Game of Thrones season 8: 5 last-minute predictions for the women of Westeros


With Game of Thrones coming back this Sunday, what will we see from the leading women of Westeros? Here are a few predictions.

Game of Thrones would be nothing without its leading women. But what will this new season mean for them? Will they all make it out alive?

Let’s look at a couple predictions on what could happen for the ladies of Westeros in the season 8 premiere.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO

Daenerys Targaryen

The first episode of this final season of Game of Thrones  will likely start with  Daenerys not at her most powerful. She just lost a dragon and the White Walkers destroyed the wall. She has been able to control everything about her life for so long, but the White Walkers are a completely different scenario. Luckily, she is nothing if not a fighter and she still has Drogon, not to mention Jon Snow and Tyrion on her side. As one of the most likely people to take the Iron Throne, the Mother of Dragons, more than anyone, might just be the person to defeat the the White Walkers entirely.

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Photo: Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO

Arya Stark

Oh Arya! Going into episode one, there’s really nothing she can’t do at this point. She can go wherever she wants by stealing people’s faces and with her fighting skills being what they are, she is certainly unlikely to die. From the season 8 trailer, we know Arya and Sansa remain together at Winterfell, at least until the Battle of Winterfell goes down. This first episode will probably show her and Sansa working together to try to figure out what to do next. They got rid of Littlefinger, now what? Most likely, Arya will steal his face and use that to her advantage. And maybe we can hope for an Arya and Gendry reunion? Please!

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark. Photo: Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO

Sansa Stark

After the literal hell Sansa has been through each season, she deserves a vacation. But with the White Walkers on her doorstep, she is most likely going to have to use everything she has learned along the way to get her and the people of Winterfell out of the upcoming battle alive. The people of Winterfell trust her now and while she has shown great leadership in the past, she is going to have to pull out all the stops in order to survive what’s coming. Luckily, she has Arya and Jon on her side, along with Daenerys’ dragon. If she survives, there is no question she will become the keeper of Winterfell.

Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO

Cersei Lannister

While it may not happen in the first episode, Cersei has to die, right? Game of Thrones might not be the fairest world, but with all the evil she has done, she has to end up dead or facing some kind of extreme punishment. Based on the way things are looking, her brother and former(?) lover, Jaime might be the one to do it. Although, Arya certainly wouldn’t mind either. Cersei is likely to find few friends this season after everyone she has killed and/or betrayed. As far as the first episode goes, we’ll get a glimpse of what she’s up to at King’s Landing and how she plans to keep herself and her possible baby safe from the White Walkers.

Gwendoline Christie. Photo: Helen Sloane/HBO

Brienne of Tarth

Brienne is nothing if not loyal and since she has yet to go back on her promise to Catelyn Stark to protect the Stark sisters, she is unlikely to give up on it now. Most likely, she will continue to work for Sansa and Arya (whether she needs it or not). If that means being on the front lines when the army goes to fight the White Walkers, that’s where she’ll be. This first episode will probably show her at Sansa’s side, being the knight she has always wanted to be.

Carice van Houten as Melisandre. Photo Credit: HBO


Everyone’s favorite character to hate, Melisandre, will certainly not miss out on the scheming going on in Westeros. But will she make it through the season alive? With her magic, she is certainly one of the most powerful characters on the show. It all depends on how well those skills work against the White Walkers and if she is willing to help those in need. Despite her less than stellar reputation, she has helped others before. She did save Jon Snow after all! Maybe she is willing to save all of Westeros, too.

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