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.
With only four episodes left (ONLY FOUR? WTF.), everything is set up for what hopefully will be an explosive finish to the season. There’s always tension in King’s Landing. Brienne’s is facing treason. Robb will soon be going back to war along side the Freys. Gendry has been taken for sacrifice and Arya will be desperate. And at the wall, well, ummm…
Anyway, nobody new is in serious danger this week, only those that we already thought were. After Melisandre picking up Gendry, I’m starting to feel a little cocky about my picks. Then again, as the book readers have been eager to point out, I’m sure reality will set in soon.
1 = Safe
10 = Imminent Death
Biggest Movers from Last Week:
Psychopath Torturing Theon: 3. I hope he and Joffrey meet so they can be BFFs.
Roose Bolton: 5. If it came down to it, Jaime would kill him to save Brienne.
Arya Stark: 1. Now we know she’s going to kill at least 3 people. Clearly she’s safe until that happens.
Gendry: 7. Gendry is supposed to be sacrificed to the Lord of Light, and he’s seemingly screwed. I’m just not convinced yet that he’s actually going to get killed.
Thoros of Myr: 4
Baric Dondarrion: 2. The Lord of Light must have some greater purpose for Baric to have brought him back so many times.
Hot Pie: 2
Melisandre: 2. She said she will meet Arya again, and I believe her. Not this season though.
Jaime Lannister: 3
Brienne: 5. Nobody wants to kill Jaime, and Jaime will fight to protect Brienne if he can.
Cersei Lannister: 3
Joffrey Baratheon: 3
Loras Tyrell: 7
Margaery Tyrell: 2
Lady Olenna: 2
Tywin Lannister: 6. He’s given just about everyone in King’s Landing a reason to want him dead. There’s still a good chance someone acts on it.
Tyrion Lannister: 1. He’s going to have to do something about Joffrey.
Petyr Balish: 3. I don’t think Varys will kill him, and nobody else realizes that they should.
Sansa Stark: 6
Robb Stark: 4. I really thought the Freys would want more than that. He got off pretty easy.
Catelyn Stark: 5
Talisa Maegyr (Stark?): 4
Grey Wind: 3
Jon Snow: 1. What happened to all those white walkers? Doesn’t somebody have to run into them at some point? I still don’t think there’s any chance Jon gets killed, but he’s the most likely to run into the white walkers, then I don’t know what.
Ghost: 4. I miss the direwolves.
Mance Rayder: 2
Tormund Giantsbane: 2.
Stannis Baratheon: 3
Davos Seaworth: 3
Samwell Tarly: 1. He’s probably not going to run into anyone soon.
Theon Greyjoy: 2. I definitely don’t think he’ll get killed, but I wonder if he’ll still be getting tortured at the end of the season. I say yes.
Bran Stark: 1. Yawn. That goes for this whole group.
Rickon Stark: 1
Shaggy Dog: 1
Jojen Reed: 1
Meera Reed: 1
Not Pictured This Week:
Maester Pycelle: 3
Lancel Lannister: 2
Tommen Baratheon: 1
Myrcella Baratheon: 1
Daenerys Targaryen: 1
Jorah Mormont: 7
Barristan Selmy: 3
Drogon, Rhaegal, Viserion (Dragons): no more than 2 for any of them.