Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4: Odds of death

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Mass carnage recently swept through Game of Thrones, but who did we really lose? The minimal brand name damage should terrify everyone right now.

Seriously, who was lost on the third episode of the final Game of Thrones season? Sure, the Dothraki are basically extinct. Culturally that’s huge, but you couldn’t name one of them. Same goes for the Unsullied. Overall there are minimal losses.

The hardest hits, of course, are Jorah Mormont and Lady Mormont. The former died (presumably) defending his queen, and the latter bested an undead giant with a Dragonglass dagger to the eye. Theon completed his redemption story, and it was fun to finally like him again. Beric Dondarrion and Melisandre? Meh. Thanks for the flaming swords and everything, but a lot of good they did.

Odds of Death: In Trouble

This week, I’m changing things up a bit. Instead of Vegas-style odds, there are just going to be groups of people who fall into a category. Here are the people I think are in trouble next episode:

Jaime Lannister

Simply put, Jaime can’t keep defying odds. Sooner or later, his bravery and lack of hand are going to get him. What’s worse: The next battle is against his sister’s Army, who will certainly be targeting him like Benjamin Martin told his sons to target officers in The Patriot.

Tyrion Lannister

For similar reasons, Tyrion is in trouble. He’s not in this group because he has bravely led the charge into battle; he’s in it because he wants to lead troops into battle. Also, his sister hates him.

Arya Stark

With all the talk of fulfilling purpose, what’s left for Arya? Beric was resurrected by the Lord of Light just to ensure Arya lived. He died. Jorah Mormont was saved from Greyscale just to rescue Daenerys. He died. Theon Greyjoy made it through his entire ordeal, castration and all,  just to keep Bran alive long enough for Arya’s sneak attack. Theon died. Hell, even Melisandre died after fulfilling her Firestarter duties.

Battle of Winterfell
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Arya’s in big trouble, especially because she has the propensity to dive straight into the battle like she’s covered in kevlar and holding an M16.

Odds of Death: Be Cautious

This group may not be in as much trouble as the Lannister brothers, but they’re in considerable danger for one reason or another.

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Ser Brienne of Tarth

She’s in the same boat as Jaime, especially since there is the strong urge to save one another. Arya proved Brienne is not invincible. If Jaime is in trouble, then Brienne is the corollary.

The Hound

By the aforementioned Brienne and Jaime math, The Hound is also in some trouble. Arya’s willingness to get knee-deep in blood means The Hound will defeat all fears and apathy to save her. He loves that girl. Ten years down the line and this duo would look an awful lot like Daenerys and Jorah.

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I’m not saying all others are safe. Certainly not. The odds, however, are not in the favor of those above.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO. Binge now and you might catch up before the finale.