The penultimate episode of Game of Thrones was broadcast on Sunday 12th May. Some viewers were quite surprised by the plot, but it turns out that it was foreshadowed as early as season 2! (Spoiler alert).
Warning, spoilers. The final season of Game of Thrones is almost over. The penultimate episode was broadcast on Sunday 12th May. And as episode 4 predicted, it featured the Battle of King’s Landing. On one side was Daenerys and what was left of her troops: a few Dothrakis, the Unsullied and soldiers from the North. On the other, Cersei, Euron Greyjoy's fleet and an infallible tactic, using civilians as a human shield.
The strategy was put in place by Tyrion to try to save the inhabitants of the capital, however the Mother of Dragons and the leader of the Unsullied, Grey Worm, did not take it into account. Riding her last surviving dragon, Daenerys fell into a murderous madness, burning the capital of Westeros to the ground, killing both her enemies and innocent people.
A predicted scene?
This battle had been made inevitable by the death of Missandei, Daenerys' faithful friend. But it seems that the events that take place in this episode have their source much further back, starting in Season 2. At the time, the Mother of Dragons had just returned to the city of Qarth, and she had had to go through the House of the Undying to find her dragons. Once inside, Daenerys had a vision: she was in King’s Landing, in the Throne Room. The ceiling and walls were largely destroyed and she was advancing on a white carpet of snow or ash. Before touching the Iron Throne, Daenerys was attracted to something else and turned away from the place.
What if Daenerys had simply seen her future, and the throne room was indeed covered with ash? So, what some viewers thought was an illogical reaction on her part was perhaps simply the fulfilment of the Daenerys' destiny: to create terror by fire, just like her father before her.
Another scene supports this theory. In season 4, Bran crossed paths with a Weirwood, a sacred red tree. When he touched it, Arya and Sansa's brother had a vision. He too saw the Throne Room covered in white whose nature is difficult to determine. He also saw a dragon hovering over King’s Landing, as well as Aerys Targaryen, the ‘Mad King’ shouting the order to ‘Burn them all.’ Scenes that strongly resemble episode 5 of this season.
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