Previous Spectacular Crystal Ball Contests in this community didn't go over so well because people predicted events that would happen within the given time span, and then a year or so would roll by and Kubo's plot hadn't inched anywhere.
andrew_jp was the sole winner in predicting that we'd get Grimmy's release last summer around Tanabata time. The prize was that I wrote him a drabble.
This time I'm not going to bother with prizes (le muse hates me of late T__T and the pocketbook for Bleach trinkets is empty) but hey, bragging rights is always nice, eh? No time limit on this contest either. Let's just say one prediction per person in a comment below and you have until Kubo finishes the manga for the prediction to come true.
You can make your prediction worthwhile---as in what deathlike predicted this morning in the Szayel Apollo FC with deadly confidence, that Szayel is really Orihime's brother Sora--or it can be something as facile as "there will be another penis joke involving Pesh." Crack theories most welcome.
I'll go first. My pet crack theory is that Szayel Apollo (not dead, not dead, NOT DEAD YET!) is a Quincy, that he was once a Menos Grande composed of the souls of Quincy murdered in the great Extermination of Quincy by SS and since naturally these Quincy were all bitter and pissed they became Hollow, fed on one another and became some uber Quincy Menos. I expect Kubo to explain how Arrancar can have brothers and so I expect a flashback explaining Szayel's brother one day and the story of Menos to Arrancar to Espada state, including the not-yet told story of what sort of "boost" he gave to Nnoitra that allowed Nnoitra to defeat Neliel (that "boost" was just discovered by Mayuri in Szayel's lab, methinks).
Anyway, that's my crackpot theory. What's yours?