Again, I’m just going to get right to it.
Will Tyrion Betray Daenerys & Co.?
As there are fans who aren’t aware of the Frikidoctor Tyrion leaks, I won’t spoil it for you… or I might. I’ll try my hardest to be cryptic and vague. Let’s be real though, Tyrion is not dumb enough to believe that Cersei will send help to the North. Cersei would gain a lot more from her original plan of letting Dany & co. fight with the dead and dealing with the victors with her own army and the Golden Company. Tyrion must have struck some sort of deal which Cersei could actually benefit from. I thought it rather suspect that they left out the rest of the scene between Tyrion and Cersei, we were left in the dark as to how Tyrion was able to convince Cersei to send assistance.
But how could Tyrion, so smart, so good, so brave, betray Daenerys and Jon? Show Tyrion is incredibly different to Book Tyrion. Book Tyrion is perhaps the most morally grey character of the series. Unpopular opinion: I’m not a major fan of Book Tyrion. Sure, he has some good moments, but he has equally dark and disturbing moments too which include him participating in the gang rape of his wife Tysha alongside Tywin’s guards. You might argue that Tywin forced him to the act, but the picture remains terrifying. While Tyrion, on the show, does not consummate his marriage to Sansa as Sansa is petrified of losing her maidenhood to him and he loves Shae, in the book, Tyrion is bitter when he realises that Sansa is disgusted by him. He is dissuaded by this. In addition, Book Tyrion is aware that Shae doesn’t love him and she’s doing what she can to get by in a world that doesn’t favour commoners. The show created a love story between the pair which whitewashed the effect of Tyrion murdering Shae and made it seem justifiable. ‘Poor Tyrion,’ yet another woman who will not love him even though he’s nice and smart. He is nice and smart, but, goodness, incel alert much?
I personally think that Cersei’s storyline has been merged with Aegon’s (also known as fake Aegon by readers) storyline who has been completely left out from the show. The Golden Company swore allegiance to Aegon Targaryen and join him to invade Westeros. As we’ve seen, Cersei has Euron recruit the Golden Company to her cause.
Back to the leak and why I think it’s true. Daenerys questions whether Tyrion really wants to hurt his family and he tells Cersei that he doesn’t want to destroy his family and that he never has. To his knowledge, Daenerys cannot produce an heir which means her death will bring about the end to her cause. Cersei, on the other hand, is pregnant. What if he promised Cersei that, should Daenerys die, Cersei’s child could inherit the throne? Cersei would be able to rule as regent. I wouldn’t consider this a betrayal because it seems the logical decision to make, but Daenerys is unlikely to see it in that light.
Other than Tyrion, and I’m not including Jaime, Sansa knows Cersei best. I expect Sansa to question Tyrion’s word that Cersei will send help. Jaime will turn up at Winterfell eventually to fight at the Battle of Winterfell which we’ve seen in the trailer and he will let Dany & co. know that Cersei will not be sending help.
Tyrion is a Lannister and he is Tywin’s son as I discussed in Part One. Will he be loyal to his House? To his family? Daenerys’s glamour is wearing off, especially for Varys who we saw drinking after the second Field of Fire. I suspected that Tyrion has been in love with Daenerys for a while now, he certainly had the look of love in his eyes when Daenerys awarded him the title of Hand of the King to him and a leaked script from the previous season confirmed this. Peter Dinklage told EW that Tyrion is in love with Daenerys – or thinks he is. I think Tyrion’s role in the final season will test his loyalties; does it lie with Daenerys and the new world she wants to build or the legacy that he, as a Lannister, wants to preserve?
I hope the leak turns out to be true. Simply because it would be scandalous and exciting. And this is Game of Thrones… we desire chaos and drama.
Who Will be the Valonqar?
First of all, I just want to say, I only love Jaime Lannister and my bed, I’m sorry. I don’t see Jaime surviving, and it always seems that characters like Jaime, Sirius and even Eleanor Shellstrop have to die for their arc to be completed – or in the case of Eleanor, die to become good which is a shame because these are the very few characters I can relate to – bad boy turned good (yes, I did just call myself that).
Will Jaime be the valonqar as die-hard fans expect? He would have to survive the Battle of Winterfell and it seems that fans believe that he will die a heroic death at the battle. But for the Valonqar theory to be realised, Jaime would have to survive and head back South to King’s Landing. I think he will survive the battle and head back to King’s Landing.
Better yet – what if Jaime survives and becomes the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch? What if he survives and helps rebuild the Wall after the Great War is over? Or… even more scandalous: what if Jon, Dany and Cersei die, and Jaime inherits the throne? Okay, this is a reach, but he is a King I would root for.
Who Will Win the Iron Throne? Will There Even Be a Throne by the End?
It is the smallfolk who suffer when the high Lords and Ladies play the Game of Thrones. The ending I want? A democracy. The Iron Throne destroyed, and a Parliament built. The Broken Man speech was left out from the show and it accurately reflects the lives of the soldiers who have to fight for nobles who don’t even know their names while their families starve at home. Daenerys is fighting for the smallfolk in the fight for the Iron Throne, but her “bend the knee or die” demand to soldiers raises some flags.
I do believe Daenerys will win the Iron Throne if the Iron Throne isn’t destroyed by the end, but as I said in Part One, Emilia Clarke’s interview with Vanity Fair makes me believe that she’ll have to pay a high price for the Iron Throne.
But do you know what would be the most shocking ending ever? Daenerys and Jon ruling Westeros, have a baby, and we really do end up getting a happily ever after ending. That would be the greatest trick George R. R. Martin plays on us all. We would be stumped. What did we just watch? What just happened? Are we dreaming?
DEAD POOL – WHO WILL SURVIVE?
There are only two characters that I can safely say will survive – Sam and Gilly. They are Samwise Gamgee and Rosie Cotton. Every other character is fair game for dead meat.
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Who do you think should rule the Iron Throne and who do you think will most likely win the Iron Throne? Do you think Tyrion will betray Daenerys? Who do you think is the Valonqar? Are you excited for Game of Thrones? Let me know in the comments!
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