Game of Thrones season 6 episode 8 titled “No One” showed the death of different characters including Brynden Tully or the Blackfish. However, his death has become questionable after the episode failed to show what really happened to him.
The last episode of Game of Thrones showed several casualties: the Brother Without Banners, the three men hanged by Beric Dondarrion, one of the Faith Militant’s lackeys, and the Blackfish. The first three deaths were clearly shown in the last episode. However, with the Blackfish, he was not even seen fighting in the Riverrun. Did he really die?
Ser Jaime decided to conquer the Riverrun but the Blackfish refused. But before that, Lady Brienne asked a favor to Jaime. She said that she would convince the Blackfish to surrender and leave the place peacefully. However, she failed.
Ser Jaime found a way to easily penetrate the Riverrun using their captive Ser Edmure. It is still a mystery about what made Edmure agreed to surrender Riverrun that easily. When Jaime and his troops successfully invaded the Riverrun, Edmure commanded his army to look for the Blackfish. However, he never told them to kill him.
There is a possibility that Edmure wanted his troops to find the Blackfish first to prevent Jaime’s troops from killing his uncle. According to Cinema Blend, based on the books, the Blackfish escapes by jumping from the castle into the water. Since the Game of Thrones did not bother to show his death, there is a chance that he is alive.
There are three possible characters who saved him: Ser Edmure, Ser Jaime, and Lady Brienne. Brynden Tully was the uncle of Edmure Tully who shared the same vision of protecting the Riverrun. Ser Jaime may also be the one who saved him, not because he wanted him to live but because of Lady Brienne. On the other hand, Lady Brienne and Pod escaped quietly while Jaime was waving at them.
The looks on their face seemed to be saying that they were hiding something. However, until the details have been officially revealed, let’s assume for now that the Blackfish is dead.
Game of Thrones season 6 episode 9 will be released on June 19, Sunday 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
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