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In the most recent episode of The Hollywood Reporter and Post Show Recaps’ Game of Thrones rewatch podcast, there’s a discussion about something called ghost grass and how it might predict the end of the series.
Unless you’ve recently rewatched GoT, you probably don’t remember what ghost grass is. Ghost grass was first mentioned in the second episode of the series when Daenerys and Jorah are walking through the Dothraki Sea. The Dothraki Sea is actually a sea of ghost grass. Jorah explains to Dany:
In the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai, they say there are fields of ghost grass, with stalks as pale as milk that glow in the night. The Dothraki believe that one day, it’ll cover everything — and that’s the way the world will end.
The image of a pale whiteness devouring the living world certainly echoes the mantra “Winter is coming,” and, of course, evokes the onslaught of White Walkers. The Dothraki prophecy may be totally metaphorical, but it could also be literal. Who’s to say the show won’t end with an invasive species of grass causing widespread famine? After all, Westeros did just see a sudden influx of Dothraki hordes.
Qyburn better start inventing weed-wackers. / via GIPHY
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