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The Game Of Thrones dead pool is caught between The Great War and The Last War

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You Win Or You DieThe A.V. Club’s weekly dead pool where we place our bets on who we think will die in this week’s Game Of Thrones episode.

As the dust and ashes of “The Long Night” settle, as the forces at Winterfell assess their victory and its casualties and prepare for the journey south, your Game Of Thrones dead pool anticipates another break in the violence this week. Chalk it up to the demands of the narrative, or attribute it, as Eckstein the oddsmaker has, to “battle fatigue,” but we’ll present no new character-based odds ahead of episode four. Instead, mourn for those we’ve lost (even if their death resulted in a Wun Wun-sized payout) and prepare for a rousing round of new prophecies from the oddsmaker, which will carry over through Game Of Thrones’ ultimate clash of queens. And as ever, ravens seeking clarification from Eckstein the oddsmaker can be sent to his website or via email.

Who will win CleganeBowl?

1-2 The Hound

2-1 The Mountain

3-1 both die

Eckstein the oddsmaker says: Since the Hound admitted that he has used some “supplements,” we have to believe that he destroys his brother.

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The A.V. Club says: In the event Sandor and Gregor cross swords in the final battle, we’re betting on a deadly draw.

Who will kill Cersei?

2-1 Jaime

3-1 Arya

10-1 Arya kills Cersei while wearing Jaime’s face

Eckstein the oddsmaker says: I was actually hoping the bell ringing nun that yells “Shame” would jump out with a shiv and kill the Queen.

The A.V. Club says: Based on when we last saw Septa Unella, we’re guessing her shaming days are at an end. Be on the lookout for flying Aryas.

Will Tormund and Brienne get together?

2-1 No

5-1 Yes

Eckstein the oddsmaker says: I pray every night that these two will get their own spinoff, and they call it Big And Bigger.

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The A.V. Club says: Sorry, Giantsbane: Jaime survived “The Long Night” along with Brienne’s devotion to him.

Will Jaime kill Dany and become both the king- and queenslayer?

3-1 No

25-1 Yes

Eckstein the oddsmaker says: Chances are very slim, but could you imagine all the bookings he would get on the talk show circuit?

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The A.V. Club says: If Jaime’s killing any queen, it’ll be his sister—and he’ll have to beat Arya to the punch.

Will Quaithe re-appear before the curtain comes down on the season?

1-10 No

5-1 Yes

Eckstein the oddsmaker says: If you forgot about Quaithe, let me refresh your memory. It would really be a shame if Q doesn’t get one more scene. You know that you miss that gorgeous mesh mask as much as I do!

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The A.V. Club says: Forget Quaithe. The people demand Hot Pie!

Previous prophecies for profit that are still in play

3-1 Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen will sit on the throne together at the end of the series
8-1 Tyrion Lannister kills Cersei
6-5 Anyone else kills Cersei
6-5 Drogon dies from poison absorbed through his arrow wound
3-1 Euron is the father of Cersei’s baby
5-1 Jaime is the father of Cersei’s baby
10-1 The Mountain is the father of Cersei’s baby
100-1 Cersei has a dragon baby

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This week’s bets

Kelsey J. Waite

$209

No new wagers

Danette Chavez

$180

No new wagers

Marah Eakin

$135

$20 on both die in CleganeBowl, $50 on Tormund and Brienne not getting together, $50 on Jaime not killing Dany

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Alex McLevy

$135

$30 on Jaime not killing Dany

Caitlin PenzeyMoog

$134

$5 on both die in CleganeBowl, $5 on Tormund and Brienne not getting together, $5 on Quaithe not re-appearing before the end of the season.

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Travis Tessmer

$127 ($20 on Hound winning CleganeBowl, $1 on Cersei has a dragon baby still in play)

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No new wagers

Baraka Kaseko

$85

No new wagers

Stephanie Potakis

$72

$2 on Jaime killing Cersei.

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