Game of Thrones â€“ what to expect from season four
Ellee McClymont | On 06, Apr 2014
This is a Public Service Announcement: Game of Thrones season 4 premieres tomorrow, please cancel all your plans.
It feels like just yesterday that I watched in despair as season three wrapped up in the most depressing and open-ended fashion possible. Pretty much everyone on the show was double-parked on struggle street, and there werenâ€™t even any sex scenes. So devastating.
The final episode left us with so many unanswered questions â€“ will the awkward sexual tension between Brienne of Tarth and Jaime Lannister resolve itself or will he take his arm stub back to his sister? What will happen to Theon now that heâ€™s lost his pride and joy (ouch)? Can Jon Snow and Ygritte work it out? Whereâ€™s Gendry? I could go on all day.
Chances are, episode one of the fourth season will answer few questions, and create many more. Therein lies the appeal of Game of Thrones â€“ a story of epic proportions that never stops moving, and never ceases to shock, appal and excite.
So, what do we have to look forward to in Westeros this season? Well, after perusing the exciting, yet vague trailers that HBO have been feeding us over the past few months, Iâ€™ve come to the conclusion that no one is safe in season four.
Tyrion, Jon Snow, Arya and Sansa all have themselves in a bit of a pickle, and if anything is true of GoT, itâ€™s that things will always get worse. Daenerys, on the other hand, looks to be going full diva now that she has an army â€“ but will she go too far and end up on the chopping block? If we look back on Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martinâ€™s penchant for merciless killing, he loves to knock a character down when theyâ€™re feeling fresh (a â€˜la red wedding).
Things we can expect with almost certainty in season four? Well, if the trailers are anything to go by, Joffrey is still a huge douchebag, and will probably outlive our most beloved characters purely to annoy us. The rise of new characters, and the demise of old ones is a certainty, and the plotlines of Gendry, Melisandre and Bran are in definite need of exploration. As always, weâ€™re guaranteed blood, tears, and lots and lots of sex.
So, grab the popcorn, maybe some chocolate (perhaps even a celebratory cob loaf) and tune in tomorrow for TVs most awaited series return. Letâ€™s hope we donâ€™t need any tissues – although, if Jon Snow dies, Iâ€™m going to need therapy.
Game of Thrones premieres Monday April 7, 3:30PM on Showcase.