The last time we saw Jaime Lannister, he was heading back to King’s Landing and his sister Cersei under the cover of darkness. We’re still not sure whether he plans to kill her or marry her, but a spoiler spotted in the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 may reveal a key detail about Jaime’s plans heading into the show’s final two episodes.
Warning: Possible spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5 ahead.
The teaser trailer for Episode 5 didn’t actually reveal much (though Euron certainly seems concerned about something in that one shot), but an eagle-eyed fan may have spotted a hidden detail in the Game of Thrones preview. Luka Nieto, the deputy editor for Game of Thrones news site and fan community Watchers on the Wall, shared a screenshot from the latest trailer that may contain one key spoiler.
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The image, which shows the Golden Company preparing for war at King’s Landing, may hide a huge spoiler for Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5. Look past the soldiers to that hooded figure walking in the opposite direction away from them. Does he look familiar?
It’s tough to say for sure, but we’re pretty confident we’re looking at Jaime Lannister. For the sake of comparison, here’s a screenshot of Jaime sneaking into Winterfell back in Season 8, Episode 1. He seems to be wearing the same hood as a disguise.
One more time, here’s that screenshot from the Episode 5 trailer.
We can’t say we’re surprised that Jaime’s back in King’s Landing. After all, that’s where he was headed at the end of Episode 4, and crossing long distances overnight hasn’t been an issue since Game of Thrones seemingly introduced “fast travel” back in Season 7.
Then again, the fact that the Kingslayer had to sneak back into the castle suggests he’s probably not there to apologize to Cersei. It seems more likely he really is planing on killing his sister, though we have a feeling Arya Stark may beat him to the punch.
Speaking of Arya, it is possible that we’re actually looking at Arya disguised as someone else so she can sneak past the Golden Company and Cersei’s other guards. She might even be disguised as Jaime, though that would mean she killed one of the most important characters on Game of Thrones offscreen, which seems pretty unlikely even by the show’s lowered Season 8 standards for storytelling.
Jokes aside, that’s almost certainly Jaime Lannister sneaking into King’s Landing in Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5. The only question now is what he’ll do once he finally comes face to face with Cersei.
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