Open Channel: How Will Game of Thrones End Now?

Jon Snow’s know-nothingness matches our own.
Jon Snow’s know-nothingness matches our own.
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The latest episode of Game of Thrones has already addressed one of the show’s greatest conflicts, but there are still three (very long) episodes left! Now, the show could spend the rest of its time setting up a new age in Westeros, but what if something else were to happen? Time to don those tin foil helmets, folks. We’re going theory spelunking.

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Game of Thrones’The Long Night” was shocking, in so many ways. Not only was it a 90-minute thrill ride that felt like a combination of Dunkirk and A Quiet Place, but it also got rid of the Night King and his White Walker army—thanks to Arya Stark and a well-placed dagger. At least, that’s what it looks like. But as we know, on Game of Thrones, anything can happen.


We still have three episodes left to go, and right now the only thing standing between our heroes and the Iron Throne is Queen Cersei Lannister, her pirate boyfriend, and about 20,000 mercenaries. Given how Cersei broke her promise to help Daenerys and Jon, I don’t see them showing any mercy. And a problem like Cersei could get solved in a 30-minute dragon rampage. So, what else could possibly happen?

I shared my biggest fan theory in this article, but now I want to hear your ideas for what will happen in these final three episodes. Your favorite popular fan theories, your personal hopes for who will sit on the Iron Throne. Even your wildest dreams, no matter how implausible. Share your theories in the comments below.

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Alright, so I have given this a lot of thought. And this is the only logical way it could end.

The war ends. They lose a lot of people during it. But at the end while resting under a tree, Jon Snow suddenly begins to have difficulty breathing. Daenerys quickly places him on a dragon and waves a good bye while the dragon fly away. Jon admires the wildlife below and dies peacefully in the dragon’s mouth.
Then Daenerys expresses a desire to venture off and explore the world, Arya, her destiny as an assassin fulfilled, literally vanishes without a trace. Daenerys promises to never forget her. Missandei decides to settle by herself on a remote southern island.

The surviving Starks are reunited as a family, so basically just Sansa. Tormund and Sir Brienne of Tarth stays with her but never gets together. Daenerys eventually finds the place where she will build a nice home, and buries her feelings on a nearby hillside.

150,000 years later:

New York City.