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The three are palling around at the mic over how they all work together when Steve Kullback suddenly says “And we can’t tell you in what episode Tyrion dies…or doesn’t.”
Now, he could have been kidding. And he may very well have been. But the tell isn’t him. It’s in how Bauer, Conway, and the other members of the team on the sidelines all freeze up for a second when he says it.
They could, of course, be freezing up because they know this moment is about to go viral. But Tyrion’s death has been floating around as a potential spoiler for months.
Dinklage himself didn’t help in a rare interview recently with Entertainment Weekly. Speaking about his character’s feelings for Daenerys, Dinklage said:
No, ah, it’s complicated… A lot of the time with Tyrion, it’s professional and personal. Obviously, he has feelings for Daenerys. He loves her — or thinks he does. She’s awe-inspiring. He’s questioning that because he doesn’t have a good track record for falling in love. There’s jealousy wrapped up in there.
Some took this as a sign Game of Thrones would go the love triangle route for their final season, with Dany finding herself torn between Jon and Tyrion, but that’s doubtful. There are only six episodes left, so there’s no time for it, and besides, Jon already won the fight.