Opinion: ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Predictions

By Madyson McGill

Better late than never. I’ve been reeling since the finale of the latest season of Game of Thrones. This past season had me on the edge of my couch, gripping a bottle… I mean glass of wine… for dear life. From the gruesome death of beloved dragon Viserion, to Cersei Lannister’s worst-time-to-become-pregnant announcement, to the fall of the wall, and Jon Snow (I mean Jon Targaryen) sleeping with his aunt, it’s been Three-Eyed Raven crazy.

Now I have to wait a whole year for the next season, and the only satisfying thing Game of Thrones gave me was Littlefinger bleeding out on Winterfell’s floor! What do I have to keep me warm on the cold winter nights? Nothing but fan predictions for the final season. So here I am to share them with you.

My first prediction involves the dragons, since Daenerys stupidly sacrificed them to save her beloved Jon Snow, who’s going to have a rude awakening when the next season rolls around. So, the Night King olympic vaulted Viserion into an icy death, and then used some random industrial grade chains to pull him from the icy depths, and brought him back to life. This gave Westeros’s number one enemy the tool to get passed the wall.

What I think is going to happen is that Daenerys will have to face off her child in battle. She’ll be stunned for a moment and try to tame Viserion, but it won’t work. Also, everyone has been saying the Jon is meant to ride Rhaegal, and we all know that Jon has a hero complex. I think he’ll ride in to save Daenerys but in the process get Rhaegal killed, because yes, Jon is a Targaryen. However, I feel like deep down he will always be a Stark, and won’t be a main dragon rider. So, Viserion will then kill Rhaegal. However, I also say this will cause Daenerys to come to her senses and Drogo will in turn kill Viserion, or destroy him.

My second prediction also has to do with Viserion and the Night King. They have taken down the wall and the final battle is quickly approaching. We also know that the Game of Thrones creators are prone to recreating battles from actual history. I think that the Night King will attack from both sides. They will attack from both the North and the South. The Night King will lay waste to King’s Landing, and it’ll be a big F*** You to Cersei, and Daenerys’s vision from the House of the Undying will become real. Snow will fall on the Iron Throne, and King’s Landing will be in ruins.

My final prediction is that someone will have to sacrifice their baby to the Night King to make peace. I don’t think The Great War is as simple as one side defeating the other. We know that for some reason the Night King and the White Walkers want male babies. What I believe will happen is that either Cersei will strike a deal with Night King and gives up her baby, or Daenerys and Jon will wind up pregnant because they stressed how much Daenerys can’t have kids. Then Daenerys will have to sacrifice that baby to end the war and return the realm to peace.

Also, some fast predictions on who will survive and who won’t: I think the only Starks to survive are going to be Arya, Bran, Jon. The only Lannister will be Tyrion. Daenerys will also survive.