Betting Odds Now Favor Bran Stark to Win Game of Thrones's Iron Throne

Isaac Hempstead Wright stars as Bran Stark in Game of Thrones
Isaac Hempstead Wright stars as Bran Stark in Game of Thrones
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Warning: Spoilers for all aired Game of Thrones episodes ahead.

When it comes to predicting who will end up on the Iron Throne when Game of Thrones concludes, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Since Daenerys Targaryen’s fiery massacre last week in "The Bells," the betting odds that she will become the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms have plummeted, and one unlikely person has now taken the lead.

According to OddsShark, Bran Stark is the new odds-on favorite, even ahead of the true heir to the throne, Jon Snow. Going from +200 odds to -500, Bran has made the top of the list, while Jon has dropped from +300 to +800, putting Jon behind Sansa Stark, whose odds also fell from +300 to +400, and Tyrion Lannister, who increased from +900 to +750.

After Daenerys showed what kind of leader she would be in the latest episode, her betting odds dropped from +900 to +1500, which means very few people think she will take the throne. And fans still think that Gendry, the bastard son of Robert Baratheon, has a claim to the throne—even though that likely won’t happen. He makes the list anyway, right behind Daenerys with +3000, tying with Arya Stark.

Also tied with Arya and Gendry is Jon and Daenerys’s child, who may or may not exist, at +3000; Samwell Tarly at +5000; and Ser Davos Seaworth at +15000.

That Bran might become the ultimate ruler of the Seven Kingdoms has some precedent: In recent weeks, a few fan theories have predicted that the youngest living Stark would ultimately win the Iron Throne. He’s one of the few characters who hasn’t been playing the game and who could rule without the want for more power. He’s also one of the very few level-headed people still breathing. But we’ll have to wait and see if that means anything in Sunday’s finale.

[h/t TV Guide]

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A Diehard Fan of The Office Just Wrote a 24-Episode 10th Season—and You Can Read It Online

The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
The cast of The Office in a scene from the series finale.
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Just like William Shakespeare before him, one fan of The Office has been using his time in quarantine to get a little creative, writing an entire new season of the beloved sitcom.

As Geek Tyrant reports, extreme Dunder Mifflinite Nick Janicki spent his time indoors writing a full, 24-episode 10th season of the series, and it's available for anyone to read online. Just be prepared that it may take a little time, as it's 900 pages long!

Janicki did the beloved sitcom appropriate justice by bringing back all the most crucial characters, including Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Pam Beesly, and Jim Halpert. To see exactly what goes down in each episode, and how Janicki's imagined 10th season plays out, you'll have to read it for yourself. The scripts are described as a "reunion season" and each one is currently available to read in PDF form. With titles like "The Dunderal," [PDF] and "Bachelor & Chill," [PDF] it sounds like fans are in for a real treat.

It might not be the long-awaited reunion fans had hoped for, but hey, it's something. As for whether or not the series will ever make like Friends and announce an official reunion, that is really anyone's guess. According to the show's creator Greg Daniels, the ensemble cast might be too big and too busy to all come back together for a new show. Thankfully, however, fans got the next big thing when many of the actors appeared on a recent episode of John Krasinski's Some Good News for a virtual wedding.

[h/t Geek Tyrant]