Next Season of Game of Thrones is almost upon us. Season 8 will be the show’s last, wrapping up all the myriad storylines and conflicts and settling the war over the Iron Throne, and for the fate of humanity itself, once and for all. Season 8 will be on AIR tomorrow early morning. So what will happen? How will this whole thing end? Who will win and who will lose in this final game of thrones? Let’s make some predictions.
1 – Nobody will sit on the Iron Throne in the end.
I get a lot of Game of Thrones pitches from various PR agencies. One of the most common has to do with betting. I guess Game of Thrones inspires a lot of that.
What are the odds? Who will die? This season I see a lot of “Such-and-such’s odds of ruling Westeros” and the like. Will it be Gendry? Will it be Sam? Will it be Arya?
It will be nobody. That’s my guess. At one point during a conversation between Dany and Tyrion in the Season 6 finale, Daenerys says something that I think we should all pay heed to leading into Season 8.
Daenerys Targaryen: Targaryen, Baratheon, Lannister, Stark, Tyrell they’re all just spokes on a wheel. This ones on top, then that ones on top and on and on it spins crushing those on the ground.
Tyrion Lannister: It’s a beautiful dream, stopping the wheel. You’re not the first person who’s ever dreamt it.
Daenerys Targaryen: I’m not going to stop the wheel, I’m going to break the wheel.
This leads me to think, whoever comes out on top in the end, that the Iron Throne will no longer be the seat of power in Westeros, and that somehow Dany will bring real social change to the Seven Kingdoms. My second guess would be Daenerys on the throne, or her and Jon Snow ruling together.
2. All the dragons will die.
Sorry if this bums you out, but I don’t think the dragons are going to make it. We’ve already seen one turn into an ice dragon, the Night King’s fancy new ride. In the end, I think the dragons will die during the battle, fighting their lost brother.
Rhaegal, Drogon, and Viserion will fall, as the age of high magic and dragons is long gone in this world. These dragons were a small blip, intended to help end this final clash between good and evil.
3. The White Walkers will be stopped at great cost.
I am sure that Game of Thrones will have a really dark ending, and I don’t think it will have a really happy ending. I think it will be “bittersweet” as author George R.R. Martin has indicated (for his books, at least).
The Night King and the White Walkers will be stopped, through some combination of heroism, dragons, magic and Bran (though it’s still possible Bran is the Night King vis-a-vis time travel and twisted magic gone awry).
Cersei and her forces will also be stopped, and much blood will be shed all around. I’m not sure who will die, but I think the bulging cast will be whittled down quite a bit. It’s just impossible to say who dies and who lives, but if I had to guess on survivors it would be Sam and Gilly, Sansa, Davos and