It's THE weekend of all weekends, folks. The season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones airs on April 6, and it's about damn time! After what's seemed like the longest wait in the history of ... waiting, it's hard to believe that it's finally here. The best show on television is back!
The premiere, called "Two Swords," features this synopsis for what we can expect: Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finds himself unwelcome. Dany (Emilia Clarke) is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya (Maisie Williams) runs into an old friend.
Awesome! Can't wait to see Tyrion, Arya, Jon, and Dany yet again. If you want to know nothing about what's to come, and want to be surprised, DO NOT PROCEED. There may be SPOILERS AHEAD.
If you have read A Storm of Swords, it's relatively easy to pick this synopsis apart. Tyrion is obviously welcoming Oberyn Martell, aka the Red Viper, to King's Landing. Can't wait to see Pedro Pascal and what he can do with such an intense, horny character. Think he'll get into why he is there (to seek revenge)? Will he and Tyrion go one-liner for one-liner?
Jon Snow has to face his superiors over "betraying" the Night's Watch and -- OMG!! -- getting it on with his favorite redhead, Ygritte. It does not go well and they are very skeptical of his intentions. Still, he knows what's going to go down and what Mance Rayder has in store. Think they will believe him in time? And will we get to check in on poor heartbroken Ygritte?
Daenerys attempts to take over another slave city while we also should get to see a brand-new Daario. Forever friend-zoned Jorah most likely will give her lots of counseling, and it'd be amazing if we could catch a glimpse of a dragon ... or two ... or three.
But this may be the episode where Arya truly shines. Okay, so in the book, Arya and the Hound go to an inn where they run into the Tickler and Polliver, two men on her death list. While it looks like the Hound may be killed after provoking a fight, she stabs the Tickler over and over again, echoing the questions he asked his victims while he was torturing and interrogating them. She is able to reclaim her sword, Needle, that her brother Jon got for her.
In the show, the Tickler is already dead, so it's likely that Arya will kill Polliver instead. We'll have to wait and see if this is what the synopsis means, but hopefully Arya gets that badass moment fans have been waiting years for.
So much to look forward to!
Check out the preview:
What are you most looking forward to seeing on "Two Swords" this Sunday?
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