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Game of Thrones Speculation: Who Will Die in Episode 8?

Game of Thrones rarely has an episode where someone doesn’t die. Often it’s just a background character of little significance, but sometimes a major player will perish. You just never know who’s going to be the next to go... but we can guess! Here’s who we think is toast in Season 4, Episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper”.

We’re pretty sure one of two characters is going to die in Episode 8. We know that this episode features a trial by combat between the Mountain and Oberyn Martell, and the only way a trial by combat ends is when one of the participants stops breathing. So which one is it going to be?

The Mountain has appeared sparingly throughout the show, and he’s unquestionably the villain in the fight, so seeing him die would certainly offer some satisfaction to viewers, though we really haven’t seen enough of him to truly hate him.

Meanwhile, Oberyn has quickly become a fan-favorite. He hates all Lannisters except Tyrion, just like the rest of us, and he also happens to be really cool. So seeing him die, after being on the show for such a short time, could trigger Red Wedding-like reactions from viewers. One would think the show wouldn’t be so cruel, but then again, this is Game of Thrones.

So place your bets now because it seems like there’s no way one of these guys lives to see Episode 9. Take your best guess: the Mountain or the Viper — you’ve got a 50/50 chance of getting it right!