It's hard to believe that we're only a few weeks away from the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones . With only three episodes left before another interminable hiatus (you know it feels endless!), there are still so many loose ends that need tying, and something tells me we may end up being left with more questions than we have answered come "Mother's Mercy" next month. And while the Internet has never been short on theories when it comes to what may or may not happen in Westeros and Essos, truth is, there's still a whole lot we don't know. This season has marked the HBO series' real departure from George R.R. Martin's books upon which Game of Thrones is based, meaning basically, anything can (and will) happen. But some things desperately need settling before we say goodbye to Season 5, and I won't rest until they are!
Of course, we can't always get what we want, and I'm completely expecting to end this season feeling frustrated and more confused than ever. I'm a realist, after all, and one of the best things about Game of Thrones is that things can go from zero to 60 from week to week. There are things coming in the finale that none of us can even conceive of just yet, but I hope that the following questions at least get answered before they move on to the next big storyline and set the stage for Season 6.
What's Sansa Going To Do About Ramsay?
Sansa is currently being held prisoner by her psychotic and sadistic husband, Ramsay Bolton, and is undergoing some pretty awful abuse in every possible sense of the word. This can't go on forever, and barring Littlefinger's return with an army to kill off the entire Bolton family, she's going to have to make some kinda move to get out of this situation. What will it be?
Why Does Arya Want To Become A Faceless Man?
Of course, there's the obvious fact that there's basically nothing left for Arya in Westeros and that learning to become someone else is likely her ticket to staying alive, but there has to be something deeper that's driven Arya to seek the House of Black and White. Mastering the act of becoming Faceless would give her considerable power. I just wonder what she'll do with it.
Will Daenerys & Tyrion Work Together?
Tyrion has finally made it to Meereen and come face to face with Daenerys, but it's pretty up in the air as to what she's going to do with him. Knowing the Lannisters are pretty much the enemy of the Targaryen family, she could just chop off his head, but that's pretty unlikely. The best result would be an alliance, but whether or not that's in the cards remains to be seen.
Is Cersei's Reign Of Terror Finally Over?
The High Sparrow has uncovered Cersei's affair with Lancel and thrown her into prison, proving that karma is totally a you-know-what. However, since she's been calling the shots from the beginning, it's hard to imagine her taking all of this lying down, and something tells me she'll be scheming her way out of that cell soon.
What's Going To Happen To Tommen?
Sure, Tommen is the king right now, but we all know he doesn't have any real claim to the throne, being a bastard and all. He's also pretty useless as a ruler; he's too young and inexperienced to have the courage and strength to lead, and something has got to be done about it. He's a nice kid, though, so I hope that doesn't include him being killed (though that's unlikely, given this is GoT we're talking about).
Will Littlefinger's Two-Timing Be Uncovered?
I don't know about you, but I feel like Baelish is the least slick human being ever. It's so obvious he's dodgy — one look at his face will tell you he's not to be trusted. He's gotta get caught sometime soon, right?
What Is Jon Snow's Real Parentage?
This is the big question on everyone's mind, and it's one worth answering. The past few episodes have been dropping hints left and right that Jon might actually be a Targaryen rather than a Stark. Whether that theory holds water is anyone's guess, but I'm waiting with baited breath for the answer.