Did the “Dragon and the Wolf” script clear up what happened to Tormund?


At the end of Game of Thrones season 7, Tormund Giantsbane (Kristofer Hivju) and Beric Dondarrion (Richard Dormer) watch as Viserion the dragon, newly resurrected by the Night King, blasts away a big chunk of the Wall, decimating Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Ever since, fans have wondered whether fan favorite character Tormund (and fan character-most-people-are-fine-with Beric) survived the attack. Even Hivju seemed unsure if his character made it.

We got a clue earlier this week, after the script for the season 7 finale — “The Dragon and the Wolf” — was uploaded to the Emmy website. Does the scripted version of the final scene shed any light on Tormund’s fate? Here’s the last time the tale-telling wildling is mentioned:

Many outlets — including InsiderUproxx, and Heroic Hollywood — are pointing to this as evidence that Tormund and Beric lived. “They run for their lives and disappear from view” seems like the clearest clue yet that the pair squeaked by. After all, they can’t go down with the Wall if they’re out of view of the catastrophe.

And yet, the scene in question makes things look pretty dire. Anybody trying to escape by scrambling down Eastwatch’s “zig-zag stairway” surely perished; we see the face of the Wall on which the stair is built collapse, and anyone low enough to the ground to not die in the fall would be buried under the rubble.

If Beric and Tormund lived, it’s because they remained on top of the Wall and ran far enough along it to reach the part unaffected by Viserion’s onslaught.

Personally, I very much doubt the show would kill off these two characters with so little fanfare. I know some fans doubted whether Brienne actually executed Stannis when we didn’t see the killing blow in “Mother’s Mercy,” but that seemed far less ambiguous than this.

The script for “The Dragon and the Wolf” had plenty of other interesting tidbits. We run through a lot of them here.

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