The "Game Of Thrones" Death Watch: Episode 3.9
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The "Game Of Thrones" Death Watch: Episode 3.9

By Brandon Johnson | Comment Diversions | June 7, 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.

On to the good stuff. Err, stuff. I don't know if any of it can be called good. So much for my prediction that the big drama in episode 9 would happen in King's Landing. We didn't even stop in. All the tension is still there, and I'm sure they'll spend plenty of time there in the finale. The big question to me is, can they possibly kill off any major characters the week after something like the Red Wedding? If any show would dare to do that, it's Game of Thrones, but that would be tough even for them.

Rating System:
1 = Safe
10 = Imminent Death

Biggest Movers from Last Week:
Robb Stark: Dead. I thought there was a really high chance these three would not all leave the Freys alive, but I never imagined all of them would be killed. I had even taken Grey Wind off the list. And we had to watch his eyes close as he died. THAT'S JUST MEAN.
Catelyn Stark: Dead.
Talisa Maegyr (Stark?): Dead.
Grey Wind: Dead. In case you don't feel sad enough...

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Walder Frey: 1. When you kill every main character in a storyline, you earn a spot on the list.

Hound: 4. Now where are they going to go? How much will Arya blame him for not getting there sooner?
Arya Stark: 1. I said it a couple weeks ago and I'm sticking with it, now that there's nothing left for Arya with her family, I think she's going to find her way to Braavos to learn to kill like Jaqen. How she gets there, I have no clue.
Roose Bolton: 1. Damn.

Daenerys Targaryen: 1. I think this storyline all but wrapped up this week. I don't expect to see much if any from them in the final episode.
Jorah Mormont: 1
Barristan Selmy: 1
Daario: 1
Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion (Dragons): 1

Samwell Tarly: 1

Bran Stark: 1. This was what we've been waiting for all season. However, with all the other great action in this episode, I wish this had been bumped to the previous episode to spread things out a bit more. I can't wait to see how far his powers can reach.
Rickon Stark: 1
Osha: 1
Hodor: 1
Jojen Reed: 1
Meera Reed: 1

Jon Snow: 1. I'm confused. He saw a direwolf show up and start killing wildlings and helping him. Clearly some Stark is in the area. Then, he just left.
Ygritte: 2. Crows before hoes.
Mance Rayder: 1
Tormund Giantsbane: 2

Not Pictured This Week:
Tyrion Lannister: 1
Sansa Lannister: 2. Another person who just put Tywin at the top of their list.
Shae: 10. What the hell, I'll stick with this prediction.
Tywin Lannister: 2. There's not enough time left for anyone to come after him.
Cersei Lannister: 1
Joffrey Baratheon: 6. One of the three names Stannis said into the fire is now dead. I'd be even more shocked to have this big of a character killed after last week, but I guess it's possible.
Loras Tyrell: 2
Margaery Tyrell: 1
Lady Olenna: 1
Bronn: 1
Podrick: 1
Petyr Balish: 1
Varys: 1

Theon Greyjoy: 2. They've built this all season, something has to happen this week. Right? Maybe? Theon isn't getting killed, so...
Psychopath Torturing Theon: 6. If Theon escapes, it's over his dead body.

Stannis Baratheon: 1
Davos Seaworth: 1
Melisandre: 1
Gendry: 7. It doesn't help his prospects if they credit the Lord of Light with Robb's death.

Jaime Lannister: 1
Brienne: 1

Beric Dondarrion: 2. Could these guys show up at the twins?
Thoros of Myr: 4

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • BlackRabbit


  • DarthCorleone

    Not sure what you all expected Jon to do.

    "Hey, wildlings! Stop trying to kill me even though I just betrayed you and killed some of you! That's a direwolf, so let's just call a timeout, o.k.? There might be a Stark around here! Help me look! And, Ygritte...let's just put a pin in the fact that I placed the Night's Watch above our love. We can talk about that later."

  • stella

    Jon Snow: Not the sharpest crayon in the box.

  • Wōđanaz Óðinn

    Ha. I like to refer to him as "the dullest tool in the shed".

  • King Push

    Somebody once told me the world is gonna roll me.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Arya will have Walder on her list, that's for damn sure. Poor thing. That list is just going to get longer and longer, isnt it?

  • ohwhitneykay

    What color are Walder's eyes? Melisandre didn't mention "old, rheumy, lecherous eyes" when she gazed into Arya's.

  • Fredo

    The one surprise for me (as a book reader) was Talisa because A) the character she replaced didn't die in the books and B) there was still some sense in the whole "Honeypot" hypothesis. And not just her death, but the brutal way that she and poor little Neddy Stark went out.

    Such a dramatic change better bring with it unforeseen repercussions. Talisa Maegyr was a lady from Volantis with rich and powerful parents. The idea that she was stabbed to death at a wedding reception may allow for that part of the world to join in on the fight.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Maybe, but is Blackfish the only leader left who could use that to his advantage? It would've been easier if Robb or Catelyn was still alive. But that "side" is now pretty much ground into the dirt.

  • Bert_McGurt

    If that psychopath is who I think it is (non-book reader here, for what it's worth) then I suspect we'll see him well into next season. Though it does seem like we might find out who it is on Sunday, now that the blood is on the floor (so to speak).

  • janedoe

    I've been wondering for weeks how you guys were going to represent Robb and Cat after last Sunday. Sunday changed the rating scale, now -10 is on the table.

  • Grey Wind's Ghost

    The other name Stannis said into the fire should probably be on the list. Those leaches don't mess around.

  • phantom-guinness

    Balon Greyjoy, Theon's Father.

  • duckandcover

    hue hue hue hue

  • foolsage

    Robb didn't just leave; he fled the wildlings, presumably to return to the Night's Watch and report. I don't think he had a good option there to investigate the direwolves without bringing that whole band of wildlings along.

  • Fredo

    I think you mean Jon.

  • foolsage

    Heh, yes, yes I did. Not enough caffeine in my bloodstream when I posted that, clearly.

  • Kris

    I dunno, I kind of like the idea of Robb not actually being dead, but running around in the Night's Watch with his bro, looking for Bran. I'll just go with that for the rest of the year, okay? No one tell me otherwise.

  • foolsage

    Um, yeah, that was what I really was getting at. Right. Definitely not a typo. Good catch. :D

  • $27019454

    I'm kinda glad GoT is shutting down for a while. I'm fucking exhausted.

  • PerpetualIntern

    For the love of God, stop with the Grey Wind puppy pictures! My heart can't take it!

  • John G.

    I'm actually getting a new puppy today, so....fuck you Brandon Johnson, whoever you are.

  • competitivenonfiction

    Yay! Congratulations! What kind?

  • Tinkerville

    Pics! PICS! Pics or it didn't happen.

  • John G.
  • PerpetualIntern


  • PaddyDog

    Yup. Especially if you've ever had to put down a dog, that scene where we watch his eyes close is just unbearable.

  • Sherry

    I had to turn away for that very reason. Too depressing to remember.

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