Next week's 'Game of Thrones' will feature the final ever battle of the entire series
Warning: This article will contain spoilers from Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones!
We only have two episodes left before Game of Thrones is officially over, and I'm sure I'm not the only one wondering how all the loose ends are going to be tied up.
Word on the street, however, is that the next episode of the hit HBO series may hold many of the answers. According to the network, this weekend's instalment will feature a major battle in King's Landing.
Watch the intense preview for the next episode below:
HBO have confirmed that the episode will be 80 minutes, and that it will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik, who was responsible for the 'The Winds of Winter', 'The Battle of the Bastards', and 'The Long Night'.
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.
Based on the trailer, it appears that Cersei and Euron Greyjoy are making a stand against the remaining Stark and Targaryen armies.
In related news, fans have never stopped speculating that Daenerys would ultimately follow in the footsteps of her father, the Mad King Aerys, and the last two episodes of the show's final season certainly seem to hint that the Mother of Dragons could turn against our heroes - including her lover and nephew - Jon Snow.
The was the heartbreaking moment Daenerys was forced to watch her loyal handmaiden Missandei beheaded at the order of Cersei:
Even before the premiere of season eight, Reddit user nanoelite took to the platform to theorise that "Dany" will be the next big baddie to look out for;
"Both the show and the book series seek to portray a fantasy setting in realistic terms, clearly displaying the grim aspects of medieval life, the brutality of warfare, and the grey morality of its characters. That's why I don't think that either the Night King (a supernatural entity with absolutely no characterization) or Cersei (a comically evil despot) will be the big bads. Both characters are too easy to root against, and having a clear conflict between good and evil doesn't seem in line with what we have seen from the first seven seasons."
The Redditor also pointed out that Daenerys is now a more compelling villain than Cersei because of her sheer manpower: she has two dragons, the support of the north and the armies of the Unsullied and Dothraki. Sure, Cersei may have the Golden Company, but does she have elephants? No.
"Daenerys is just more of the same, believing her way is the only way, refusing to compromise, and slaughtering dissidents, only she has dragons and a moral banner to rally armies behind. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and ultimate power will ultimately corrupt Daenerys. Setting her up as the final villain would be a much more moving, and fitting, ending to the show, instead of having the power couple team up to kill the zombie army and the comic villain," the Reddit user continued.
Roll on Sunday!