Fans are convinced Daenerys’ dragons secretly had babies in 'Game of Thrones'
Dany's dragons have really been through the ringer during the last few seasons of Game of Thrones. At the end of season seven; one of them got murdered by the Night King and got turned into a blue-fire-breathing zombie, and then last week, Euron's fleet attacked and killed Rhaegal, meaning that the only dragon Daenerys has left is Drogon.
But before you get too upset, there may be hope for the Mother of Dragons after all. A popular fan theory is convinced that there may be baby dragons lurking around Westeros that we haven't even seen yet.
The theory, which focuses on Drogon's long departure in season five, posits:
"The theory states that in the fifth season, when Drogon spends almost a whole season gone, he’s actually laying eggs and is, in fact, a female. That’s why he was burning fields full of sheep, goats, etc. to feed the baby dragons.
What made me rethink this theory was after I saw an EP5 promo where Euron Greyjoy looks up at the sky. [...] Since he has seen the dragons for a long time, he wouldn’t be scared for just a dragon, but what if there are more dragons?"
If this is true, it would explain why Euron looks so shocked as he stares at the skies in the trailer for next week's episode...
Check out the preview for this week's episode of Game of Thrones:
If that isn't enough to look forward to, per HBO, this weekend's instalment of GoT will be featuring a major battle in King's Landing.
HBO have confirmed that the episode will be 80 minutes, and that it will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed 'The Winds of Winter', 'The Battle of the Bastards', and 'The Long Night'.
And while the episode does not yet have a title, people are convinced that this will be the last major battle episode of the whole series.
But if it's anything like the Battle of Winterfell, it must have required a lot of prep. "I’m shooting for seven and a half months, which is like 130 days, which is longer than most of the big movies that get made," director Miguel Sapochnik told Entertainment Weekly, ahead of the broadcast of episode three.
"So in terms of the amount of work, it’s been six- and seven-day weeks, 16-to-18-hour days, and, yeah, it’s a lot."
His main concern, however, remains to avoid viewers getting what he refers to as "battle fatigue".
"After 20 minutes of watching a battle, you’re over it,” Sapochnik asserted. "So how do you stop it from being a battle in that sense? It feels like the only way to really approach it properly is take every sequence and ask yourself: 'why would I care to keep watching?' One thing I found is the less action—the less fighting—you can have in a sequence, the better."