As each day passes, we draw nearer to new episodes of ‘Game of Thrones‘. We’re less than a month away from the highly anticipated fourth season of the acclaimed HBO fantasy drama based on the works of George R.R. Martin and we’re definitely in the middle of all the promotional material being released to hype up the return. Now, in between a new trailer and various featurettes from the past season to refresh our memories, we have some new information about the first four episodes coming our way in the month of April.
While many are probably still reeling from the Red Wedding, HBO offers a look ahead by sharing the titles and descriptions of the first four episodes of season four. You can check them out below, complete with the writers, directors, and air dates of these episodes:
Episode #31: Two Swords
Debut: April 6, 2014 @ 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, and directed by D. B. Weiss.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) welcomes a guest to King’s Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) finds himself unwelcome. Dany (Emilia Clarke) is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya (Maisie Williams) runs into an old friend.
Episode #32: The Lion and the Rose
Debut: April 13, 2014 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT
Written by George R.R. Martin and directed by Alex Graves
Tyrion lends Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) a hand. Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery (Natalie Dormer) host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis (Stephen Dillane) loses patience with Davos (Liam Cunningham). Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) sees where they must go.
Episode #33: Breaker of Chains
Debut: April 20, 2014 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT
Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alex Graves.
Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin (Charles Dance) extends an olive branch. Sam (John Bradley) realizes Castle Black isn’t safe, and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound (Rory McCann) teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.
Episode #34: Oathkeeper
Debut: April 27, 2014 @ 9 p.m. ET/PT
Written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Michelle MacLaren.
Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) with his honour. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Meera (Ellie Kendrick) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) stumble on shelter.
Comic Book Movie also offers some interesting insight based on the titles alone that contain some spoilers from the books. While I’ll keep most of them over in their report for you to check out if you desire, I did find it interesting that they pointed out that the lion is the sigil for the Lannisters and the Rose is the sigil for the Tyrells in regards to episode two. While I don’t think that the Purple Wedding will happen so early in the season, I assume that this episode could focus on the preparation for the occasion in addition to everything that it lists above.
As for the rest of the episodes, I’m extremely pleased to see that we’ll be getting a lot of Daenerys Targaryen in the first half of the season. From the start, Emilia Clarke’s character has been a favorite of mine, so I never complain when the spotlight is shifted to her quest back to Westeros.
What do you think about the titles and descriptions of the first four episodes from the upcoming season of ‘Game of Thrones’? Is there anything that you’re most excited to see? Let us know in the comment section.
‘Game of Thrones’ starring Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner, among many others, returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00pm.