And come on, really? Nikolaj Coster-Waldau remains one of the show's best actors and his endgame, whatever it is, will undoubtedly involve his sister Cersei Lannister and their twisted relationship. The site of Jaime falling into the dark of the sea, weighed down by his armor, was a haunting one. But he'll rise from those watery depths soon enough. I'd bet a sack of gold coins on that.
As for poor Drogon? He'll live to torch another day. As our own Maester Gonzales notes in his recap, "Getting a dragon out of the air is tough enough, but to finish the job without an arrow through the eye would require a significant attacking force on the ground." And Cersei, having lost both men and gold in this battle, won't have the kind forces she did last week. So much for Qyburn's cackle-worthy plan to kill off the most fantastical feature of the series.
The biggest question from "Spoils of War" is more meta: how will Game of Thrones brain trust of Benioff and Weiss will "top" this episode for both its brutality and its inventiveness? More battles must be fought. There's clearly only one way to do it: more dragons.