The "Game Of Thrones" Death Watch: Episode 3.8
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The "Game Of Thrones" Death Watch: Episode 3.8

By Brandon Johnson | Comment Diversions | May 24, 2013 | Comments ()


Welcome back to the Death Watch, a ranking of the likelihood of each character to get killed this season in "Game of Thrones." As before, there WILL BE SPOILERS FOR ALL PAST EPISODES, and a strict NO FUTURE SPOILERS policy on the comments. Anything referring to the future is purely speculation.

For those of you looking to talk about future spoilers, stay for the read and take your comments over to Joanna's post here.

Stannis and Melisandre have definitely caused the biggest stir this week. I really like the mystery around the powers of the Lord of Light. Up to this point, his power is not well known in Westeros, so it feels like we're learning what's he's capable of the same way everyone else is. As far as this week goes, there's really only one way to interpret Stannis saying the names into the fire. But can it really be that easy? Can he just keep Gendry captive to use his blood for demon smoke babies until nobody is left? I still have a little doubt, but it's hard to doubt the power of the Lord of Light anymore.

Rating System:
1 = Safe
10 = Imminent Death

Biggest Movers from Last Week:
Joffrey: +5
Robb Stark: +5
Sansa: -4
Jorah: -4
Shae: +2

Daario: 1. I don't think you introduce someone that grandly in the 8th episode if you plan to kill him in the next two episodes.

Arya Stark: 1. I still think Arya will reach Robb and company. However, if only Robb OR Catelyn are still alive, I think Arya will leave to find a way to have more impact.
Hound: 4

Beric Dondarrion: 2
Thoros of Myr: 4

Tyrion Lannister: 1
Sansa Lannister: 2. If someone was going to kill her, the time to do it was before the wedding.
Shae: 10. I've called for it most of the season, but I'm all in now. I think she's getting killed next episode. Tywin will figure out what she is to Tyrion.
Tywin Lannister: 7. If I'm right about Shae, the big question is then will Tyrion finally turn against his father. There's a better chance than not that he does.
Cersei Lannister: 3. Cersei just feels the need to kill someone at this point.
Joffrey Baratheon: 8.
Loras Tyrell: 4. At some point, don't we have to see one-of-the-best-fighters-in-Westeros Loras as opposed to recent sulking, emo Loras?
Margaery Tyrell: 2
Lady Olenna: 2
Bronn: 3
Podrick: 5
Petyr Balish: 2. It looks like we won't be seeing him for a while.
Varys: 2

Daenerys Targaryen: 1
Jorah Mormont: 3. He's safe now. He'll be starring alongside Dany and Daario in an upcoming romantic comedy. With dragons.
Barristan Selmy: 2
Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion (Dragons): 4 for one, 2 for the others.

Robb Stark: 8. Up from a 3. My how a week can change things in GoT.
Catelyn Stark: 7
Talisa Maegyr (Stark?): 5

Stannis Baratheon: 3
Davos Seaworth: 3
Melisandre: 2. Is she going to have triplets?
Gendry: 6. He gets a slight reprieve. If you can call what happened to him a reprieve.

Samwell Tarly: 2. Really Sam? Really? You finally do something right, you find the secret weapon to kill the white walkers, and then you just run away and leave it behind. Gilly is going to be so impressed with you when she finds out. REALLY??

Not Pictured This Week:

Theon Greyjoy: 2. Can I just say that I do kinda like these scenes simply because Alfie Allen is doing an awesome job.
Psychopath Torturing Theon: 3

Bran Stark: 1
Rickon Stark: 1
Osha: 1
Hodor: 1
Jojen Reed: 1
Meera Reed: 1

Jaime Lannister: 2. I hope they get to King's Landing next week. I'm too invested for them to be out of two straight episodes.
Brienne: 2. Ditto.
Roose Bolton: 3

Jon Snow: 1
Ygritte: 5
Mance Rayder: 2
Tormund Giantsbane: 2

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Spoiled!

    Robb and Catelyn will both be dying in ep.9. Shae does die in the books, killed by Tyrion because she fucked Tywin. Tyrion then kills Tywin. Joffrey dies as well, and Sansa is blamed. You're welcome, douches of Pajiba.

  • There'll Be Pancakes

    There just needs to be more Twyin / Lady Tyrell scenes. Damn.That's what you get when two great actors who have had 50 years of experience at their craft are given a sizzling scene and are let loose on it. Hands down favourite scene so far of Season 3, no way would anyone actually outsmart either of these two in order to kill them. Ygitte is definitely copping it. The first woman to tempt Jon Snow away from his oath as they vow to remain together no matter what happens?? Please. Total goner

  • I love that the one thing that's been consistent in everyone's review of last episode was "GODDAMN IT, SAM." It cracks me up!

  • Natallica

    I really can't see Tywin dying anytime soon, because HE'S FUCKING TYWIN

  • sean

    I know I said this before. It is great to see incredibly right and incredibly wrong you are. This is fun. You folks are going to greatly enjoy what comes next.

  • TK

    Seriously, I know you guys think that people that haven't read the books enjoy this sort of baiting? But... they don't. I know you're not technically spoiling, but it's still kind of annoying.

  • Uriah_Creep

    but it's still kind of really fucking annoying.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Ew. I am so uncomfortable seeing the name "Sansa Lannister."

    Too bad Baelish wasn't at the wedding. That would've been interesting.

    And yeah, I have seen nothing to indicate that Loras is a great warrior. They have made him really foppish.

  • Monica

    If Cersei isn't a Baratheon, than Sansa isn't a Lannister, imo.

  • Yossarian

    I've said it before, but the emasculation of Loras in the TV version (As they have not-at-all-coincidentally played up his homosexuality) is just terrible. He's the worst character on the show.

  • BWeaves

    I seem to recall him out jousting The Mountain, even if he did use a horse in heat to cheat. And I remember him having sexy times and manscaping sessions with Renly.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    I was pretty sure he did something in a tournament, but that was soooooo long ago.

    Hmm. I need to rewatch first 2 seasons, methinks.

  • freetickles

    How does Robb jump from 3 to 8 in a week without having appeared in that week's episode?

  • TenaciousJP

    When the Lord of Light is called to murder your ass, that usually puts a target on your back.

  • Fredo

    The Lord of Light like Ice Cube often has to use his AK.

  • alannaofdoom

    Well, to be fair, there are so few good days for anyone in Westeros.

  • Calla Dain

    So, for the Lord of Light would that be a good or a bad day?

  • TheEmpress

    I agree with Joffrey as an 8. I'm calling Sansa a Lannister now and a Lannister always pays her debts.

  • Steph

    Disagree. I don't think Joffrey's going anywhere soon, it would go against the whole concept of his character.

  • knifeyspoony

    I would disagree with you because there are three things we can assume about Joffrey:
    1) he thinks everyone should listen to him simply because he is the king.
    2) he doesn't seem to realize that the only thing that gives him authority is the network of powerful people who [temporarily] support him.
    3) literally none of those people actually care about him.

    even if Melisandre's black magic doesn't get him, he's so shortsighted and self-absorbed that I can see him going too far and having people turn on him. it's kind of funny that he looks so much like Caligula...

  • Steph

    He's already gone too far though, multiple times. The obvious one being when he ordered Ned's death. I agree that someone will turn on him eventually but it won't be for a while yet, you don't create such a loathsome character and kill him before the endgame. That's the point of him, he's a cartoon villain in a realistic world, and he wins every time.

  • $27019454

    That fattyfat leech with his name on it sizzled awfully impressively on that in-room hibachi..... Melissandre is involved. Bitch does not mess around.

  • Steph

    Gendry's dick blood was a half measure though, she wanted to sacrifice him. I'd be surprised if Joffrey actually died.

  • TheEmpress

    Okay, I admit it's wishful thinking!

  • alannaofdoom

    That would be the single most satisfying scene EVER. Oh man I just want her to straight-up disembowel him.

  • $27019454

    with extra bowel

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