With the latest series of promotional photographs released by HBO, we're able to learn a few details about what’s going to happen to some of our favorite characters during the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, based on what we know from A Song of Ice and Fire.
So without further adieu, here’s what we learn.
Warning: The rest of this article contains spoilers from the A Song of Ice and Fire book series. Click away now if you don't want to know!
Jaime and Cersei. We learn a couple things from this photo of Jaime and Cersei together. First of all, it’s pretty clear that Jaime has two hands. Did his sword hand magically grow back? Umm, no. He’s wearing a prosthetic, one that, based on the books, Cersei is not going to be too pleased about. Also, it appears that the two incestual love birds are in a bit of a tiff. Well, believe it or not Jaime/Cersei shippers, this is the beginning of the end for this dysfunctional couple. Expect lots of fighting between the twins this season.
Arya and the Hound. Yep, looks like these two are still wandering around together. Arya looks angry, and the Hound appears to be counting out some coins, so we’re guessing there was some kind of transaction that Arya did not approve of. Also, if you look closely at the photo, you’ll notice that Arya has a small sword strapped to her belt. Does it look familiar? It should, because it’s Needle, the sword Arya lost back in Season 2. She’s going to get it back in Season 4.
Wildlings. We see everyone’s favorite wildlings, Ygritte and Tormund, sporting weapons and looking angry. We also notice the greenery in the background, suggesting that these two are still South of the Wall. What does all of this mean? It means that the Wildlings are going to attack the wall in Season 4, putting Ygritte in direct conflict with Jon Snow.
More Dany and Daario. Daario has been recast to be even hotter than before, the new Daario was promoted to series regular for Season 5, and there's a promo photo featuring him with Dany. This evidence suggests the show is going to git the Dany/Daario romance angle hard.
The Red Viper is a big deal. All of the photos feature characters we already know from previous seasons, except one. We see newbie Oberyn Martell and his paramour, Ellaria Sand, get a photo of their very own, and they look like they mean business. They come to King’s Landing to stir up trouble, and boy, do they ever!
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