"Game of Thrones" episode 4 is by far one of the best episodes which fans have got to watch on season 7 of HBO's hit fantasy drama series. The episode somehow accelerated the story in the favor of all the characters and now fans are eagerly waiting to see the next episode because of a major cliffhanger.

So, is Jamie Lannister dead?

The last few minutes of episode 4 showed us the epic battle between Danerys’s (Emilia Clarke) dragon and Dothraki army with the Lannisters’ led by Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). The final act of the hour somehow replaced the beauty of “Battle of the Bastards,” the epic battle between Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon).

In the battlefield, Jamie aka The Kingslayer had three opportunities to flee from the battlefield but he decided to stay. When Drogon, Daenerys’ dragon, incinerated the soldiers and their gold, Bronn urged him to flee, but Jamie stayed with his men.

In the end of the recently broadcasted episode, Jamie reached for a massive spear and charged towards the dragon when it was shot down by Bronn’s long arrow. At the same time, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) looked on to his brother and whispered, “Flee you, idiot. You f***ng idiot,” but Jamie’s vengeance took over him.

As Drogon shielded Daenerys and spat fire from his massive mouth, Broon tackled Jamie off his horse into the depths of the river.

Out of the impending fire, he sank into the water with a full suit of armor and a heavy gold hand. At the same time Bronn, who chose to save Jamie, might have faced the wrath of Daenerys's dragon and it is also not clear whether he is dead or will be seen wounded in the next episodes.

Why can Jamie not just die in this episode?

According to Screenrant, it is highly unlikely that George R. R. Martin would have prepared such a death for Jamie. While he may be going to die in future episodes, it does not add up to his past and his actions that he should meet his creator by this unlikely death.

That being said, there are other fan theories that suggest that Jamie will be the one to kill his sister Cersei.

Screenrant added that there are chances that he may be the Prince that was promised and his character has far too many things to do before he dies.

Bran and the dagger everyone is talking about

Meanwhile, down at Westeros, Littlefinger was shown giving a dagger to crippled Bran. According to Vox, the dagger was first shown in season 1 when the Lannisters sent an assassin to murder the Stark son. When Littlefinger gave the dagger to Bran in the recent episode, he said it was the dagger which started the war of the five kings.

At the end, Bran handed over the dagger to his youngest sister Arya Stark.