HBO has been keeping each new Game of Thrones Season 8 episode title under lock and key until after the episode airs. The goal seems to be to avoid spoilers, though Episode 3’s title, “The Long Night,” didn’t reveal much (I was still way off in my prediction, though). So what’s the title for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4? Here’s our best guess, along with a few clever predictions from the internet.
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4: The Last War
In the trailer for the next episode (above), Daenerys Targaryen boasts, “We have won the great war. Now, we will win the last war.”
We have a feeling the actual battle in question will be called “The Battle of King’s Landing” — at least in the history books and wiki entries — but when it comes to episode titles, “The Last War” is pretty damn good.
The only issue here is that it seems unlikely Game of Thrones will lunge right into its next big battle in Episode 4. What’s more likely is that the upcoming episode will offer a bit of a cool down, allowing your favorite characters to interact while chess pieces move across the board.
At the same time, you can probably expect the growing tension between Jon Snow and Dany to come to a head in Episode 4, which brings us to our next title prediction…
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4: Ice & Fire
This feels like an obvious title to use at some point before the series ends, and an episode largely devoted to Jon and Dany (basically physical manifestations of ice and fire) duking it out is the perfect opportunity. The title may also refer directly to Jon’s parents (one Targaryan, one Stark), which again plays off of the growing conflict around his true identity.
We can’t take credit for this Episode 4 title prediction, though. It comes from film critic Matt Neglia, who actually managed to correctly predict the Episode 3 title, “The Long Night,” just for the wrong episode.
As you can see, Neglia guessed Episode 4 would be “The Long Night,” either because he thought that’s when the battle would take place or he was worried it wouldn’t go well for the good guys. Either way, he was almost right, and I’m tempted to think that he might be onto something. “Ice & Fire” works extremely well for Episode 4.
Of course, chances are Game of Thrones will surprise us yet again. HBO seems to be getting pretty creative with the last few episode titles. So perhaps the only safe bet is to expect the unexpected.
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4: The Scouring of King’s Landing
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4 airs Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO.