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Synopsis for the season three premiere leaks

Spoiler TV has leaked the synopsis for the season three premiere of Game of Thrones. They have been spot on with these sorts of rumors in the past, so I’m guessing this is the real deal. The synopsis is after the break for the benefit of our more spoiler-conscious readers.


–Episode #21: Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night’s Watch survivors retreat south. In King’s Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward, Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out, and Cersei hosts a dinner for the royal family. Arya runs into the Brotherhood Without Banners. Dany sails into Slaver’s Bay. (Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; directed by Daniel Minahan)

Winter Is Coming: No huge surprises in the synopsis here. A little surprised that Arya will meet up with the Brotherhood that quickly. Other than that, it all sounds good. Roll on March 31st!

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  • Can’t wait for Littlefinger-Sansa scenes! They strike just the right balance of creepy and … well… creepy?

  • No Jaime? No Catelyn? No Davos? I really expected them to be in the season premiere. Also I’m surprised they’re putting Dany in the premiere. I expected her to appear later in the season so they could move her storyline along at a better speed. On the other hand I think having Arya meet up with the BWB in ep1 is a good move. It’s really the start of Arya’s arc in book 3. Everything before that is just unecessary clutter imo.

  • On second thought, Arya is captured by the Brotherhood in the second chapter of ASOS, and the first chapter had nothing of interest happen, so I guess it makes sense the capture would happen in the first episode.

  • Synopsis makes me think they aren’t going to show battle at Fist of First Men. Just Sam and NW retreating. Too bad. Really wanted to see wight-bear.

  • Can’t wait!! gonna hate the LF/Sansa scenes despite their excellent acting skills Sophie and Aiden have, but yeah, looking forward to march 31st so so so much!!!

  • Sounds Kool so looking forward to Easter Sunday Easter dinner and game of thrones a man will be pleased

  • And now it begins!

    I just surprised my self with the interest for Dany s storyline -(not a great fan of it even in the books). She sails to Slavers bay – I wonder if her company is a bit larger on the ship (In edited version can not put the spoilers tag, so excuse me) – book readers should know what I am talking about.

  • So BwB so early as the premiere ! I would have seen them in episodes 3 and 4…

    I guess we will have no Robb for this episode ! Remember the funerals pics are from episode 3, so I guess we wont see him and Cat until episode 2.

  • I wouldn’t have jumped straight to Slavers Bay, but boat scenes are $&$

    Lets hope for Season 1, less Season 2

  • We know Bran is in the first episode, according to the photos released.

    I think Dragonstone will be kept for episode 2, though.

    No idea on Catelyn and Jamie. Though I really hope they have given Michelle Fairley a lot of material this year.

  • I wouldn’t be surprised if the bridge scene with Jaime and Brienne is the first we see of them in season 3. That’s episode 2 if I remember correctly.

  • I’m a little surprised Dany would sail into Slavers Bay in the first episode. I figured taking Yunkai would be the last thing she did this season, but they’d really have to stretch things out if she’s getting into Astapor so soon.

  • The BWB appearing in the first episode is hardly a surprise, since the pics released by HBO showed Thoros standing next to Arya with the tag “EP301”.

  • Another thought LF & Sansa: The scenes we saw from the report from Dubrovnik – could those be it?

  • Lommy:
    Synopsis makes me think they aren’t going to show battle at Fist of First Men. Just Sam and NW retreating. Too bad. Really wanted to see wight-bear.

    I highly doubt they’d skimp on something that big after teasing it at the end of season 2. We’ll get action, no doubt. Just because it didn’t explicitly state “The Night’s Watch fight the White Walkers” doesn’t mean they don’t fight them. They’ll do battle with them, just have to retreat in the long run, ala the book.

  • Synopsis before a trailer? lol
    It is as expected anyway, we pretty much guessed most of this from the pics released.

    But it looks like any sort of Dontos figure/replacement is unlikely now, LF is taking a more hands on approach on TV.

    Dany arriving in Slaver’s bay straight away is interesting though, it doesn’t say Astapor so maybe she’s on the ship from Qarth for the whole episode and the Jorah kiss is in ep1, ending with her arrival to Astapor.

  • MedievalFantasy,

    I doubt they’re going to show the battle. You’d need a lot of wights etc, which would end up very expensive. At most I expect members of the NW running for their lives, some corpses here and there and some bone-chilling screams in the distance.

    We’ll get to see the White Walker from season 2 again, but that’s most likely during the incident with Sam.

  • Sounds cool!!!! What do you think this episode should be called?
    Maybe “Kingdom of the Dead” like Mance said in the production video ?

  • Couldn’t the Baelish/Sansa plotline be something along the lines of Petyr helping to broker her marriage to a Tyrell (in ep 1)/Sansa meeting with the Tyrells about it (ep 1 if she’s at that dinner or ep 2), Petyr ratting on her to the Lannisters (ep 3), her finding out about marrying Tyrion/Petyr playing dumb and saying he’ll help her when he’s back from the Vale (ep 4)?

    I wouldn’t read much into this as far as the direction of the season. 5 out of the 7 things (all except Arya and Daenerys) listed are just continuations of how last season ended.

  • But it looks like any sort of Dontos figure/replacement is unlikely now, LF is taking a more hands on approach on TV.

    Possibly. The other side of that, however, is this – why introduce him then? And if you’re playing the long game – the relationship between Baelish and Sansa becoming of great importance in Season 4, and the symbolic meaning it has for Baelish given how much he loved Cat, and the way in which Sansa in a way replaces one prison for another, then this relationship is much more important to flesh out than the one between Sansa and Dontos Hollard. That doesn’t mean they don’t use him. The show could easily bring him back in – it would have to be one of those “remember me? You saved my life” kind of deals. But given we know the eventual end of Dontos, fleshing out Littlefinger’s purpose in this regard is much more important, as it reveals his true character to Sansa after what we assume will be several episodes of him “wooing” her as a father figure of sorts. Then you get a sense of his own brutality. The love Dontos has for Sansa is ultimately unimportant as a result.

  • Damn it, I would say that pretty much confirms what most people were expecting in that the Battle at the fist will be skipped over. I just hope that ending season 2 with the shot of all the wights and others marching on the fist only to give the viewers nothing but a retreat as follow up does not annoy non readers too much. Book readers know what to expect but you can only tease the casual viewer with things like this so much before they get fed up with waiting to see things happen.

  • Seems like Tyrion is going to ask Tywin for Casterly Rock. I was hoping they would include the scene. It’s just so ggod in the book, and they have two great actors to play it.

    Also seems that LF is absorbing Ser Dontos’ storyline.

    What I’m most curious about is how they will handle Sam. He was left alone and surrounded by the WW’ Army at the S2 finale. How exactly is he gonna get away? They have to show something…

  • Sandsnake,

    I wouldn’t jump to conclusions just yet. A Synopsis will never tell exactly what’s going on in an episode. That’s the point. Take the one for episode 17:

    Jaime meets a distant relative; Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying; Theon leads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness; Cersei counsels Sansa.

    As we now know, Jaime does more than just “meet” his relative. The Qarth 13 are murdered. Jon gets captured by the Wildlings.

    I’m not saying I think there will be a Blackwater style battle but I do think they will show something. Hopefully something cool like a mini skirmish (but giving the impression of a massive brawl) where Mormont orders arrow attacks to no help, then he orders flaming arrows to some help but the Walkers themselves are not effected much. Leading to a OMG moment on Mormont’s face where he calls for retreat. As a walker walks slowly towards the screen and slashes some poor NW in half. Cue intro music :)

  • 4 articles yesterday, 3 today… wic, you’re on fire! Finally, things start to roll :X

    regarding the synopsis, from pictures and info we knew about Sansa and LF (Ros and Shae appeared also), and Arya and BwB. Tyrion demands Casterly Rock… well that will be an interesting scene :X. Cersei’s dinner will include new… guests? Oh, and Dany… I wonder if she will meet Arstan on the ship, or in Astapor… I want to see the dragons fly! :X

  • I still think that we will see a brief scene of Davos getting picked up and then dumped in a cell in the “prologue” of EP 1.

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Thats pretty much exactly what I would be hoping for them to show. Nothing anywhere near Blackwater sized but just enough to follow up on the ending to season 2 rather than a bunch of guys running away leading to one Other turning up and Sam doing his thing.

  • Ok, this is just ridiculous. The summary of the premiere before even one actual trailer? COME ON!!! THIS ISN’T RIGHT!!!

  • Nick_Scryer,

    Yeah, I’m not expecting the battle to last more than three minutes.

    I do find it weird that they are having Dany sail into Slaver’s Bay in the first episode. Where is she supposed to meet Barristan? And what is she supposed to do the rest of the season?

  • You know who I keep thinking about? Coldhands. As we get further into the story North of the Wall, I can’t help but think he must play some kind of role on GoT. One man is more “cost effective” than say a dozen special effects. He’s also a really cool character, no pun intended. I wonder where he’ll show up if at all.

    For Winterfell!

  • Either they’re really keeping Theon’s story under wraps or Iwan Rheon isn’t playing who we thought he was…

  • Greg:
    Either they’re really keeping Theon’s story under wraps or Iwan Rheon isn’t playing who we thought he was…

    Don’t worry about Iwan Rheon. I am 100% sure he’s Ramsay.

  • Is this like a glimpse of what Episode One will cover? It feels very short and unexciting for an opening night. We left Sam in the hands of the White Walkers. Won’t we see him at all? And they MUST show Jaime and Brienne.

  • Remember how boring last year’s episode descriptions were? And they didn’t cover every storyline in them. I wouldn’t worry too much if something isn’t mentioned.

  • I think they can afford to show a little battle with white walkers in the first episode – they need to establish that obsidian can kill them right? It was confirmed that they have a (slightly) increased budget this season, considering they spent the majority of last series budget on Blackwater and there’s no equivalent in this season they should be able to afford a few treats for us along the way – more direwolves, giants, mammoths, more of the dragons etc. (well here’s hoping anyway)

  • Scott Glennon:
    You know who I keep thinking about? Coldhands. As we get further into the story North of the Wall, I can’t help but think he must play some kind of role on GoT. One man is more “cost effective” than say a dozen special effects. He’s also a really cool character, no pun intended. I wonder where he’ll show up if at all.

    For Winterfell!

    I love Coldhands! I think he is a very misterious character, but intended to show how all wights are not evil. He is a glimpse of the complexity I expect to see further ahead in the books about the white walker story. I believe he leads us to see a relationship between the others and the children of the forest/the old gods. How were they able to coexist before the first men and the wall and all that.

    I think this may also be related to the latest History of the NW video, where the tell us a northern king married an other girl. Maybe this is still in starks blood, and relates to old gods as well. Anyway, lots of cool speculation :) But I definetly like Coldhands!

  • I think Dany will arrive in Astapor at the end of ep 1. We learned that she gets the Unsullied in ep 4, so until then, we will meet Whitebeard and Missandei. We will probably get a break until ep 6, where we’ll be introduced to the Stormcrows, I’m not even sure if we’ll get a second company. Probably for the best, it will confuse the viewers.Then she will break into Yunkai, do her Mhysa scene (one of my favourite chapters). And then march to Mereen.

    I’m glad we will get the BwB till ep 7, at least, judging on the pictures. Arya will be one of the biggest highlight of this season.

    Hoping for at least a 30 seconds battle of the first men, and then Sam will do his thing.

    Intrigued by the royal supper. Maybe it’s the supper with the Tyrells we see in the ”Invitation to the Set” vid. But Sansa’s storyline seems akward. If they start the Loras/Sansa plot in ep 1, then there’s not a lot more to tell until the Tyrion/Sansa wedding in ep 8.

    Bits and pieces like this are what I need to stay sane until the premiere.

  • Remember that when James Cosmo was asked his favorite scene in the show, he answered “the first scene, of the first episode in season three.”

    I think we’ll get the Fist.

  • Add my voice to the blah blah what the fucking trailer SHIT! noise.

    I wonder if Deedee and the Gang are aware of the civil unrest over this trailer sitch. I’m assuming they are because dudes like Cogman (am I a weirdo for picturing a superhero comprised entirely of an intricate cog-network? Probably. Yes.) have checked in here since the molotovs started flying. Which makes them all fucking dick yogurt.

    I’m just saying what everyone is thinking.

  • Daaaavooooos!

    Hoping to see the Onion Knight make an appearance early on. If they’re following the shipwrecked and stranded angle from the books it would make sense to get that out of the way quickly, but if they just cut straight to Dragonstone it might make sense to not have him show up right away.

  • Daaaavooooos!

    Hoping to see the Onion Knight make an appearance early on. If they’re following the shipwrecked and stranded angle from the books it would make sense to get that out of the way quickly, but if they just cut straight to Dragonstone it might make sense to not have him show up right away.

  • Only good reason not to pick up every storyline in a first episode is if it introduced a confusing amount of new characters.

    So, I would speculate:
    IN: Meera/Jojen, Beric/Thoros, Mance/(Tormund/Orell)
    OUT: Reek/Ramsay, Edmure/Brynden, Olenna, Selyse/Shireen, Locke (Vargo), Arstan (Barristan)

    Which would suggest for the storylines:
    IN: Bran, Tyrion/Sansa, Arya, Jon, Dany, Sam/Mormont
    OUT: Theon, Robb/Cat, Davos/Stannis, Jamie/Brienne

    However:
    – a short Theon scene may be in to clear up the “what happened at Winterfell?” confusion
    – a symbolic Robb/Cat scene may be in to serve as a frame for he RW ending.
    – a short Davos scene may be in pre-Dragonstone (his rescue)
    – a short Jaime/Brienne scene may be in to give their travels a longer sense of time, helping the development of their relationship

    So good reasons for all, they’ll have to decide on the time constraints and the overall theme, mood and dramaturgy/inner logic of the episode.

  • I think we’re going to get a monster trailer with possibly finished CGI as well.

    As for trailer music, they should use the middle portion of Imagine the Fire by Hans Zimmer from the Dark Knight Rises score.

    Or Florence and the Machine’s “Breath of Life”

  • Ugh.. People are so whiny. You are not entitled to a trailer. Be happy with what you get, there is almost no other show on TV that will have a trailer 50 plus days before the show. But no, you are going to whine about no trailer, then whine about the trailer not being good enough, then whine that the show is not a word for word retellin of the book

  • I really hope they include Davos rescue ! It’s a damn beautiful scene that could translate so well on screen !

  • Arkash:
    I really hope they include Davos rescue ! It’s a damn beautiful scene that could translate so well on screen !

    I don’t know, most of that scene in the book is internal monologue. How are they going to do that?

  • Turri,

    Good post. The first episode I’m sure won’t have very much action except north of the wall, more just moving characters to season 3 destinations and/or moving the plot along through brief convos as was done in the 1st episode last year for a lot of characters, so I think we’ll get something like that for Cat/Robb and Jaime/Brienne. I’m not sure they introduce Meera and Jojen in the first episode, I’d sub Barristan in that spot- no real reason to cut his method of introduction out- could be an episode high point.

  • Lommy,

    The whole battle is remembered in Samwell’s POV with half memories, while running thru the forest south with the line of fire and Small Paul and Grenn helping him make their way South. They will show the Nights Watch running with Samwell being carried by Small Paul then the fight where Sam the Slayer is born.

  • Winter Is Coming:
    On second thought, Arya is captured by the Brotherhood in the second chapter of ASOS, and the first chapter had nothing of interest happen, so I guess it makes sense the capture would happen in the first episode.

    As I recall, the fact she has been captured is not readily apparent to Arya at first. As that reveal will make for better TV, I expect the same realization to only come to Arya’s attention in S03E02.

  • With respect to Davos, it is easier to show him picked up by Salador Sahn and then we see him revealing his plan to kill Melisandre to Salador on board. They may explot this for some tension (Will he/won’t he succeed) Later, he will end up in a cell. Did Salador betray him? No… we will find out later that she foresaw it all in the flames.

  • Colour me disappointed by Littlefinger taking over the Dontos Hollard role but that makes some sense for already-confused audiences. What’s less forgivable in my mind is the loss of Tom o’ Sevens, Lem Lemoncloak and Anguy (I’ve seen no mention of them anywhere). They were Arya’s BwB contacts for most of ASoS, not Beric and Thoros.

    I can’t see them leaving out Davos’ rescue from rocks (probably by Saladhor Saan), but we may have to wait ’til week 2 for that. I suspect they’ll play with the timelines quite a bit this season, focusing a lot on north of the wall and Riverrun and what follows that, and downplaying Kings Landing and Essos to some degree. If I had to guess, I’d say the North’s story will culminate with the battle of the Wall this season and we’ll get as far as the gates of Meereen in Essos.

    What’s less-certain in my mind is how much time Arya will get with Sandor, whether the prophecies/visions from the Ghost of High Heart will appear and how much they’ll streamline or munge the Tyrell storyline.

    We’ve heard for sure that Lyssa is in this year, so how far can they go here? Have we heard conclusively that Arstan is in?

  • Ser Osis of Liver:
    Colour me disappointed by Littlefinger taking over the Dontos Hollard role but that makes some sense for already-confused audiences. What’s less forgivable in my mind is the loss of Tom o’ Sevens, Lem Lemoncloak and Anguy (I’ve seen no mention of them anywhere). They were Arya’s BwB contacts for most of ASoS, not Beric and Thoros.

    I can’t see them leaving out Davos’ rescue from rocks (probably by Saladhor Saan), but we may have to wait ’til week 2 for that. I suspect they’ll play with the timelines quite a bit this season, focusing a lot on north of the wall and Riverrun and what follows that, and downplaying Kings Landing and Essos to some degree. If I had to guess, I’d say the North’s story will culminate with the battle of the Wall this season and we’ll get as far as the gates of Meereen in Essos.

    What’s less-certain in my mind is how much time Arya will get with Sandor, whether the prophecies/visions from the Ghost of High Heart will appear and how much they’ll streamline or munge the Tyrell storyline.

    We’ve heard for sure that Lyssa is in this year, so how far can they go here? Have we heard conclusively that Arstan is in?

    Anguy has been cast. I don’t know about Tom O’ Sevens or Lem Lemoncloak.

  • Why are people saying we won’t see sam and the white walkers. The synopsis says the SURVIVORS of the night’s watch retreat south. How does that preclude a small battle scene?

  • Hey guys, I got a fresh rumor from 4chan: some anon at /tv/ said he was an extra for the NW. He didn’t spoiled anything but he said he “planted stakes” at the Fist of the First Men and got killed by a White Walker. Is there any way to know if it’s true? he said they filmed in Iceland and he saw John Bradley on set, but I don’t remember if he got to Iceland.

  • House Snow,

    Ross Mullan is back as the White Walker, but it doesn’t mean we’ll see several of them.

    Bannerless Bro,

    That’s quite possible. /tv/ has been leaking legit spoilers for many tv shows. Though I’d think they would use a stunt performer for that and not an extra (even if it isn’t very action filled). Do you have a link to the post?

  • The battle at the Fist of the First Men isn’t necessarily that hard to film. It’s creepy, at night, and they have already well established they have almost nothing to burn for light except dung. It will be dark amongst snow banks and flaming arrows. The snow is falling, the wind is blowing and the supernatural fog of the Others obscuring the camera is in play. Very doable.

    With careful editing, it will be easy to film enough of the scene to make it comprehensible without it being tough or too expensive. Blackwater was a worm’s eye view of a battle that involved tens of thousands and was intended to convey that sense of scale. In contrast, the Fist is a worm’s eye view of a battle that involved, what, 300 men and an unknown number of zombies? It’s very doable without mondo cost involved. Hell, it’s so doable, that if HBO wanted to film it at nearly one-to-one scale — with a few hundred extras — they could actually do it if they *really* wanted to.

    I hope they don’t and resort instead to careful editing to convey the mood of the scene, as the REAL money should be spent on the Battle with the Wildlings at Castle Black — which will have to be dramatically changed as the switchback stairs at the Wall are gone in GoT’s version.

  • Dave,

    I’m not sure they introduce Meera and Jojen in the first episode, I’d sub Barristan in that spot- no real reason to cut his method of introduction out- could be an episode high point.

    Sure, it’s just speculation.

    The sentence about Dany made me think that we meet her on the ship and Arstan might then be introduced in the harbour of Astapor instead of Qarth, but it would also make sense for him to suggest Astapor and the Unsullied as destination to her.

    Bran doesn’t have a lot to do in this season, so the Reeds’ introduction might have to wait a bit for a first suspenseful scene in his story. I was just going from the fact he’ll be in the first episode.

  • House Snow:

    Ross Mullan is back as the White Walker, but it doesn’t mean we’ll see several of them.

    Quite right. It does not.Hell, we see the Others so rarely in the novels that we have already seen them in Season 2 when we should not have — and their one appearance in ASoS with Sam is the last time they appear — up to and including the end of Book 5. D&D may choose to remind the viewer of that threat more directly from time to time — but GRRM is very careful not to use too much of that salt to flavor his stew.

  • Ummm, guys? The synopsis doesn’t have to pick up on every single plot thread. Just because it’s left out of the synopsis doesn’t mean it’s not in the episode.

  • Bannerless Bro,

    Awesome! I was pretty sure they were going to film that scene because I remember one of the actors (I can’t remember who though) said something in an interview about S3 have a really big epic opening scene.

  • Steel_Wind,

    I think you are forgetting the white walkers outside the cave where they battle Coldhands, Hodor, Bran, and co. Also, the Varymr (sp?) Sixskins prologue.

  • Anguy has been cast. I don’t know about Tom O’ Sevens or Lem Lemoncloak.

    I’m more and more convinced that Snow Patrol guy is Tom, or not in the way that there was a guy who filled the Damphir role last season, without actually being him, a faux role if you will.

  • Damn, I really want to see the Tullys and Riverrun the first episode. I hope the Queen of Thorns is at Cersei’s dinner party.

  • What new actors do you think will appear in the opening credits? My bet: Ciaran Hinds (Mance), Dianna Rigg (Olenna), Tobias Menzies (Edmure), Clive Russell (Blackfish), and Iwan Rheon (Ramsay). Also, I think that Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Oona Chaplin (Talisa) will be upgraded.

  • I’m just scared the non-book readers won’t remember Ser Barristan … Game of Thrones doesn’t do flashbacks so I think it’s gonna be hard for viewers with bad memories to recall him especially since he has a new look now

  • SerKenjiGerrard,

    The better then! I didn’t expected him coming back to support Dany in the first place, and it then struck me like a bolt. Though I think they will make him present himself as Barry from the start (think how odd would be if Arstan would have presented himself as a squire without Belwas).

  • In regards to the whole “Fist of the First Men” debate, I think the opening scene will show a short eerie battle on the Fist – nothing as spectacular as Blackwater (obviously), but more brutally charged. Quick cuts of Night’s Watch men fighting against the attacking Wights and White Walkers. Quick (blink-or-you’ll-miss-it) shots of White Walkers tearing the Black Brothers limb from limb. And, the surviving men of the Night’s Watch retreating when things get too bad. Possibly even a huge shot from above, watching as they head on down the mountain. And, the scene pretty much come to an end with Grenn and Ed meeting up with Sam. That can be done in a quick 2 – 5 minute timeframe. Later in the episode, Grenn (or Ed) could ask how Sam got away, and however he escaped will be shown to us in a quick flashback.

    As for Daenerys arriving at Slaver’s Bay in Episode 1 – that could be at the end of the episode. Her meeting of Arstan Whitebeard could easily be shifted to on the ship, or even in Slaver’s Bay itself. They’re not going to reveal anything like that in a little synopsis. In fact, they’re not gonna reveal anything in a little synopsis, otherwise everything would be spoiled.

    I’m curious to see whether or not they show Davos being rescued though. I have a feeling they won’t, and that the first time we see him in Season 3 will be him being brought back to Dragonstone, having been found out in the Blackwater Bay. Hope I’m wrong though.

  • Yeah I don’t recall Littlefinger having much interaction with Sansa until after the Purple Wedding. The actor they choose for Dontos Hollard is really weak so I don’t mind them cutting his small part.

  • Toast:
    Steel_Wind,

    I think you are forgetting the white walkers outside the cave where they battle Coldhands, Hodor, Bran, and co. Also, the Varymr (sp?) Sixskins prologue.

    In Bran’s scene, the Zombies are observed there, but not the Others IIRC. With Varamyr, you may be correct.

  • novichaso,

    Omfg they wanna throw it all at once? Awesome keeping arya and john together in the episode, if you see them back to back the next 2 seasons arya will either go to the wall herself or with the order of the faceless men. I also think that TFM will reach out to the dragon queen once they know of the lurking evil. The first faceless man said the ancient valyrians made slaves dig so deep that they would encounter wyrms. Thats were the first one gave to the god.

    There is a huge potential that there will be a series devoted to old valyria when it was just called valyria. In 10 years we will see the first episode

  • Here’s how I reckon the Littlefinger/ Sansa storyline will play out in the series.

    I think Littlefinger will only be at King’s Landing a short while this season, in the first few episodes. He will tell Sansa his plan to leave for the Eyrie to marry Lysa and that he will come back for her. He will then disappear (possibly for several episodes) leaving Sansa to have her scenes with the Tyrells and marriage to Tyrion. We will then catch up with Littlefinger at the Eyrie towards the end of season 3 where he will marry Lysa.

    I’m now of the opinion that Joffrey’s wedding will be early in season 4 (possibly even the first episode) Littlefinger will then pop up again on his ship to rescue Sansa. I’m assuming someone will be on hand to escort Sansa to the ship; this could maybe be Ros who, unknown to everyone else is now reporting to Varys, meaning that Varys would know that Sansa is now with Littlefinger. Then season 4 would have some creepy boat scenes with LF/ Sansa then more creepy scenes in the Eyrie with not only LF creeping her out, but Lysa being a mega-bitch culminating in trying to kill Sansa in which the classic “Only Cat.” scene would serve as the finale of the LF/ Sansa arc to series 4!

  • Teri,

    Straight to Littlefinger and Sansa?
    As I suspected. Looks like the whole storyline of Dontos being the unwitting middleman will be dropped and we’ll instead see Littlefinger’s role as Sansa’s “helper” become overt much earlier than in the books.
    I’m hoping we’ll at least see SOMETHING of the battle of the Fist. That’s my absolute favorite part in all 5 books.
    No, I’m not expecting to see the Black Brothers charge on horseback as they escape. Muy dinero. But at least a few scenes of wights coming over the barricades… torches… the zombie bear…
    okay maybe the bear is asking a little much. But how are we going to get Sam the Slayer after the battle if we haven’t even seen the battle?
    Hoping… hoping….

  • MRR,

    Onion Knight?
    Actually, it might give a little buildup to have an episode or two in which we DON’T see Davos and maybe even see Stannis remarking how he misses him. Then give a reveal of Davos on his sandbar prior to his rescue.
    Speaking of reveals, something similar would be ideal for Arstan/Barristan. Imagine a few new friends showing up to meet Daenarys (no Strong Belwas apparently. Alas) including an obscured view of a bearded figure in robes, seen from behind, perhaps seen from the side, perhaps a glimpse of his robed arm and his quarterstaff. Then only belatedly does he appear in a shot good enough for us to get a good look at his face and…. tadaah! It’s Barristan.
    Okay, call me a frustrated director but that’s how I’d do it.

  • The battle can be quick and brutal, taking only 30-60 seconds of screen time (more than sufficient if it’s edited well). The only real point of the battle insofar as story formatting goes, is to introduce the White Walkers presence and thin the ranks of the Nights Watch (and destroying the morale of the survivors). This sets up Sam the Slayer and the events at Craster’s respectively. In both cases this is heavy Sam material (and was a Sam chapter in the book) and need not focus too heavily on the actual battle itself.

  • Some of you have said, as have I for month, what I think will be the Battle at the Fist :

    Dark, snow storms, quick blue yes in the night, quick flames here and there, quick flaming arrows, quick blood and gore, screams and order shot in the night… It’s gonna be so much visual and thrilling !

  • Bannerless Bro,

    Tom,

    By “flashback” do you mean like they did with S02E01, by recapping the whole of season 1 at the beginning of the episode…? I hadn’t though of that, but if they went so far as to flashback to the season 1 scene where Joffrey dismisses Ser Barristan, that would be too spoilery IMHO…I mean, why show us a scene with a character long forgotten…? That would be an obvious clue to viewers that he’s coming back in some capacity. It won’t be obvious how he’d come back, but that he’s coming back nonetheless Just thinking out loud…

  • Bannerless Bro,

    And in the pictures WIC released a while back from the set, there’s a pic with Dany, Ser Jorah, Missandei and a man who rumour has it, is Ser Barristan, who looks nothing like Ser Barristan in season 1 …Bringing him back looking the way he did in season 1 would raise questions, like how has he been hiding all this time? He’s running from the Gold Cloaks unless I’m mistaken…But I guess it would be much simpler to introduce him straight away as exactly who he is…

  • Nezzer,

    But that wouldn’t make sense for them to show the series recap before any other episode besides the first, and Ser Barristan is probably gonna be revealed in the first or second episode…

  • People confusing White Walkers and Wights will always happen with the show unfortunately.

    I propose they continue calling the others “White Walkers” but call the Wights “Thralls”.

  • SerKenjiGerrard:
    I’m just scared the non-book readers won’t rememberSer Barristan… Game of Thrones doesn’t do flashbacks so I think it’s gonna be hard for viewers with bad memories to recall him especially since he has a new look now

    I actually think not remembering will be a good thing. Barristan is supposed to be in disguise from Dany and her court, so the reveal is a surprise/shock anyway.

    I cannot wait for March 31st…

  • Nick_Scryer:
    People confusing White Walkers and Wights will always happen with the show unfortunately.

    I propose they continue calling the others “White Walkers” but call the Wights “Thralls”.

    Yes, it’s impossible to tell “white” from “wight”. English is the easiest language in the world, but at the same time it can be one of the most confusing ones with its several different words that are pronounced the same way.

  • The whole idea of Arstan’s being incognito is to sum Dany up and see if she’s worthy and the rightful ruler of Westeros. Do you think he’d support Viserys’ claim if he was still alive? For that to happen, he really needs to not be known. If he’s not in disguise Jorah would recognize him immediately. Good writing would have him save Dany from the manticore/sorrowful man assassination attempt seen at the end of ACoK (could work without Strong Belwas, too, sadly), thus proving his loyalty without tipping off Mormont.

    Sloppy writing would have them meet perchance on the ship or at the docks, Jorah recognizes him at once and that’s that. Given some of the slop we were dealt in Season 2, I’m not getting my hopes up too high and hope to be pleasantly surprised.

  • Joan Català:
    Seems like Tyrion is going to ask Tywin for Casterly Rock. I was hoping they would include the scene. It’s just so ggod in the book, and they have two great actors to play it.

    Also seems that LF is absorbing Ser Dontos’ storyline.

    What I’m most curious about is how they will handle Sam. He was left alone and surrounded by the WW’ Army at the S2 finale. How exactly is he gonna get away? They have to show something…

    Tyrion asking for Casterly Rock is one of my most anticipated scenes in the entire season, which is saying something.

  • A little disappointed that they appear to be cutting Dany and Jorah’s first kiss but apart from that, bring it on :D

  • Lisa:
    Ugh.. People are so whiny.You are not entitled to a trailer.Be happy with what you get, there is almost no other show on TV that will have a trailer 50 plus days before the show.But no, you are going to whine about no trailer, then whine about the trailer not being good enough, then whine that the show is not a word for word retellin of the book

    Heh, I just love when people whine about other people whining.

  • GG:
    A little disappointed that they appear to be cutting Dany and Jorah’s first kiss but apart from that, bring it on :D

    Seriously? A certain kiss in a boat should have leaked by now? Whatever.

  • Hounded,

    Oh just a guess. Which is wrong as the trailer release date has been established as Feb 25 (On Demand). It’s possible that EW or someone will get an exclusive before then.

  • Nezzer: Yes, it’s impossible to tell “white” from “wight”. English is the easiest language in the world, but at the same time it can be one of the most confusing ones with its several different words that are pronounced the same way.

    Well, “white” has a wh- sound whereas “wight” has a regular w- sound. Those two sounds are distinct in Scotland, Ireland, and some parts of the Southern U.S., such as where Hank Hill lives.

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