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    Updated on May 16, 2019. Posted on May 13, 2019

    Bran And Dany's Visions Both Came True On This Week's "Game Of Thrones"

    So THAT'S what they meant. Warning: contains spoilers.

    This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5.

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    There have been many moments of symbolism and foreshadowing over the course of Game of Thrones, and as the show draws to a close, some of those left dangling have finally come to fruition.

    This episode, notably, saw Bran's vision from Season 6 come true.

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    Quite literally, we saw these shots of Drogon flying over King's Landing from Bran's vision play out — but the more symbolic elements also revealed themselves.

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    The most significant part of the vision, in hindsight, is the way Dany and the birth of her dragons is connected with shots of her father screaming "burn them all."

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    Jaime Lannister stopped the Mad King from carrying out his plan to destroy King's Landing with fire — but Aerys's own daughter executed it all these years later. She even exploded some of his caches of wildfire in the process, which explains the emphasis placed on them in this vision. It wasn't related to Cersei's destruction of the sept — it was about Dany literally burning them all.

    The other vision that basically came true (and will likely be completed in the next episode) is what Dany saw in the House of the Undying back in Season 2.

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    In that vision, Dany was in a badly damaged throne room that appeared to be covered in snow — which many thought was foreshadowing Jon Snow's claim. It now seems like it was really ash, and it was showing us how Dany herself would destroy the Red Keep with Drogon.

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    There's a good chance we'll get a similar shot to this in the season finale. What's interesting here, in this vision, is that Dany approaches the throne but turns away before she actually touches it.

    It suggests that, despite everything, Dany will never actually sit on the throne. Which makes sense given her actions in the last episode. There's no way she can rule now.

    In fact, it's extremely likely Dany is going to die in the next episode — as suggested by her vision itself. After turning away from the throne, she heads beyond the Wall and winds up in a tent where she meets Drogo and Rhaego. For a moment, she believes she's dead. Which is probably exactly what is going to happen next!

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    Maybe the "bittersweet" ending — and the way she'll be reunited with Drogo and her lost family. Although, uh, I don't know where the "sweet" really comes into it; it's more just bitter.

    And honestly, even these visions and other moments of foreshadowing don't negate the fact that the past two seasons haven't adequately explored Daenerys's downfall, with this season in particular feeling rushed and underdeveloped.

    But! At least we know what those visions meant now!

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