Me: Will a character I like ever survive on Game of Thrones Or will they all die the most brutal, horrible, betrayed death possible?
George R.R. Martin: What do you want me to say?
Me: Lie to me.
George R.R. Martin: Yes. It's terribly simple. The good guys are always stalwart and true. The bad guys are easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats, and, uh, we always defeat them and save the day. No one ever dies and... everybody lives happily ever after.
(apologies to Buffy the Vampire Slayer)