Tyrion is probably the biggest character after Jon and Dany and you think he should die a season out from the end game? For what purpose, for the shock value? The rift between Cersei and Jaime was created without his death, and in the books the rift already existed a long time ago. He's not going to die like that in the books (I don't think he'll die at all) and it has been stated that while the journey may be different, the major characters are going to have pretty much the same ending as in the books. If you think he's past his usefulness I don't think we watch the same show. Yeah, I think a lot of these guys have plot armour right now. If they didn't get put into these situations the episodes would be boring, but if they actually died then they can't serve the purpose they are supposed to next season imo. Tough choice. Yes it is unrealistic each of them survive in certain situations they've been in. I kind of agree with Jorah except it would seem a bit rushed given he's only just made it past his Greyscale. I think he will die like that, just next season. The other candidate would have been Tormund. Beric obviously wasn't going to die given its been drummed into us over and over again that he has a purpose. I think this one was epic drama for the sake of epic drama without being realistic. The problem is making the season exciting while making sure characters who have a big role to play in the future actually make it there. I have no idea what Bronn's endgame is, living in a big castle? Who knows. Maybe he should have died. Yeah that was never going to happen unless it was going to happen in the books. They are not writing the entire ending themselves. They've been given endings for important characters and they're filling in the blanks. It's also not season 1 - 4 any more, this the penultimate season, they are tying up loose ends like Littlefinger instead of creating more for the final 6 episodes. I like the theory Cersei will die in childbirth as an aside, some nice irony re: both her brothers. People are reaching saying nobody of importance died this season or that they were all predictable. Also there is so much theorising about this show now that any and every scenario can be deemed predictable by someone. I don't really see a problem with predictability re: the 'Great War' killing off a bunch of characters. I mean no shit, that was always going to happen. Maybe the unpredictable thing now would be "everyone lives happily ever after".