Game of Thrones finale: Who will live and who will die?

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

This is it. The final ever episode of Game of Thrones. Will we finally find out just what all the nonsense of the past eight seasons has been leading to?

Judging by the last episode, it could just be, in fact, more nonsense.

But the last edition of our Game of Thrones death pool was our most successful yet. We predicted almost every character death (though Grey Worm’s fate remains a much bigger enigma than first thought), so either we’re getting the hang of this, or there might be some method in the literal madness.

One death we didn’t predict, however, was that of any and all character development. It was surely Game of Thrones’ most shocking death yet! Such a twist and definitely not at all soul-destroying for a writer who wrote 300 words on why Jaime Lannister was fronting when he left Brienne of Tarth for his sister who tried to murder him twice.

As you can tell, we, and the rest of King’s Landing, are still fuming. But we can only move forwards. Having shed the weight of many, many characters in the last episode (apparently rectifying the error made in the Battle of Winterfell to kill absolutely no one – make it make sense), we have far fewer fates to weigh up now.

Still we shall endeavor to do our best to predict who will survive and who will answer for their war crimes at trial.

Eyes on you, Dany.

Our faith in the writers

Straight out of the gate, this one is currently breathing its last in the ruins of King’s Landing.

It can, perhaps, be saved in the final episode, but it’s going to need some epic defibrillation after the stone-cold murder of Jaime Lannister. Euron Greyjoy didn’t kill him; poor writing did.

Chance of survival: Fool us once…