This might come as a shock, but Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” will feature some major character deaths! OK, maybe that is not much of a surprise – the show routinely kills off some of its biggest names every season – but some of the cast are hinting at a scene towards the end of the season that will rival even the Red Wedding in its capacity for carnage.
According to the Independent, Liam Cunningham – who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon’s (Stephen Dillane) right hand man – gave a grim preview of the scene in question during an appearance on the Sky Atlantic fan discussion show, “Thronecast.” The actor said he was in disbelief when he read the scene.
“It’s towards the end of the season and when I got the scripts, when I got to this particular section, I went: ‘You’ve got to be kidding me’,” said Cunningham, who added that what the show has in store will make the Red Wedding seem like a bore.
Cunningham is not the first cast member to warn fans about a potentially devastating surprise in Season 5. In December, Sophie Turner – who plays Sansa Stark – said she was a part of a particularly traumatic moment during filming.
“There was one scene that I did do that was super, super traumatic, and I love doing those scenes,” Turner told HeyUGuys. “It was just really kind of horrible for everyone to be on set, but those scenes are just kind of what feed me. That’s why I started out, to do all the crappy, horrible stuff.”
It would be curious if both actors were referring to the same scene as both Ser Davos and Sansa may be bound for the same place in Season 5. Fans know from the most recent episode that Stannis plans to move his army down to Winterfell after he leaves Castle Black and many believe the former Stark stronghold to be the destination of Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen) and Sansa’s mysterious caravan. Could the group of characters up North be in for some trouble?
With the show now exceeding many of the storylines in George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, not even the most avid fans can be sure about who is safe and who may be on the chopping block. Fans will have to wait to find out which characters will be the next to go. “Game of Thrones” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EDT on HBO.