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8 GOT Characters Who Will Die Tonight

8 Characters Who Will Likely Die in Tonight’s Episode of Game of Thrones

There are only four episodes left of Game of Thrones. Like four and done forever, people.

Tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones will likely spend the entire hour in the throes of battle. Showrunners have dedicated entire episodes to battles before (the Battle of the Blackwater, the Battle of Castle Black) and with this impending battle being the most important (we’re not talking kings and lords, we’re talking zombies and the living), the whole episode will focus on defending Winterfell from the Night King and his army of gross dead people.

With all that violence, there’s bound to be some deaths. Here’s eight (YES, 8) characters who will likely die tonight. Don’t fret, they already died hundreds of years ago.

  1. Brienne of Tarth: Or shall I say, Ser Brienne. Last week’s emotional fireside scene when Jamie Lannister made Brienne a Knight of the Seven Kingdoms was everything. Let’s unpack that moment. Jamie, despite his maiming, still has a reputation as one of the most feared fighters in Westeros. Jamie’s knighting Brienne gave her the validation she’s been looking for since beating Loras’s ass in the melee at Renly’s war camp. She’s already the embodiment of knightly qualities and now she has the title to prove it. Furthermore, Brienne is leading the “left flank” in the battle proving that Jon and Daenerys trust her command instincts. Episode 2 was even titled “The Knight of the SevenKingdoms.” While she’s one of my favorites, Brienne has probably reached the finish line of her story. My prediction: Brienne dies valiantly in battle, possibly protecting Jamie or Podrick Payne.
  2. Podrick Payne: Everyone loves him. And if there’s one thing GOT producers love to do, it’s kill the ones we love. I’m not sure why Podrick needs to be around without Brienne, but I’m also not sure how he will die. There’s a possibility he kills one of the Whitewalker lieutenants first. He learned to fight from the best, so I suspect we will see some mad skillz…and then death. Why will he die? He got to sing last episode. And it was acapella. And it was the background for a montage.
  3. Tormund Giantsbane: This one I’m only half sure about. Tormund could be needed to manage the free folk after the battle in whatever new world GOT creates for Jon/Dany/Cersei. But there’s a solid chance Tormund perishes. He’s a badass on the battlefield, but he almost died last season when Jon’s hunting party was trapped on that iceberg. Other reasons he could die include but are not limited to: his awesome speech about the origin of his name, his posturing to Jamie “Kingkiller” Lannister in front of Brienne, his guileless questioning of the sexism embedded in chivalric code—everything points to this character having not much else to do in future episodes.
  4. Theon: Another character who has come full circle. He came back to Winterfell—leaving his sister Yara to retake their home by herself—with the express aim of fighting for Winterfell and the Starks.My prediction: He will die protecting Bran. There’s no need for him to rule theIron Islands with Yara in charge.
  5. Beric Dondarrion: I don’t have anything against him, but there’s like over twenty main characters in this show. He’s another mouth to feed at this point.  Beric will surely do some damage with his light-up sword in the battle. However, without Thoros to resurrect him in the name of the Lord of Light, Beric’s nine lives are up. The Hound has mentioned Beric’s vulnerability like three times too.
  6. Gendry: He got to have sex with one of the most popular characters on the show last episode. Plus, he’s made all the weapons for this battle. Gendry has always been most useful as a blacksmith. Remember when Jon & Co. got trapped in the icy north? Jon told Gendry to run back to Castle Black and get a message to Dany. Jon didn’t seem too worried about not having Gendry’s fierce fighting skills. I predict Gendry will fight somewhat capably but ultimately die…with Ayra watching. While no Starks will die this episode, they can still be hurt with grief.
  7. Grey Worm: I might be shattering some dreams, but when “Baby Obama” (his nickname on Twitter)  made that promise to Missandei last week, I thought, oh now you’re probs going to die. He made a retirement plan and that’s certainly a way to get killed on a show like #DemThrones. After he helps Khaleesi take the Iron Throne, Grey Worm will sail with his love to Naath. Nope. Furthermore, I think the showrunners are building to a “heel turn” for Daenerys. Strip away her trusted advisors and Dany losing touch with her moral compass can happen more easily.
  8. Jorah Mormont: Speaking of stripping away Dany’s close allies, Ser Friendzone (his nickname on the Interwebz) will probably die too. Why? Well, Samwell gave him Heartsbane, the ancestral family sword of House Tarly. Jon Snow carries Longclaw (the Mormont sword). While Jorah doesn’t deserve his own father’s sword, he needed Heartsbane more than Sam. Could be overshooting here but I feel like that moment between Jorah and Sam means for lots of Jorah kicking ass on the battlefield…and then death.  

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Little Gordon Ramsay

Bob over at TV Squad posted about Caterer.com’s Little Gordon videos. Anyone who enjoys Gordon Ramsay’s shows Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares will like these videos. In other words, anyone who enjoys watching a blonde British guy cuss and yell at people who don’t deserve such treatment will love these videos. The kid is great. He even has some of the real hot-tempered chef’s mannerisms.

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So You Think You Can Dance (season four)

I’m so excited for Joshua, the winner of So You Think You Can Dance this summer. He was a brilliant dancer. Here’s his first routine to “No Air” choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon. He’s dancing with one of the final four dancers, Katee. This was the last routine of the night when the Top 20 performed. By this time, I was ready to turn in. I thought SYTYCD had gone all Idol. The talent would be sub-par and the judges would continually tell us that it was the BEST. SEASON. EVER.

The latter happened time and time again. I really hate it when judges on those shows use superlatives (the best cast, the best hip-hop dancer they’ve ever seen, the best routine of the season). On SYTYCD, the judges have clear favorites and use a lot of their screen time to stroke the choreographers’ egos. Don’t tell me who I’m supposed to like. And stop saying how brilliant Mia Michaels is. The woman is certifiably insane.

While this season wasn’t as good as seasons past, it was not bereft of talent either. In fact, I think Joshua is one of the best and most relatable dancers to ever grace the stage.

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Doctor Who? More like Doctor WTF

I just don’t get the allure of Sci-Fi shows. I like Sci-Fi movies. I should clarify: I prefer fantasy and superhero movies to Sci-fi but Sci-Fi can be cool too. But Sci-fi Shows, particularly the British ones, I just don’t like. And it doesn’t stop at just different tastes, I honestly can’t understand why anyone would like them. Unless people watch them because they are awesomely bad.

C.K.’s watching Doctor Who right now and the production quality is horrible. It looks like a stage show. It has this sappy music playing in the background. The special effects are almost non-existent, the robots, aliens and monsters are all lackluster. If this is supposed to be an alternative universe, they are not doing a good job making me belief it. I’m sure Who and Torchwood fans would cry “Sacrilege!”, but I think they should outsource the show to an American studio, make it sexier after selling some ads, then put it back out there. Also the show does nothing to reward a new viewer. But as C.K. says (and I suspect many fans of Sci-Fi would agree), “who needs you?”

With that, I’ll be quiet. Just had to get it off my chest. I tried on a few occasions to “get into” Torchwood, Dr. Who, or even American shows like Battlestar Galactica. And they just miss the mark for me.

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Longest running primetime show

I did a post today about the longest running primetime show. No, it’s not The Simpsons. It’s freakin’ 60 Minutes. The only reason I ever watch 60 Minutes is because it’s on right before Sunday’s Big Brother. We end up watching Andy’s aimless rant (this week it was about milk). I think my friend Laura should take over his segment. She has awesome rants.

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NBC fall line-up

In case you were wondering when your favorite NBC shows were returning this fall…

Damn we’re early with this. I haven’t even started to enjoy the summer yet.

While, I’m at it–I’ll be reviewing Heroes and Lipstick Jungle.

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Lots of activity on TV Squad

Out of the blogosphere, Kristin Sample reports…

Ian Ziering is teaming up with MySpace

Oddsmakers pick a winner for Idol

Grey’s star adopts a baby

Simpsons Ride launches at Universal Studios (C.K. was my photog for this masterpiece.)

And…Joey Lawrence is getting his own dance show on TLC (Whoa!)

As you can see, I report the tough news and ask the hard-hitting questions.

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Busy Busy

I went to a taping of MTV’s Rock the Cradle on Thursday. Afterwards I got to interview Crosby Loggins, Chloe Lattanzi, and Lucy Walsh (the offspring of Kenny Loggins, Olivia Newton John, and Joe Walsh). All were pretty cool and gracious considering they had just finished performing. I used all my willpower to keep from asking Chloe if I could get a picture with her mother. *sings* “Look at me, I’m Sandra Dee…”

Then on Friday I went to the NBC Summer press tour and met a boatload of celebrities. I sat next to Hulk Hogan. Whoa.

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