By popular demand, Oz of Thrones has offered up his predictions on what will happen by the end of this season of Game of Thrones. Book readers, I know this post is going to be very, very tempting, but please DO NOT post comments here. Just read and enjoy the Unsullieds’ predictions. Any comments mentioning the books, no matter how vague or veiled they may be, will be deleted.
Oz of Thrones: Welcome one and all to the off-week, Unsullied, non-book reader, uneducated speculation for the rest of Season 3 and further into the future of GoT (aren’t you glad that wasn’t the name of the post itself?).
Be warned now that this post will be heavily, heavily moderated by WiC, HmR, and OitF if the need arises. They also have my permission to pull this post completely if the Sullied comments reach a certain height of spoilery and moderating is more trouble than it’s worth. Myself and the Unsullied don’t want to know what happens next. Otherwise, most of us would have begun reading the books by now. We make the choice to not read and therefore be surprised, shocked, and awed by the show and we want to keep it that way.
The predictions are here for your enjoyment, but not for your spoilers. Comment away…. But please do not mention the books, the book content, the book comparisons, or anything else in the books. I don’t even want to know how many pages there are in the books.
And one more thing…. while I am the self-proclaimed leader of the Un’s, my thoughts may or may not represent the thoughts of my fearless army. I can guarantee that there are clues, comments, and suggestions that I have missed and my predictions, while being somewhat educated, may not be agreed with by other Unsullieds. In other words, don’t read a prediction that is unfounded and has no basis and call my army ignorant. It is my fault, as I am merely the chosen one fortunate enough to post on what I consider the best GoT website out there. But there are certainly smarter Un’s than myself…. Probably very many in fact.
So let’s do it! I apologize up front for the length…. Too many story lines! But maybe it is a good thing since we have some time to kill before the next episode. Hope you enjoy!
Dany and The Jedi’s:
Two Sentence Recap: Khaleesi has managed to get herself out of one mess at Astapor (with an army of 8,000 in tow mind you) only to get herself in another mess which I initially thought was a mistake. But Daario thought she was hot, especially naked and getting out of a bath tub, and has apparently gained an extra 2,000 soldiers referred to as the “Second Sons.”
Unlikely Prediction: Dany and Daario (the new D&D) hit it off behind closed doors to keep Jorah from knowing what is going on. Everything is cool until Daario calls Dany a MODILF (instead of MILF) in front of Jorah who loses it and whacks the pretty head of Daario off. Jorah mounts the head next to a picture of Drogo under a banner that reads, ”Men that have died so I may one day have the chance of being with Khaleesi.”
More Likely Prediction (which can also be referred to as the “Daario Scenario”): While I have no reason to believe that Dany won’t make it to Westeros one day, she still has a long way to go. My fear is that she is going to pick too many battles and hurt her chances of getting the Iron Throne. On the upside, the more time it takes, the bigger the dragons become, and dragons are a major advantage. I hope I am wrong, but if there is still a battle to take place at Yunkai, I fear it will feature some casualties which might include one of the following: Jorah, Selmy, or Daario. My initial reaction is that Jorah will not trust Daario, and that Daario may set up Jorah to be slain. If this happens, Daario will have to sleep with one eye open for the rest of his nights, as the Knights of House Oz will have a huge bounty on his head. Daario may be “hot”, but Jorah is the man. I sincerely hope I am wrong about this one.
Arya and Her New Puppy:
Two Sentence Recap: Our little warrior has had her share of losses this season with Hot Pie turning professional animal bread maker, and Gendry being hauled off to Dragonstone. After running away from the BwB, she is now held by the Hound who promises to take her to the Twins to be reunited with Rob and Cat for the wedding of Edmure.
Unlikely Prediction: Arya gets to know the Hound better and decides that he is not such a bad guy. When she comes of age, she promises to marry the Hound which fits perfectly into what has become the season of unlikely weddings. Arya/Hound hitched; Sansa/Tyrion hitched; Talisa/Rob hitched and expecting; Edmure/ Frey daughter hitched. Upon being informed of all of this, Cat starts imagining what family get-togethers will be like and goes into cardiac arrest.
More Likely Prediction: Arya and the Hound make it to the wedding. But the exchange of Arya for payment does not go as planned and some type of dramatic showdown ensues. There may be a big character death involved here too. As a show viewer only, the agreement between Rob and the Frey’s for soldiers in return for Edmure’s marriage has just gone down too easily in my mind. Edmure ends up being slain leaving another hole in the agreement between Rob and Walder, and even worse for Rob’s quest to kill Joffrey. Which leads us directly to……
Two Sentence Recap: The King in the North has had his share of betrayal this season (Karstark and now Bolton) while almost accomplishing nothing, other than getting Talisa knocked up. As mentioned before, he finds himself needing the help of Walder Frey when the Karstark loyalists retreat home after Rob takes their Lord’s head.
Unlikely Prediction: After the Frey deal falls through, Rob and Talisa decide to say “screw them all” and head out to Volantis. But Talisa feels guilty for lying and admits to being a spy for the Wildlings and Mance Rayder. She also tells him that Jon Snow has defected and is in love with a Wildling girl. They travel to the Wall to find Jon and end up finding Bran and Rickon in the process. They join forces with the Wildlings and rebuild Winterfell which remains their stronghold against the White Walkers.
More Likely Prediction: If the Edmure prediction comes to fruition, then Rob could have major issues. But he seems so stubborn at times that I don’t think anyone could keep him from at least attempting to avenge his fathers’ death, even if it means his own. Arya rejoins Rob and Cat, and tells them about her travels and the BwB. Having very few options remaining, Rob finds and meets with Beric and Thoros and they realize they have more in common than in differences, and decide to join forces in the taking of Casterly Rock. The only conflict I would find in such an arrangement would be that the BwB follow the Lord of Light, which is connected to Melisandre, which is connected to Stannis, who just threw a leech in a fire with Rob’s name attached. More on that in a bit……
Jon Snow and the Wildlings:
Two Sentence Recap: After Jon proves himself by slaying Halfhand, and by sharing secrets with them about the wall, he seems to have gained the trust of most of the Wildlings. Jon and Ygritte’s relationship has moved forward fast, and he has confided in her that he does not think that the Wildlings can win their fight.
Unlikely Prediction: Orell is busy warging with his eagle and watches overhead as Ygritte is laying down and Jon is doing that thing with his tuuuuungue! Orell makes his eagle dive-bomb and pecks Jon in the ass. What Orell couldn’t see was that Tormund was underneath a tree watching it all and giving Jon pointers on how to do things better. Tormund jumps up and spears the eagle, which in turn makes Orell go into convulsions and dies. The three have a big laugh about it, make fun of the peck mark on Jon’s butt, and then continue on like nothing happened.
More Likely Prediction: Just due to time constraints with two more episodes remaining, it doesn’t look like we are going to have time for an epic battle at the wall. With that being said, something is going to happen before the season ends involving Jon and who his allegiance actually lies with. I think there will be a moment in the next couple of episodes that makes Jon choose between his love for Ygritte and his vow to the Night’s Watch. It may even involve his family, especially if he finds Bran and Rickon (which can’t be far away) or protecting a friend who is a fellow Crow. Jon must make a choice, and the repercussions of his choices will ride into Season 4.
Cersei and Loras:
One Sentence Recap: As a result of Paw Paw Tywin’s concern with the lasting impression of the family name, he arranges the weddings of Tyrion and Sansa for hopeful control of the north (wedding accomplished) and Cersei and Loras for control of the Reach (wedding not yet accomplished).
Unlikely Prediction: Cersei and Loras agree to move ahead with the wedding under the agreement that Lancel will be the ever-present third wheel of the marriage….. Cersei gets the front, Loras gets the back (or as they like to call it, The Lancel Sandwich). Lancel of course objects, but to no avail. All is good until Loras swallows Lancel’s sword which highly perturbs Cersei. She in turn eats Loras. End of marriage.
More Likely Prediction: Cersei can’t deal with the thought of being with anyone else besides Jaime and makes an inside deal with Loras that he will join the King’s Guard and will still be granted rights to Highgarden when Tywin passes away. Of course, she doesn’t keep this promise when all is said and done, which leads to another dramatic turn in Seasons to come. Either way, I just don’t see this wedding happening.
Jaime and Brienne:
Two Sentence Recap: After traveling alone, the odd couple find themselves prisoners of Locke, where Jaime loses a hand and Brienne is forced to fight a bear. After surviving both predicaments, our favorite duo are once again on their way to King’s Landing only this time on horseback and accompanied by Bolton’s men.
Unlikely Prediction: Before arriving at King’s Landing, J&B have a moment of clarity, decide they are made for each other, kill Bolton’s men, and ride off into the sunset together never to be heard from again.
More Likely Prediction: J&B arrive in King’s Landing for a reunion between the Lannisters and their long-lost Jaime. But upon their return, they find some sort of tragic occurrence involving the King and Tywin or the King and Tyrion…. I can’t decide which. One way or the other, the reunion will be bittersweet in some form or fashion. The family reunion from hell is upon us.
Theon and Boy:
One Sentence Recap (because who needs two?): Since the beginning of the season, Theon has been tortured.
Unlikely Prediction: Theon escapes, reattaches his manhood, and finishes the “Two Nurses and a Patient” porn scene.
More Likely Prediction: Theon gets tortured. Again.
Side Note: I know that many non-book readers are beyond being over the Theon story line this season, Ozzette included. I for one think there is a lot more to this story, and it has simply been extended to keep Theon in the forefront of viewers minds either for a big event in the last couple of episodes or for the next season. I would at least hope it is safe to assume that this seemingly prolonged torture sequence does have some significance, and as good as the show has been, I believe we all owe D&D the benefit of the doubt.
Stannis, Gendry, and the Red Woman:
Two Sentence Recap: Melisandre vacated Dragonstone in search of Gendry and was successful in bringing him back and giving him a brief “Welcome to Dragonstone” ride only to ruin the moment by putting a leech in his briefs. Stannis releases Davos from the dungeon so that he may be the voice of reason and witness the burning of the leeches containing Gendry’s blood.
Unlikely Prediction: Stannis, Gendry, and Davos all realize that now they have all seen the Red Woman naked. Stannis calls a boys-only meeting stating that no other man is to see her naked again except for him. Davos says fine. Gendry says can we at least finish what she started? Stannis says “hell to the no you Bastard,” and yet another character on GoT loses his manhood.
More Likely Prediction: This really involves the leeches more than anything else, and the importance of their grilling. I see two possible purposes….
A. The leeches were burned to give vision in the flames to Melisandre and Stannis in order to see the future of the named usurpers. Or……
B. As a more serious result, the named usurpers are slowly cursed from the point of the burned leeches going forward, and are afflicted with some type of illness that will eventually kill them (or render them useless). If this is the case, it would change the whole landscape of the battle for the Kingdoms, and the majority of the predictions above would be rendered useless as well.
Weddings?: I think we see two more before the Season ends, Edmure and Frey Daughter almost certainly, and one more. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will be Lysa and Littlefinger. Is it weird that I can’t wait to see the breast-feeding boy again?
Bold Death Predictions (in no particular order):
I think that at least two of the following six have an above average chance of meeting their doom before the end of the season. There is justification for a few, and a few I just have a bad feeling about. (Ozzette picked 3, and I picked 3).
1. Tywin: I have reason to believe that Tywin might not make it and I am not quite sure why. But, I do feel like there is a clash of power coming between he and Joffrey that may not end well for Paw Paw. Joffrey does not like being told what to do, and the threat of someone having more control could be enough to push him over the edge.
2. Loras: If the prediction above on Cersei/Loras is incorrect, this could be the most logical answer for Cersei not having to marry Loras.
3. Edmure: See the Arya prediction above.
4. Ygritte: This would be directly related to choices of Jon Snow mentioned above. I would hate to see her go.
5. Jorah: Again, out of all of them, I hope I am most incorrect on this one.
6. Joffrey: His death is likely inevitable. But I really don’t think we send the end of his reign just yet.
Laugh Away My Sullied Friends! Hope this gives the Sullied some off-week entertainment and the Un’s some food for thought.
And please, once again….. no spoilery! No “Oz, you are completely right about this particular story, but completely wrong about that particular story” kind of statements. And please, for the love of the Seven, don’t act like you are Unsullied if you are not!! Thanks in advance.
Until Friday for a Looking Forward Ep. 29, enjoy your long weekend if you are lucky enough to have one, and please drink responsibly if that is your thing.
And may there be peace in your realm. -Oz