It’s hard to believe that we’re almost at the end of another season of Game of Thrones, which airs its final episode of season six this Sunday. “The Winds of Winter” is set to be the longest episode in Game of Thrones history at 69 minutes, and by the title alone, you know that we’re in for a suitably epic finale. But what is going to happen over the course of those 69 minutes? The finale needs to simultaneously cap off a number of storylines from this season, most notably the trials of Cersei Lannister and Loras Tyrell in King’s Landing, while also setting up stories for next season. While the following predictions may of course all be way off the mark — and a few of them don’t necessarily qualify as being “bold” — there’s a solid chance that we will see most of the following things take place during “The Winds of Winter.”
10. Cersei Will Use Wildfire On King’s Landing
“The Winds of Winter” is going to be a very busy episode focused on multiple storylines, but it looks like the most time will be spent on the trials of Loras and Cersei in King’s Landing. Loras may or may not be killed, but really, all eyes are on Cersei to see what she will do. With the banning of trial by combat, Cersei’s options for defending herself against the Faith Militant are now very limited and it’s unlikely that she’ll be found innocent through a traditional defense. That’s why she’s going to try and burn King’s Landing to the ground.
Cersei has spent this entire season seeing her power quickly eroded, to the point where even her own son has turned against her. Cersei is a dangerous individual on a good day and as a caged lioness, she has the potential to be absolutely destructive. Plus, there have been like half a dozen references to wildfire in the last few episodes, with Qyburn telling Cersei that his spies discovered a ton of it and Tyrion regaling Daenerys with the story about how her father tried to burn King’s Landing to the ground with wildfire himself. After all, if you make reference to wildfire in the first act, it better show up in the last.