Game Of Thrones is not a show that's known for its actor job security — prominent characters die all the time, and often when you least expect it to happen. You'd think fans would have adapted to it at this point, but somehow Jaime Lannister seemingly drowning after facing off against Daenerys Targaryen and her dragon still felt completely shocking. But is that what actually happened, or did it just look like Jaime died? It won't be clear until Episode 5 (and maybe even not then), but in the meantime, I'm sorry to report to all the Lannister-lovers out there that I'm pretty convinced Jaime died on Game Of Thrones.
It wouldn't be the first time the show has toyed with our expectations with a seemingly deadly cliffhanger, of course: Jon Snow was dispatched in a similar fashion at the end of Season 5, and nobody know whether he was going to be alive or dead at the start of the next season (Although he was actually dead, so maybe that's a bad example). Plus, everyone who watches Game Of Thrones knows that if you can't prove someone's shuffled off this mortal coil until you see their lifeless and/or mutilated body, which also happens to be a good general rule of thumb for any kind of action or drama series. But despite all that, I feel pretty confident that Jaime is not only merely dead, but really most sincerely dead: