Will Jamie Lannister Kill His Pregnant Sister in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8?
Never mind whether Jaime Lannister will die during Game of Thrones’ final season or not — many people are wildly speculating that Jaime, portrayed by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, will be involved in the death of a major character: his sister (and romantic interest) Cersei Lannister.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau dropped some hints
“It makes sense, though if you think about it, “the actor said when Kimmel tossed out that particular theory. The host went on to speculate that there are even theories on how he would do the deed.
Kimmel suggested: “Arya will use Jaime’s face to kill Cersei.”
“That would be cool, wouldn’t it?” replied the actor, before putting forth his own wilder idea. “I think everyone thinks it’s Jon Snow, but there is also something about a guy called Bielsa which is a guy who comes and will magically transform the world for the good. So when everything is lost, he will come and magically transform the north into this beautiful paradise.”
For those who don’t know the international soccer scene, the actor was making a joke about Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa. Kimmel replied: “Everyone will be so mad if that happens. That is the equivalent of ‘it was all a dream'”
But Coster-Waldau indicated he knows the ending – and whether fans guess right or not, they’ll be impressed. “When I read it the first time I was blown away,” he said. “I wrote to Dan and David [the two creators] and I was like, “I don’t know how you did it but I can’t imagine a better ending to this show.”
What are the odds?
Fans who feel particularly confident about their theorizing can always place bets. In fact, betting on Game of Thrones is its own little industry. Per Variety, Here are the numbers on some of the theories.
Will Arya Wear Littlefinger’s Face?
No: -300 Yes: +200
Will Cersei Give Birth?
No: -260 Yes: +175
Does Tyrion Have a Secret Plot with Cersei?
No: -200 Yes: +150
Who Will Win Cleganebowl?
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane: -480 Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane: +300 Both Die Or Are Destroyed: +350
How Many Living People Will Arya Kill In Season 8?
Over 3.5: -115 Under 3.5: -115
Will Quaithe Be Shown Again In The Final Season?
No: -400 Yes: +300
What Will Bran Warg Into Next?
Raven: +125 Dragon: +300 Human: +300 Wolf: +300 Other: +400
Who Will Die First?
Euron Greyjoy: +200 Theon Greyjoy: +200 Cersei Lannister: +500 Jaime Lannister: +500 Yara Greyjoy: +1,000 Arya Stark: +1,500 Tyrion Lannister: +1,500 Daenerys Targaryen: +2,500 Jon Snow: +2,500 Sansa Stark: +2,500
And finally, the big question: Who Will Kill Cersei?
Jaime Lannister: +130 Arya Stark: +150 Does Not Die: +550 Tyrion Lannister: +550 Sansa Stark: +1,000 Daenerys Targaryen: +2,000 Jon Snow: +2,000 The Night King: +2,000 Euron Greyjoy: +2,500 Qyburn: +2,500 Ellaria Sand: +4,000 The Mountain: +4,000 Jorah Mormont: +6,600
Shaking the ‘Game of Thrones’ magic 8 ball
Nerdist theorizes not just that Jaime will kill Cersei – but that he will have to. Back in season 5, Cersei visited Maggy the Frog, a fortune-teller who had been correct before.
Maggy predicted Cersei will be murdered by “the valonqar,” which is High Valyrian for “little brother.” Cersei believed Tyrion was the valonqar. But that could be Jaime, as he’s technically younger than Cersei, if only by a few minutes.
Currently, Cersei is pregnant with Jamie’s child. This would make it even more emotional and dramatic if Jamie resorts to killing Cersei. And while it seems hard to imagine Jamie killing the woman he loves, he has technically already betrayed her by defecting to fight against the Night King. When asked why he left, Jamie cites “survival,” so perhaps the same reason will justify him killing his sister.
That said, Jamie isn’t the only Lannister with sibling murder on his mind. In episode one of the eighth season, Cersei ordered the murder of her brothers: she hired a man to kill both Jamie and Tyrion should they survive the war with the Night King.