Warning: Spoilers for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones ahead!
The internet has just found something really fishy about a certain character we all assumed died in last week’s Game of Thrones episode, “The Bells.” Hold onto your fallen character tributes for now, because there might be proof that Jaime Lannister is still alive.
In the middle of all the chaos happening in King’s Landing during the most recent episode, Cersei Lannister was able to reunite with her brother in a strangely sentimental moment. When it looked like every way out was blocked, Jaime took a hysterical Cersei in his arms and they embraced as the Red Keep collapsed all around them. Is there any possible way one of them didn’t die?
First, the fan pointed out how strange it was that there haven’t been any goodbye posts or tributes to Jaime, played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from the cast. So far this season, as each episode has brought more deaths, the show’s cast members have started to post about the fallen characters on social media. But this hasn’t happened for Coster-Waldau. The user wrote:
"Why isn’t ANYONE acknowledging that Jaime Lannister just died??? Why is nobody in the cast thanking Nik for his performance? Why did Pilou (Euron Greyjoy) and Lena’s (Cersei Lannister) Insta post not say anything about Jaime dying? Why isn’t Nik saying anything about what he thinks of the scene? Why did he make a post saying goodbye to Lena, and not to the character he played for 8 years? Why is there no talk of Jaime’s death in the game revealed?"
This definitely seems strange, especially considering in Coster-Waldau’s Instagram post after the episode, he didn’t explicitly say goodbye to his character. Instead, it seems just like a goodbye to Cersei.
The user also brought up a response from Entertainment Weekly editor James Hibberd, who has been conducting exit interviews with the actors whose characters have died this season. After speaking with Lena Headey and Rory McCann following “The Bells,” one fan on Twitter asked Hibberd where Coster-Waldau’s interview was. His response was quite cryptic: “Holding that one for a bit…”
"Apparently James Hibberd also said there was a character he was surprised to see alive in episode 6," the fan continued. "I don’t think there is any other character at this point that we would be shocked to see alive except Jaime. Prove me wrong."
Although we’d have some trouble buying the possibility that Jaime survived getting stabbed by Euron Greyjoy and having a castle fall on him, there is some solid evidence here that something unexpected might happen in the finale. We’ll just have to wait these next few days to see.