk. Arya adventures off to what’s beyond the map (West of Westeros)

    Sansa remains Lady if Winterfell but it brings her no joy or peace.

    Bran continues to be Bran.

    Davos gets his happily ever after :)

  30. Kateeeee says:

    I have zero expectations. I dont know about anyone else but for me, I spent March and April supremely amped but anxious about what would happen this season because what if my characters died?! Now my favorites have all been ruined by stupidity and I find myself hoping everyone dies. There is no outcome that could unroll my eyes at this show. Just end already. (Shakes fist at sky)

  31. SuperStef says:

    Aren’t they planning several spin offs of GOT? If that’s the case, they could easily leave a lot of loose ends that will be explored in the shows next season.

    I’ve always liked Dany but I have a feeling shell die this episode, either by Jon Snow or by some strange accident. Tyrion has to die too, surprised he’s been able to live this long. Santa should be Queen of the North and hopefully Arya goes back to Gendry and accepts his proposal. The last episode seemed to shake her back to her true self and not as a pure assassin.

    • Lisa says:

      the one they are filming now is a Prequel. So if we see any of the characters it will be when they were all much much younger. Mostly those that we just heard about.

      • SuperStef says:

        Perhaps filming hasn’t started yet but I read somewhere that there will be several spin offs. Honesty, I kinda hope this series just goes away after tonight….

    • Original Jenns says:

      Unfortunately, I think it was confirmed that none will have anything to do with current characters. The only pilot being filmed is thousands of years prior in the “age of heroes”. Any answers will come from the books or from spin-off books. And who knows how long those will take! Maybe it’s just like real history, we only know the answers to certain things.

  32. Mrs.Krabapple says:

    All I can say is, if the spoilers are correct (and I think they are), the ending will be only bitter with no sweet. The only person who wanted to free slaves and break the wheel will have turned evil and ends up dead. (The only other person who cared about the downtrodden was killed last week). The person who fought hard for others and not himself will turn away from everyone and go into exile. The person who could have done *something* to stop last week’s genocide, but didn’t, will benefit personally from the genocide by ending up on the throne. An idiot will rule the North. Family name and inheritance will continue to determine who rules what land. And the cycle goes on. I suppose since almost every character is either dumb, evil, or both, I can’t expect anything better for the people of Westeros. But I keep thinking about the “bittersweet” ending we’re supposed to have, and it’s only bitter, with no sweet (except for Ghost!).

  33. Skeptical says:

    ARE Cersie and Jaime really dead?

    Also, curious what Dany’s excuse for genocide is?

  34. Molly says:

    Jon kills Dany , then goes with his manpain to brood far in the North beyond the Wall with Tormund and Ghost.
    Drogon destroys IT and then dies in some ridiculous fashion.
    Tyrion drinks himself to death, hopefully.
    Arya returns to Bravos.
    7 Kingdoms fall apart into independent kingdoms.

  35. msd says:

    So clearly most people here have read the spoilers and are ‘guessing’ … ha.

    Once everyone on the internet calms down about not getting an ending that matches their fantasies, people will look back on GoT as one of the best TV shows ever.

    I’ve been rewatching to tide me over between new eps and it’s great. It’s especially fascinating to watch Dany. All the Meereen stuff in S4 and S5 for example, which I found a bit boring the first time round, holds so many clues about what was to come. And all her ‘triumphant’ speeches over the years are sooo unsettling. It’s actually very clever. Huge rewatch value! (Dorne is still dumb though).

    Meanwhile, let’s all laugh at the supremely idiotic petition.

    • Lisa says:

      I didn’t read the spoilers. So I guessed. Wrong on most of it actually

    • MrsBanjo says:

      “So clearly most people here have read the spoilers and are ‘guessing’ … ha”

      I was thinking the same thing, lol.

  36. Skeptical says:

    Oh, I want to get this in. When Jon shared his true identity with Bran, Sansa and Arya, they hatched a plan to protect the North from Dany. Sansa’s blab to Tyrion was strategic.

  37. Steff says:


  38. Eve says:

    The way the lords of the houses scoffed at Sam (Tarly) and his idea of everyone having a right to choose their rulers ENRAGED me.

    The wheel wasn’t broken. If anything, it’s even stronger now (with the Starks as the new tyrants — both in the north and south).

    And boy…do I hate Jon Snow now.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      Sansa is selfish and an idiot. Jon is an idiot. And Bran — he could see what Dany was going to do, right? And he did nothing to stop it. As far as I’m concerned, the Starks along with Tyrion are the real villains of this story.

      Oh, and the way they all laughed at Sam’s idea of letting the people choose, instead of only the “high born,” diagusted me. I hope Drogon returns to finish Dany’s work one day.

  39. CK says:

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but the fact that Dany has always had dragons burn her enemies alive over the more merciful Dothraki beheading has always been a fateful flaw of hers. Yes, she has to execute her enemies, but burning people alive is especially cruel when a quick death is a possibility.

    As for Bran, it makes sense to me that the remnants of once great houses decimated by wars over the throne would choose someone who doesn’t want power to rule them. Tyrion’s speech was a bit much at the beginning.

    As for breaking the wheel, Dany on the throne doesn’t break the wheel. The sole fact that her claim to legitimacy is by birth just nips that in the bud.

  40. Miss Melissa says:

    The final three episodes have been terrible, and the finale was absolute garbage.

    Eight seasons of carefully crafted mythology, suspense and prophesy thrown over for a quick and messy exit that made everyone shallow and unrecognizable shadows of their former selves. It was like watching a different show.

    What a hack way to go out.