Will Jon end up killing his mad auntie?
Probably not. Will she see that maybe heading straight for Cersei in the Red Keep should have Plan A? At some point, Daenrys will be done burning her capital city to the ground and butchering its population. When she's perched atop the rubble of King's Landing, looking over the destruction and the bodies, will she feel bad about it?
Episode 3: Death shall rain down upon Westeros.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Season 8, Episode 5 of “Game of Thrones,” titled “The Bells.” This is your final warning.
Will Daenerys show any remorse?
Episode 5: Hold my beer.
It would seem an odd end after eight seasons of character development and excellent acting from Headey and Coster-Waldau to have them perish under a hail of massive stones, as opposed to dying at the hand of Arya Stark's (Maisie Williams) knife or Daenerys' dragon. Are they really dead? Guess we'll have to wait until next weekend to find out. Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) were crushed to death by the falling rubble from the Red Keep in one of the episode's dramatic final scenes. Will Cersei and Jaime never get a fourth try at being good parents? Is Tyrion now the only Lannister with a pulse? Or were they…
Of course, it's terribly sad that Jaime left her for his evil, conniving sister, but surely Brienne should have ridden after him and arrived just in time to save him from his entombed fate? There was more than one badass lady missing from the massacre of King's Landing: Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). It's hard to blame Brienne given what Jaime did to her, and one could argue he's simply not worth saving, but surely from a plot and character stand point it would have been fitting for Brienne to rescue him one last time from his stupid mistakes.” />
The penultimate episode of "Game of Thrones" was a fiery affair.
King's Landing lies in ruins with much of its population decimated, and multiple major characters are among the dead. "The Bells" had a definite feeling of finality about it.
Where's Brienne when you need her?
That title now (and arguably for the last few seasons) belongs to Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner). It's fair to say that Daenerys' actions in the last episode mean that she's no longer the people's queen. This question speaks for itself. Jon has some serious humble pie to eat, and if he really doesn't want the Iron Throne, as he's oft repeated, Sansa seems to be the only sensible and qualified candidate to rule the Seven Kingdoms. He ignored her, and look what happened. She tried to warn Jon of what Daenerys was capable of.
However, as several of her trusted aids and lovers/nephew previously pointed out, that course of action would appear to have left her with very few subjects left to rule over. In this week's episode, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) decided to forget all of that "I'm here to save my people" nonsense, and instead rained fire and death down on the innocent civilians of King's Landing. It's all very well being Queen Daenerys, but it's quite difficult to bend the knee and kiss the ring when your potentially loyal followers are dead.
Surely in the final episode he will have to either give her a stern talking to, or a devastating knife through the heart? We'd bet on the latter. Unless Arya gets there first… In the few shots we saw of Jon, he didn't look too pleased with his lover's decision-making. Daenerys took a leaf out of her father's book and brutally scorched her own people to death in episode 5.
When will Sansa march South to claim her rightful throne?
However, the are still plenty of burning (too soon?) questions going into the series finale, with the Iron Throne still very much up for grabs.
Are Jaime and Cersei really dead?
Is there anybody left to rule?

Only time will tell if these final episodes can pull that kind of hairpin turn off, but looking back at multiple seasons building up to the idea that the Iron Throne doesn’t ultimately matter, it’s still baffling to watch the final season rush to forget it.” /> There could be something fascinating in telling the story of a traumatized world rebuilding after the end of the world and relapsing into petty squabbles. Now that he's neutralized, it's going to be extremely tricky for the show to snap back to royal basics and make them feel as weighty as they did before the potential apocalypse. The White Walkers, for all their mythic might, were never as interesting as the bickering humans playing mind games with each other, but the show seemed to forget that as it set up the Night King to be the Biggest Bad that anyone on "Game of Thrones" would face.
There’s never been an episode of TV like “The Long Night.” The long-awaited Battle of Winterfell delivered 82 minutes of heart-stopping, overwhelming, and extremely chaotic warfare on a truly massive scale, bringing the ultimate showdown of humanity versus death to a thrilling end. But after years of “Game of Thrones” building to this climactic moment, the biggest question facing the series and its characters, many of whom are miraculously still standing, is a simple and frustrating one: What now?
Arya’s final blow means the definitive defeat of the biggest threat the world has ever seen — and we’re only halfway through the final season. For as jaw-dropping as this episode is, the fact that it ends with the Night King’s unequivocal defeat contradicts the show's own narrative. With three episodes left, it sure looks like the show just defeated the Night King in order to throw everyone back into playing musical chairs with the Iron Throne before the final credits roll.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not read before watching “The Long Night,” the third episode of “Game of Thrones’” final season.
On the flip side: After years of underlining just how huge and terrifying and all-consuming the threat of White Walker destruction would be, plunging back into "who gets to sit on that pointy chair" will also feel very silly.
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely” gave way to “some [undead] men just want to watch the world burn.” But the further the TV show got from the books, and the more it pushed the Night King as its ultimate horror, it somehow became both more black and white and more muddled in what it was trying to say. With George R.R. This, plus the fact that not a single major death in “The Long Night” was at all narratively shocking, shows how much “Game of Thrones” has lost its handle on raising the stakes like it once did so well. Martin’s dense and often ruthless text to guide it in the early seasons, “Game of Thrones” always managed to balance familial infighting with overarching threats while still pulling the rug out from under our expectations.
It could also be fascinating to watch everyone snap back into the banal pettiness of clashing dynasties after facing the end of the world. Cersei Lannister has proven herself to be the show’s most charismatic villain by a long shot, and seeing how the new alliances forged up North may join forces to bring her down will no doubt be entertaining as hell. On the one hand, the sun-drenched court politics of King’s Landing made for some of the series’ best moments and can represent “Game of Thrones” at its sharpest.
When Daenerys inevitably re-commands those stubborn Northerners to bend the knee, why would they do anything but laugh after beating back the reanimated corpses of their loved ones? Without knowing quite what’s to come, it’s safe to say that watching the show get re-invested in the Lannister versus Targaryean versus Stark drama after cashing all its chips in on saying none of it matters will, at the very least, be downright bizarre. The show spent so long convincing its viewers and protagonists alike that the war between the living and the dead was the ultimate conflict that ending it halfway through the season is as jarring as it is anticlimactic. How is anyone who fought in that battle supposed to care about Cersei and her frat bro fiance after staring literal death in the face?

Qyburn: +2,500
How Many Living People Will Arya Kill In Season 8?
Who Will Die First?
Gendry: +650
Who Will Kill Cersei?
Here are the wildest bets you can make on the final season of "Game of Thrones:"
Jon and Daenerys' baby: +2,500
The Greyjoy family, especially Euron and Theon, doesn't get much love. The three remaining members are in the top five characters most likely to die first this season.
It's interesting to note that Petyr Baelish a.k.a. According to the odds, Jon Snow is the most likely to sit on the Iron Throne, assuming his rightful status as the true Targaryen heir. Sansa, the current leader of Winterfell and serious doubter of Daenerys, edges out the Targaryen princess, who's may have been building up her army all these past eight seasons for nothing. He's followed closely behind by Bran Stark, who used his creepy greensight power to reveal the truth about his brother, er, cousin. Some fans believe he may have faked his death and is still out there. Littlefinger, who seemingly had his throat slit in the Season 7 finale, still has a chance to take the Iron Throne.
Ellaria Sand: +4,000
Arya Stark: +150
Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane: +300
Arya Stark: +1,500
Who Will Rule Westeros?
Yara Greyjoy: +1,000
Other: +400
Daario Naharis: +12,500
Petyr Baelish: +1,250
Yara Greyjoy: +15,000
The Hound: +12,500
Samwell Tarly: +2,000
Yes: +175
The Mountain: +4,000
Will Arya Wear Littlefinger's Face?
Sansa Stark: +2,500
Bran Stark: +275
Beric Dondarrion: +12,500
No: -260
Bronn: +10,000
Theon Greyjoy: +15,000
Daenerys Targaryen: +2,500
Daenerys Targaryen: +550
Jaqen H'ghar: +10,000
Davos Seaworth: +7,000
Jaime is the most favored character to kill off his sister/lover this season, beating out Arya, who has the Mad Queen on her list of targets to kill.
Will Quaithe Be Shown Again In The Final Season?
Theon Greyjoy: +200
Raven: +125
Euron Greyjoy: +2,500
Arya Stark: +2,000
No: -200
Jaime Lannister: +130
Yes: +200
Yes: +150
Sansa Stark: +500
Varys: +7,000
Euron Greyjoy: +200
No: -400
Jaime Lannister: +500
Yes: +300
Wolf: +300
Tormund Giantsbane: +15,000
Jorah Mormont: +6,600
With "Game of Thrones" hype at an all-time high, Las Vegas may be raking in as much money as the Iron Bank.
Jon Snow: +2,500
Will Cersei Give Birth?
Daenerys Targaryen: +2,000
Sansa Stark: +1,000
Under 3.5: -115
Tyrion Lannister: +550
Dragon: +300
Sandor "The Hound" Clegane: -480
Popular betting sites, like Bovada, have calculated the odds on Westeros' most burning (and wildest) questions. For example, what are the odds that Arya will wear Littlefinger's face? HBO's fantasy masterpiece has seized the gambling world's attention nearly as much as the Super Bowl or Kentucky Derby. Fans spew countless theories on social media, such as which characters will be axed and who will sit on the Iron Throne, but betters put their money where their mouths are.
Melisandre: +10,000
The Night King: +1,500
No: -300
The Night King: +2,000
Jon Snow: +225
Human: +300
Tyrion Lannister: +1,500
Cersei Lannister: +2,500
Brienne of Tarth: +10,000
Does Tyrion Have a Secret Plot with Cersei?
What Will Bran Warg Into Next?
Jon Snow: +2,000
Cersei Lannister: +500
The Mountain: +15,000
Both Die Or Are Destroyed: +350
Finally, most fans think that Cersei is lying about being pregnant, and that she doesn't have a secret plan with her brother Tyrion to break her alliance with Jon and Daenerys' army, but only time will tell.” />
Jaime Lannister: +4,000
Tyrion Lannister: +1,500
Does Not Die: +550
Who Will Win Cleganebowl?
Jorah Mormont: +10,000
Over 3.5: -115
Gilly: +15,000
Euron Greyjoy: +10,000

Bradley's intense scene with Daenerys, in which she divulges that things got a little too heated between her and his father, Randyll (James Faulkner), and his brother, Dickon (Tom Hopper), was the actor's first time working opposite Clarke.
While it may feel like every single scene from here till the very end of "Thrones" will be seeped in drama and import, Bradley says there are still "plenty of lighter scenes" to come, and he wants to reassure worried fans that the show will stick its final landing.
SPOILER ALERT: Do not keep reading unless you’ve seen “Game of Thrones” Season 8 Episode 1, titled “Winterfell.”
The second part was the revelation that fans have been waiting eight years and seven entire seasons for — a revelation that Bradley quite rightly calls "the most important piece of information in the entire show."
He reveals that he broke the scene down into two parts in his head.
"I wanted it to be as uncomfortable a viewing experience as possible," Bradley says.
It feels like New Year’s Day. "It feels like I’m hungover. "It’s hard to huddle up in your little bed and know that you’re being watched all over the world at that exact moment," Bradley told Variety Monday morning. You’ve been waiting for it for so long, and the day after you just don't know how to feel."
Like many "Game of Thrones" fans, John Bradley barely slept a wink last night.
"We’re not afraid to talk about it, we’re not dreading people seeing it or how they’re going to react. It’s gonna give the fans and the show itself the ending they deserve.”” /> I’m gonna feel that way the second before it starts in five weeks time. Ever since I first read that last page of script, the last page of Season 8, Episode 6, I have been desperate for people to see it. Quite a few shows have been great and then missed on the finale, and that’s tarnished people’s relationship with the show, but we’re not going to do that. “It’s an ending that we’re really satisfied with," he says.
After seven seasons of "watching her like a fan," Bradley says working with Clarke "was a true joy," and allowed him to contrast the cold, matter-of-fact manner in which Daenerys delivers the news with Sam's devastation.
The actor attributes his insomnia partly to jet lag, and partly to nerves. The eighth and final season premiere was a monumental episode for his character, Samwell Tarly, for more than one reason.
He knows Jon is going to be angry, he knows any blasphemy against the sainted figure of Ned Stark is going to rile Jon up. "From a performance point of view it was very delicate, because I know I had to get all of the emotions into the first half of the scene, and in the second half abandon them," Bradley says. "Sam has to calm himself down and explain the situation to Jon very calmly and in terms which are easy to understand. Sam needs to be as calm as possible to throw a cold blanket on that, to make Jon listen to what he has got to say."
"He just understandably needs to get that off his chest," Bradley says. The first was the reunion of two old friends, with Sam telling Jon about the fate of his late father and brother.
Bradley says he and Harington ran through their lines over and over for several days in advance of filming, so as not to "trip up" or "hit a stumbling block" on the day. In one of the episode's final scenes, Sam stumbles down into the Winterfell crypts, still in complete shock about what has happened to his family, but determined to tell Jon the truth about his parentage.
In the latest episode, Sam found out via the ever-tactful Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) that his father and brother had been burnt to a crisp for refusing to bend the knee, and then had to reveal to his best mate Jon Snow (Kit Harington) that he's not a Stark bastard after all, but a Targaryen, and therefore the true heir to the Iron Throne. One can forgive Bradley for being a little nervous.