It’s almost time, guys. We’re just a matter of hours from the first episode of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Soon we’ll all have a better idea of what is going to happen.
However, before all that, we’ve surely got time for just one more mad fan theory, right?
Well, perhaps it’s not that mad at all, see what you think.
Basically, lots of people think that Khal Drogo – remember Jason Momoa’s performance as the Dothraki leader? – is going to come back from the dead.
Bear with me on this one.
Remember when he died? A witch cursed him after he received a wound from scrapping with another Dothraki bloke. He went into something of a coma and eventually Daenerys Targaryen strangled her husband as something of an act of mercy.
When cursing him, the witch said: “When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before.”
Hmm, whilst that is obviously her trying to say ‘he ain’t coming back, love’, it also leaves the door open to a return.
Obviously, we saw Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre burn him – it’s pretty difficult to bounce back from that one – when the dragons were hatched. But, is it possible that maybe that wasn’t the end?
After all, winter is coming. That could dry out the seas (ice is pretty dry) and blow mountains around.
Who knows what winter could bring? The pattern of the sun could alter meaning that it sets in the east and rises in the west. The Night King is a bloody difficult character, who knows what he is capable of?
OK, so this is pretty out there. Even by fan theory standards it’s pretty mad. However, we are talking here about a show that has dragons and magic and all sorts of other mad stuff going on.
People have come back from the dead, too. Beric Dondarrion and Jon Snow are testament to that. The sticking point is that Khal Drogo was burned. Even the resurrected dead folks can’t come back after that.
Perhaps it’s all a load of bollocks anyway? Well, hopefully this has passed a bit of time for you ahead of the big moment later on.
The first episode of Game of Thrones‘ final season will be shown at 2am on Monday 15 April on Sky Atlantic. If you can’t stay up for that, it’s on again at 9pm that same day.
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