Finally, for the first time in quite a while, Game of Thrones ended an episode on a live-or-die cliffhanger.
As ‘The Spoils of War’ came to a close, Jaime Lannister was seen sinking into the ocean, his armor weighing him down. The moment came at the end of a devastating battle with Daenerys Targaryen, which left Jaime’s forces in shambles.
Many fans have have since been wondering what would come of Jaime.
In all honesty, it’s difficult to believe that Jaime would meet his end right now. He’s poised to be a major factor in the war between his sister and Dany, and there’s a chance he could be the key to a victory on either side.
While Jaime is likely safe, there are a few others who could be meeting their end in ‘Eastwatch’.
Randyll and/or Dickon Tarly
Jaime might walk away from this battle unscathed, but the same can’t be said for the men in his army.
Most of this force was killed during the Loot Train Attack. Those that remain alive will have to answer to Daenerys, and that doesn’t bode well for the leading men of House Tarly.
If Dickon and Randyll refuse to bend the knee to Dany, they won’t survive. Knowing the pride of that house, it’s a solid option.
Tormund Giantsbane
We don’t really want to think about this possibility, but we have to this week.
Judging by the name of the episode, it’s safe to assume that Tormund’s life could be in danger.
The episode it titled ‘Eastwatch’, which is a reference to the Eastwatch by the Sea. If you’re not familiar, that’s the name of the castle on the wall where Jon sent Tormund and his wilding army.
Something’s going down at Eastwatch this week – albeit good or bad. The one person we know and care about out there could be finding themselves an early exit.
Let’s hope the title doesn’t indicate an attack from the Night King, because that would almost certainly spell death for Tormund.
During last week’s battle, the beloved dragon of Daenerys took a large bolt to his shoulder, grounding him for a bit.
While all seemed fine, let’s remember that Maester Qyburn made the bolt that pierced Drogon’s hide. Qyburn has been known for his evil concoctions and deadly poisons.
Just like his namesake Khal Drogo, Drogon could be on the losing end of some nasty poison.
Dany’s dragons are going to be key in the battle for Westeros, but it would be awfully poetic to see Drogon go out like Drogo.