*Warning: Spoilers ahead*
While so many of our theories about Game of Thrones's final season have fallen flat in recent weeks—and at the show's loss, because WTH is going on anymore?!—one of the biggest prophecies from GoT may have actually played out during episode five...just not how we all expected.
According to a Reddit post about the fated characters' endings, the much-discussed Valonqar prophecy about Cersei's fate made by Maggy the Frog in season five was actually fulfilled during last night's fifth episode of season eight.
First, a quick recap: The Valonqar prophecy was made by a witch, called Maggy the Frog, that said Cersei would have three children that would all die, and that she would eventually be murdered by the "valonqar," which is High Valyrian for little brother. While Cersei assumed this would be Tyrion (and made her hatred toward him even more threatening), eagle-eyed fans pointed out that her lover and twin brother Jaime was actually born just seconds before Cersei. The prophecy says, "Three [children] for you. Gold shall be their crowns and gold their [funeral] shrouds…and when your tears have drowned you, the valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you."
We all know that the first part about her three children dying did, in fact, play out. Joffrey, Tommen and Myrcella all perish at different times in the series, and all wore a "crown of gold," aka blonde hair due to the fact that they were born of the incest between the Lannister siblings.
But the most important part of the prophecy came true during episode five. While it wasn't the epic death we thought we'd have for Jaime and Cersei, her tears did drown her as Cersei wept for herself and her unborn child while Daenerys rained fire and death upon King's Landing. She was led down to the basement by Jaime, and her little bro did, in fact, have his hands around her neck and face in an embrace as her life was choked from her and the rocks crumbled around them in the cellars of the Red Keep.
OK, so it wasn't the send-off we deserved. But it did (sorta) fulfill a big prophecy...and we guess we should be cool with that?