Guessing Game: WC speculates Game of Thrones ending

Tris Macklin
FOR THE QC

With the ending of seemingly everyone’s favorite show, Game of Thrones [GoT], nearing its finale, HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced that the show will shoot multiple alternate endings of the hit series in efforts to avoid leaks and spoilers. Though there are often leaked episodes and clips from fans and hackers, last season, HBO Spain accidentally released an entire episode 5 days before the release time. The measure to prevent such leaks has caused much excitement around the world, including our own campus.

With GoT having such an intense fanbase, Whittier College students have their own predictions to share. With some more or less out of the loop — like third year Nikko Ware who asked, “Who is the Game of Thrones?” — and those comitted to every episode — like third-year diehard fan Hunter Manson dismissed speculating altogether and said “I’m a true fan, I don’t make predictions. I just watch and enjoy.” — there’s no telling what to expect from senior creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

“Jamie is totally gonna be the one to kill Cersei, because of the prophecy. I don’t think it’s gong to be Tyrion because of that whole last scene that happened where Jamie turns against her. …I genuinely think Jamie’s going to die though. I feel like he’s going to die trying to kill Cersei.” — Sophia Renteria, fourth-year, immense knowledge

“Jamie is totally gonna be the one to kill Cersei, because of the prophecy. I don’t think it’s gong to be Tyrion because of that whole last scene that happened where Jamie turns against her. …I genuinely think Jamie’s going to die though. I feel like he’s going to die trying to kill Cersei.” — Sophia Renteria, fourth-year, immense knowledge

“Well, I ideally hope that Daenerys keeps living because those platinum locks are beautiful. Oh! Daenerys is going to have Jon Snow’s baby!”— Scarett Giudice, fourth-year, minimal knowledge

“Well, I ideally hope that Daenerys keeps living because those platinum locks are beautiful. Oh! Daenerys is going to have Jon Snow’s baby!”— Scarett Giudice, fourth-year, minimal knowledge

“Jamie will kill Cersei, and I think John will kill Daenerys.” - Alex Baez, third-year, confident “I think that Daenerys is going to die, I really do. Ultimately, I think that the only person that is going to be left standing and on the iron throne will be Jon Snow.” — Leonetta Zanetti-Cortes, fourth-year, knows a thing or two

“Jamie will kill Cersei, and I think John will kill Daenerys.” - Alex Baez, third-year, confident

“I think that Daenerys is going to die, I really do. Ultimately, I think that the only person that is going to be left standing and on the iron throne will be Jon Snow.” — Leonetta Zanetti-Cortes, fourth-year, knows a thing or two

“I think someone’s going to die.” — Hallie Lee, third-year, GoT virgin

“I think someone’s going to die.” — Hallie Lee, third-year, GoT virgin

“The three Targaryans are Daenerys, Jon Snow, and, actually, Tyrion. This whole thing about ‘you are not my son’, because he’s not, he’s a son of the mad king, who went off and essentially raped Tyrion’s mom, which is why Tywin hates him so much. A close friend of mine has a theory about the whole ‘Azor Ahai’ prophecy, [which is] that Jon is actually Azor Ahai, but my personal sense is, if that’s true, at this point, it’s going to be Daenerys. Oh yeah, and Jamie is gonna kill Cersei, that’s pretty clear.” — Sean Morris, Professor of English, extensive knowledge of books and TV show

“I do think that Arya is going to kill Cersei, and that another Stark is going to die.” — Keelin Bettridge, third-year, uncertain knowledge