Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) predicts how Game of Thrones will end


There are as many theories about how Game of Thrones will end as there are stars in the sky. With just two seasons of the show and two as-yet unpublished books in the future, it’s anyone’s guess. And fans aren’t the only ones with ideas. Cast members think about it, too.

Take Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne), for example. The actor is currently in Australia for the Oz Comic-Con, where he spoke to Austrailian website News.com.au. Among other things, Portman discusses his personal theory about how Game of Thrones will end.

"I don’t think there’s going to be a throne. I think the smartest thing to do is get rid of that and everybody runs their own little part, and Daenerys is the prime minister."

That’s an interesting take, and similar to something our own Corey Smith suggested during a recent Take the Black episode. In the end, Portman hopes Westeros gets a system of government that can be used as “a model for a potential socialist utopia.”

"Maybe people could look at Game of Thrones and go ‘no dragons, but maybe we’ll melt down all these thrones and get rid of the monarchy and start doing real work.’"

Portman was very ready to talk European politics—he was wearing a safety pin on his jacket, symbolizing that he stood against racist attacks in the UK. Portman says that after Britain’s exit from the European Union, violence in the country escalated. “We ended up, for a couple of weeks, it ended up like Nazi Germany.”

"People who were different were getting the s*** kicked out of them and I’m not a fan of it so this (the saftey pin) is a sign that people who aren’t a fan of that to stand up to it and if you saw it happening, it was your responsibility to stop it happening."

Going back to Game of Thrones, Portman heaped praise on the various strong female characters in the show.

"Brienne is in control of herself, Cersei is in control of almost everything, Daenerys, Arya, the coolest most badass characters are women and I think there needs to be a lot more of that in television because that’s how it is in life."

Finally, when asked how he’d like Podrick Payne to die, Portman had the perfect answer. “In a brothel …. from sexual exhaustion.” Says it all.

If you live in Australia, Portman will be at Oz Comic-Con in Sydney on Saturday and Sunday at the Exhibition Center at Glebe Island. Then he’ll be in Brisbane on September 17 and 18 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.