How exactly will "Game of Thrones" end? George R.R. Martin certainly knows, and so do series show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. But other than that, the identity of the final occupant of the Iron Throne of Westeros is still a closely guarded secret. So it was surprising to see "Sesame Street," of all places, make its own prediction. What's even more shocking is who it picked.
The parody, "Game of Chairs," featured members of the Westerosi elite, including Muppet versions of Cersei Lannister, Robb Stark, Joffrey Baratheon and Daenerys Targaryen playing musical chairs with various iterations of the Iron Throne. The whole thing was led by Grover playing "Grover Bluejoy," a version of Theon Greyjoy.
One-by-one the players are eliminated: Joffrey "chokes" and Robb hustles off to a wedding. In the end, there's only one person sitting on the throne ... and it's Grover Bluejoy.
Most viewers of the HBO series or readers of the novels have long predicted Jon Snow or Daenerys on the throne by series' end. But that's really too predictable, isn't it?
Granted, this "Sesame Street" segment is not intended as an accurate predictor of the actual story. But it does make you think. Theon Greyjoy has been through quite a bit. It would be in keeping with the overall sour tone of the story to have him wind up the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
We'll all get a few steps closer to some kind of conclusion when the series returns for its fifth season on Sunday.
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