It’s the Game of Thrones Season finale, so you know someone has to die. We at Mashable don’t think it’s likely to be a main character, but that puts a lot of secondary ones in danger. We’ve already lost the great Olenna Tyrell and the less obviously great Dickon…who will be the next victim in the great war for the seven kingdoms — and the war between the living and the dead?
Below our best predictions on who won’t survive Sunday’s episode.
1. Grey Worm
Honestly, we thought he was done for weeks ago. Put us out of our misery, HBO, and make him immortal or end it already.
2. Theon Greyjoy
The tortured saga of the only male heir to house Greyjoy has gone on long enough; Let him redeem himself to the Starks and his sister and then die, a momentary hero.
3. Jorah Mormont
Jorah was absent for a season due to debilitating greyscale, and when he beat the disease all he wanted was to go back to serving his queen. He’d die for her, make no mistake, and his time may finally have come.
4. Beric Dondarrion
The Lord of Light can’t bring ol’ Beric back anymore now that his priest Thoros is dead. But Beric knows that, and he’s fine with it — he thinks the battle between the living and the dead may be what his life was leading to all this time.
5. The Mountain
His brother’s been quite the hero of late, and the zombie soldier protecting Cersei under the moniker of Ser Robert Strong may finally meet his match at the hands of the Hound. Losing her bodyguard might soften Cersei up or send her completely over the edge.
6. Petyr Baelish
It’s brazen wish fulfillment, but Petyr Baelish may finally have plotted too hard and against the wrong set of sisters. Expect him dead at the hand of his own freshly gifted Valyrian steel dagger, stabbed by either Arya or Sansa — or both.
7. Podrick Payne
The main characters on Thrones seem to be mostly in the clear for this finale, but as a secondary character and a fan favorite who was eclipsed this season by Hot Pie and Gendry, Podrick is in the danger zone.
He’s as skilled and wily as Littlefinger, but Varys received the ominous missive from Melisandre earlier this season that he would certainly die in Westeros. We may not know when, but returning to Cersei while on Team Daenerys has a pretty high risk factor.
He survived the Loot Train Attack, but Ser Bronn is still unlikely to find peace in this life. Torn between two Lannisters and on the Dragon Queen’s shit list, the end may be near for Bronn of the Blackwater.
10. Ser Davos Seaworth
I personally will never recover if Davos dies, as he’s been instrumental in the Dany/Jon alliance, the stupid success beyond the wall, and generally being a voice of reason and a stable presence throughout this show’s tenure.
The Game of Thrones Season 7 finale airs August 27 on HBO and could kill just about anybody.