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Game of Thrones Season 8 Theories

As Season 8’s premiere grows ever nearer, there are, as always, a multitude of rumours and fan-theories swirling around. So I thought one of my pre-season articles would take a look at which theories are plausible, and which are a load of BS.

Also – some of these theories are pretty outlandish. But remember Hodor, Shireen and the Red Wedding? George RR Martin promised there would be one more big shock right at the end of the series – it could be one of these…

Obviously, some spoilers for Seasons 1-7 and Books 1-5.

1. Jon Snow will sacrifice Daenerys to defeat the White Walkers: This theory is based off the books, particularly the bits that refer to the first time the White Walkers were defeated. The first ‘Long Night’ basically ends with Azor Azai sacrificing his wife Nissa Nissa to forge a blade capable of defeating the White Walkers (or something to that effect – it’s very clouded in mystery, partially because we haven’t had books 6 and 7 yet!). A lot of readers see Jon Snow and Daenerys as modern day parallels of those two, and believe Jon will have to make a similar sacrifice to see off the White Walkers. There is stuff on the show which makes this seem plausible as well (mainly from Melisandre – who remember told Daenerys that both she and Jon would have a part to play…). There’s whole reams about this theory on reddit and other places, so I won’t go into more depth here. But given how George R.R. Martin promised the ending would be ‘bittersweet’ it might not be far off the money…

Likelihood: 3/5

2. The ‘little brother’ will kill Cersei: This is arguably the oldest Game of Thrones theory. It is heavily set up both by the books and Jaime and Tyrion’s character arcs that one of them will kill Cersei (Jaime is also technically her little brother as he was born straight after her). There is a whole ‘Valonqar’ (little brother) prophecy that is responsible for this, but as with all prophecies, characters and fans can misread them. There are a lot of ‘little brothers’ on the show (though most of them, like Sandor Clegane and Bran, wouldn’t make much sense as Cersei’s executioner). Either way, Jaime killing Cersei would be the perfect way of finishing his character arc, so hopefully this is how it goes down.

Likelihood: 5/5

3. Littlefinger is still alive: This is an interesting one. It theorises that Littlefinger is actually working with the faceless men and faked his own death in Season 7. While it did seem a bit odd to see Littlefinger so completely caught unawares, there’s not a lot of in-show evidence to support this, nor has any link between the two ever been made in the books. However, you can never discount Littlefinger, and this would be one hell of a twist. If it is true, I think either Sansa or Arya might not survive…

Likelihood: 2/5

4. Tyrion is actually a Targaryen: This is a book theory that was very popular a few years ago. The main gist of it is that Tyrion’s father was actually the Mad King, and this is why Tywin hated him so much (it would make that ‘you’re no son of mine’ line from Tywin have even more heft to it). There’s a lot of stuff in the books that supports the possibility, but there’s only really one thing on the show that fans picked up – Tyrion’s ability to release Viserion and Rhaegal without getting roasted or eaten. However, the fact that the show has in no way set this up makes it a very unlikely theory (for the show at least. When Martin releases a Dream of Spring in 2039, who knows whether it will come good) and I can’t see the show rushing through all the necessary build-up in 6 episodes.

Likelihood: 1/5

5. Sansa will end up on the Iron Throne: More of a prediction than a theory, but she seems the most likely candidate at this point and a lot of people online tend to put weight behind her (Jon wouldn’t want it, Daenerys will probably die, Cersei will definitely die). Given all her lessons on power from Cersei and Littlefinger, Sansa is probably one of the few characters who would be a good ruler of the Seven Kingdoms once everything is settled. Unless of course the White Walkers win or that Littlefinger theory is true. Then she’ll be far too dead to care.

Likelihood: 4/5

6. R+L=J+M: An expansion on the theory about Jon’s parents, which became very popular in season 6. After the whole ‘Tower of Joy’ battle, there were only two survivors: Ned Stark and Howland Reed (Meera and Jojen’s father). This theory suggests that just as Ned took Jon as his son, Howland actually adopted Meera as his daughter, and that she is also another Targaryen. However much I like this theory, I think its now quite unlikely for a lot of practical reasons – there’s no sign Meera will even be in Season 8, and unless a lot of Bran’s visions have been edited/made up to deceive the viewers, the show has already debunked the theory by only showing one child in the Tower of Joy flashbacks.

Likelihood: 1/5

7. Jorah will become the 1000th Commander of the Night’s Watch: Only saw this one a few days ago, but it has a nice kind of symbolism to it, with Jorah finally being a man his late father would have been proud of. Given that Jorah can’t really have a happy ending (Daenerys will never return his affections and there’s no place for him back on Bear Island) this might be a likely role for him once the war is over. However, all this supposes that Jorah (and indeed, the Night’s Watch itself) survives the season, which i’m not too sure will be the case. Plausible theory, but we’ll have to wait and see.

Likelihood: 3/5

8. Bran created the Night’s King: We’ve already seen Bran witness the White Walker’s creation in that Hold the Door episode. But this theory takes things one step further and suggests that Bran ends up being in some way responsible for the Night’s King’s creation. The biggest reason to believe this theory is that the actor who plays the Night’s King let slip in an interview that the Night’s King has a ‘target’ he wants to destroy in Season 8. Given that the White Walkers head straight for Winterfell, there’s a limited number of characters it could be. While Jon and Daenerys are possible after their previous encounters with him, my money is on Bran. Given that the Night’s King marked him in a previous episode, might Bran be acting as a beacon the white walkers are following? We’ll have to find out, but things aren’t looking promising for the last Stark boy…

Likelihood: 3/5

9. Bran IS the Night’s King: This version of the theory goes one step further. The idea is that Bran accidentally wargs into the Night’s King, connecting them both together. While a bit out of left field, this idea does explain the White Walkers’ behaviour for the past couple of seasons. Think about it: if the Night’s King has access to the same sight Bran has, he might have foreseen that Jon and Daenerys would come North and that he could kill Viserion and gain a way past the wall (explaining why the Walker’s made no earlier attempt despite already having dealt with the wildlings and the Three-eyed Raven). It’s a mad theory, but who knows? This is Game of Thrones after all…

Likelihood: 2/5

10: Bran made Aerys Targaryen become the ‘Mad King’: Yes, yet ANOTHER Bran theory, but this is arguably the best of them. The Mad King spent his final day just muttering ‘Burn them All’ – could this have actually been a Hodor esque moment caused by Bran accidentally warging into him? Given that ‘burn them all’ is a statement you might apply to wights or white walkers, it seems plausible. What makes this theory great though, is how it would ultimately mean Bran was responsible for Jaime killing Aerys and becoming the reviled Kingslayer of Seasons 1 and 2 (and lest we forget, he was the man who threw Bran out the window in the first place). This would have a nice kind of symmetry to it and seems like something that could realistically happen.

Likelihood: 4/5

And there it is. There are certainly more theories out there, but these are the ones I know/care about the most, so I’ll leave it there. If there’s any good ones you’ve heard of that I missed, feel free to comment below.

Next time, I’ll be adding my predictions for Season 8, including who lives, who dies and who ends up on the Iron Throne. See you then!

Game of Thrones: The Queen’s Justice Review

The Queen’s Justice by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS!!!

Ice has met Fire. Book and Show fans alike have been waiting for this for a very, very long time. The first 20 mins of the episode was devoted to tense conversations on Dragonstone, and while Varys and Melisandre sparring was entertaining and Tyrion and Jon reminiscing was amusing, there was only one thing the viewers wanted to see. Jon and Daenerys. Well they didn’t shag (yet). They didn’t kill each other (yet). But it could still go either way judging by their interaction here, as the two argued (both equally stubborn!) but later showed a mutual respect (which stopped short of attraction but give it time guys). It was pretty good, but I suspect the best is yet to come from this pairing, which seemed mostly to be setting things up for next season (when they will inevitably have to unite against the White Walkers). The dialogue was very slick, particularly between Tyrion and Jon, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next in this uneasy alliance/co-operation. The fact them meeting wasn’t the highlight of the episode shows how good the rest of it was!

We’re being spoilt for battle scenes atm. Grey Worm and the Unsullied attacking Casterly Rock (which finally made an appearance!) was a short scene but Tyrion’s narration coupled with a narrative twist meant that it was a memorable one. Tyrion and Dany are really being outplayed by Jaime, Cersei and Euron atm aren’t they? Euron’s making Daenery’s fleets look like a laughing stock, Jaime’s strategy lessons at the hands of Robb Stark seem to have made him into a formidable General who is completely undoing Tyrion’s plans, and Cersei is better at manipulating powerful people than ever, here winning the Iron Banker Tycho (a returning Mark Gatiss) back to her side for now and keeping Euron onside without giving him what he wants yet.

I said at the start of the season Daenerys needed to suffer some setbacks to keep things interesting, but the shows gone further than I expected after only three episodes. Dorne is gone. Her fleets are gone. The Tyrell forces are either dead or have joined the Lannisters. Grey Worm and the Unsullied are trapped in hostile territory with no food. If it wasn’t for her Dragons, Daenerys would be almost certain to lose. Now she’s lost all 3 of her allied Westerosi houses, she’ll be forced to bring out the Dragons and Unsullied, as well as maybe asking Jon for help (though given how far North Jon’s men are i doubt he can do much, unless he wants to leave Davos behind as another advisor for the Queen). Seeing the Lannister armies march on Highgarden was suitably cool, and Diana Rigg fitting got the last word as fan-favourite Olenna was finally killed off (surprised Jaime didn’t lose his cool and run her through after the cunning old goat ensured a painless death for herself).

Mark Mylod can definitely come back as a director for the final season. The last two episodes have looked superb and he’s made two short battle scenes feel quite special. Hope the remaining directors this season are up to his standard!

Lena Headey and Nikolai Coster-Waldau are killing it this season – Jaime’s facial expressions are consistently spot on (whether shock at Euron’s foul-mouthed jibes or stunned realisation as Olenna confesses to killing his son) while Cersei’s glee/triumph at paying back Ellaria in kind for murdering her daughter was a high point for the character (and Lena Headey). For the first time I feel like Cersei is now a villain you can root for – you still don’t want her to win, but she’s now fun to watch the way Joffrey and Ramsay were, which wasn’t the case for most of seasons 1-6. Speaking of villains you can root for, Euron’s hilariously over-the-top style of villainy is a nice wild card in the mix at the moment – the odds on Jaime killing him seem to be getting higher every episode, though I’d settle for Theon, Yara or a Dragon doing it. Euron’s development into a memorable villain is what should have happened with the Sand Snakes and Ellaria, who we thankfully saw the last of this week as Cersei brutally (but admittedly justifiably) exacted revenge for her daughter and cruelly left Ellaria to watch her own daughter die slowly from poisoning. It was a great scene, with the writing and acting (particularly from Headey and Indira Varma) superb throughout.

Bran and Sansa’s reunion was one of the least interesting bits of the episode, but then again, it is Bran, whose newfound coldness (and lack of tact) isn’t making him any more endearing. Sansa’s joy at seeing him alive was nicely played by Sophie Turner though, and it was nice to see that Sansa is actually good at ruling the North (a sign of things to come if anything happens to Jon?). Hopefully Arya will be in the mix next week – as a lot of people have been waiting for a stark sister reunion for a long time. Sam and Jorah’s scene was touching but didn’t add much, though I have to wonder if any of those old books Sam was ordered to copy contains info on the White Walkers? On another note, Dany really needs some good news soon, so hopefully Jorah will be back at her side shortly, now he appears to be cured.

Overall, it was another strong episode with a twist at the end, it kept the momentum going but wasn’t quite as strong as last week’s episode. Still better than anything else on TV atm though!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Next Time: Arya returns to the North, Cersei presses her advantage and Daenerys tries to overcome her recent losses…

Game of Thrones: Stormborn Review

Stormborn by Bryan Cogman

WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS!!!

Well that was more like it! After the (nevertheless good) hour of set-up in the premiere, Stormborn delivered some interactions and reunions fans have been waiting years for, as well as a kick-arse battle scene (more on that later…).

Daenerys’ arrival has really shaken things up (in a good way!) on the show, not just because its brought six seasons of disparate plotlines together but also provided some character combinations we’ve never have seen before. Melisandre, Tyrion, Varys and Daenerys verbally tussling with each other over the nature of Jon Snow was neatly mirrored by Cersei and Jaime trying to convince Randall Tarly (Sam’s dickhead Dad) to help them fight her and Jon squabbling with the Northern lords to convince them trusting Daenerys is a necessary risk if they are to have a chance of defeating the White Walkers. These scenes were a joy to watch, and it was nice to see Yara, Theon, Ellaria Sand and Olenna Tyrell joining in with Daenerys council of war. This led to loads of great payoffs and references for long-term viewer, such as; Tyrion squaring off with Ellaria for murdering his innocent niece, Sansa coolly reminding Jon that Daenerys’ father burnt their grandfather alive, and Daenerys testing Varys’ loyalty after reminding him of his history of changing sides and betraying both her family, the Lannisters and the Baratheons.

Another pairing we’ve never seen before was Sam and Jorah, with Sam risking his position at the citadel to try and save a damned Jorah, which was touchingly revealed to be because of the admiration Sam possessed for Jorah’s father, the deceased Lord Commander. The healing scene made for uncomfortable viewing (its a good job this show is on well after dinner time!). Equally tantalising was the tension between Jon and Littlefinger – with Jon making it abundantly clear that Littlefinger’s affection for (i.e. perving on) his sister is not welcome. Doubtlessly this threat will drive Littlefinger to scheme against Jon more actively as the season progresses.

Arya’s catch up with Hot Pie (his first appearance since Season 4 – I swear Hot Pie is gonna be the only character left alive when the show ends the rate they kill people off) served as a nice way to show how much Arya’s changed since the early seasons – as well as a way to provide information to take her North (to a reunion with Sansa? And Bran? And Jon? And maybe even the Hound?! we can but hope). Nymeria’s rejection of Arya was saddening, but given we saw this kind of behaviour from Drogon in season 5, I’d put money on Arya’s direwolf returning and saving her life before the end of the season.

I argued in my season predictions that Daenerys had to suffer some major losses if her vs. Cersei was to take a whole season. I said last week I expected the show to build Euron up as a villain. The groundwork for both was laid here, and in spectacular fashion. Not only did we get confirmation that, thanks to Qyburn, Cersei has weapons (i.e. high-powered ballista’s) capable of hurting/killing dragons, but Euron dealt Daenerys and her followers a severe blow in a thrilling naval battle. This finally established Euron as a force to be reckoned with as he cut a swathe through his opponents (killing not one but TWO of the irritating Sand Snakes single-handedly), before overpowering Yara and intimidating Theon into abandoning his sister and fleeing (damn, Alfie Allen’s performance as Theon was good! Sure, his escape was cowardly, but after everything Ramsay did to him, is it any surprise Theon is still broken? He really needs to have a chat with Varys or Grey Worm about moving past his… deficiency). The battle itself was great, even if the action was limited to two ships, mainly because it came out of nowhere (I was expecting this to happen, but not as early as the end of episode 2!!!)

It also has ramifications for what happens next. Without Dornish forces, the Tyrells can’t take King’s Landing by themselves, so Daenerys will have to unleash the Dothraki (and the Dragons) which will drive more allies into Cersei’s clutches. Dany had better hope nothing goes wrong with Grey Worm’s attack on Casterly Rock… (Given all the effort the show has expended to make us care about him and Missandei – their romance was pretty sweet – THAT sex scene included – I am starting to worry about him. Normally once we care this much about supporting characters on Thrones their lifespan gets prematurely cut short!)

Overall there was a lot of talk and character moments in the first 50 minutes, but these were all of such high quality and were so rewarding for long-term show (and book) fans that I was on course to give this a 5/5 even before it brought out a stonking great naval battle for the last 10 minutes! That battle proved the shows increased budget-per-episode is reaping dividends. Hat’s off to writer Bryan Cogman and director Mark Mylod, both knocked it out of the park this week. Bring on episode 3!

Rating: 5 out of 5!

Next Time: Grey Worm attacks Casterly Rock, Euron returns to King’s Landing in triumph and Jon Snow meets Daenerys!!!!

So Ellaria Sand is Euron’s gift to Cersei. Odds on Cersei killing her daughter Tyene (and then her) in some gruesome way must be pretty high, and I’m not sure Yara’s long for this world either… Also why did they recast the 1 of the 3 sandsnakes that the fanbase actually sort of liked?! (Yes, for her entirely gratuitous prison nudity/flirting with Bronn, but still. At least the others are dead and the Dorne storyline pretty much along with it).

Game of Thrones: Dragonstone Review

IT’S BACK!!!!

Dragonstone by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss

Warning: SPOILERS!

Thrones’ premieres tend to be the weakest episodes of the season, normally because they’re focused on set up rather than payoff – I’d only give 1 premiere more than 4/5 (Season 3’s excellent Valar Dohaeris). This one is pretty standard, but a kick-ass opening scene, a sense of momentum and a divisive cameo make this more memorable than some opening instalments have been. The increased budget was apparent in a few scenes (Dany’s dragons soaring over Dragonstone, the White Walker’s army in Bran’s vision) but I’m sure we’ll see it to greater effect later on this season.

This was the first ‘cold open’ (i.e. pre-credits scene) a premiere’s had since season 4. And boy, was it a great one. A superb final performance from David Bradley (playing Arya pretending to be Walder) caps off a wonderful punch the air moment as Arya singlehandedly massacres what’s left of House Frey by a mass poisoning. The Red Wedding didn’t work out so well in the end, did it?

Things in the North were fun (Brienne and Tormund is still hilarious, Lyanna Mormont still one of the best characters) while the beginnings of a Sansa-Jon split were sowed nicely. Jon is a decent ruler (his decision to arm and train all Northerners, of both genders, was very practical) but is focused solely on the White Walkers, which doesn’t sit well with Sansa, who (understandably) wants revenge on the houses who sided with Ramsay and is wary of the unpredictable Queen Cersei. You can see both sides, along with the possibility that this rift between them isn’t going to end well…

One of the more surprising sequences involved the Hound and the Brotherhood. Thoros and Beric’s importance is being emphasised a lot for two characters who’ve been missing for 3 seasons, but Beric’s frequent resurrections coupled with Thoros’ apparently genuine ability to produce visions suggest they might be pretty integral to fighting the White Walkers. The Hound’s growth as a character was nice as well – he’s still damaged from the events of ‘The Broken Man’ last season and here he was forced to confront the consequences of old sins, as the Brotherhood stayed the night at the farmhouse where the Hound stole silver from a helpless farmer back in Season 4 (who has since killed himself and his daughter rather than starve). The scene where he buries the bodies and struggles to find the right words for them was probably the most moving part of the episode.

While the sequence with Sam at Oldtown was fairly long, his lack of screentime in season 6 made it a refreshing change, and Jim Broadbent’s role as the Archmaester added some gravitas to proceedings. The revelation that Jorah is now in the citadel’s holding cells (presumably awaiting treatment for his greyscale) was also a nice cameo.

Speaking of cameos: Ed Sheeran. Normally when thrones does cameos the musician is firmly in the background (like Coldplay’s Will Champion at the Red Wedding) but this one stuck out a bit more. But it was relatively harmless, and Arya realising that not all Lannister soldiers are bastards was an interesting character moment as she shared their food and seemed to enjoy herself for the first time in a while. How long this lasts with her apparent mission to kill Cersei is debatable…

Cersei and Euron’s parlay was interesting if unexpected, though Euron’s proposal was a bit of a surprise (though it gave Nikolaj Coster-Waldau aka Jaime some nice material to work with). Theories on what Euron’s gift will be? I can only think of two possibilities – he’s about to (try to) inflict a sizeable defeat on Dany’s fleet or bring Cersei someone she hates (Tyrion, Varys etc.). Should be interesting, because Euron really needs something to make him into a Ramsay or Joffrey worthy villain. Right now he’s a cool-looking support player, but that’s about it!

The final sequence with Dany and Tyrion was cool, hopefully foreshadowing a bit more screentime for them in episode 2. Was half expecting Melisandre to emerge from hiding somewhere, but I’m sure she’ll reappear later in the season. Sam’s discovery about Dragonglass in Daenerys new stronghold seems to point to Jon (or more likely Davos) heading south sometime in the near future too…

Overall, the direction, soundtrack and production standards are as good as ever and while its mostly moving the pieces into place, the episode sets the stage the rest of the season beautifully. Hopefully episode 2 can now bring the action and get things moving…

Rating: 4 out of 5

Next Time: Jon faces trouble in the North as Daenerys, Tyrion and her allies plan the invasion of Westeros…

Game of Thrones: Season 7 Predictions

Here’s my annual predictions for the new Game of Thrones season. Surprisingly most of my season 6 predictions came true last time but this year its far less predictable. There’s virtually nothing left of the books to use as a guide so this is purely based off the two trailers and some fan theories.

Warning: Obvious Spoilers for seasons 1-6. Minor spoilers if you haven’t seen the Season 7 trailers.

Plot Predictions:

  1. Euron Greyjoy will ally with Cersei: Has to happen. Not only does Euron doubtlessly want revenge on Yara and Theon, but Cersei is very outmatched by Daenerys’ forces atm, and Euron is really the only possible ally who might help even the odds.
  2. Littlefinger will use Jon’s parentage to further his (and Sansa’s?) agenda: It’s been half-hinted before in the show that Littlefinger might know about Jon’s real parentage (see his and Sansa’s convo in the Winterfell crypt in season 5). Even if he doesn’t, you suspect him or Sansa will find out and try to use it to get Sansa crowned Queen in the North in Jon’s place. Shots of Jon throttling Littlefinger suggest this doesn’t go down well…
  3. Tyrion and Grey Worm will storm Casterly Rock: The 2nd trailer shows Dragons swooping down on a castle we haven’t seen before, followed by a serious looking Tyrion as well as what looks like an unsullied surprise attack. My guess is this is Daenerys forces storming Casterly Rock (aka the Lannister’s home, which we haven’t seen before) and is probably an early move in the conflict between the two sides.
  4. Starks reunited: It seems certain Bran will reunite with his siblings this season, and I’d put money on Arya doing so as well. How the two of them react to the likely tension between Sansa and Jon should be interesting…
  5. The Hound and the Brotherhood will take the fight to the White Walkers: The Hound’s temporary alliance with the Brotherhood implies he will end up fighting the White Walkers, presumably venturing beyond the wall at some point. Hopefully The Hound might have a reunion with Arya somewhere en route…
  6. Jon gets evidence of the walkers and Davos travels south seeking allies: The trailer has shots of Davos in sunnier weather, suggesting he travels south seeking to rally Daenerys (and maybe the Lannisters) against the real enemy. Jon’s speech about families fighting together against a common enemy could tie into this as well. Odds are he and Daenerys might come face to face by the end of the season.
  7. Some of the Dragons will die or Daenerys will suffer a disaster: This almost certainly has to happen. Daenerys is just too powerful atm – in theory there’s no way Cersei should be able to fight her off. Which means one of two things must happen if their conflict will last the whole season (as you’d expect it to). Either some kind of defeat comes her way (my money’s on Euron and the Lannisters destroying a large part of her fleet) or Rhaegal and Viserion will die (we know Drogon won’t). One interesting possibility comes from Book 5, where Euron owns something called a Dragonhorn (I’ll leave TV fans to speculate on what exactly it does) which if also true in the show could be a major problem for Dany.
  8. Daenerys will attack and take King’s Landing: Despite what was just said, I still expect Dany to win this season and take the Iron Throne. Whether she’ll keep it in Season 8 is debatable but it seems certain she’ll beat Cersei here.
  9. Cersei will die (by Jaime or Tyrion’s hand): While it might be Daenerys who brings her down, fans (especially book fans) will doubtlessly be upset if it isn’t Jaime or Tyrion who kills her. A Prophecy in the books says Cersei must beware her ‘little brother’, suggesting Tyrion, but as Jaime was born seconds after her he is a possibility as well. My personal preference for how she dies would be Cersei trying to kill Tyrion but Jaime killing her to save his brother.
  10. The White Walkers will bring down the Wall: Most Thrones seasons end on a massive cliffhanger (The Birth of Dragons, The Army of the Dead, Jon’s Death, Daenerys finally setting sail for Westeros). While it could be another unexpected character death, my money would be the White Walkers finally attacking the wall – and destroying it (perhaps with the Horn of Joramun, book readers?) I may be completely wrong

Death predictions and odds:

Euron Greyjoy: 2/1. Near certain, given he’s one of only three of the show’s remaining human villains (I.e. Euron/Cersei/Littlefinger). He’s going to die.

Cersei: 2/1. Got to be surely? Hard to see at this point how the Lannisters can do well enough that Cersei will survive.

Yara/Theon: 10/1. People have been bigging up Euron as a villain this season, which inevitably means he’s going to kill someone the fans care about, and his niece and nephew are by far the most obvious candidates (plus I as I’ve said I suspect Daenerys’ fleet may meet with a severe defeat, which would not bode well for the Greyjoys).

Littlefinger: 15/1. More unsure about this one. Littlefinger’s scheming with Sansa may end up backfiring on him. I really want Varys to be the one to kill him (or at least be present to smirk at his death) but my gut says it’ll be Sansa or Brienne.

Grey Worm: 25/1. They’ve put a lot of effort into making us care about him and Missandei. Which doesn’t bode well by this shows record on doomed romances (see Jon and Ygritte, Tyrion and Shae, Dany and Drogo, Robb and Talisa… etc.)

Bronn: 25/1. Judging by all the shit House Lannister will have to wade through this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bronn dies in battle (well, him and Jaime are the only two on the Lannister side we care about, so one of them’s had it surely? Only other option would be him switching sides and rejoining Tyrion.