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The "Game Of Thrones" Death Watch: Episode 3.9

By Brandon Johnson | Comment Diversions | June 7, 2013 |

By Brandon Johnson | Comment Diversions | June 7, 2013 |

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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