This Theory About The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’ Death Has Fans Terrified

by Lilli Petersen
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Last week brought us our first deaths on Season 7 of Game of Thrones, when Euron Greyjoy killed off the Sand Snakes to capture their mother, Ellaria Sand, and Yara Greyjoy. But there are five more episodes to go, and there are an awful lot of people still alive, considering how close to the end game we are. Which leaves fearful fans wondering: who's next on the chopping block?

Well I hope you're sitting down, because the latest fan theory says that Sunday night's Episode 3 will kill off fan favorite and leader of the Unsullied, Grey Worm.

What's that you hear? Oh, just me rocking myself and sobbing in the corner. It's fine. I'm fine.

The theory, which was floated by Mashable late last week, is a little too on-the-nose.

Last Sunday's episode got to see Grey Worm and his crush, Missandei, finally get it on (after, like, two seasons of making eyes at each other across streams). And if there's anything that the showrunners can't abide, it's letting their characters actually be happy. Remember what showrunner David Benioff said when fans were shipping Brienne and Tormund?

It inspires us because we need to kill one of them now because there can't be a happy ending or any romantic connection on the show. But we're not going to tell you which one.

Ha ha ha not funny guys.

Moreover, Grey Worm is heading off into danger: the whole reason he and Missandei finally Did It was because he was heading off to lead the Unsullied against the Lannisters at Casterley Rock, while Yara and Ellaria took on King's Landing. Only problem is, since Yara and Ellaria got smacked down by Euron, this two-pronged attack is now just one prong. There's a solid chance that Grey Worm isn't going to make it out alive.

People know what that means, on Game of Thrones.

Never forget the show's unofficial motto: "Don't Get Attached."