SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2014 – The day of reckoning has come for Tyrion Lannister as we begin the second half of Season 4 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.”
Many people know Tyrion had nothing to do with the death of his nephew, King Joffrey. But he is not being judged by those with an open mind. A tribunal made up of his father, Tywin Lannister; his sister, Cersei; and Prince Oberyn, the Red Viper of Dorne, will render judgment.
Readers of the novels may think they know what is going to happen, but after several storylines were changed this season, nothing is certain, not even the fate of the character that author George R.R. Martin says is his favorite. Whatever becomes of Tyrion, viewers will get to enjoy American actor Peter Dinklage front and center at his very best.
Rendering judgment is a weighty task, as Danaerys Targaryen is about to learn. She now sits on the throne as the ruler of Meereen, whose slaves she freed. Now she must make decisions in the best interests of the nation and its citizens, and she finds it challenging. The forbidding setting of the Meereenese throne room doesn’t help.
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Stannis Baratheon has taken Ser Davos’ advice, and they travel to Braavos. We meet a new character named Tycho Nestoris, who represents the Iron Bank of Braavos. We find out whether they agree to do a little financial business. Another judgement call.
Yara Greyjoy may decide it’s time to make her move and rescue her brother Theon, AKA Reek, from the Dreadfort. Will she be successful?
Fans are enthralled with “Game of Thones” more than ever this season as the viewership numbers continue to break records. Last week’s episode was viewed on the first night by 8.6 million people, breaking the previous record of 6.9 million. Across all platforms including DVR viewing and repeat segments, Season 4 is averaging 17.8 million viewers weekly, up 25 percent from last year. This is an extraordinary achievement for a pay cable series. The only regular series ratings that even come close are for the CBS series “NCIS,” which regularly wins broadcast TV ratings every week.
‘Game of Thrones’ is also breaking records for illegal downloads. The website Torrent Freak reported that Episode 5, “First of His Name,” had the most users simultaneously sharing a single copy of a file. While the the network and producers acknowledge it’s illegal, they also say they are enormously flattered by it.
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Game of Thrones returns with Episode of Season 4, “First of His Name,” on Sunday, May 11, 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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