Gwendoline Christie Predicted The Game Of Thrones Outcome Two Years Ago


Well, there it is. The final episode of Game of Thrones has been and gone, and now we've all got to find something else to do with our time. Take up crochet? Take up croquet? Whatever, really.

Anyway, silly hobbies aside, it's worth pointing out that the last episode - particularly the way that everything wrapped up - has caused quite a bit of controversy.

Not everyone was happy with Daenerys Targaryen being stabbed through the chest by Jon Snow, not everyone was happy with Bran Stark being declared King of the (now) Six Kingdoms in the end.

All hail Bran the Broken... Credit: HBO
All hail Bran the Broken... Credit: HBO

However, one person must have been pretty happy with how everything turned out in the end - that's Brienne of Tarth herself, Gwendoline Christie.

Not only must she be happy that her character made it the whole way through the show, she also called Bran becoming king way before she could have possibly known. In fact, it was all the way back in 2017.

Wow, looks like there isn't just one bizarre all-knowing character in Westeros, after all.

Let me explain. Back in July 2017 Christie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - that's Jaime Lannister to the rest of us - appeared on Extra, hosted by former Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez.

Lopez asked the characters to hazard a guess as to who they thought would win. Christie responded: "I'm wondering if it might be Bran.

"Just because we keep seeing the world from his perspective, don't we? We keep seeing the visions. So, is he in the future projecting in the past?"

Gwendoline Christie. Credit: PA
Gwendoline Christie. Credit: PA

Well, that obviously rubbed Coster-Waldau up the wrong way, because he immediately responded: "No, it doesn't make sense."

Well, after years of watching the show, that ain't the only thing about the final season that doesn't make sense, am I right?

But that's what happened: Bran became the Three-Eyed Raven and then the king. That's literally how it panned out and Gwendoline Christie called it.

Now, if you're thinking 'yeah, but perhaps she just had a script' - stop that.

Christie called the ending in 2017. Credit: PA
Christie called the ending in 2017. Credit: PA

Given how secretive everything was in the lead-up to the final season airing, do you really think that the showrunners would have told everybody every single thing that was going to happen?

More specifically, would they have told Brienne of Tarth what was going to happen, but not Jaime Lannister? For sure, they wouldn't.

What do you think? How impressed were you with the ending? Come tell us over at Game of Thrones: Westeros Posting on Facebook.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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