Peter Dinklage may have just dropped a major hint about how his "Game of Thrones" character, Tyrion Lannister, wraps the series. Or maybe he's just messing with fans.
The truth is anyone's guess, but either way, Dinklage gave "Thrones" devotees plenty to think about during a recent interview with Vulture. The actor -- who just picked up another Emmy for his role -- discussed what it was like to finishing filming on the series, which will officially sign off from HBO after season eight next year, and reflected on what both the character and the experience of shooting the series meant to him.
Dinklage explained that he appreciated that Tyrion "developed a deeper sense of responsibility" as the series went on, and said that wrapping his final day of work was "beautifully bittersweet." As for how Tyrion himself says goodbye, the actor was scant on detail. But it was hard to miss the giant hint (or was it a giant bit of misdirection?) Dinklage offered.
"I feel very, very — I’m trying to find the right word," the actor said. "I think he was given a very good conclusion. No matter what that is — death can be a great way out."
Interviewer David Marchese noted that he didn't believe Dinklage was actually suggesting that Tyrion dies, "but rather ... attempt[ing] to leave open the possibility that the character might meet that fate." And that certainly might be true. But Dinklage also made other comments recently suggesting that Tyrion is set for a grim end, and that's already got some fans worried.
Like we said before, Dinklage may just be doing his darnedest to throw viewers off track. After all, HBO and the "Thrones" creative team have been fiercely protective of spoilers throughout the show's run, and we'd find it odd if they suddenly ignored Dinklage dropping huge hints left and right.
It's fair to say that fans won't know anything for sure until the series finale credits roll. We'll be eagerly awaiting answers until then.
"Game of Thrones" returns for its eighth and final season sometime in the first half of 2019.