The Game of Thrones can sometimes be predictable; since the show was based on a series of books, major plot points and character introductions are often followed. However, in recent seasons, the show has deviated fairly significantly from the books, and the latest season is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable seasons yet. The following are 4 things (MAJOR spoilers!) that we can expect from the next season of Game of Thrones, based on what we know about the season so far.
Tyrion and Daenerys Will Meet
This is a huge departure from the book series that has many fans shocked and even worried. In the books, the two have not met–and in the leaked images from the production, they are not only shown interacting, but being fairly pleasant with each other. How the writers will pull this one off is anyone’s guess, especially considering that Tyrion and Daenerys should be sworn enemies.
The Arrival of the ‘Sand Snakes’
The ‘Sand Snakes’ is the nickname for the eight daughters of Oberyn Martell, who in the books have sworn revenge against the Lannisters for their father’s death. Jaime is heading to Dorne in the next season, and it can be safely assumed that they will not make his visit a pleasant one. Thankfully, the leaked images from the set seem to show that the writers seem will be mostly sticking to the book’s depiction of Oberyn’s daughters as strong and capable warriors.
Leaked images from the filming of the next season have revealed several scenes with some complicated pyrotechnics. This could mean that Daenerys’ dragons are finally back in action, and will be wreaking some serious havoc in the show.
A Lack of Bran Stark
The writers of the show have revealed that Bran Stark will not appear at all in the show’s next season, which has many fans disappointed and angered at the writers for leaving out such an important character from the novels and the show. Some fans have even gone so far as to speculate that Bran may be neglected in the show because of his physical disability, which does not make him as ‘adventurous’ or action-oriented as other characters. The writers behind the show have suggested that he will be back in later seasons, but by that time, the damage may already be done. Look at other entertainment options right here.