As any fan of Game of Thrones knows, no character is safe. Main characters can die at a moment’s notice, no matter how popular they are amongst fans. So, should we be worried about the fate of Jon Snow’s ex, Ygritte, in Season 4? The A Song of Ice and Fire book series provides the likely answer.
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When we last saw Ygritte, she was plugging her old boyfriend Jon Snow full of arrows. Heading into season 4, Ygritte’s going to meet up with Jon Snow again... When the Wildlings attack Castle Black. So, with Ygritte and Jon on opposite sides of the battle, will these two star-crossed lovers actually try and hurt one another? And if so, can Ygritte make it out alive?
When the first wave of Wildlings attack Castle Black, the fight is initially in their favor. They get the jump on the unsuspecting and super-depleted Night’s Watch, and things look a little scary for the Black Brothers. Thanks to Jon Snow’s leadership, though, the Night’s Watch repel the Wildling attack, but what becomes of Ygritte?
Dead. Dead as a doornail. Ygritte is felled by an arrow during the battle, and she’s found afterwards as she lies dying by, you guessed it, Jon Snow. Jon makes sure that it wasn’t his arrow that took her out (it wasn’t), and the two of them make amends as she dies in his arms. She mentions to him that they never should have left the cave (remember the cave? hubba hubba), and we’re all going to cry like it’s the Red Wedding all over again. Damn it.
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