gamegeknee Posted June 9, 2014 Share Posted June 9, 2014 I don't want to get to involved with your list (much of which I agree with), but this one thing I think can be chalked up to the show-runners wanting to leave themselves enough room for options. They may not want to bring Thorne back for next season, in which case they can say he dies off-screen; this will have the added benefit of removing yet another obstacle for JS' rise to LC. However, they may want him to live, and in order to do that they need him to live... silently. Alive so he can stick around for season 5, but not so alive that he can influence decisions and/or become LC of the NW. I think the creators are giving themselves "plausible deniability" as to whatever they decide later on. Frankly, I think Thorne's a great character that they added a lot of flesh to over the seasons; he is a jerk and a vicious Taskmaster, but he really is a true man of the watch and his determination is exemplified in his very harsh attitude. At the same time, he is not "vital" to the story so I can see them offing him. (And, my god, the arrogance of the people who defend everything in the show is rising to a level that rivals the most avid cult-member; disagreement is treason, right?). Or Thorne is just incapacitated. He's probably alive but Tormund beat him up pretty good. Not to mention all the other wounds he may have taken during the battle. He can probably hardly walk and is not in the right mindset to give out commands. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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