Breaking Down Whether Those Two Game of Thrones Characters Are Still Alive After That Final Scene

From TIME - August 27, 2017

Warning: This post contains spoilers for season seven of Game of Thrones.

Tormund Giantsbane faced an enemy even more terrifying than a group of wights on Sunday night's season finale of Game of Thrones. He and Beric Dondarrion were standing atop the Wall when the Night King commanded Viserionnow a wight dragonto melt the massive barrier with blue fire. Tormund and Beric ran for their lives, but initially it was unclear whether they survived.

People on Twitter began to mourn the apparent death of fan-favorite Tormund as the episode ended. But others argued that Tormund could have escaped and may yet live to kill more wights and woo Brienne.

According to the official Game of Thrones recap from HBO, "Pieces of the Wall begin to collapse, as Tormund and his wildings rush to safety." Depending on how you read that sentence, that could mean that Tormund and Beric do find a safe haven or just that they tried and failed to do so.


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