SAN DIEGO, April 26, 2014 – Sunday’s episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is all about conflict and choices, laws and loyalty, family and fate. Characters confront difficult decisions. Where do their loyalties lie? Should they spill blood for a higher cause? Whose allegiance can be counted upon? Who can be trusted?
In Westeros, a single decision can change the entire course of nations. As fans also know, making the wrong decision can result in deadly consequences.
After last week’s episode, we learned Littlefinger arranged Sansa’s rescue with Ser Dontos’ help. Ser Dontos’ reward wasn’t gold but arrow and silence. Now Littlefinger and Sansa are sailing – where? Are Littlefinger’s intentions toward Sansa honorable, or self-serving?
Fan sites and critics spent much of the week discussing the scene between Cersei and Jaime at Joffrey’s crypt. Did Jaime rape Cersei? In the novel, the sex is consensual although Cersei protests at first but yields by her own choice. The change in the narrative follows other changes. In the novels, Jaime is not present for his son’s wedding. He had not yet returned with Brienne.
But their relationship is not broken. Cersei asks Jaime to undertake a quest for her. She wants her brother to hunt down Sansa, though she has no idea where she went. Will he leave King’s Landing again? Is he ready? Lady Brienne will play a role in his decision.
Despite conflict among the men of the Black Watch, Jon Snow prepares to fight Mance Rayder and the Wildlings in an effort to stop them at the Wall. This epic showdown will determine the fate of the North, and perhaps all of Westeros.
But it’s not the only epic battle looming. Danaerys Targaryen is sowing dissent among the slaves of Meereen, trying to win their allegiance to turn on their masters and fight with her. Will the Mother of Dragons bring out her most powerful and dangerous weapons?
Bran, Hodor and the Reeds find shelter on their journey toward the Wall.
As Tyrion tries to work out a way to avoid taking the blame for King Joffrey’s poisoning and being executed, he continues looking for a champion. Will his brother Jaime come through for him? Thanks to the preview for this week, Littlefinger confirmed what fans know in their hearts: Tyrion was not involved for Joffrey’s death. Then Littlefinger says to Sansa, “but you were.” What does this mean? Sansa is perplexed and alarmed.
Will we learn more about this mystery? Who will engage in battle, and which allegiances will form, hold, or break?
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Game of Thrones returns with Episode 4 of Season 4, “Oathkeeper,” on Sunday, April 27, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO East and HBO Latino East (with Spanish subtitles); followed by airings on HBO West and Latino West at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. All four channels repeat the episode through the evening.
For more details, visit the official website at HBO.com
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