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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, has dropped the biggest hint yet that his character might not live to see who sits on the Iron Throne at the end.
Of course, all men must die - valar morghulis, innit? - but who among the characters will survive to see the outcome of the war between the living and the dead? Well, if Coster-Waldau's comments are to be taken seriously, his character Jaime - the brother/lover/baby-daddy of Queen Cersei will not make it.
He recently told Star2: "I had a great last scene. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect way to end.
"Obviously I can't tell you what the scene was. It wasn't the final scene (of the series), but it was close to the end and it was shot at a beautiful location. At this point, I had seen quite a lot of colleagues wrap, so I had seen a lot of tears, beautiful speeches, and I knew what to expect.
"I didn't expect to be emotional, so I don't know what happened. I had [an] allergy, there was something in my eye...
"My final scene was beautiful."
While it is not a full confirmation of Jaime's death, it definitely suggests that his character won't be there when the dust settles. In Game of Thrones that usually means you've met some form of grisly death.
It seems as if Nikolaj was in something of a reflective mood during this interview - perhaps because he's emotional after discussing the death of his character? - and he ended up discussing his thoughts on the show as a whole, as well as his role within it.
He continued: "I am proud to have been on a show that has had this kind of impact and success, and relieved that it has come to an end in the way that (showrunners) David Benioff and DB Weiss had wanted it to."
Of his character, the 48-year-old Danish actor said: "I find Jaime so interesting.
"The core of this guy is that he does what he does in the name of love. He's a complex guy.
"That's the key to Game of Thrones, the characters are never just black and white. Even though his story is set in this fantastical world and his circumstances are extreme, he is relatable."
The eighth and final series of Game of Thrones will air in Sky Atlantic on 15 April.
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