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Game of Thrones – Season 8 predictions

The dust had settled on the Game of Thrones season 7 and there are already tons of predictions for season 8 floating around the interweb. I think it’s going to fun to create a checklist kind of post to predict shortly how the cookies are going to crumble for this bunch and see if any of them would come true. Let’s start with the small potatoes.


Podrick

After fighting in the Great War, Pod will open the largest brothel in the Seven Kingdoms. He will go down in history as the Greatest Pimp.

Bronn
Almost die saving Jaime yet again in the Great Wall. Loses hand but gained his own castle like he always wanted.

The Hound
Dies in the care of Arya from the wounds he got from fighting and killing his brother.

Theon and Yara
Dies as a hero saving his sister, finally shedding Reek and regaining his identity as Theon Greyjoy, who is a Stark at heart. Yara will become the ruler of the Iron Islands.

Brienne and Tormund
Falls for Tormund and have giant monster babies in her home island and lives happily ever after.

Sam and Gilly
After being one of the key person offering great knowledge to help win the Great Wall, he become the lord of his own house, retire to being the lord and marry Gilly and raise little Sam as his heir. Will become a honorary maester of the Citadel and be the author of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’.

Missandei and Grey Worm
Gets to return to her home island with Grey Worm and make it her life mission to educate orphans, especially girls. Grey Worm would teach them to defend themselves.

Varys
Dies fighting for the utopia of a kingdom. Goes down in history as the great man and will be remembered as the one who fight for the people.

And then the big potatoes.

Bran
Sacrifice himself to either kill the Night King using his mental superpowers or at least deliver a fatal blow that would be the key in winning the Great Wall.

Sansa
Becomes the Lady of the Winterfell and warden of the North. Never marries again, just like Lyanna Mormont.

Arya
Finnish with her list, reunite with Nymeria and become the greatest assassin’s creed of Westeros.

Jaime
Fights in the Great War. Will die killing Cersei.

Cersei
Will be killed by Jaime, taking him with her.

Tyrion
After Jaime and Cersei die, he becomes the Lord of the Casterly Rock, remains the Hand of the Queen. Never marries.

Jon
Plays another key role in winning the Great War, riding Rhaegal to the battle. Both will die protecting Daenerys.

Daenerys
Will ascend the Iron Throne, but heart-broken and to a kingdom in ruins and would require decades to rebuild. After Jon’s death, she will never re-marry, but she will ascend the throne pregnant with the heir to the Iron Throne.

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The Dragon and the Wolf – GoT S07E07 review

Here it finally was, the grand season finale of the 7th season of Game of Thrones. ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ turned out to be one of my favorite episodes of all time, mostly because some of the most exciting first meet-and-greets and bittersweet reunions. Let’s go through those reunions first.

Kuvahaun tulos haulle the dragon and the wolf the hound and brienneThere is Tyrion and Podrick, and Tyrion and Bronn. Three of them once thick as thieves but now finding themselves fighting for different kings and queens, but the bromance is still there. One of my favorite is of course Brienne and the Hound. The biggest link between them is Arya, so that was what they talked about. Brienne offering the information about Arya to the Hound felt almost like a little apology, as in ‘sorry dude that I tried to kill you’. And oh, the proud papa’s expression on the Hound’s face when Brienne shared how capable of a fighter Arya has become. It was a good chat. Although Brienne and Jaime’s reunion was only meaningful looks and a brief shouting convo in the end of the failed negotiation, it was still pretty good. And talking about looks, the looks exchanged between Tyrion and Cersei, so deadly.

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Beyond the Wall – GoT S07E06 review

I was going to take a break from this blog for a week because last Friday’s song choice turned out to be pretty accurate. But life goes on and the last Game of Thrones episode was phenomenal. So I decided not to wallow in the pool of sadness and self-pity and just soldier on. So here’s the review for episode six, and tomorrow I will write the post about canes as promised. And when I’m mentally ready, I will write a proper update about my situation. First things first, let’s get to the episode.

Jeez, Arya, chill the fuck up girl 

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Let’s start with the filler girls of the season. Yes, I still think the whole Sansa and Arya drama is just fillers, cos really, there isn’t anything exciting happening in the good old Winterfell except Bran jerking off under the tree all day. So they put a Littlefinger in the mix to stir some old shit up, it just goes to show how easily manipulated the two young girls are, despite all of those things they have learned in their own journeys. I do not know what is Arya’s end game, is she gonna kill her own sister? The same goes with Sansa, sending Brienne away to King’s Landing, is she prepared to kill Arya? And is anyone else low key excited that Brienne gets to meet Jaime again?

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