SAN DIEGO, June 8, 2014 – The ninth episode from each of the three previous seasons on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have produced the biggest spectacles and surprises. In Season 1, it was the beheading of Ned Stark. In Season 2, it was the Battle of Blackwater. Last season, it was the infamous “Red Wedding.”
Just as everyone has managed to scrape themselves off the floor by now after the gruesome death of Prince Oberyn, it would follow that everyone better brace for impact in anticipation of seeing Tyrion Lannister executed Sunday night.
Not quite yet. As we know from the HBO preview and interviews with the producers, most of Episode 9 in Season 4 will be devoted to another of the epic battles in “Game of Thrones.” This time it’s the Battle at Castle Black, the last stand against the wildling hoardes led by Mance Rayder.
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We know from photos and the preview we will see Ygritte in this episode. Will there be a reunion between Jon and Ygritte? As the preview says, “Love is the death of duty.” Ignore this bit of foreshadowing at your peril.
Author George R.R. Martin was quoted by Entertainment Weekly as saying this battle dwarfs the Battle of Blackwater, which is considered among the most spectacular action sequences ever produced for television. If you don’t recall it, do yourself a favor and watch it again before Sunday’s episode. GoT fans, if you love action sequences you have a lot to look forward to Sunday.
Game of Thrones returns with Episode 9 of Season 4, “The Watchers on the Wall,” tonight 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.