Loras Tyrell was one of Cersei’s numerous wildfire victims in the Great Sept of Baelor because, according to actor Finn Jones in a chat with Vulture, “Daenerys is coming to town, and HBO needed to wipe out a bunch of characters so that they could get on with the story and finish it.” Plus, Game of Thrones needed an excuse to write Jones off the show because he’s busy with another project: Marvel’s Iron Fist, which premieres on Netflix in March 2017.
In that same interview, Jones, who’s also set to appear in Marvel’s The Defenders, gave his prediction for how Game of Thrones — which has two seasons left — should end. It’s a bit more complex than, “I dunno, dragons?”
“I’ve had this theory for a while, but I think there needs to be a message with the end of Game of Thrones,” he said. “I think what needs to happen is ice and fire are going to go to war, a huge war between those two factions, and I think in that war, they will destroy themselves. There will be complete chaos, complete destruction. It’ll just be a war-torn map. And I think out of that winter carnage, spring will follow, and what we’ll see is power being given back to the individual realms.” Are you listening, George R.R. Martin?