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Game Of Thrones Recap: 12 Biggest Questions Going Into Season 8

Will Cersei Really Sit Out The War With The Night King?

Cersei waits in the relative safety of King's Landing to learn who will win the Great War between the Armies of the Dead and the living. Yet it's unlike the Lannister Queen to sit idly by and not take clandestine action to benefit her - she's too much like her late father Tywin to be so passive. So does Cersei really plan to just wait out the Great War and "deal with whatever's left" or does she have further plans set in motion?

We know Euron only pretended to break ties with Cersei at the King's Landing armistice and that he secretly sailed the Iron Fleet to fetch the Golden Company from Essos. We also know Cersei has a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos and we can also suspect she has ordered Qyburn to create more weapons like the Scorpion to battle any dragons that may arrive at the capital. But since Cersei is pregnant and the preservation of the Lannister family is her only true priority, will she interfere in the Great War to put the odds in her favor when her surviving enemies come for her next?

Related: Game of Thrones Theory: The Final Battle Is Against Cersei, Not The Night King

Is Jaime Lannister Going to Bend the Knee To Daenerys?

Jaime finally grew disgusted with Cersei's treachery and broke from his sweet sister. The Kingslayer ended season 7 riding to Winterfell, but without the Lannister army the Queen promised would join the army of the living. But when Jaime abandoned Cersei, he may well have irrevocably ended their relationship and his loyalty to the Iron Throne. Does this mean he would bend the knee to Daenerys?

We don't know what is in Jaime's heart and whether his loyalty truly has shifted during the long ride to Winterfell. The Kingslayer is also far from the most popular and trusted man in Westeros, though his brother Tyrion still loves him and Brienne would vouch for his character. Jaime may be one of the characters who dies fighting the Night King, but if he survives to wage a second war against his twin sister, will he do so under the Targaryen banner?

What Will The Golden Company Do In Season 8?

Game of Thrones Season 8 Trailer The Golden Company

The Golden Company are said to be the finest mercenary army money can buy and Queen Cersei spent quite a bit of the gold she took from wiping out House Tyrell to pay for their services. It seems the Golden Company and their leader, Harry Strickland, are Cersei's ace-in-the-hole against whoever wins the Great War and rides south looking to take the Iron Throne. But how good is the Golden Company, really? Will Cersei's gold be enough payment if White Walkers attack from the North? Considering she does still have the Lannister Army, did Cersei hire the 10,000 warriors of the Golden Company for a heretofore unknown reason?

Will The Cleganebowl Still Happen?

A final showdown between the Clegane brothers, Sandor and Ser Gregor, has been something fans have anticipated since Game of Thrones season 1. In the season 7 finale, "The Dragon and the Wolf", Sandor came face-to-face with his zombified older sibling for the first time since season 1 and voiced his intentions for violence: "You know what's coming for you. You've always known."

The final season will be the last chance to see them finally square off in what's been dubbed the "Cleganebowl" and fans are hoping for a clash as memorable as the Mountain's duel with the Red Viper in season 4, which led to Ser Gregor's "resurrection" by Qyburn. But if the Cleganebowl does occur at last, who will triumph? Or will both brothers ultimately take each other out and put an end to the House of Clegane?

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