The year 2019 will mark the most awaited finale of HBO’s hit TV series, Game of Thrones. With only six episodes left, fans all over the world will soon be sailing to Westeros for the final time. Here are the five things to look forward to the last season of GOT.
1. Winged steed for the dead!
Westeros’ history has been shaped by these massive fire breathing, flying reptiles. They have been used in warfare to burn a whole army and big cities as well as a symbolism for strength and power. After all, who would dare fight against an army with a dragon?
Just as we thought that Daenerys got us covered, things just got a little bit more complicated as we witness in season seven’s “beyond the wall” episode how the night king made us go “WOAH”. Unfortunately, it turned out that the leader of the undead had some tricks up his sleeves as he managed to kill and resurrect Viserion and turned it into a wight. With this in mind, what could possibly stop the night king from attacking the humans? He has an army of wights, giants, and finally a winged steed. Would Daenerys allow her last two living dragons to be part of the upcoming war?
2. The Three-eyed raven’s prophecy
Fans have long wondered how Bran Stark would be able to fulfill the Three-eyed raven’s foretelling that the Stark boy will never be able to walk but he would be flying soon. Online fora and commentaries from the fans state that Bran might be able to take control of Viserion and turn him against the Night King. It is important to note though that Bran is not yet strong enough in establishing connection with animals, but with six episodes left, Bran probably has a shot on it.
3. Arya’s list
If we can link one famous quote to Arya Stark’s name that is “all men must die”, these so called “men” refer to the list of names which she would gladly kill given the opportunity. Despite all the special skills she acquired from her experiences, Arya wasn’t given the chance to kill most of the people in her list. Considering that the series is already coming to an end, fans speculate that she would be killing Cersei in the coming season. That would lead us to the next entry.
4. The Stark sisters against all odds!
Season seven gave us a glimpse on how Arya and Sansa Stark worked hand in hand to expose Baelish’s treachery. It’s amazing how their characters have developed after the situations they have encountered in their lives. Their past experiences definitely paved way so that they may become strong, intelligent, and skillful in handling matters. Fans speculate that the sisters will be part of a bigger plan that will unfold in the last season, so better watch out for that.
5. Who will sit on the Iron throne?
And the most awaited scene is…who will rule the seven kingdoms and sit on the much coveted, Iron throne? There are three options here: Jon as a Targaryen, Daenerys Targaryen, or a Lannister. The stakes are high and fans are rallying to put the two Targaryens on the throne. After all, a Targaryen will always have the best claim to the throne. It is important to note though that a Lannister may still have a shot on the throne. In season seven, we were lead to believe that Cersei will never back down from her claim and is willing to give her all to keep the throne to herself.
This article was written by a freelancer.