Could One of Bran's Older Visions Lead to a Major Dragon Twist in Game of Thrones?

Drogon and Rhaegal flying over Dragonstone in HBO's Game of Thrones.
Drogon and Rhaegal flying over Dragonstone in HBO's Game of Thrones.
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One of the biggest storylines that Game of Thrones hasn't yet fully explained is Bran Stark’s purpose as the Three-Eyed Raven. We know he wargs into humans and animals alike, and has the greensight ability which allows him to see past and present events without actually being there. Before truly taking hold of these powers upon the death of the previous Three-Eyed Raven, most of what Bran saw came to him in random visions. And one of those visions from season 4 might actually be very important in the series's final two episodes.

One fan on Reddit, user JasonDeBaxter1997, points out that in the season 4 episode “The Lion and the Rose,” Bran has a vision of a dragon’s shadow flying over King’s Landing. "It actually appeared to be from the Dragons' perspective flying over the buildings looking at it's [sic] own shadow," the Redditor wrote. "Could this be a vision of the future where Bran wargs into a dragon during Ep 5 battle?" (To us, it looks like the perspective isn't a dragon looking at its own shadow, but of something else looking at the dragon's shadow. Perhaps ... another dragon?)

The user then points to the final season’s episode 5 teaser, which shows Euron Greyjoy looking surprised at something above him in the sky—a moment fans have been speculating about since the preview’s release. Acknowledging that it could be Drogon wearing armor or even more dragons we didn’t know existed, the Redditor also thinks it could be Rhaegal, resurrected by Bran. As the Redditor points out, the previous Three-Eyed Raven told Bran that he would never walk again, "but you will fly."

While we don’t have evidence to prove a warg can resurrect a dead human or animal (though wargs close to dying have entered the bodies of the animals they occasionally control, and lived on there after their human body has died), Redditor Scottyp2608 pointed out in the comments section that dragons are made with old Valyrian magic, making it difficult to say the same rules have to apply to them.

Fans have been speculating for years what that King’s Landing vision was foreshadowing. But given the fact that part of Bran's vision—the Throne room destroyed and covered in what looks like snow or ash—also appeared in Dany's vision at the House of the Undying in season 2, it seems clear that at least some of that vision will come to pass.

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

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The Office Writers Considered Making Michael Scott a Murderer, According to Greg Daniels

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NBCUniversal, Inc.

Greg Daniels is best known as the showrunner of The Office, a job that earned him two of his four Emmys. As reported by Screen Rant, the acclaimed creator dished in a recent interview with The Guardian about why the American version of the much-loved show almost wasn't made, along with a proposed plot twist for Michael Scott that forced Daniels to put his foot down.

"The UK version hadn’t finished airing and I’d never heard of it. My agent sent me a VHS tape of season one. It had a somewhat boring title so I didn’t look at it. He told me he wanted to show it to someone else if I wasn’t interested, so I popped it in. I watched the entire first series that evening," Daniels said.

As the show really got going after Steve Carell's role in The 40-Year-Old Virgin made him a household name, Daniels said some ideas in the writers room got too wacky for their own good. He recalled one particular instance, saying, “There were times where [the writers] would become enamored with a joke, and I'd have to put my foot down. For instance, they really wanted Michael to kill Meredith with his car. That was an early pitch, where he runs her over in the parking lot and then comes back, gets a tire iron and finishes the job. I was like, 'You can’t do that, that’s crazy!'”

Michael being a murderer certainly would have changed the tone of the show, so it makes sense that it never happened. Imagine the courtroom scenes we would have had to endure! The Scranton Strangler storyline would have paled in comparison.

[h/t Screen Rant]