Loras Tyrell may have been absent from Game of Thrones ever since the sixth season, thanks to a nefarious murder plot hatched by Cersei Lannister. But Loras actor Finn Jones, evidently in the dark on how the series will end now that he’s a spectator like the rest of us, has a theory that what happened to Loras might as well just go ahead and happen to everyone.
Speaking with People Now alongside Jessica Henwick, his fellow Iron Fist star, Jones joked he’d love to believe that everyone would set aside all the wars, schemes, murders, and power grabs that’ve made the show so addicting for the past seven seasons, and just settle down and live in a sort of democratic peace. But, he concluded, that just wouldn’t be the Game of Thrones way — now would it?
“I have my theories,” he offered. “I basically don’t think there will be a throne anymore, and I don’t think there will be, like, a centralized seat of power. And I think power will be given back to the individual kingdoms, so more like a democratic rule.”
If that sounds suspiciously optimistic, rest assured that was just Jones doing a little out-loud wishful thinking. What he really thinks is that GoT needs to go out with a good old-fashioned bloodbath.
“But,” he backtracked, “I think that is probably a bit too, like, utopian for Game of Thrones — and I think eventually what will happen is just… everyone died.”
Ahh, that’s more like it. Jones made sure everyone knew he was just having fun with a bit of open-ended speculation, so if he really does know the ultimate fate of the Seven Kingdoms, it’s safe to say he’s keeping it to himself.
We still have a way to go before the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones gets underway, since HBO so far has only said it’ll premiere sometime in 2019. But Jones and Henwick will be back on the small screen later this week, when Season 2 of Iron Fist begins streaming on Netflix starting Sept. 7.