Game of Thrones fans are certainly one of the reasons Dubrovnik (King’s Landing) has become a major international tourism haven in recent years, and news that tonight’s episode of the much-loved HBO series may mean the ‘end’ for one of the shows most controversial and beloved characters, has fans nervous with anticipation. Our sources have confirmed that GOT7, Episode 4 “The Spoils of War,” which airs tonight on HBO will include one of the most expensive and dramatic battle scenes in the show’s history (even more expensive than Hardhome and The Dance of Dragons in Season 5!).
The explosive final scenes will leave it open to interpretation as to whether the character of Jamie Lannister will be seeing King’s Landing, or any Landing ever again.
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While the actor who plays Ser Jamie Lannister, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, has also recently hinted at such a departure and stated he would like to be finished off by one of Daenerys’ dragons, fans of the show are eager to see if these rumors turn out to be true. The Dubrovnik Times will not reveal if Ser Jamie, better known as the ‘Kingslayer’ does indeed bite the dust this evening, although we can say that the dramatic final scenes of Episode 5 will involve a major showdown between the Lannister forces, the Dothraki, and the Targaryen Queen herself (riding the dragon named Drogon of course, while a horrified Varys and Tyrion look on from above a hill). The scene, which features as one of the most expensive of the Game of Thrones series thus far and ranks as one of the most expensive in TV show history, is sure to position HBO as a network leader and is guaranteed to provide GOT fans with some nail-biting final moments.
Although King’s Landing itself only features in a small portion of tonight’s episode (the scene in which Cersei paces the courtyard floor map with Tycho Nestoris, high representative of Braavos’ Iron Bank), the episodes’ pyrotechnic ending is sure to cast a doom over King’s Landing as fans gear up for the city’s fate in the last five episodes remaining in Season 7.
Other notable moments will include the much-anticipated return of Arya Stark to Winterfell (it only took her six seasons of walking to do it!) and a sword-fighting scene involving Arya and Lady Brienne that will leave Littlefinger in doubt of his safety (this after he bequeaths Bran the dagger which was meant to kill him in Season 1).
The reunification of all three remaining Stark children – Sansa, Bran and Arya will also be the first-time fans have seen the characters together again since the show’s opener in Episode 1, Season 1 and my how they have grown! The departure of Meera Reed who faithfully lugged Bran around for three seasons is also hinted at, suggesting that with Jon away in the south, things in the north and Winterfell are just beginning to heat up (even though ‘Winter’ has already arrived).
Meanwhile on Dragonstone, Jon will guide Daenerys on an underground tour of the islands caves revealing hundreds of Dragonglass stalactites and wall-rock drawings said to be hundreds of years old and clearly featuring early Andal men, the Children of the Forest and White Walkers, thus finally convincing the Mother of Dragons that the Night King is indeed real. What remains to be seen is if the King in the North will ‘Bend the Knee’ to the Dragon Queen following this intriguing revelation.
Stay tuned, as it goes without saying that Dubrovnik and the entire city of King’s Landing remain in eager anticipation of this evening’s episode.