The winter has come faster than I expected, so let’s go through December and January with ten more weeks of plotting, back-stabbing and nudity.
December 5th, I have marked the evening on my calendar.
Without further ado, here are the official predictions for the season (most of it shortened from an earlier post):
I defy all logic and say that Sam lives… in the first episode. I am not fool enough to say that he lives through the season. The Old Bear certainly doesn’t, his role in the story as Jon’s mentor has passed (but I won’t be sad if I have to make this prediction again next year!).
I’m very interested in Mance Rayder and his kingdom. Jon will let his angst guide him on his quest.
Battle on the Wall. Please? It’s such a big tease just standing there being all undefeatable. If you kill Sam give that as blood money.
The North (The South for wildlings) is currently a mess. Even if Robb gets his crown will he ever get his home back? The land currently looks like barbarian vassal lands in Rome:Total War.
Anyway, Robb will go deeper into the Lannister lands and try to siege Casterly Rock but that will bite him hard once the Lannisters get their act together.
Who will sit on the Iron Throne come the end of the season? Notjoffrey, Notjoffrey, Notjoffrey… It is Joffrey isn’t it?
Stannis’ position is too low to come out of this season, he lost too hard and now the Lannisters are in league with the Tyrells. For the sake of prediction I’ll say that Stannis tries some magic cheat code again but it doesn’t work as planned. Someone important dies anyway.
Theon’s war doesn’t go as planned either (dude, how is it possible that everyone loses this war?). I have a hard time picturing what he could do next, capturing Winterfell was so clear climax. Defend Moat Cailin? Attack Greywater Watch? My prediction: He will end up fighting directly against those loyal to Robb (are there any left in the North?)
Bran’s Pals will get to the Wall… wait, that’s not a good place to be if my previous prediction goes true. Well, you can’t have everything. Bran’s third eye could be helpful there.
One does not simply walk into King’s Landing, Brienne. Jaime will be free before the season ends, but I won’t say how (fine, it involves a pig, a stick, a bucket and five good dancers).
Catelyn can’t continue her trips around Westeros, but she can use some rest. Debates with Robb incoming.
Late Lord Frey will live up to his name somehow. He’s got a bridge, what does your bride have, Robb?
Arya meets Nymeria again but the meeting doesn’t go well. She will also meet Beric Dondarrion from the Brotherhood without Banners.
Sansa gets out of King’s Landing. This has to happen.
Sweet scenes between Tywin and the members of the court. Cersei could use a scene with him.
Tyrion is nerfed so it’s harder for him to rule but he’ll find a way.
Tyrion’s mountain tribes have gone home to the Vale of Arryn with shiny weapons, and I except that Lysa has something to say about that.
Littlefinger, Varys and Pycelle have their own ladles in the soup and I have no idea what they come up with behind the scenes.
Daenerys stays alive, Jorah as well. Daenerys because the whole Essos plot is around her and Jorah because the whole Essos plot would be boring without him. Daenerys needs more sidekicks.
She also has fire behind her while she is dressed in blue (that shot, why has it followed me everywhere where premium channels are advertised?)
New places? Wherever Daenerys goes on Essos, let’s say Old Valyria because Rome. From Westeros we’ll see Casterly Rock… that’s about it. I expect the action to be on familiar grounds.
Important deaths? Well I can’t choose, so I randomly rolled five names of 30. They are as follows:
Sorry, but the die has spoken. Alea iacta est.