- Finn Jones, who played Loras Tyrell described his perfect ending back in 2015.
- It pretty much lines up with how “Game of Thrones” ended.
- This post contains spoilers for the finale of “Game of Thrones.”
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For eight seasons, fans examined every clue and theory to figure out how “Game of Thrones” was going to end. But one fan had it right years ago, and he also just happened to also be an actor on the show.
Finn Jones, who played Loras Tyrell on the series, predicted major parts of the ‘Game of Thrones’ ending back in 2015.
The Vulture interview from four years ago was recently rediscovered by People magazine. Jones said that, as a fan of the show as well as an actor on it, he was always trying to guess what would happen next. “With all the characters, I like to look into the future and try to predict what’s happening,” he told Vulture.
One of Jones’ most accurate ending guesses was what he wanted for the Iron Throne. “My hope for Westeros is that Bran dissolves the Iron Throne,” the actor said. “You need to get rid of that Throne. That’s what I’d like to see at the end of the series, but that’s very utopian. We’ll see.”
Bran didn’t dissolve the Iron Throne, but it was literally dissolved by Daenerys’ dragon Drogon when he melted it following Dany’s death.
The actor also wanted the people to have the power, rather than a single ruler
“[Bran] gives the power back to the individual realms. Him, his small council, which would be Brienne, Tyrion, and maybe some of the Tyrells, because I’m biased,” Jones said in his prediction. “But they try to keep the peace, after this devastating war has struck Westeros and killed a lot of people. They’d renew and regenerate Westeros and give the power back to the people, rather than keep it.”
Jones wasn’t totally spot on with that one, since Sam Tarly was practically laughed out of the room for suggesting a democratic ruling system. But, with Sansa ruling in the North, at least one individual realm has its own power. Plus, Jones was right that Bran would be leading the peace-keeping charge with Brienne and Tyrion on his small council (amongst others).
Neither Loras, nor any of the Tyrells, survived to see Jones’ predicted ending
Jones may have wanted to see the Tyrells on Bran’s small council, but that wasn’t meant to be, because all of them died out. Loras and his sister Margaery (played by Natalie Dormer) both died in season six when Cersei blew up the sept. The last of the Tyrells (at least that we know of in the TV version) was Olenna Tyrell, and she was murdered by Jaime Lannister in season seven.
At least Jones got his biggest wish of a literally dissolved Iron Throne and a sort of Utopian ending. It was much better than his second prediction to People in 2018. He first reiterated his Utopian wish, but then gave a second more realistic-seeming prediction. “I basically don’t think there will be a throne anymore … [or] a centralised seat of power and I think power will be given back to the individual kingdoms, so more like a democratic rule,” Jones said. “But I think that is probably a bit too Utopian for ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I think eventually what will happen is just everyone will die.”
A lot of characters did die in the final season, but ultimately Bran rose above to claim the nonexistent throne and a lot of people survived (too many depending on who you ask).
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