They can cry a river - the show is following the books. Speaking of which, I was inches from clicking "add to cart" on Amazon for the whole set, but I decided that I'm going to wait until the next book comes out in July and then hopefully there will be a nice bundle of them for purchase. I like a storyteller who's not afraid to end a main characters' story arc abruptly, and this show only has a million main characters so that in itself makes them expendable. No character should be considered "invincible" just because they are a primary protagonist. It's not like other shows like Spartacus where if he or Crixxus were caught up in an intense match you know the two of them are going to make it out of the situation.