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Has a Game of Thrones season 7 director accidentally revealed (SPOILER)’s fate? Yes, yes he has

Game of Thrones season 7 (opens in new tab) has had no mercy so far in killing off fan-favourites, and yet another seemed to have met their maker at the end of Game of Thrones season 7, episode 4 (opens in new tab). The grand rule of TV, though, is if there’s no body (even a sunken one) then there’s no death. Except the director of the episode has let slip something that could reveal their ultimate fate. Uh-oh. Spoilers follow…

Brace yourselves… Jaime Lannister is alive. Probably. Director Matt Shakman used a strange choice of words when talking to EW (opens in new tab) (H/T Digital Spy (opens in new tab)) about the attack of Drogon and the Dothraki, and its aftermath.

“And all of a sudden the Lannister army — which is a Roman army in a way, an army of order and precision, who can handle pretty much any obstacle — they encounter something they cannot handle and realise that war has changed forever.” Here comes the kicker, “Jaime, especially, is a great soldier and realises this is going to be a new era."

Is a great soldier? That lack of past tense probably means we haven’t seen the last of Jaime Lannister. He’s obviously saved at the last second — from the dragon fire at least. Not that I had any doubt… Nope. Not me. *puts away tissues*

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Bradley Russell
Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.