It’s nearly impossible for a series finale to answer every single question, especially when you’re talking about a show like Game of Thrones (streaming now on Crave). With so many characters to pay service to and just a little over six hours in the entire last season to do it, the writers had a lot to accomplish.
Still, would it have been that hard for them to just tell us where Drogon flew off to with Daenerys’ dead body?
A quick recap for anyone who wants to relive it: Jon Snow wound up stabbing his aunt/Queen/one-time lover after he realized she had gone mad and needed to be stopped before basically incinerating the entire world.
Dany’s last dragon, Drogon, realized his mum was dead right away and poked her body before torching the Iron Throne in rage, metaphorically breaking the wheel for Dany once and for all. (Our theory as to why he didn’t turn the flames on Jon is because Jon—being part Targaryen—wouldn’t burn.) Then he picked up Dany and flew off to… well, that’s what we want to know.
— Natali (@Natalimeloo) May 21, 2019
Drogon lost his brothers, his mother, his house, everything because of the Iron Throne. The throne being burned by him is the most poetic thing I’ve ever seen ❤️ #GameOfThrones #Drogon pic.twitter.com/ZtJJslFLro
— Shamsu Bado (@Shamsuumarbado) May 21, 2019
Samwell was about to reveal where Drogon was probably headed during the small council meeting with Tyrion and co. towards the end, but he was cut off. “The farther away the better,” Bronn interjected. The last we heard on the subject was that Bran the Broken could potentially warg his way to that information, but whether he was successful was never revealed.
What we do know is that Drogon was flying East, which leads us to one of two logical conclusions: He was either heading back to the Dothraki Sea, where Drogon and his brothers were originally born (and where Dany had the visions of reuniting with Khal Drogo and their son), or else he was heading to Old Valeria where Targaryens traditionally lived with their dragons.
Given the strong bloodlines in the series the latter scenario is probably the most likely, and it’s one that fans have been holding onto ever since the Mother of Dragons fell so unceremoniously. There’s something that’s poetically just about Dany’s final resting place being among her ancestors.
Drogon took Dany’s body and went back to old Valeria. It’s probably the most cannon thing this season has kept. No one goes there.
— SciFiFantasyGirl (@MySciFiFantasy) May 20, 2019
Drogon will drop Danny’s body in Valeria and she will be found by the red priestess and revived to once again rule from the east. That’s my hopefully canon prediction.
— Nick Ray (@peekaboomaster1) May 20, 2019
It’s also worth noting that, although Drogon is now the world’s last dragon, Valeria may be the one place where he could stumble upon some unhatched eggs or maybe even find another creature like himself. Hey—if someone could gift Dany eggs in the first season then we can hope, okay?
Besides, we all know at least one Game of Thrones spinoff is coming, and if Dany’s dragon can somehow factor into it then we’re totally game.
Oh who are we kidding. We’re game either way, but a dragon would just be fire on the cake.