7 August 2017
Not since Jon Snow was left lying in a pool of his own blood at the end of Season Six has Game of Thrones delivered a cliffhanger as huge as the one it dropped at the end of episode four.
The Lannisters really pissed off Daenerys this time. And to retaliate for their two surprise attacks at sea and after the Casterly Rock battle, Dany rolled through the thinly stretched Lannister army with a raging horde of Dothraki and one badass dragon.
But, as awesome as the dragons are, there’s a pretty obvious flaw with using them in battle. A dragon needs a rider. And the only one who can ride them is Daenerys, who is a pretty valuable part of this whole campaign.
This is especially worrisome when Cersei has an anti-dragon missile, which Bronn used on Drogon.
While she was on the ground tending to her wounded dragon, Jaime – his army defeated – saw his one opportunity to kill the enemy queen. He ran straight at the dragon and Dany with a lance.
But you’re not gonna sneak up on Drogon. Having noticed the stupid blonde dude with the lance running for the queen, Drogon prepared to torch Jaime – but at the last second, Bronn dove in to push Jaime out of the way and into a lake.
It seemed Bronn had saved Jaime’s life once again. Except Jaime is wearing probably 100 pounds of armour plus his fancy Louis Vuitton metal hand.
And there we left Jaime, sinking into this curiously deep body of water. It’s going to drive fans crazy all week, assuming we learn Jaime’s fate in Episode Five.
This isn’t nearly as bad as the season break after Jon Snow was killed. Now, it’s unlikely Game of Thrones will kill off Jaime right now. He still has a lot to do in this story.
But, hey, this is Game of Thrones we’re talking about. No one is protected. Not even the dragons, apparently.