It’s alright if you’re still screaming after the last episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season, you aren’t the only one. That monumental chapter premiered last year, showing everyone just how terrifying Winter could be. The Night King was able to assemble a massive army of murderous corpses, oh yeah, and an undead dragon of his own to help take down the great wall separating them from the warm bodies in the south. This is certainly a death sentence for many who would try to face the coming storm with a sword in their hand, and it’s possible that could include some of your favorite characters.
If you remember correctly, two such characters, Tormund Giantsbane and Beric Dondarrion were there to witness the wall crumble for themselves. The looks on their faces were absolutely priceless as blue flames erupted from the Night King’s flying ride and gave way to a tide of undead to begin cutting their way towards the Iron Throne. Many would speculate that there’s no way they could have gotten out of there alive and were just simply casualties of an off-screen death, perhaps. Well, turns out that might not be the case for these two.
What’s cool is that HBO submitted their incredible script for the big season 7 finale for an Emmy in Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. According to an excerpt from the script, we get a glimmer of hope that lets us know what went down with the two warriors after East Watch fell to the White Walkers.
It reads, “Tormund and Beric lead their wildling comrades to the stairs carved in the ice — Eastwatch has a massive zig-zag stairway, not an elevator like Castle Black.
They run for their lives and disappear from view.”
What this could potentially mean for Tormund and Beric is a slim window to escape and alert others of what horrors are currently on the way to bring ice and destruction to everything. It is also possible that in true Game of Thrones fashion they could be killed just beyond East Watch as they attempt to “disappear from view,” as the script said. However you look at it, one thing for certain is that they weren’t written as casualties. So, until the final season premiers next year, you can sleep well with that in mind.
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