Whether you watched Game of Thrones season 7's fourth episode, 'The Spoils of War', via the much-talked about leak or remained Unsullied and watched the legal HBO broadcast, you might be wondering about its major cliffhanger.
*SPOILERS AHEAD - click away if you haven't seen episode 4*
Following a stunning battle dominated by Drogon, Jaime charged at Daenerys and the temporarily downed dragon only to have a jet of fire aimed at him, Tyrion uttering: "You fucking idiot," as he watched on.
An unidentified ally came to his aide, tackling Jaime out of the way of the flames and into a nearby river - but, as fire raged above the surface, the final shot saw Jaime sinking into the water's depths.
This ending came as a surprise to those of us who read the leaked script synopsis, which detailed a more transparent (and arguably better) ending. (For a spoiler-less analysis, read Jaime actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's thoughts on the scene here.)
It confirms not only that Jaime surives, but that it was Bronn who saved him (not Dickon as some wondered) and that he makes it out alive too.
With everything else in the synopsis turning out to be correct, it would be very surprising if we don't witness some of these additional events next episode, and it would be almost unthinkable for the show to have decided to switch things up and kill off Jaime and Bronn without more dialogue/closure on their characters.
As stunning as episode 4 was, it was perhaps a bit of a shame they didn't choose the original ending, the sight of the Lannister guards drowning having the potential to drive home the recklessness and short temper of Daenerys.
Game of Thrones continues Sunday nights on HBO, Sky Atlantic and NOWTV.
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