Emilia Clarke as Khaleesi in Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones left many shell-shocked with their reveals this season but the one fans have been waiting for is the Tower of Joy. So far, all we have to go on are the lessons of Maester Luwin, the stories of Old Nan and the visions Bran has had thus far. (Read: Game of Thrones is getting boring. There, we said it) Last week’s episode focused on both Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen winning their respective battles before the advent of the greater war. (Read: Just like Jon Snow, Game of Thrones just swung back from the dead) We see this as the show-runners teeing off to show us who will be ‘the one who was promised’ to lead the others through The Long Night. That’s just one of the things keeping us on the edge of the seat. (Read: Game Of Thrones theme track gets a sitar-sarod makeover)
Littlefinger’s Great Game
The one who set it all off, Petyr Baelish has been pulling strings and toppling dominoes from the sidelines for six years now. We won’t be surprised if he makes Sansa Stark marry Robin Arryn to bring the Vale and Winterfell under one rule and unite all of the Northern forces. Jon Snow will probably agree as unity in the North is paramount before the White Walkers jump the fence, sorry, Wall.
Cersei Lannister vs the Faith Militant
Tyrion Lannister confirmed the theories that The ‘Mad King’, Aerys Targaryen, had hidden caches of Wildfire all across King’s Landing. One major spot just happens to be the Sept of Baelor, the venue of Cersei’s trial. With King Tommen having abolished the custom of ‘Trial By Combat’ (dashing our hopes of Cleganebowl in the process) and Qyburn’s little birds finding something unnamed, our money is on it being a cache of Wildfire which will be used to bring the Great Sept and the Faith Militant down in a raging inferno. Whether or not that flame swallows Tommen and fulfils the prophecy made by Maggy the Frog remains to be seen.
Jaime Lannister - From Kingslayer to Queenslayer?
Maggy the Frog’s prophecy didn’t just say that all of Cersie’s children will die and her father will die at the hands of a Lannister but that she would be killed by her younger brother. While most believe this brother to be Tyrion, people forget that Jaime came out of the womb after her. We won’t be surprised if Cersei has her own ‘Mad Queen’ moment and burns down parts of King’s Landing, killing Tommen in the process and then Jaime steps up and shows us that there is still some good left in him.
The Winds of Winter
With Bran, Meera and Benjen trying to get South of the Wall, could the Night’s King follow him as his mark is now on Bran? Possibly. But we feel that there will be something more magical in play for the White Walkers’ march on the Wall. Mance Rayder had claimed to have found the mystical Horn of Winter in a glacier up in the Frostfangs in season 4. The horn was used by Joramun, a former King beyond the Wall, to wake giants for battle. Legend says it has powers to bring the Wall crashing down. Could the Night’s King have this Horn? We will find out on Monday.