Game of Thrones has never been about giving readers or viewers what they most want. Its author and screenwriters prefer to build fan expectations, then overturn them for narrative impact and, sometimes, pure shock value. Yet, fans maintain hope that at least a few of the characters will reach satisfying, well-deserved endings. So its time for the return of Game of Thrones Hope Chest, the weekly poll where we put all of our hopes together in one place. We arent asking what you think is going to happen on Game of Thrones. Were asking: what do you most hope to see happen.
This week, theres really just one question: do you want to see Daenerys Targaryen saved? That raises a host of other minor questions, including can she be saved, and should she be? In Game of Thrones penultimate episode, The Bells, she slaughters thousands of people in what amounts to be a whim and a tantrum. Shes been set up as potentially dangerous and power-mad over the course of the show, but shes still never proven herself capable of mass-murdering children and non-combatants until now. Is there any way for her to come back from what shes done?
Fan theories say either Jon Snow or Arya Stark are being set up to kill Dany in the finale. In Jons case, its to protect Westeros, and in Aryas case, its as vengeance for the deaths she saw while trying to escape Danys attack. Is there any other option, building on seven years of TV instead of seven minutes? Or at this point, do you just want to see Daenerys dead?