Jaime Owes Bronn Big Time On 'GoT'

by Alaina Urquhart-White
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Season 7 of Game of Thrones has truly given fans something to stress about every single week. After last week's devastating death of Olenna Tyrell, Sunday night ambushed fans along with the Lannister Army, when Daenerys, the Dothraki, and her dragon came charging into Highgarden to enact some serious revenge. After Bronn took Drogon down with Cersei's giant, dragon-killing crossbow, Jaime was almost fried by the beast as he attempted to attack a distracted Dany with a spear. Just as the fire came out of Drogon's throat, a mystery hero rode in on his own horse and knocked Jaime into the water. So, who saved Jaime from Drogon's fire on Game of Thrones?

The way the scene was shot made it extremely difficult to see who valiantly knocked Jaime off his horse right before he became a deeply toasted marshmallow. Twitter exploded with fans wondering who the hell just possibly saved Jaime's skin (or drowned him, depending on how next week's episode begins). After a little zooming, pausing, and close up television observing (that's right, I put my eyes in danger for you), I am confident saying that it was most likely Bronn who saved his best bro in the nick of time.

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Honestly, Bronn had more close calls during this epic battle scene than anyone that I have ever seen. I am wondering if he will make it out of this last heroic act, because they both ended up sinking in deep water together, fully armored up with fire encompassing the surface above them. Usually, this kind of symphony of bad stuff doesn't end well but who knows, maybe they are both alive and will only suffer a little swimmer's ear as a result. Only time will tell, but at least Jaime has a shot at surviving the water — versus no chance of surviving dragon fire. And, for that, I am grateful.