This post contains spoilers from Game Of Thrones Season 7, Episode 5. Last week's episode of Game of Thrones was the shortest of the season so far, and of the series too. Part of the reason why is that the production wanted to end with the major battle between Daenerys Targaryen and the Lannister Army. More to the point, they wanted to end on the cliffhanger of Jaime's plunge into the lake, narrowly missing being BBQed alive in his armor by Drogon. But it was all a fake out. Jaime is alive on Game Of Thrones.
And thank the heavens for that. Seriously. Even though the reality is that his heavy armor would have most likely pulled Jaime to the bottom of the lake and caused him to drown, we just can't lose the One-Handed Lannister yet. For starters, without Jaime, Cersei will go off the rails entirely. For another, he hasn't gotten back to King's Landing to either tell Cersei who really killed Joffrey, nor has he had a chance to make it up with Tyrion.
But most importantly, Jaime can't die because drowning in a lake in a fade out would be massively lame on the par with the death of Brynden "The Blackfish" Tully last season. A-list characters just don't go out like that.
But why? As Tyrion noted last week, only a total "fookin" idiot would charge at Dany and her dragon like that in an act of desperation. Even Bronn is floored he did it. What was he thinking? Hell, what was he aiming for, Dany or the dragon? (Turns out it was the dragon.)
What was Jaime thinking? He must of read his "How To Kill Your Dragon" history, because he was aiming for the dragon's eye, which is how Meraxes was taken down during the first Dornish War in 10 AC.
Also of note, despite firing at Drogon last week, Bronn says dragons are where he parts ways with Jaime. The only reason he saved him was because he's owed money and a castle. But the moment those dragons start attacking King's Landing, he's out of there.
Can you blame him? Hell, Jaime looks like he's ready to be out of there too. If only Cersei would listen to reason.