‘Game Of Thrones’: Why Fans Are Convinced This Is How Season 8 Will End
At long last, winter has finally come. In April 2019, HBO will finally debut the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, and we are beside ourselves with anticipation to see who will ultimately sit on the Iron Throne. Since Season 1, tension has been mounting between the biggest power players in Westeros. Now, only a few of people are left in the game. Jon Snow–The King of the North has bent the knee to the Dragon Queen, Daenerys Targaryen and they have decided to unite to defend the North against the Night King, the White Walkers and the Army of the Dead.
Meanwhile, Queen Cersei Lannister (who is currently pregnant with twin brother Jaime Lannister’s baby) is sitting on the Iron Throne in King’s Landing drunk with power. Though Dany and Jon have warned her that the Long Night is coming, she is intent on holding on to her position–destroying Jon and Dany and taking all of Westeros for herself. At this point, even Jamie has abandoned her. So how will it all end once these final six episodes have aired? Game of Thrones fans are convinced they have the answer.
Daenerys and Jon arrive in Winterfell
Luckily, HBO has been giving us breadcrumbs to tide us over until April, from a quick clip, and interviews that creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss did with Entertainment Weekly, we know that Season 8 will open with Jon and Dany arriving in Winterfell. From the looks of it, winter has already come to the Stark’s homeland.
At some point we also know that Jon will discover is true parentage –that he is Aegon Targaryen. During “The Dragon and the Wolf” an episode from Season 7 of Game of Thrones, HBO finally confirmed that Jon is the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Ned Stark’s sister, Lyanna Stark (meaning Jon and Dany are related, and their intimate relationship is about to get super complicated).
With everyone descending on Winterfell –we think Tormund and Beric Dondarrion will rive to let everyone know that the Wall is no more and that the White Walkers are coming.
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The Battle of the White Walkers and a return to King’s Landing
Despite having two dragons, the Dothraki, the Unsullied and all the Stark forces –there is no way for Dany and Jon to beat the White Walkers. According to set photos, Jon is going to have to ride South to ask Cersei for help. However, we know that Ceresi has no interest in helping him. Let’s just hope he’ll be able to keep his head unlike his father, Ned Stark.
Also, we’re not entirely convinced Tyrion Lannister is going to stay on the right side of history here. He seemed very perturbed by Jon and Dany’s relationship when we last saw him, and he still loves his sister deeply.
The Prince that was Promised
In the end, we think it will be Jon Snow that will sit on the Iron Throne. After all, he has to be “The Prince That Was Promised” (or the legendary Azor Ahai reborn), he is the only hope at saving Westeros from the impending darkness and the Night King’s army. In order to do so, we expect the King of the North to make a ton of sacrifices –including his love for Dany and his family.
In an interview with Deadline, Kit Harington who plays Jon on Game of Thrones, gave some insight into what he thinks might go down during the final season. He said,
The thing is, with so few characters left, they (the viewers) should get used to and get ready for next year is Thrones returning to form and killing its main characters quickly. They’re going to go, and they’re going to go fast, and I think that the payoff of our characters not being in great peril this year will be that, next year, it’s going to be a bloodbath.
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