It's truly impossible to predict the outcome of Game of Thrones, but that hasn't stopped fans and even some cast members from trying to figure out every detail. Many of the show's actors have discussed pieces of their predictions over the course of its run, but Nikolaj Coster-Waldau may have just hinted that his character, Jaime Lannister, survives.
Coster-Waldau revealed he had tried to predict the show's ending at one point. "I guessed some of it, but not all of it," he recently told Digital Spy. "I was really surprised [by the end], but it's one of those nice surprises where it's surprising but it makes sense. You go, 'Oh, that’s clever.'"
But it was what Coster-Waldau said next that may have shed some light on the fate of the Kingslayer.
"I can't remember what I thought [about the ending] exactly, although I expected not to survive. I think it's a good ending … it's easy to go to the spoilers!"
Could this really mean that Jaime survives? The last time we saw Jaime, he was entering Winterfell during the last scene of the season 8 premiere, and he had an awkward staredown with Bran Stark, who was waiting for him.
In the episode 2 preview, it looks as though Jaime could be put on trial by Daenerys Targaryen, who had arrived in the North with her armies and dragons to prepare for the battle against the Night King. "When I was a child, my brother would tell me a bedtime story about the man who murdered our father," the Mother of Dragons says, "… and all the things we would do to that man."
With his sister, Cersei, plotting his death for betraying her, and Daenerys wanting him dead as well, Jaime might have to fight for his life before the battle with the White Walkers even begins. How long he survives this season is anyone's guess, though.
[h/t Digital Spy]