Liam Cunningham's character in Game of Thrones may be a master of diplomacy, smuggling and fermented crab but the man behind Ser Davos Seaworth also has a handle on the various fan theories surrounding how the HBO epic will finally conclude. Currently filming its eighth and final season, Game of Thrones has inspired a glut of fan theories online and arguably the most intriguing of these concern how the series will end. Will *insert favorite character here* die? What will be the closing shot? Will Jon Snow ever find out he slept with his Aunt?
A stalwart of Game of Thrones, Davos Seaworth has become a firm fan favorite during his time in Westeros. Not only does the character have a brash, working class charm and a sharp wit but he's also one of the few remaining characters with any sense of morality. Despite originally being a smuggler, Davos has worked his way up in the world and currently acts as Jon Snow's right hand man. Undoubtedly, Davos is one of the few characters that fans are desperately hoping will survive to see the credits roll on Game of Thrones' final episode.
Taking a break from his day job, Cunningham has perused a selection of Game of Thrones finale theories and given his take on each, including a possible final scene for his own character. Speaking on Rolling Stone's "Fan Theory Exploder," Cunningham was presented with a scenario that had his character sailing off into the sunset with Tyrion Lannister to resume a life of piracy, to which the actor commented:
"I really loved going back [last season] to what we never saw Davos doing which was his old job, a smuggler, and saw him without dealing with that nest of vipers in Westeros. It was really nice to do that so Tyrion and I, hand in hand, on my little ship, going off into the distance with a beautiful soundtrack, I love it. I think it's a lovely idea, let's do that!"
Although fan theories for any movie or television show are often proved false, Game of Thrones followers have a history of hitting the nail on the head with their informed speculation. Most famously, the true parentage of Jon Snow is something that many fans of George R. R. Martin's books had already figured out when the HBO adaptation used Bran Stark's powers to reveal Snow's Targaryen heritage.
While Game of Thrones fans would likely be overjoyed if Davos and Tyrion made it out alive and became a lovable duo of rogues on the high seas, neither Cunningham nor the viewers can honestly expect that to be how things eventually shake out. Game of Thrones has built itself a reputation for mercilessly killing off likeable characters and it'll be very surprising indeed if both Tyrion and Davos, two of Westeros' most moral figures, were to survive until the very end.
Game of Thrones season 8 is expected to premiere in late 2018 on HBO.
Source: Rolling Stone