Game of Thrones has never been about giving readers or viewers what they most want. Its author and screenwriters prefer to build fan expectations, then overturn them for narrative impact and, sometimes, pure shock value. Yet, fans maintain hope that at least a few of the characters will reach a satisfying, well-deserved ending. So it’s time for the return of Game of Thrones Hope Chest, the weekly poll where we put all of our hopes together in one place. We aren’t asking what you think is going to happen on Game of Thrones. We’re asking: what do you most hope to see happen?
This week, we’re diving deep into the tinfoil hat area of the internet — or at least, what used to be the tinfoil hat section before shows like Westworld helped fan the flames that were already making wild speculation seem like valid fan response. There’s a growing craze for in-depth TV breakdowns, a bottomless hunger for Game of Thrones conversation, and a lot of potential attention and interaction is available to people who come up with Game of Thrones ideas that no one’s suggested before. All of these elements have produced a perfect little hothouse where bizarre