I'm watching the Wrath of Khan again and I've noticed hints at the beginning of the film that someone was going to die. I'm not saying it was done on purpose, but a lot of death references were being made
After the Maru test, Kirk says to Saavik something like "Isn't how we handle death just as important as how we handle life?"
Also after the test, Kirk says to Spock "I thought you were dead." Refering to him dying in the simulation.
Spock gives Kirk "A Tale of Two Cities" for his birthday and Kirk says "It was the best of times and it was the worst of times." The best of times was his birthday, the worst being the future death of Spock?
And Bones says to Kirk "Other people have birthdays, why are we treating yours like a funeral"
I agree Gamera, they defenitly put a lot of forshawdowing in the beginning of the movie. I cryed when I saw that movie for the first time. :cry:
I think they were just trying to get us used to the fact that one of our beloved characters was going to die in this movie... Very sad ending.. :cry:
We're lucky we got him back.. :)