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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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S&M meets Suburbia in my pilot Soccer Domme

The following also appears on this site as its own page under the tab “Screenwriting.”

In fall of 2017, I wrote the pilot for  Soccer Domme. I entered the teleplay in the Austin Film Festival and it received some glowing comments:

“I love the family dynamics, the church, the stress of the health issues mixed with parenting. The suburbia of it all, juxtaposed with the S&M scene is wonderful. Kate and Dante have great chemistry as screen partners, and would be a ton of fun to follow on their adventures.”

I’m really proud of this pilot. The script came to me so quickly and I loved spending time with the characters. The premise was borne out of an anxiety that I have about death. I’m always worried that something will happen to my husband and one day, while I was driving, I had this weird fantasy that I would become a dominatrix if I had to provide for my family. I thought, I could pull off a corset. And I could totally yell at someone. I’m bossy. Why not get paid for it? 

Yeah, so now you know way more about how the anxious little neuron fire around my brain. I definitely deleted then rewrote that last paragraph several times.

Welcome to the world of anxiety.

When I shared this premise with Danielle, my writing partner for North Shore South Shore’s pilot, she was like “I love it. But…is C.K. okay? He’s not sick or anything right?”

No, he’s fine. And out of the depths of fearful yet brightly colored Catholic imagination came one of the best things I’ve ever written. And everyone who reads the pilot really likes it. I swear. I’m not one to toot my own horn but…

Toot. Toot.

In fact, a production company here in Dallas was interested in turning into a movie. Here’s what he wrote me, “I’m always looking to add a diverse array of creative voices to our slate, and the idea behind it just strikes this right chord for me between contemporary character-driven storytelling and the sort of fun, zany concept that I saw in so many an 80s film.”

Cinestate makes thrillers so Soccer Domme didn’t fit the bill ultimately. BUT it was great practice emailing back & forth with a producer and even having a discussion over the phone.

Have your people call my people and we’ll set this up. If by “my people” I mean “me.” So your staff of 20 or so can call my staff of me. *wink*

SOCCER DOMME

by Kristin Sample

Genre: dramedy, 1-hour, single camera

Logline: When Kate Wright’s perfect life comes crashing down with news of her husband’s failing health, an opportunity from dungeon owner Dante provides an unorthodox solution: pro-domme. Kate becomes “Katerina,” supports her family, and even starts to like her new career. But Kate soon finds that her clients aren’t the only ones in chains.

Synopsis: KATE WRIGHT has the ideal life. With a wonderful marriage, two great kids, and plenty of money, Kate spends her free time volunteering for PTA, singing in the church choir, and drumming her body tight at CrossFit. However, when Kate’s husband SEAN is diagnosed with cancer, the life they’ve built is upended. Treatments don’t work and Sean moves to hospice. To complicate matters further, Sean’s company cuts him off and Kate is tasked with supporting her family.

Enter DANTE. He’s a bisexual man who dabbles in drag but only wears cisgender clothes to visit his dying mother ALBERTA. Kate and Dante share an unexpected but close friendship. What started as polite hellos at hospital vending machines became a mutual support system. And Dante reveals the perfect solution to Kate’s financial problems: dominatrix.

Dante owns and operates a high-end dungeon. When a wealthy client wants a domme who fits Kate’s description, Dante sees an opportunity. Mostly benign stuff—spanking, foot fetish—Dante assures her. Kate is appalled at the suggestion. But after a confrontation about owed tuition at her children’s school, she realizes she needs fast money. Domme work is lucrative, safer than she thinks, and there’s no intercourse. And most importantly, Dante has her back.

Over the course of the series, we see Kate navigate this new world…and start to like her new self. But her double life provides a host of conflicts both internal and external. And, at times, Dante definitely does not have her back. Will Kate find empowerment in this new world? Or is it delusional to think that her clients are the only ones in chains?

Soccer Domme is Weeds meets Fifty Shades of Grey. Transmedia components could include: Snapchats with Dante, Kate’s mommy blog, “Katerina’s” tinyletter, and interviews with real dommes. Audiences will find the Wright family endearing and relatable and will be titillated by Kate’s new career as a prodomme. Using both Kate’s and Dante’s stories, Soccer Domme challenges conventional conceptions of gender, sexuality, morality, and what it means to be “normal.”

*All of my screen projects are registered with the Writer’s Guild of America. My novel North Shore South Shore is copyrighted material.

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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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Final Thought

I just sat next to Jerry Springer at breakfast. I’m at this NBC Universal event for TV Squad at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena.

He looks like a regular guy. Just a really familiar looking regular guy.

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Trying to post a picture

Flav is so money.You might find it surprising that my first picture is of this man. Flavor Flav. Well, sorry.

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