The Westerosi Girl Boss better watch out
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
This article obviously contains a lot of spoilers, so if you’re trying to avoid them turn away now. GO.
We are but days away from the next episode of Game of Thrones, and all week we have been trying to decipher exactly what pretty much everything we’ve seen so far means. Is this how Daenerys discovers Jon Snow’s true parentage? Is there a third secret Targaryen we don’t yet know about? And did Ed Sheeran’s character get burnt to a crisp, or is he still harping on about Hands of Gold and foreshadowing this huge character’s death?
While Bran might have lost all ability to hold an inoffensive conversation, and Arya is proving that Faceless Men can also be badass little girls, down in Dragonstone Daenerys has been dealing with the fact that she has lost all of her main allies. After the epic battle in Spoils of War, she might have regained a slight upper hand but whether or not it’s enough to overthrow the frankly deranged Cersei is another thing.
However, it seems that Khaleesi might need to assess the loyalty of those a little closer to home as episode four seemed to be priming up two of her nearest and dearest for the ultimate betrayal.
Back in season two, Daenerys entered the House of the Undying where she heard voices making prophecies about her future. They called her ‘mother of dragons’ and ‘child of three’, and they told her: ‘Three treasons you will know… once for blood, and once for gold, and once for love…’
The first two betrayals have already happened. The witch she saved in season one sacrificed the life of her unborn child to try and save her dying husband, Khal Drogo. Then, her most trusted companion Ser Jorah was revealed to be spying on her for King Robert Baratheon in exchange for money.
So that just leaves the third betrayal – one for love – and the internet is divided when it comes to who it will be.
Many believe this to be about Tyrion Lannister. He joined Dany and her quest for the Iron Throne, and now acts as her Hand, but in the last episode we saw him watching his brother, Jaime, on the battlefield before he was plunged into the water. While the cliffhanger has left us wondering whether Jaime will survive, we’re going to put it out there and say that he will. Theorists suggest that Jaime will live and become Dany’s captive, and that Tyrion will let him go.
Jaime is the only living person that Tyrion loves – so could he betray Dany to save his brother? He has always looked up to Jaime, plus Tyrion technically owes him one (remember when he was charged with Joffrey’s death and Jaime set him free?) and as they say, ‘A Lannister always pays his debts’.
But others believe that Missandei will be the one to betray Daenerys. She has been Khaleesi’s closest ally for years but now she’s fallen head over heels in love with Greyworm, and people are starting to think that she will disregard her Queen to follow her heart. He is currently trapped at Casterly Rock, and if he comes under attack or faces danger she could flee to save him.
When Ser Davos spoke to Missandei in Spoils of War, she said that she follows Dany because she wants to and that if she chose to leave she would be given a ship and a nice farewell. But no Game of Thrones conversation is throwaway, so could this be foreshadowing the ultimate BFF betrayal?
All we can do now is count down the hours until the fifth episode of the season, Eastwatch, airs on Monday…