Game of Thrones has always played with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s character, Jaime Lannister. We started off absolutely hating him, and now we almost saw him die twice in Season 7, and most of us flinched. Season 7 was a major shift for his character, and in the end, we saw him leave Cersei, for the first time ever, and head north.
Nikolaj recently spoke to Esquire, and he seems to have a fair idea about how things will go for Jaime next season, and he even believes that some of our favorite characters will end up in the Army of the Dead. Read on!
He spoke about Jaime finally leaving at the end of Season 7 finale, we see him say to Cersei, ‘I don’t believe you’. He spoke about what it meant :
“When he says, “I don’t believe you,” it’s not just that he doesn’t believe she’s going to kill him. For me, at least, it was more [like], “That’s it, I don’t love you anymore. You’re on your own.” Why it took him so long, god only knows, but he got there in the end.”
He talked a little more about why Jaime left :
“He’s like, “I have to do this.” He truly believes that we all have to fight this thing. This is humanity at stake. We’ll either have living or dead conquering the world. You see him covering up his gold hand, and he knows he has to get to some sort of commander—whether it be Jon Snow or someone else in charge”
“Otherwise, he’s going into enemy territory, and he’s quite recognizable with that gold hand. If he wants to even get to battle before he’s killed by Stark soldiers, he’s going to need a bit of luck. You’d hope he can get there. But who knows, I might read Episode One of Season Eight and it says Jaime meets a Stark soldier and he’s killed. It would be so disappointing, I make it so far through Season Eight and it’s like, “Yes!” “
Nikolaj seems to believe that while some major characters will join the Army of the Dead, he wouldn’t want that for Jaime :
“The fear is that I would be turned into one of those undead. That would suck. You know some of the main characters are going to get turned. There are going to be some blue-eyed main characters running around. And, god, I hope it’s not me. That’s three hours of make-up in the morning. I know that if David Benioff and Dan Weiss read this, they’ll go, “Oh, yes we will.””
He was also asked if he thinks Jaime is definitely headed North, to which he replied :
“I do think he’s heading north, unless he’s tricking us all and goes south and just says, “I’m getting the hell out of here.” The double-double-double cross. “I lost my hand, what am I even going to do up there?” He could just be in a row boat getting away.”
“No, I do believe that he’s joining them in the north. You know there are all these swords of Valyrian steel, and you would think those five would all be somewhere in the mix.”
We sure do hope so! Where do you think Jaime is headed, and what do you think is his fate? Talk to us in the comments, down below!