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Who will sit on the iron throne?

Keep these possible endings in mind as you watch the last episode of Game of Thrones. They may be more logical than the way the show actually ends.

Lon Shapiro
6 min readMay 16, 2019


[Warning: Spoilers]

Show runners David Benioff and D.B.Weiss have said the end of Game of Thrones will be “bittersweet.”

That would be a massive step up compared to some of the endings fans have endured at the end of shows like The Sopranos, Lost, Dexter and The Walking Dead (I know that show is continuing, but the series got so ridiculous with the death/not death of Rick Grimes, it’s officially over in my book).

Having jettisoned the logical underpinnings of foreshadowing, character arcs, and all the stuff built up over the first five seasons, and armed only with the maniacal desire to “subvert” fan expectations, no one has any idea about how the show will end, including D&D.

Just ask Samuel Jackson.

So while these final “predictions” are absolutely worthless dreck (a tip of the cap to Gutbloom), I do hope they’ll be entertaining.

If you keep these potential series endings in mind as you watch the last episode of Game of Thrones, I guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the actual end of the show.

It appears the only question left is which undeserving character will sit on the iron throne?

Here are four possible answers.

Scenario 1: Daenerys refuses to clean her room.

Daenerys walks into the badly damaged grand hall housing the iron throne, finally paying off her Season 2 vision in the House of the Undying. She sneers at the mess, says “this place is a dump,” then gets on Drogon to fly back to Mereen. Jon assumes the throne, guided by Tyrion and Davos…



Lon Shapiro

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