Possibly because of the interminable break between seasons six and seven, or maybe because he’s bored, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been surprisingly loose-lipped about the future of Game of Thrones. While promoting Netflix’s Small Crimes, the Kingslayer teased it’s a “valid theory” that, as the prophecy foretold, Jaime kills his sister Cersei; he even knows the way he should die: “It has to be a dragon death. It’s got to be the dragons that get him.”
In that same interview with the Observer, Coster-Waldau also revealed, “If you go online, you can definitely read every plot point that’s going to happen. You can find the ending of Game of Thrones on the internet. It’s there. But you wouldn’t know. Of course, nobody really wants to know.” This confession means three things: 1) There are Game of Thrones theories on the internet (shocking, I know), 2) Coster-Waldau already knows how the show will end, and 3) someone either knows too much about Game of Thrones, or got lucky.
It’s like this: you study for weeks putting together your March Madness bracket for work, but the person who always wins is, like, Carl from HR, who based his selections on the funniest team names. The autodraft of people always do the best. So don’t bother rewatching the entire series for a fourth time, or highlighting passages in A Feast for Crows, or dusting off The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones — you have a better chance at predicting the finale by giving it two seconds of thought.
For instance: “In the final scene, Samwell Tarly (who’s actually Azor Ahai) and Daenerys Targaryen, after killing literally every other character, fly off into the sunset on her dragon to become lumberjacks.” Sounds right to me!