Game of Thrones is off to an incredible start — obviously, since it’s the only TV show to make it to your timeline as of late.
But, last week’s hilarious episode was also kind of slow if we’re being honest. Our favorite characters spent what will probably be their final hours on the side of the living coming together, settling age-old beefs, chugging a giant’s breastmilk, and boning. Arya lost her virginity after grilling Gendry about his body count — and fans of the show were hilariously uncomfortable with the young’n getting some.
So yep, there were definitely some memorable moments, but we’ve waited years for this fight against the Night King — and personally, I just can’t wait anymore. Let’s get to it!
With that said, ahead of this Sunday’s highly-anticipated episode, theories from crazed fans such as myself are popping up out of the woodwork. AND, HBO has released a few pictures of what’s to come. The pictures aren’t very telling, but it seems like we’re in store for a ton of shocking moments, which we kind of figured amirite?
As you can see in the picture up top, the living is in for a world of hurt. Theories plus more pics below.
Theory 1: The Night King Is Actually On His Way To King’s Landing.
“Most people have come to assume that the living will lose the Battle of Winterfell and fall back to Moat Cailin… I predict they actually win the battle… only to find out soon after that there is a new army of the dead, much bigger and much further south… the population of King’s Landing,” one Reddit user wrote. It’s likely… and no GoT character would see it coming, except of course Bran.
Theory 2: Is Missandei Too Good To Be True?
Many, many Game of Thrones fans are under the impression that angelic Missandei is actually a faceless man who will betray Daenerys in order to save her penisless lover Grey Worm. Above, one viewer calls attention to her mysterious past, tweeting “That love story blinding y’all. Missandei can’t be trusted.”
Theory 3: Dead Starks Will Rise.
If things played out like THIS, things would get crazy.
The thread continues: “Why? What happens to Stark undead? We have seen two examples “raised from the dead” Starks already – Benjen and Jon. And they both fight for the living. The Starks are special because while they can be reanimated, they are immune to the white walkers control! It explains why Benjen showed up in Season 6, which I always thought was weird and pointless because there wasn’t a NEED for Benjen to return. They wanted more precedence than just Jon. Of course, I think Jon wasn’t reanimated by Mel, but by the WW/Night King.”
Theory 4: And Finally, It Was All A Dream.
I personally hate this theory, but I’ve seen it resurface time and time again, so I guess I have to acknowledge it. Some fans think Bran is just dreaming and he’s going to wake up. But no way this ends that simply… they wouldn’t do that to us… right?!!
Tune into Game of Thrones this Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.