The epic Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere (Season 4, Episode 1, "Two Swords") kicked the season off right, and now all eyes are now on tonight's Season 4, Episode 2 ("The Lion and the Rose"). What happens in the second episode of the season?
Obviously, we don't have all the answers, but there are enough clues, thanks to the promo, official synopsis, and other spoilers, that we have some idea of what to expect in Westeros this week. So for those who want a sneak peek, here's what we know about this episode — and don't worry, there are no book spoilers here!
Margaery and Joffrey. The official synopsis says that "Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) host a breakfast," but we know they do more than that: this episode will feature the royal wedding itself! We're guessing that's the scene that takes up half the episode. We expect all of the major players in King's Landing to be in attendance, and we know Cersei will unleash her sharp tongue on several characters, which should be fun. Less fun is the fact that Tyrion will have us in tears by the end of the episode...
Brothers teaming up. The synopsis also teases that "Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) lends Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a hand." We're all about seeing more of the brotherly love here, so we're excited for this plot already. Mayne it's connected to the shot in the promo of Bronn and Jaime fighting? Could Tyrion's BFF lend his bro help practicing left-handed swordplay?
Checking in on Stannis and Davos. Meanwhile, "at Dragonstone, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) loses patience with Davos (Liam Cunningham)." Man, poor Davos. Stannis is always turning on him, even though he's just about the only good person in Westeros who is also able to dish practical advice. We know from the promo that Stannis and Melisandre (Carice van Houten) are back to burning people. Does Davos speak out against it again? Whatever's going on there, we also know there will be a dinner scene with Stannis, Melisandre, and Stannis' wife, Sylese.
And what about Theon? We'll also get to check in on Theon (Alfie Allen) when "Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet." Shudder.
North of the Wall... Another premiere absentee that we'll see is Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright), because "North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go."
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Catch this episode of Game of Thrones tonight, April 13, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.