Game of Thrones season 4 is premiering ... yeah, no idea when yet, besides the vague announcement of "spring 2014." And even though season 3 wrapped up eons ago, that still doesn't mean you can't shut me up about the best show on television.
Now that filming has commenced, the stars can't help but drop tiny tidbits that aren't helpful at all about what we're going to see. The latest? Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, one of the few main characters from season 1 who has yet to be killed off, teased with a couple choice words about what has made this show so famous: the violence.
He recently said, "There’s a hell of a lot of fight scenes. There’s a lot of blood, there’s a lot of gore. It’s more action packed than any season we’ve done so far, so it’s gonna be a test to see if we can get it done."
Whoaaaaa! Even more action than the previous three seasons? How can this be?! There are book spoilers ahead, fair warning!
Kit also said about his character, "I’m always -- in a very pessimistic way -- waiting for them to drop the ball and then we got [the scripts for] season 4 through after what I thought was a very impressive season 3 ... and it’s brilliant. It’s my favorite so far .... I’ve got a lot to do this season."
Yeah he does. Here are some A Storm of Swords spoilers about what Jon's season arc should look like. Basically, Jon gets back to the Wall, leads the Night's Watch in a huge fight against the wildings (poor Ygritte kicks the bucket), is forced to go back to talk to Mance Rayder after the battle is won by the corrupt men in command, but then is saved by Stannis Baratheon's army, which attacks the wildings. Stannis gives Jon the option to legitimize him since he's a bastard and all to rule the North, but Samwell Tarley, Jon's best friend, surprises even himself by outmaneuvering everyone and getting Jon elected as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. Whew.
A lot to do, indeed.
So book readers can surmise that Kit is probably referring to the battle against the wildings, known as the Battle of Castle Black, when talking about the "action-packed" scenes. Since the Battle of the Blackwater was also pretty violent, it's hard to imagine this one topping it in terms of the brutality.
Another scene that comes to mind: Tyrion Lannister's trial by combat, featuring a very gory scene between the Mountain and Oberyn Martell. That fight will also most likely have tons of cringe-worthy moments.
And of course no one can forget the revenge Tyrion extracts upon his whore Shae and his father Tywin!
Could season 4 be more bloody and violent than season 3, especially since the previous season featured the Red Wedding (you know, with the killing off of a pregnant woman and everything?)? Spring 2014 seems like way too long to wait and find out.
Just in case you missed it, everyone who has died on the series in an incredible "In Memoriam":
What do you think will be the most violent, bloody, gory scene in season 4 of Game of Thrones?
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