‘Game of Thrones’ finale predictions — and questions that need answers

‘Game of Thrones’ finale predictions — and questions that need answers

The end is coming. And Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale, the series’ 73rd episode, is sure to be divisive.

Last week, we saw Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) raze King’s Landing in the show’s most polarizing plot point yet. A host of major characters were also killed off, including Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). But with just 79 minutes to go, there are many questions that still need answering.

Will Sansa deliver the world’s most well-earned “I told you so” to Jon?

Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) has been suspicious of Daenerys all along, much to Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) chagrin. He just wanted everyone to get along, but Sansa wasn’t having it — and it turns out she was right. Will she tell Jon as much? And with Cersei gone, will she steal her signature “wine smirk”?

Who will sadly caress Jaime Lannister’s gold hand?

When you have a dead character with a gold appendage, one of his loved ones must have a sad moment looking at it. That’s a TV rule. Who will get the scene finding his gold hand in the rubble — his brother Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) or his longtime pal and short-time lover Brienne (Gwendoline Christie)?

Will Arya’s face-changing abilities be relevant?

Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) spent the entire middle of the show at assassin school in Braavos learning how to change faces. Although her copious skills have come in handy — she did kill the Night King, after all — she did it with nary a face swap. Is this aspect of Arya’s plot line just . . . irrelevant? Or will we see her in masquerade mode one last time?

Who will stop Daenerys?


Now that Daenerys has veered into “Mad Queen” territory by murdering most of her would-be subjects, the Iron Throne is slipping out of her reach. Unfortunately, the best guy for getting rid of monarchs (King slayer Jaime Lannister) is gone. So who will step up? Jon? Arya? Sansa could be an option, too.

Why did Bran warg into birds during “The Long Night?”

Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) spent this season’s third episode projecting his consciousness onto crows instead of aiding in the fight against White Walkers. Granted, there’s not much he could have physically done, but he might have at least picked a useful animal like a dragon. Will it be revealed that he was doing something useful after all?

What is West of Westeros?

This question came up for Arya in Season 6 but hasn’t been addressed since. A Girl has an adventurous spirit, and she won’t be content with a life as Gendry’s wife. Assuming she survives the finale, might she find a boat and go on a journey to discover the answer to her long-ago posed question: “What’s West of Westeros?”

Will the wheel be broken?

Daenerys used to talk about her desire to “break the wheel.” Remember that? (The writers sure don’t.) Could the theme be revisited in the final episode — meaning, will anybody end up on the Iron Throne in the end, or will a new kind of ruling structure rise up in its place?

Will anybody pet Ghost?

For God’s sake, somebody pet Jon’s poor, neglected Direwolf.

Will anybody recognize that Jaime Lannister had honor?

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Jaime did a lot of bad things for Cersei, as he outlined in his breakup speech to Brienne. However, he also did a lot of good things, such as saving the entire kingdom by killing the Mad King. In Season 4, he was shown looking at the White Book, which features the heroic deeds of the Kingsguard. His entry was mostly blank, and Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) taunted him for it. Presumably, this book is now in the rubble. But maybe it survived. Will anyone fill out his entry?

Who is the new Prince of Dorne?

In “The Last of the Starks,” Varys (Conleth Hill), who was another casualty of “The Bells,” mentioned having support from the new Prince of Dorne. Sorry, what? All of the Martell family has been killed. Who is this new prince? Will this mystery be solved?

Will there be consequences for Tyrion freeing Jaime?

In “The Bells,” Tyrion defied Daenerys and freed Jaime from her forces, allowing him to sneak away and find Cersei. If Dany is still in charge (which is debatable), this is treason. Will it matter, or get lost in the chaos of sorting out everything else?

Will Jaqen H’ghar make another appearance?

Arya’s just lost one important mentor, since the Hound (Rory McCann) died in “The Bells,” too. So will her other mentor Jaqen (Tom Wlaschiha) pop up, or is he also gone forever?

Is Daenerys pregnant?

Season 7 foreshadowed that Jon would get Daenerys pregnant, since they discussed her inability to have kids no less than three times. But so far, this hasn’t come to pass. Could it be that they were waiting to reveal this in the finale, to complicate the issue of him potentially killing her?

Will Bronn get his castle?

Bronn (Jerome Flynn) has a consistent goal: He wants castles. In “The Last of the Starks,” Tyrion and Jaime promised him the old Tyrell stronghold Highgarden. But Jaime is dead, and Tyrion may join him. So the promise may be moot.

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