So far, Game of Thrones Season 4 hasn’t been short on deaths. We’ve seen the notable final bows of Joffrey, Locke, the Night’s Watch mutineers, Lysa Arryn, and Oberyn Martell, among others.
So, who else will perish in the final two episodes of Season 4, according to the A Song of Ice and Fire books? Read on to find out!
Warning! This article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, click away now if you don’t want to know!
Note: Of course, the show could change things from the book, keeping characters alive or killing even more. You never know!
Ygritte. Sadly, Jon Snow’s ex-girlfriend is toast. During the Wildlings attack on Castle Black, Ygritte is slain by an arrow. While the archer is unknown in the books, keep your eye on the kid whose parents were killed by Ygritte a few weeks back. He’s already casually mentioned he’s good with a bow, so we’re betting he takes her out. Before she dies, she does share a tender final moment with Jon. Her last words? “You know nothing, Jon Snow.”
Shae. These last two episodes are all about killing off ex-girlfriends, apparently. Tyrion is freed from his cell by Jaime and Varys, and passes by Tywin’s chambers on his way out of the dungeons. He can’t pass up an opportunity to say goodbye to his old man, so he pops into Tywin’s room only to find Shae lounging on his bed. Incensed at her betrayal, Tyrion strangles Shae. Their final moment together is not so tender.
Tywin. Right after he takes care of Shae, and now an experienced murderer, Tyrion locates his father on the john. They have a prickly conversation, and Tyrion shoots Tywin in the gut with a crossbow (hopefully the show makes it Joffrey’s crossbow), leaving King’s Landing a kinslayer for real.
The Hound? Remember when the Hound was bitten a few episodes back, and Arya told him he needed to burn it so it doesn’t fester? Well, he should have listened to her because it festers. It festers so much that he is unable to continue his journey with Arya (not that he had anywhere else to take her), and he asks Arya to put him out of his misery. She doesn’t want to kill him, so he eggs her on by reminding her of all the terrible things he’s done, but this has the opposite of the intended effect, and Arya decides to let him die in a slow and painful way. She leaves him alone, and he is presumed dead, but ultimately his fate remains unclear.
Catch the next episode of Game of Thrones Season 4 on June 8, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.