If you're not caught up with Game of Thrones by now, what in the world are you doing here? Spoilers ahead.
HBO's Game of Thrones and its inspiration, George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, have spawned many theories—theories that have flourished and grown in group text messages and internet forums, on social media and IRL. As the wildly popular show's seventh season nears its end, people are scrambling to guess what will happen in the remaining two episodes.
One theory leading the pack predicts that Jon Snow and his makeshift Westerosi Suicide Squad will get themselves into serious trouble, as they have gone beyond the Wall to capture a White Walker to prove to Cersei Lannister they exist. (Definitely not a great plan.) Enter Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons, who some suspect may use her fire-breathing "children" to save Jon and simultaneously take out a sizable portion of the White Walkers.
A commenter on Reddit pointed to episode 10 of season two, where Daenerys has a vision of leaving the Iron Throne. She ends up beyond the Wall after following the cries of a dragon.
Is Jon the dragon? Or maybe, just throwing this out there: what if one of the dragons senses that Jon is in trouble and flies over to his rescue? I mean, he is a Targaryen after all, and he might have built a connection with Drogon after that petting scene in episode five. Also, is Tyrion a Targaryen? He had a very similar dragon-bonding moment back in episode two of season six.
Only time and perhaps more leaks will tell. "Death Is the Enemy," the sixth episode of season seven, was accidentally broadcast by HBO in Europe before quickly being taken down. Those who watched it, I urge you not to spoil it for the rest of us. Thanks.
The next episode of Game of Thrones will officially be out on Sunday, Aug. 20, while the 82-minute long season finale will air the following Sunday, Aug. 27.