Game of thrones
Winter is here and that can only mean one thing: a new season of Game Of Thrones will soon be upon us.
If the TV show was following the books to the letter then this would be a very slow season. Luckily watchers of George RR Martin’s epic saga won’t suffer the same absence of characters that readers did, as events from both A Feast For Crows and A Dance With Dragons ( the latest book) will feature. There’s also a likelihood of us seeing beyond the timeline of the books, a precedent already set in season four.
Major events to look out for include the introduction of the Sand Snakes, the bastard daughters of season four favourite Oberyn Martell, and their intrigues in Dorne. We’ll also see Cersei’s walk of shame and maybe even some revelations about her childhood during the first flashbacks of the series. With Charles Dance confirmed to be returning this seems like a strong possibility. That or we’ll just get a good long look at his corpse.
We’ll also see Arya across the Narrow Sea and Tyrion on the run. If season five catches up with the books then Tyrion’s plot will introduce Young Griff, who we can’t say more about as even mentioning him feels like a spoiler. Sadly there will be no Hodoring this year as Bran and co are confirmed to be taking a break in season five. Hodor!
The biggest shocks of the year could come at The Wall and would make an excellent way to end the season on a cliffhanger taller than the icy behemoth itself. One major challenge the writers face is the infamous Mereenese Knot that is Daenerys’s plot in Essos. Will we see fire and blood, or will the plotline continue to meander at a glacially slow pace? Right now we know less than Jon Snow, but we can’t wait to find out… Bridie Roman Seaso
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