Renly Baratheon

Game of Thrones: Renly Whacked by Magic; Cheap Plot Device?

The death of Gethin Anthony’s “Game of Thrones” character Renly Baratheon at the hands of a mysterious shadow creature on the eve of his battle with Stannis (Stephen Dillane) is taking the whole magic element of the series too far. If you watch the HBO series for its political intrigue, the injection of mystical elements seems like a cheap way to move the plot along....