So, what did I predict and what not in my prediction of episode 5 in the Game Of Thrones published here, And what does it say about the finale
Let’s start with what I was wrong: I was wrong when I thought the Daenerys’s dragon would die, I thought John would come later in the battle, I did not specify that Varise would die and I overestimated Cersei’s military strength.
Regarding the main theme, I think I was on spot:
Daenerys did go crazy, becoming the mad queen, burned innocent people, when all she sees before her eyes are blood and fire.
It did became clear to Jon what his sisters told him – Daenerys is not fit to be the Queen of the Seven Kingdoms after the murder of innocents she has just committed, and yet he still fought for her for lack of choice.
As I predicted, the CleganeBowl did indeed materialize and Sandor Clegane did infiltrate King’s Landing, killed his brother and did die with him.
And finally, Cersei was indeed dead but in the hands of her brother and not by her brother (and so the prophecy kinda fulfilled?).
My prediction for the finale is still the same: Daenerys will confront Jon John, without any serious supporters (except perhaps gray worm) will try to kill Jon, and Arya (as we saw in this episode looking in amazement, anger and disgust at Daenerys’s brutal actions) will kill her, both for her brother and for the crimes Daenerys committed.
Jon sits on the Iron Throne.
P.S. Great episode! Probably the best episode of the season, though as it says above is mostly predictable 🙂