Something has been nagging at me since I first watched S8E5. It was still nagging at me after my re-watch. It finally came to me.

We saw Daenerys take off for the Red Keep when the bells were ringing, and that was the last we saw of her. I’m pretty sure that from that point we saw Drogon burning the city from a distance.

Bran had that vision of the shadow of a dragon flying over King’s Landing. Could he have warged into Drogon? Could Daenerys have lost control of Drogon?

I am not looking for a way for Daenerys not to be at fault, or anything. But I do have to say that nagging feeling has gone away. I am one of the few who is not outraged the Daenerys’ so called heel turn.

The more I think about it, the more it makes sense. It’s horrifying, to be sure, but it makes sense for the character. She was always scary, but she had people close to her that tempered her potential for madness. Those people are now all dead.

She said she was going to break the wheel. The people are part of that wheel. They could have rebelled, but they did not. They showed their displeasure from time to time, but they were just as happy about Ned’s beheading as they were about Cersei’s walk of shame. Clearly, they were not paying attention to their government, so were part of the problem.

Back to Bran. He obviously had a vision of the fall of King’s Landing. How much did he see? He was also told that he would never walk again, but one day he would fly. Was that just flying by warging into birds, or was it warging into Drogon? I assumed it meant dragons when I first read that passage, and it hasn’t happened yet. Unless it has.

If it was Bran, did he intend to frame Daenerys for it? Did Daenerys try to stop it, or did she just go along? Hwo would she even stop it? Will this solidify her power, or get her killed? I can imagine Arya has but one name on her list now.

It has often bothered me that Daenerys just left her cities across the Narrow Sea behind. Perhaps Daenerys will be High Queen, after all is said and done. The Seven Kingdoms will once again rule themselves, but with Daenerys keeping the peace, under threat of Drogon burninating the countryside. That would be the happiest ending I could imagine at this point. Assuming that they don’t find out that Jon is actually Robert’s bastard. That would fix everything.

Okay, I think I’ll try this sleep thing again.