Fan Argues Game of Thrones's Final Battle Won't Be Against Cersei

Helen Sloan, HBO
Helen Sloan, HBO

Every previous Game of Thrones battle was forgotten after fans watched the highly anticipated Battle of Winterfell in the most recent episode, “The Long Night.” The epic battle had audiences on the edge of their seats, half-expecting it to prove disastrous for most of their favorite characters. But thanks to Arya Stark, we can now take a breather—at least until next week. The players must now deal with a threat more dangerous than the Night King: Cersei Lannister. The next battle will be much different than the last, now that Daenerys Targaryen is fighting for the Iron Throne.

The fight against Cersei might not be the only thing the characters need to worry about. The teaser for the next episode leads fans to believe she’s the last villain, but some Redditors are not as convinced. Yes, they believe that there will be a fight to dethrone Cersei, but some viewers think the final battle—and the biggest one—might actually be between Jon Snow and Daenerys.

Redditor PrimeTime89 suggests that there have been plenty of hints that Daenerys would be a terrible ruler, including her rash decisions, the killing of the Tarlys, Sansa’s dislike of her, and her reaction to finding out about Jon’s parentage. She might not be the ruler the Seven Kingdoms need. And although Jon doesn’t want the title, he is the true heir to the throne.

A conflict between the pair would likely split the other characters into two sides. Arya, Tormund, Sansa, Brienne, and Davos would follow Jon, while Tyrion, Yara, Grey Worm, and Varys would be behind Daenerys. So while they all fought together in the battle for Winterfell, the last battle for the throne could pit them against each other.

The Redditor predicts the rest of the season will go as follows:

“Jon and Daenerys go to kill Cersei and her army (with bonus Cleganebowl).
Daenerys does things in the battle against Cersei that make Jon further realize she would be a terrible ruler.
Daenerys even possibly kills Sansa to punish Sansa's non-compliance to her rule.
Jon splits from Daenerys, backed by Arya, Tormund, Brienne, Davos, the North, and the Wildlings.
Daenerys leads an army backed by Tyrion, Yara, [Grey Worm], Varys, the Unsullied, and Greyjoys.
Jon's side defeats them at great emotional cost, killing former allies like [Grey Worm].
Jon kills Daenerys to become the most suited ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, giving the show its bittersweet ending of him sacrificing his love for doing what's right (this is a stretch here, but bonus slight parallel to Azor Ahai killing his wife?).”

Fans have been speculating for a while now that Daenerys might be the true villain of the final season, and this theory would match actress Emilia Clarke’s admission that her character’s last moments on screen “f**ked” her up.” If Cersei can be defeated, the Mother of Dragons still has someone in her way to the throne. We’ll see if the show reveals the answer in its final three episodes.

Kodak’s New Cameras Don't Just Take Photos—They Also Print Them

Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.
Your Instagram account wishes it had this clout.

Snapping a photo and immediately sharing it on social media is definitely convenient, but there’s still something so satisfying about having the printed photo—like you’re actually holding the memory in your hands. Kodak’s new STEP cameras now offer the best of both worlds.

As its name implies, the Kodak STEP Instant Print Digital Camera, available for $70 on Amazon, lets you take a picture and print it out on that very same device. Not only do you get to skip the irksome process of uploading photos to your computer and printing them on your bulky, non-portable printer (or worse yet, having to wait for your local pharmacy to print them for you), but you never need to bother with ink cartridges or toner, either. The Kodak STEP comes with special 2-inch-by-3-inch printing paper inlaid with color crystals that bring your image to life. There’s also an adhesive layer on the back, so you can easily stick your photos to laptop covers, scrapbooks, or whatever else could use a little adornment.

There's a 10-second self-timer, so you don't have to ask strangers to take your group photos.Kodak

For those of you who want to give your photos some added flair, you might like the Kodak STEP Touch, available for $130 from Amazon. It’s similar to the regular Kodak STEP, but the LCD touch screen allows you to edit your photos before you print them; you can also shoot short videos and even share your content straight to social media.

If you want to print photos from your smartphone gallery, there's the Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer. This portable $80 printer connects to any iOS or Android device with Bluetooth capabilities and can print whatever photos you send to it.

The Kodak STEP Instant Mobile Photo Printer connects to an app that allows you to add filters and other effects to your photos. Kodak

All three Kodak STEP devices come with some of that magical printer paper, but you can order additional refills, too—a 20-sheet set costs $8 on Amazon.

This article contains affiliate links to products selected by our editors. Mental Floss may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.

The Office Will Debut Unreleased Footage When It Premieres on Peacock

Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.
Get ready for never-before-seen footage of The Office.

Even though you would expect The Office to already be on Peacock, NBC’s new streaming service, the comedy remains on Netflix … for now. But once it leaves Netflix at the end of the year, we’ll all be getting a major treat when the episodes re-debut on NBC's new platform complete with unreleased footage.

In case you’re unaware, The Office chronicles the lives of a group of unique paper company workers. The series ran for nine seasons from 2005 to 2013, and featured an ensemble cast helmed by Steve Carell and included the likes of Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Creed Bratton, Jenna Fischer, B. J. Novak, Ed Helms, Mindy Kaling, Craig Robinson, and Ellie Kemper. Many of the actors on The Office have gone on to have impressive careers in the film and TV industry.

The Office unreleased footage

One awesome bonus of The Office leaving Netflix for Peacock is that the streaming service will also be making unreleased footage available for subscribers. While speaking to Bloomberg, Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises chairman Matt Strauss revealed, “We will be reintroducing The Office in a more complete way, incorporating elements that were not part of the original broadcast.”

Getting to see unreleased footage from the Dunder Mifflin gang will definitely be incentive enough to sign up for Peacock when the show moves there in 2021.

When is The Office coming to Peacock?

While The Office is currently on Netflix, it won’t be for long—those streaming rights will expire by the end of the year. Fans will be able to see all of their favorite characters on Peacock in January of 2021, and Peacock will retain the streaming rights to the series for the next five years.