The 'Game of Thrones' finale gave some big clues as to where Drogon was heading
Depressingly, the finale of Game of Thrones left us with more questions than it answered. Could Bran see the future the entire time? Will the other kingdoms rebel and seek independence, as the North did? What happened to all of the prophecies that were supposed to transpire?
But perhaps one of the biggest questions was: Where on earth (in Westeros) did Drogon go?
The poor dragon had truly been through the mill in season eight; after losing his sibling Viserion to the Night King in season seven, he came back with a bang, only to say goodbye to his other sibling Rhaegal, who perished at the hands of Euron Greyjoy's scorpion.
Rewatch the moment Drogon melted the Iron Throne and left King's Landing for good:
But becoming an only child was only the beginning of Drogon's trauma; after being appointed as the creature that would burn a whole city to the ground (that's going to take a lot of counselling), the dragon lost his mother Daenerys Targaryen in the final episode of the show.
After all of this suffering, it came as no surprise that Drogon needed some time alone - so, after destroying the Iron Throne once and for all, he flew away, grasping the dead body of his mother in his claw. Where did he go? No one knows! Or do we...?
Later in the episode, viewers heard a passing mention that the last dragon left in the whole of Westeros was last seen flying East. All speculation of course, but it seems likely that Drogon could have been taking his mother to the origins of the Targaryen line in Old Valyria.
Speaking of Game of Thrones animals, we were all thrilled to watch Ghost get the good boy pet he deserved in the last episode:
Essos, meaning the East of Westeros, is where the Targaryen family traditionally lived with their dragons, so it seems fitting that the dragon would decide to fly the fallen queen home. It's also home to the Dothraki Sea, so - with Drogon and the other dragons born in Dothraki territory - it would be home to him too.
Describing the origins of dragons, the Game of Thrones Wiki page says: "Five thousand years ago, men of the Valyrian Freehold learned how to master and ride dragons as beasts of war, and used them to forge an empire that stretched across most of the continent of Essos, dominating almost half of the Known World.
Were you happy with the ending? Rewatch the moment Bran is named king and make your final decision:
"Four hundred years before the War of the Five Kings, the entire Valyrian empire and almost all of its dragons were destroyed in a single day, during a cataclysmic volcanic eruption known as the Doom of Valyria. One Valyrian noble family, the Targaryens, survived the Doom on the distant island outpost of Dragonstone in the Narrow Sea - along with the last surviving Valyrian dragons."
So, is Drogon happily living out his final days in Essos? With Game of Thrones being over forever, we'll likely never know for sure. But it's sure nice to think of the dragon back where he feels at home.