Winter is coming
‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4, Episode 1, “Two Swords,” will premiere on April 6 at 9:00 p.m. on HBO.
HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ has set up all the major players in the newly released synopses for the first four episodes.
The majority of the action in ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 is largely in part inspired by the second half of the third installment ‘A Storm of Swords’ by George R.R. Martin. Supposedly, fans who have read the books (like me and my comrade Langdon) will be surprised by excitement packed into this new season. As we’ve seen in Seasons past, the majority of the episodes 1-7 are a tumultuous builder to the finale aka episode 8. HBO directors David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have already said that each episode is going to be much like a finale in and of itself. Thank God. I for one am SO tired of seeing Theon being tortured. He’s already lost his “little friend”, what more could Ramsay Snow do to him?!
The individual episodes synopsis offer an extremely broad and coy (unless you’ve read the books) look into the first four episodes:
Episode One: “Two Swords”
Tyrion welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome. Dany is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old friend.
Episode Two: “The Lion and the Rose”
Tyrion lends Jaime a hand. Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos. Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.
Episode Three: “Breaker of Chains”
Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin extends an olive branch. Sam realizes Castle Black isn’t safe, and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.
Episode 4: “Oathkeeper”
Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne with his honor. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor stumble on shelter.