Twins Jaime and Cersei Lannister came into the world of Westeros together. In the battle of the living will they exit at the same time?
Perhaps fittingly, the siblings are tied in the Ipsos Game of Thrones death poll as we head into a climatic episode 5.Actress Emilia Clarke, who portrays Daenerys Targaryen on the show has said that the battle of the living will dwarf the battle of the dead, an 80-minute saga reportedly the longest such scene ever filmed for TV or cinema.
Who else won’t be living?
Had Jaime stayed with Brienne in the North, he likely wouldn’t have jumped 9 points to tie for the lead with his sister. However his decision to ride into the heart of the battle – seemingly to defend the mother of his three (four?) children – puts him in peril from pretty much everyone.
Getting between Jon Snow and Daenerys’ armies and dragon and the singular focus of their rage seems like a bad idea. And Cersei herself has a bounty on Sir Jaime’s head. But there is still the chance that the Kingslayer becomes the Queenslayer as has been long-prophesized by witches and Reddit threads alike.
Now that Euron Greyjoy is hanging out on land, his days might be numbered as well, according to 19% of respondents.
Last week 12% of the survey respondents correctly out-guessed this humble author that a dragon would die in episode 4. A mere handful (4%) thought we’d hear Missandei’s epic final lines (“Dracarys!”) before we hit the battle to end all battles. Many more thought, and continue to think, that Greyworm’s days are numbered.
Predictions change for the Iron Throne
As for who will finally sit on the Iron Throne, Daenerys’ viewer support has fallen dramatically since the start of season eight. As Tyrian and Varys openly discuss shifting their allegiance to Aegon Targaryen ne Jon Snow who has a very legitimate claim to the throne viewers are taking note.
Not included in the survey were thousands of civilians that Cersei has packed into King’s Landing as a buffer between herself and a steady stream of dragon fire. Their fate, and really the fate of just about everyone on the show – except maybe Tormund who took the wildlings back to the true North and basically said “Y’all go have your wars. We’re done.” – is truly up in the air as we head into the penultimate episode of this crazy show.