Game of Thrones has been a little slow for the last few weeks, but based on the promo, Season 4, Episode 6 ("The Laws of Gods and Men") will kick things up a notch, especially in King's Landing.
What exactly can we expect from this episode? A close look at the preview reveals some tantalizing clues about the action next week.
1. Yara makes her move. The promo opens with Yara (Gemma Whelan) (hi Yara!) thrusting someone up against a wall and declaring that she's there to rescue her brother, Theon (Alfie Allen).
2. But is she in the right place? Next we cut to images of Theon and Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon), which suggests Yara is close to her goal. But is she really? Last we heard, she was headed towards the Dreadfort, but as of Episode 2 Theon and Ramsay were off to Moat Cailin, which the Greyjoys currently hold. Based on the clip of Ramsay attacking some Ironborn soldiers at :04, we're thinking he's made it to the moat, so unless Yara got wind of the change of plans, she might be in entirely the wrong place to find Theon.
3. Hello, Braavos. At :11 we see a giant statue that book readers will recognize as the Titan of Braavos. It looks like Stannis (Stephen Dillane) has decided to follow Davos's (Liam Cunningham) advice and has sailed to Braavos to try to borrow money from the Iron Bank.
4. Will the Iron Bank agree to the loan? We see Stannis make his appeal to Iron Bank representative Tycho Nestoris (played by Sherlock and Doctor Who actor and writer Mark Gatiss) at :12. "And you feel your blood gives you a claim to our gold?" Tycho asks skeptically. "More than any man living," Stannis inists.
5. Dany as queen. We'll get to see Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) in her new role as leader of Meereen. Her throne room, which we see at :15, is quite impressive. Will her leadership skills live up to it?
6. Varys makes a report. At :17 Varys (Conleth Hill) updates the council about Dany's movements. Will they respond, or will they continue to think a girl on the other side of the world has nothing to do with the Seven Kingdoms?
7. Oberyn and Varys. Who else is excited for the Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) and Varys scene we get a glimpse of at :20?
8. Is the trial a farce? The last 10 seconds of the promo are all devoted to Tyrion's (Peter Dinklage) trial. At :23 Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) accuses Tywin (Charles Dance) of having always hated Tyrion, and Tywin responds that "he killed his king!" which sounds like he's already made up his mind about his son's guilt. Then we see the actual trial, which Tyrion calls a "farce." The last shot we see is Tywin asking, "do you wish to confess?" Sounds like things are not going well for Tyrion...
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