My thoughts on the newest season of Game of Thrones

I'm not ready for episode three!

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My thoughts on the newest season of Game of Thrones

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SPOILER ALERT

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that a new season of Game of Thrones premiered last Sunday. The season eight premiere was highly anticipated; over 17 million people tuned in for the first episode. Episodes one and two were both “feel-good” episodes by GOT standards, so what’s in store for next week? I don’t think I want to know.

Hands down the best moment of episode 2. Photo credit to Vulture.

As I said above, the first two episodes were a lot more wholesome than most episodes. Anyone who is familiar with the show knows that when one episode is rather sentimental and nonviolent, the next one will be very bad. So I anticipate that episode three, which is the longest GOT episode ever at 80 minutes, won’t be a lighthearted episode. I’d say that we should be prepared to say goodbye to some of our favorite characters.

After watching the first two episodes of season eight, I’ve made a couple of predictions for episode three and for the rest of the season. Here they are:

Daenerys won’t be a good queen.

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I never jumped on the Daenerys bandwagon; since the first episode, I haven’t liked her. Maybe it’s because she’s a Targaryen (no, definitely because she’s a Targaryen), but I don’t trust her. Her motivation since day one has only been to become the queen of Westeros at any cost. In the last episode, it was obvious how furious she became when she found out that Jon Snow has a better claim to the Iron Throne than she does. She cared way more about that than about the fact that he’s her nephew. Also, when Sansa asked her what would to happen to the North when she took the Iron Throne, she coiled up and offered no response. Daenerys won’t be a good queen. She cares too much about power to be a kind leader and doesn’t have the best interest of the people in mind. Jon Snow, as rightful heir to the Iron Throne, would be a much better ruler.

The crypts won’t be safe. 

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Okay, this just seems obvious, but the people of Winterfell must not be that smart. When the White Walkers invade, the women and children are planning on hiding in the crypts, the final resting place for all of the dead Starks. This seems like a good place to hide until you release that the Wights raise the dead and have them join their army. So, the people of Winterfell are going to hide from dead people surrounded by dead people. Doesn’t seem like a good hiding place anymore. In true GOT style, there will probably be a breach; we can probably expect something terrible to happen to the women and children hiding in the crypts.

Some of our favorite characters are going to die.

Photo credit to Vanity Fair.

While watching Game of Thrones, it’s important that you don’t get too attached to a character because there’s always a good chance that he/she will be killed (I’m looking at you, Ned Stark and Osha). Especially in the next episode, the longest consecutive battle scene of any TV show or movie, it’s likely that many characters will die. One character in particular that I think will die is Grey Worm. The directors of GOT would definitely include a sweet scene like Grey Worm and Missandei planning their futures together only to kill him off in the next episode. They would do that to us. But there’ll be more than just one death; people on Twitter are theorizing that Tormund and Podrick will die too, and even maybe Theon.

A lot of our questions will be answered during Sunday night’s episode, but until then, I’ll continue to hope that Game of Thrones will do us a favor and not kill off all of the best characters in 80 minutes. Happy watching!