WRITTEN BY JAMES BOWERS
(Contains spoilers for the Game of Thrones Season 7 Finale)
It’s over! It’s all over!
Now that I’ve had chance to cry into a pillow and lament the fact that it may be TWO YEARS until we see more from Westeros, I’ve been mulling over the finale and what that could mean for the final season and for our favourite, and not so favourite, characters. The final episode was everything I could have hoped for and more. I’m liking the fast forward pacing of events, even if at times they bend the laws of reality (it’s a show about dragons and the living dead I think I can excuse them some time frame issues). The King in the North came for dragonglass and instead left with dragon…you get the idea. After teasing for so long we finally know, for sure, that Jon Snow is not Ned Stark’s illegitimate son at all but the legitimate son of Ned’s sister Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. So that means not only is Jon the true heir to the Targaryen throne but it also means he’s fallen for his Aunt Daenerys, that might be an awkward future conversation once they find out. There are a few theories already that this revelation that Jon Snow, real name Aegon Targaryen, is heir could spell doom for the pairing of Jon and Dany. Not only has Dany lost her claim to the throne but Game of Thrones isn’t known for allowing lovers, no matter how closely related they are, to enjoy their happiness for long. Remember the Red Wedding anyone? I’m personally expecting a baby to come of the union between Jon and Dany going into Season 8 and will that change her priorities and some of her recklessness? Most probably!
The sullen look given by Tyrion whilst Dany and Jon get steamy is also worrying. Another popular fan theory is that Tyrion has double crossed, or simply mislead, Queen Dany into thinking that the Lannister army is going to assist them fight the army of the dead, as we as the viewers know Cersei won’t be coming. We didn’t see the end of Tyrion and Cersei’s conversation as it ended on the revelation that she was pregnant but they seemed to be getting closer to some kind of family bond, with Tyrion taking responsibility for the death of Cersei’s children. Would he risk putting another in harms way, they are family after all? Tyrion earlier in the episode stressed to Jon that sometimes he needs to lie and that he should have told Cersei what she wanted to hear, could he have taken his own advice? There is also a theory surrounding Cersei’s pregnancy. A lot of fans are speculating that she is going to die in childbirth giving birth to a baby affected by dwarfism. This theory has a real sense of poetic justice about it. Cersei has long blamed Tyrion for the death of their mother, who died in childbirth with Tyrion. This has some credence as the witch who foretold Cersei’s future when she was a child said she’d only have three children, each of which would die.
Going into Season 8 there is a lot set to change and conclude, it’s the final of the series afterall! Jaime is now displaced, alienated by his sister and his house after Cersei half told the undead Ser Clegane to kill Jaime for ‘betraying’ her. Will the Northern lords and the Dragon Queen accept another Lannister reject? Will this give us a weird Jaime/Tormund/Brienne love triangle? God I hope so! How will the North take the news that Jon is a Targaryen? How will Dany? Will the Hound take down his undead brother at some point? How will Sam take to Dany after she turned his Dad and Brother into BBQ? What are some of your thoughts on the series so far and your predictions going forward? Tweet us @CelebrityCutout.