Holy. Crap. It's not possible. This Sunday marks the midway point of season 4 of Game of Thrones. Episode 5? Already?! After a game-changing death, a controversial rape scene, some major changes from the book, and a huge reveal about the White Walkers last week, this season has been both addicting and a tad vexing. Hopefully this week's episode, "First of His Name," doesn't disappoint.
From Daenerys Targaryen taking on Meereen to Jon Snow forming a group to attack Craster's mutineers to Bran Stark being held captive by said mutineers to Sansa in pervy Petyr's clutches to Arya and the Hound hanging on to their unlikely alliance to Brienne going on a quest for Jaime, there's a lot going on. Needless to say, POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. Come on, you knew this already!
Here is the official synopsis:
Cersei and Tywin plot the Crown's next move. Dany discusses future plans. Jon embarks on a new mission.
As you can see in the preview, Dany seems to be well on her way to conquering Westeros, with an army of 10,000 men, 8,000 Unsullied, and 2,000 Second Sons. Oh, and we can't forget about those three dragons of hers. Since there are very few kings left (Tommen and Stannis, it seems?), it just might be her chance to shine -- though she needs to make sure she can rule these slave cities before taking on Westeros.
Speaking of Tommen, he is crowned king (first of his name), and most likely there will be a power play between his mother Cersei and what should be his future wife, Margaery Tyrell. Maybe we'll get another look at Ser Pounce too?
It also seems that Lysa, Catelyn's sister, and her sickly son, Robert Arryn, are back. Lysa is in love with Petyr, but he was in love with her sister and now seemingly Sansa (ugh). Poor Sansa seems to have gone from one gross family situation to the next. Who knows what crazy Lysa has in store for fans this season?
Sansa's sister, Arya, is shown stabbing the Hound with Needle. He doesn't really seem too fazed, but let's hope nothing happens to break them up. As book readers know (BOOK SPOILERS HERE), the Hound was seemingly mortally wounded after the fight at the inn. It will be interesting to see where the show takes their storyline.
Speaking of diverting from the original books (I know that gets annoying, but this is a pretty big one), Craster’s Keep is full of violent, rape-y mutineers, who have Bran, Hodor, and the Reed siblings captive. The mutineers are led by Karl (really), and Jon Snow will seemingly gather a group to take them on. Nooooone of this happens in the book, so will we see Jon and Bran reuniting on the show? That would be awesome!
And now that we finally know what the White Walkers do with all of Craster's sons, we can't help but wonder where they'll go with that storyline.
Anyway, here is the preview!
Do you think they'll show Bran and Jon reuniting?
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