Teaser for the Season 4 behind-the-scenes feature released
By Ours is the Fury on in Media, News.

Apparently the season 4 trailer isn’t the only video getting its own teaser. Check out the promo released tonight, giving us a peek at new footage and cast interviews. The full 15-minute-long special will premiere on Sunday, February 9th at 8:45PM, exclusively on HBO.

Ours is the Fury: Well, that was a nice surprise this evening! Love getting a glimpse at Joffrey’s nasty behavior, and I’m curious to see what clips from this season they’ll be sharing in the feature. As always, you can check out HD screencaps of the teaser on our Tumblr.


141 Comments

  1. Lord Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:33 pm | Permalink

    HODOR

    That’s what I’m talking about! I NEEDED a teaser for the Behind the Scenes because I JUST CAN’T WAIT…(oh wait my capslock is stuck) for the actual Behind the Scenes.

  2. SerCountryFriedSteak
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    King Joffrey wants only gifts on his registry!

  3. Greenjones
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Marketing is now about hyping the hype for hype and I kind of dig it actually.

    Abyss, if you’re around, there’s only a few new shots here, but they’re all gold, If you could make some gifs, I would greatly appreciate it.

  4. facelessarya
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    So are they going for Jaime/Cersei alter sex? Cause that’s what it looks like.

    “The Starks are coming back stronger.”

    Hell yes they are.

  5. Lord Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:43 pm | Permalink

    I can now make a fraction of a second new footage Joffrey gif for my Tumblr. I’m so pleased.

  6. Jared
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    That tease may have only been 30 seconds long, but there was a couple of great new images in there …

    -Joffrey destroying Tyrion’s gift with Widow’s Wail as Tyrion and Sansa look on.

    -Jaime and Cersei kissing … quite passionately, I might add …over their son’s dead body.

    -Jaime practicing his left-handed swordfighting technique but with who? Bronn? Brienne? Someone else?

    -And, of course, Maisie’s proclamation that “The Starks are coming back stronger”. Damn straight. The North Remembers, and Valar Morghulis

    I can’t wait for the full special. It should be truly epic!

  7. HouseMartellBitches
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Hodor!

    Is that finally a shot of Gendry!?

  8. Greenjones
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    HouseMartellBitches,

    Nope. Jaime has a Gendry haircut, so people will keep making this misidentification.

  9. Morgan
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    At first glance, I honestly thought Cersei was kissing Joffrey haha. That haircut is going to mess everybody up.

  10. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    facelessarya:
    “The Starks are coming back stronger.”

    The adventures of Arya and the Hound! Woo-hoo!

  11. the other guy
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, managed to hit pause during the split second where we see Jaime training with his left hand. Looks like the person training with him has some kind of black coat maybe ? We can kinda see the hilt of the sword too. Looks more like Brienne’s sword than Bronn’s daggers to me but I could be wrong.

  12. facelessarya
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    Their dialogue in the books absolutely kills me. Such stupid arguments. The Hound just can’t stop talking about “your pretty sister” and Arya thinks about killing him all the time.

  13. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    facelessarya,

    Don’t deny SanSan! :)

    I have a feeling the GoT Arya – Sandor will be a bit more congenial than the books, maybe even mentorish…

  14. Rygar
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    I think I saw Mads at the Wall. How is that possible?

  15. Andrew
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Any idea who those archers are in the first few seconds?

  16. Greenjones
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    Andrew,

    Dany’s.

  17. George Windsor
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    For some reason, the footage of the guy charging the line on horseback at the beginning glitches out my youtube… As it did on the last two videos. Weird.

  18. WompWomp
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    [groans] I am sufficiently teased.

  19. facelessarya
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    Yeah, show!Hound probably will end up more of a mentor figure. They’ve built him up kind of like a protector. He’s not as harsh in the show imo, and the times they do make him harsh he ends up sounding ridiculous (ie “the world is built by killers” rage speech).

  20. Arthur
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    HBO is so clever…

    Another scheme to boost ‘True Detective’ ratings…

    HBO brags about how it’s new series episode opener broke records but they fail to tell us the GoT season 4 trailer most definitely was the reason why.

    What was TD’s episode 2 rating? Huge drop off…

    So I bet TD episode four will get another huge ratings boost since many people will be tunning in to watch the GoT special and just leave the station on after. Plus TD is actual a great series.

    So I’m guessing everytime HBO uses a GoT special right before TD it’ll get a huge boost in ratings. So TD episode 1 and 4 will be high points of the season.

    On the bright side, how cool is that!

    HBO now uses GoT teases as bribery to get people to watch their other shows… That’s how much of a draw HBO knows GoT is…

    It’s not only a hit series anymore, it’s a megahit series…

  21. Sean C.
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Ah, the book-chopping scene. I enjoyed that a lot the first time I read it, but on reflection it’s always struck me as rather contrived. There’s no way in hell Tyrion would ever have sincerely thought that Joffrey would want a rare history book for a gift. I could see it as Tyrion trolling him, but it’s clear from the text that that isn’t the case.

  22. Ozymandias
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Very nice shot of Joffrey with Widow’s Wail.
    Cool, cool can’t wait for the full video :)

  23. Kyle
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    When see Joffrey with his sword, who’s shoulder are we looking over? At first I thought it was Tyrion, but the costume doesn’t match his costume in the other wedding shot. The hair looks to be of a similar color to Tyrion’s. Perhaps Tommen?

    Also, first look of Shae at the wedding. She’s behind Joffrey with the other handmaiden who always seems to be around. Does she even have a name?

  24. Felt Pelt
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    Arguably it’s a peace offering like the prostitutes. Perhaps in the show he could think the act of gift-giving being public would prevent any show of malice.

    I love the angry quasi-comical look on Joffrey’s face. It never changes. His actions just keep getting bigger. That plus Dinklage’s unsurprised, dulled reaction, indicate Tyrion’s thinking, “This Joffrey problem is only going to get worse.”

    They are really stressing “more action” in all these publicity quotes.

  25. Nezzer
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Kyle:
    When see Joffrey with his sword, who’s shoulder are we looking over? At first I thought it was Tyrion, but the costume doesn’t match his costume in the other wedding shot. The hair looks to be of a similar color to Tyrion’s. Perhaps Tommen?

    I think it’s either Mace Tyrell or Loras.

  26. Greenjones
    Posted January 26, 2014 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Nezzer,

    Yeah, those are their Tyrell sort of sleeves. Here’s the pic from the wicnet tumblr.

    You can notice Shae in the background too.

  27. Carlos
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Honestly, I don’t think Game of Thrones can really be given much credit. I mean, it helped a bit, and certainly HBO was probably hoping it help, but I don’t it was the big factor. It was a hyped up new TV show, and some cable companies were HBO free that week as a promotional push ( as GRRM noted on his blog). I loved the show, but it definitely wasn’t the sort of thing that would have mass appeal. People who didn’t like the show not tuning in again and the end of the free HBO think probably wete the bigger reasons for the second week slump.

  28. Arthur
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    Carlos,

    That’s all probably true…

    But let’s see how much of a week 4 boost TD gets with the GoT special. It is going to be interesting to see nonetheless…

  29. Sean C.
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:26 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    Arguably it’s a peace offering like the prostitutes.

    Um, yeah, but for a peace offer you select something the recipient might actually want.

  30. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:29 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Wouldn’t it be week 5 rather than 4? Also, we should have gotten the teaser for a preview next week. HBO really is spoiling us. The horrors of season 3′s marketing can be forgotten now.

  31. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    They’re skipping next week I believe.

  32. Carlos
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    The Super Bowl is next week, so they’re not airing a new episode of TD (which is also why they showed the teaser today instead of next week)

  33. Marillion
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Hey-nanny. I know that this is a text support question but I’m using Chrone but can’t see the video. Does anyone have any advice?

  34. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    Sean C.,
    I love the angry quasi-comical look on Joffrey’s face. It never changes. His actions just keep getting bigger. That plus Dinklage’s unsurprised, dulled reaction, indicate Tyrion’s thinking, “This Joffrey problem is only going to get worse.”

    I wonder just how dramatically the scenes of Joff’s annoying ways will escalate throughout Eps 1&2 until the inevitable *choke*. And then, throughout the fandom, there will be much rejoicing. Seriously though, will the unsuspecting viewers be shocked or jubilant?

  35. beatlefloydzeppelin
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    I always felt that Tyrion knew Joffrey would hate it, but hoped that after a few years he would wise up and give reading a chance. I actually really liked the scene in the book, and it is one of the things that I hated Joffrey for the most. I am a bit surprised (but really happy) that it made it into the show.

  36. loki
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Felt Pelt:
    They are really stressing “more action” in all these publicity quotes.

    It honestly looks like they are not lying (this time). 3 battles for the wall, jons suicide mission to crasters, meereen duel and the viper/mountain thing.
    Also, Gregor on rampage in episode 7, seizure of meereen, the tavern incident, jaime and bronn training, brans group vs the wights (remember those scars on hodor roasting joffrey). oh, and that dragon breath scene, which required lots and lots of gas, that could count as action too. maybe.
    I’m certainly looking forward to being disappointed.

  37. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    loki,


    I just hope they don’t raise action expectations too high. Otherwise season 5 will majorly disappoint. That was a really good summary of what to expect in s4 BTW.

  38. Reza
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Being captive for two seasons turned Jaime’s hair from “Yellow of hair” to brown!

    Thats a minor issue (I LOOOVE the show) but something happened to Lannister family hair after Season 1!

  39. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    beatlefloydzeppelin,

    I really like that interpretation of the scene.

  40. Joshua Atreides
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Yeehaw!

    Could the logo at the end (iron band of a house sigils) be our first glimpse of the season 4 poster art?

  41. Slynt
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    I love that shot of Sansa, hooded.

  42. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:47 am | Permalink

    Reza,

    I don’t think Nikolaj ever dyed his hair actually. Look up Jaime on game of thrones wiki and you’ll see season 1 stills where he looks brown-haired and others where he looks blonde. The same goes for the rest of his screentime. Or pictures of him in real life. His hair colour is between and really depends on how its lit.

    Tyrion’s hair on the other hand was clearly lighter in S1. It’s been the same since S2, more of a chestnut colour but blonde-looking when lit correctly.

    Slynt,

    Goddamn is Sophie a looker.

  43. Don't care
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    I really hope they use brienne to replace Ilyn Payne. It doesn’t really make much sense to use Bronn. In the books Jaime used Ilyn Payne to fight because he was a mute. He couldn’t tell anyone how useless he is with his off hand. Why would Jaime trust a black hearted, insolent sellsword with the information that the commander of the Kingsguard was useless in combat? From an entertainment perspective its interesting but from a logic standpoint it is lacking. Brienne makes sense because Jaime would trust her; that she is capable of keeping his secrets. Also, pairing them together means no more boring ass Brienne travelogues and D&D can still find a way to split them up in Riverrun in time for Brienne to run into Lady Stoneheart.

  44. Arya Dunyett
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    beatlefloydzeppelin,

    I always felt that Tyrion knew Joffrey would hate it, but hoped that after a few years he would wise up and give reading a chance. I actually really liked the scene in the book, and it is one of the things that I hated Joffrey for the most. I am a bit surprised (but really happy) that it made it into the show.

    I was disturbed by that scene in the book. Thought it such a waste of a scarce and precious resource. I figured Tyrion chose it for several reasons:
    - It was a gift designed to impress.
    - The gift was for the bridal couple, not just the King, and the bride is a bright, curious person who might appreciate it and the thought and generosity behind it.
    - It was a calculated offering that could be guaranteed to provoke one of Joffery’s tantrums, a rich display of the King’s emotional imbalance and ignorance performed for guests and the new in-laws. I believe that Tyrion expected such a reaction (as per his lack of response).

  45. King DBC
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:44 am | Permalink

    Damn, that twisty lion thing at the end looks amazing.

    Promos always say this stuff, like “big surprises coming, stakes are so much higher, more action”, but they’re actually not just hyping for once. S4 has bigger surprises and more action.

  46. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Don’t care,

    It’s important to note that Jaime is using a non-descript sword, not Oathkeeper in that shot, which likely means that Brienne has already left. Since we have a shot of Tywin giving Jaime Oathkeeper in the trailer and of Jaime giving the blade to Brienne in the On the Set, we know what that sword looks like.

    This season the backstory of Tyrion and Tysha and Jaime’s part in that scheme becomes very important. A useful way to remind the audience of all of that so that it doesn’t come out of the blue in ep. 10, would be to have Jaime and Bronn discuss it. It isn’t that absurd to think that Jaime, Tyrion’s brother, and Bronn, his former sellsword, would wish to discuss their imprisoned mutual friend. Maybe the conversation would drift toward Tysha, because in Bronn’s mind, Jaime did his brother a solid there. Even as much as a guilty look from Jaime would prove that there is more to that story than the audience yet knows.

  47. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    King DBC,

    Yeah, it’s going to be great.

    I especially can’t wait to see what they do with Yara, and whether or not they will place her back where she is in the books in time for season 5. I am beginning to find the Stannis-abducts-Yara possibility unlikely because of Stannis’ trek to Braavos and because Carice Von Houten said Team Dragonstone have very few but long scenes. I really hope we’ll see Yara at the Kingsmoot and then in a battle with Stannis during season 5.

  48. WildSeed
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:12 am | Permalink

    Arya Dunyett,

    You put it succinctly, what I had been considering for that book passage. Although
    Joffrey’s immaturity proved predictable, there is no mistaking his uncle’s calculated
    gift. If only for a moment, I considered Tyrion sharing a precious gift that he’d hope
    his nephew would appreciate….. but no. I abandoned the thought. The only thing
    that disturbed me was the precious commodity wasted on someone that would never
    recognize it’s value, or ever receive it in the spirit it was given. Joffrey -the -sociopath,
    never had that emotional capacity.

  49. Talisa's ghost
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    “The Starks are coming back stronger.”
    Yeah baby!

    Sansa: Oh poor book! Did it hurt? I think I’m gonna vomit.
    Tyrion: Here we go again…Where’s the damn wine?

    I really wanted to see Jack’s portrayal of Joffrey during the wedding breakfast scene, so I’m glad they didn’t cut it.

    I went and looked for a screencap of Bronn’s clothes and that hand in Jaime’s shot looks like it could be his, but like Emilia said, you never know with GoT.

  50. WildSeed
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:15 am | Permalink

    Carlos,

    Ah yes, that explains it. I did a double take at the screen when the announcement was given.

  51. WildSeed
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:25 am | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    True enough about these actor’s hair colour and ambient light factors, although Tyrion’s was definitely highlighted as you’d mentioned. In S1, young ward Theon, actually sported a beached blonde coif, and barely recognisable. I thought he was standing in for one of Ned’s male servants. There was a scene where Theon is handing Ned something, shortly after king Robert and Ned were both about to leave Winterfell for a hunt. I noticed that when re-runs were playing.

  52. Abyss
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:34 am | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Couldn’t agree more. “Blond” is not a clear colour and has very little to do with yellow. There are many different kinds of blond. In my opinion Nikolaj Coster-Waldau always was an ash-blond type in the show and in real life. When his hair looks yellow/golden they just filmed him in the right light for it and/or did a little bit of colour correction.

  53. NomadicDirewolf
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    great that they are keeping that scene with the book in the wedding breakfast, good to see there keeping some of the more memorable parts of the books pretty faithful to the books

  54. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:45 am | Permalink

    Talisa’s ghost,

    Yeah, but outside, still. I get they needed to have the reception outside for the scale and the jousting dwarfs and so on, but the breakfast is presumably a much smaller gathering, and easier to fit into the Throne Room. Also, Joffrey apparently needs different outfits for these 2 special gatherings taking place on the same day. I assume that, because episode 1 will probably have the “They know I saved the city” scene and they should put all the wedding stuff in one episode.

    Anyway, the bit I really hope they don’t cut is when Tyrion taunts Joffrey about riding the dog, provoking the king to pour wine on his now-clearly-healing scars and forcing him to play cupbearer. Really convenient way to not feel sorry for him when he’s tearing at his throat in pain (another “don’t cut” moment).

  55. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    NomadicDirewolf,

    Well, ep. 2 was written by GrrM.

    Abyss,

    Are you planning on making gifs? Not to press, but I don’t know how to and yours are high-quality. I bookmark them and glean what I can from them with rewatch after rewatch and of all of the ones I’ve found (particularly over the miniscule ones on wicnet tumblr) yours work best.

  56. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    King DBC,

    I can see Stark, Lannister and Baratheon sigils there. Maybe Targaryen is to the right…

  57. Veltigar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Don’t care:
    I really hope they usebrienne to replace Ilyn Payne. It doesn’t really make much sense to use Bronn. In the books Jaime used Ilyn Payne to fight because he was a mute. He couldn’t tell anyone how useless he is with his off hand. Why would Jaime trust a black hearted, insolent sellsword with the information that the commander of the Kingsguard was useless in combat? From an entertainment perspective its interesting but from a logic standpoint it is lacking. Brienne makes sense because Jaime would trust her; that she is capable of keeping his secrets. Also, pairing them together means no more boring ass Brienne travelogues and D&D can still find a way to split them up in Riverrun in time for Brienne to run into Lady Stoneheart.

    Well he would trust him because Bronn is a known associate to Tyrion. After the trial, Bronn will probably figure that the best place for him to be is as far away from KL as possible. He’ll also seek for a new generously paying powerful employer. Jaime would provide him just that, a way to get out of KL and a powerful benefactor who he could play right hand man for (pun intended)

    Also on a totally unrelated note I’m going to roll like Cato from now on:

    “Mads Mikkelsen is the only actor who can do justice to Euron Greyjoy. Cast him ASAP whatever the cost!”

  58. Veltigar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:08 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer:
    King DBC,

    Yeah, it’s going to be great.

    I especially can’t wait to see what they do with Yara, and whether or not they will place her back where she is in the books in time for season 5. I am beginning to find the Stannis-abducts-Yara possibility unlikely because of Stannis’ trek to Braavos and because Carice Von Houten said Team Dragonstone have very few but long scenes. I really hope we’ll see Yara at the Kingsmoot and then in a battle with Stannis during season 5.

    A crackpot Yara scenario I heard was the following What if Ramsay hadn’t killed Dagmar? What if we’re going to see Ironborn on Ironborn violence this season? It’s bloody unlikely since we don’t have any confirmation that the actor playing him is returning but it could be cool.

    Also my obligatory Cato thing:

    “Mads Mikkelsen is the only actor who can do justice to Euron Greyjoy. Cast him ASAP whatever the cost!”

  59. King DBC
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    The round bottom part is Targaeryen, you can see it quickly before it moves down…

  60. Talisa's ghost
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 6:04 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    Yeah, all the wedding stuff should be in the same ep, but I don’t mind the breakfast being outside. They’ll just move inside for the wedding and then go to the feast outside again. They also have to change for the feast. That’s what they did in the books. Maybe they’ll change between the breakfast and the wedding in the show. Either way, Sansa is wearing different clothes at the feast. In a BTS pic of Sophie she was wearing a purple dress (how appropriate) and she had a southern hairstyle and lots of jewelry in her hair. I’m assuming one of those pieces contains the poison since there’s no hairnet. Maybe they’ll show this at the beginning of the ep, then show some stuff from somewhere else and then cut to the actual wedding with everyone dressed differently to show some hours have passed since we last saw them and spend the rest of the time in KL.

  61. Mormegil
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    WildSeed: In S1, young ward Theon, actually sported a beached blonde coif, and barely recognisable. I thought he was standing in for one of Ned’s male servants. There was a scene where Theon is handing Ned something, shortly after king Robert and Ned were both about to leave Winterfell for a hunt. I noticed that when re-runs were playing.

    IIRC that Pre Hunt scene was one left over from the pilot in which they did have Theon with blonde hair, the rest of S1 he has his usual colour hair.

  62. Abyss
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Sorry, didn’t read your first post. When I first looked at the video it was only 480p, so I decided not to, but now it’s hi-res… I guess the upload wasn’t finished…
    Anyway, I’m on it. ;-)

  63. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Do you all think Tyrion will find out that Joffrey ordered the Branssassination?

    At first I thought they’d cut that, but since GRRM is writing the episode… It’s a possibility. Also, it would add some intrigue to an episode which is otherwise just about a huge wedding (with some possible cutting away to a small number of other storylines). We’ll see, I guess.

  64. Myrish Swampert
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    I like (hate) how they use Bran as the thumbnail of the video and the only Bran scene in it is exactly that thumbnail.

  65. Abyss
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Okay, done. The little amount of new footage in the teaser is very fast paced as you know, so slowed it down by about 50%.

    Archers
    Jaime And Cersei
    Jaime Fighting
    Joffrey
    Tyrion And Sansa

  66. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    It’s pretty likely, considering how much the producers have amped up the “Joffrey is a dick” quota to include things he had no part in during the books (such as the bastard massacre). It’ll be put in the pre-static “Previously on…” segment if they have doubts about the audience’s long-term memory, given they used season 1 clips for other moments in season 3 (Jorah is a spy for instance).

    Given all the things we know from the promos, and things GRRM hinted at (half-time entertainment), this will probably be the most faithfully-adapted moment of the books since the first few episodes of season 1. The only differences we currently know of are the breakfast and reception will be outside, and maybe Roose and Walda will show up too, but that’s all speculation right now.

  67. Jordan S.
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    Approximately 3 seconds of new footage?!?!? I will take what I can get. Consider me teased.

  68. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Abyss: Joffrey
    Tyrion And Sansa

    Based on the colour of the posts behind Joffrey, I think this was part of the set as it was being assembled.

    http://www.kuedon.com/2013/08/new-photos-from-trsteno-and-gradac-park.html

    If it doesn’t cut to it immediately, it’s photo 4 of 9.

  69. Jenna
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    Didn’t Jaime take responsibility for Bran’s attempted murder in S1 already? Or am I misremembering stuff? It was in the scene with Cersei. I assumed they weren’t talking about him pushing Bran out the window since they could have easily discussed that after he pushed him. Cersei was there. Why wait 2 ep to confront him about it? I don’t know, it’s all too confusing.

  70. Sansa's Knight
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    the (what id like to call the coolest crown ever) at the end has all the house sigils we know… u can also see the kraken (greyjoys)and besides it the twin towers (freys ) and what i think might be the tully’s fish besides the baratheon stag …. its so cool i wish they would sell that peice as GOT merchandise

    P.S. i saw a pic of sansa a long time ago in a purple dress with a hairnet on with a certain prophecy tagged so im assuming thats her wedding feast outfit and yes she will be wearing exactly what we want her to be from the books

  71. zambi76
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Didn’t Jaime take responsibility for Bran’s attempted murder in S1 already? Or am I misremembering stuff? It was in the scene with Cersei. I assumed they weren’t talking about him pushing Bran out the window since they could have easily discussed that after he pushed him. Cersei was there. Why wait 2 ep to confront him about it? I don’t know, it’s all too confusing.

    Eh. I think that was kind of the point, that they made that scene very ambigous/vague. You could come to the conclusion he was talking about the assassination, but I think he was talking about the window push.

  72. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    HBO is so clever…

    Another scheme to boost ‘True Detective’ ratings…

    HBO brags about how it’s new series episode opener broke records but they fail to tell us the GoT season 4 trailer most definitely was the reason why.

    What was TD’s episode 2 rating? Huge drop off…

    So I bet TD episode four will get another huge ratings boost since many people will be tunning in to watch the GoT special and just leave the station on after.Plus TD is actual a great series.

    So I’m guessing everytime HBO uses a GoT special right before TD it’ll get a huge boost in ratings.So TD episode 1 and 4 will be high points of the season.

    On the bright side, how cool is that!

    HBO now uses GoT teases as bribery to get people to watch their other shows…That’s how much of a draw HBO knows GoT is…

    It’s not only a hit series anymore, it’s a megahit series…

    I’m fine if no one watches TD. I get to have it in all its glory to myself. ;). If the mainstream doesn’t appreciate it, so be it. Like the Wire, it will be the best thing HBO put out that no one watched.

  73. Hounded
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    You’re so superior Rygar. I wish I could be as cool as you.

  74. Sean C.
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Arya Dunyett:
    - It was a calculated offering that could be guaranteed to provoke one of Joffery’s tantrums, a rich display of the King’s emotional imbalance and ignorance performed for guests and the new in-laws. I believe that Tyrion expected such a reaction (as per his lack of response).

    No, it’s quite clear from Tyrion’s POV that he was not expecting that reaction, and was very disappointed with how it was received.

  75. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Hounded,

    Your sarcasm is the perfect place to start on the road to Rygar. Keep up the good work you sexy beast!

  76. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Sean C.: No, it’s quite clear from Tyrion’s POV that he was not expecting that reaction, and was very disappointed with how it was received.

    Agreed from what I remember Tyrion mentioned there were not many copies left and that he loved books. He was clearly hurt by the display and I think it was his final realization of how monstrous Joff is

  77. John
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    zambi76,

    It was Joffrey who did it.

  78. bastardofballyshanon
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    I’m think that Coldhands is cut and that since bloodravven is cast Bran and co. will find the cave by visions when he touches the weirwood tree (their season finishes with the fight outside the cave). Other scences with them that CH was need can not be filled with just them with the aid of sam’s knifes.

  79. R.
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Don’t care,

    For me Bronn makes sense so he can also replace Daven Lannister. Considering both have the same sense of humor…

  80. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    Diverging topic, but in the general vicinity:

    So they’ve established in S3 with the Sam the Slayer scene that many gathering crows indicates a White Walker presence in the area. Or was that indeed the case? Were the crows actually trying to warn Sam of impending doom via “another” presence that we all know and love? I know it has been mentioned before…but I hope that in S4, we get another scene with the loud crows that involves wights or WWs or NW mutineers. The viewer thinks that all is lost with Bran and Co, then the crows scatter, revealing CH, who then proceeds to shred the attackers.

    Like Joff’s annoying gift rejection, there are some scenes I just wanna see….

  81. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Jenna,

    Nope. He was talking about pushing Bran out of the window. I also seem to remember a Cercei/Tyrion scene in season 2 where she says that she didn’t do it and that Jamie would have told her if he did. Or maybe it was a Jamie and Catelyn scene… I definitely remember that, though. Will keep an eye out in my next rewatch.

  82. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    I am going to be a turd when I’ll say that True Detective has not blown my sox off yet. It’s not bad, don’t get me wrong, but so far it feels like nothing is happening. I haven’t watched episode 3 yet, hopefully it picks up.

  83. King DBC
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    Episode 3 is the strongest one yet, my heart was racing at the end. Gotta say, I’m loving True Detective.

  84. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    No worries. Contrary to some, I am not here to sway opinions but to contribute to discussion in any form I can. There is a subtle perfectness in the dialogue and stunning performances by MM and by Ep 3 by WH that sucks me in. Not to mention the beautiful shots captured by the director.

  85. SerKenjiGerrard
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    That Game of Thrones logo at the end… Gosh, it would look crazy-insanely good as part of a new title sequence… *fingers crossed*… It would explain someone’s theory that the dragon shot over King’s Landing in the last trailer might just be part of a new sequence… Oh who am I kidding, that’s not happening any time soon…

  86. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    King DBC,
    Rygar,
    Totally agree. TD has filled the void nicely. Cohle (MM) is shaping up to be phenomenal dark and intriguing character. Hart (WH) is a surprisingly good sleezebag/hypocrite. Not only am I drinking up the mystery and plot, but I can’t wait for the all-out brawl between Hart & Cohle.

  87. GeekFurious
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    HBO is so clever…

    Another scheme to boost ‘True Detective’ ratings…

    HBO doesn’t really care about ratings. It cares about subscriptions. “Ratings” refers to the measured viewership for paid ad-revenue. And HBO has zero ad revenue. Now, if you mean viewership, then sure. HBO, like EVERY OTHER CHANNEL IN AMERICA, uses the popularity of one thing to increase viewership of another. It gets people to watch one with the intent that you stick around to watch the other.

    To expand on that, and pretending that this is about “ratings” as you said, watching GOT trailers won’t help with that if the audience then tunes out. You don’t get “ratings” for someone tuning into the first minute of your show. In fact, Nielsen accounts for that and essentially deletes your ratings points if that is what happens (it’s why they release “finals” later in the day).

    In any event, TRUE DETECTIVE is one of the best police dramas I’ve ever seen, when you consider I’ve only seen 3 episodes.

  88. cubicz
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Arya sword practice on vine : https://vine.co/v/MBPaF6Kg9Wt

    Poor Maisie is still doing her sword work Left-handed to stay true to the books (even though she’s right handed)… but her story is moving to the Vale – not in the books. O_o

  89. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    SerKenjiGerrard,

    But the current intro is too perfect and iconic. HBO should definitely not switch it.

  90. Annara Snow
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    cubicz,

    But she was in the Vale in the books, or at least on the outskirts of Vale.

  91. cubicz
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Annara Snow,

    Well, the Saltpans are Vale adjacent, i suppose…

  92. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,

    As always permalink and bookmark and much thanks!

  93. Ozymandias
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    SerKenjiGerrard,

    No, just no.

  94. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Has anyone had the thought that it is actually Illyn Payne Jaime is practicing with? I don’t pretend to know how bad of shape Wilko is in, but is it possible he could have filmed some scenes for s4? He is still making music, so perhaps he was well enough to film a few scenes .

  95. Greenjones
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Abyss,
    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    BTW, doesn’t it look like Jaime is training in the same spot where the Trial By Combat takes place? I guess since they had to build up that whole location it would make sense to use it more than once.

  96. Leo
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    Are those archers the Unsullied? If so, why would they be shooting? The 163 slavers?

  97. Jospeh
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see they’re back to churning out these teasers again. Every extra second of new footage is enough to get me bouncing about in giddiness Can’t wait to see Joff clawing chunks out of his throat. . 70 days is 10 weeks too far away right now

    Rygar,

    Watching the first episode of TD wasn’t sure what to make of it with the pacing and style but have to say its swung me around. Dark, gritty stuff. Love it. Although the complete continuity failure with Cohle’s beer cans is getting to me.

  98. Abyss
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    The location looked familiar to me, but I couldn’t pin point why exactly. I’m pretty sure you’re right, it is the same place.

  99. SerKenjiGerrard
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    Yeah, there’s no way that’s happening… Just tryna make sense of that dragon shadow…

  100. Lord Davos
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Leo,

    If you look at previous shoots at ironborn in the trailers, they have the same helmets.

  101. Satin
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    from what I read he seems pretty bad, unfortunately. I think he would have been too ill to film anything. I think it makes sense for this to be Brienne, since Jaime trusts her, but I believe Bronn joining him on his trip to the Riverlands and becoming his training partner later is just logical. Jerome Flynn would still get something to do and Bronn would totally keep quiet for the right price.

  102. Reza
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    In addition to Starks, Lannister, Barath….I kinda see the House Frey sigil too in the rotating logo at the end. So Im assuming they have all the major houses sigils in there (not all will fit though!) Looks really cool anyway!

  103. Reza
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Leo

    I dont think so, their helmets (is that what its called?) look different and not covering their faces. It also looks (from the background) that they are shooting from top of a wall so Im assuming they are defending not attacking somewhere!

  104. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Satin,

    While he’s certainly outlived the time the doctor’s gave him, there was no way that he would’ve returned. It’s nothing to do with the portrayal of the character, because you just have to look as Wilko’s stern face and you know he’s Ilyn, but the problem in this case, is literally one of communication.

    As good an idea as it was in AFFC, Jaime being the only voice in a conversation with a mute, illiterate, utterly-gaunt man doesn’t make good television. The show works when two characters have natural chemistry together, and part of that is their ability to riff off each other, and that means no “choking rattle” lines.

  105. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    I love Wilko. I mean the guy inspired The Clash, what’s not to love? However, I have said this before, he has a befuddled look as if he cant figure out if he just shit his pants or not. Not my idea of the menacing executioner that could freeze your soul with his look. They won’t replace his character, appropriately so.

    Bronn filling his role as Jaimie’s sparring partner makes the most sense. Besides, those two on the road jarring each other with words and swords would be entertaining to say the least.

  106. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Did you have a dream actor for the role then? He looks much closer to his written counterpart than your other two miscasts choices (Illyrio and Mance) do.

  107. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    Yes. Mads Mikkelsen.

  108. Lord Stannis's Soul
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    I trust the first part of your statement as fact. Wilko will not be returning and there is someone else sparring against Jaime.

    But cannot agree with the second part of the argument. Most certainly the right director could pull off the one-sided conversations with a mute with no problem whatsoever and there would be successful screen chemistry and it could make for good television. Even someone with NCW, so it’s anyone’s guess whether it’s an existing character or someone new or someone recast as Ilyn Payne [EDIT:] like Mads Mikkelson.

  109. Veltigar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Rygar:
    Valyrian Plastic,

    Yes.Mads Mikkelsen.

    Well played Rygar, well played indeed. If you had just added a penisjoke this would have been your best post ever :p

    Furthermore, only Mads Mikkelsen can do Euron justice

  110. Rygar
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  111. Dogs
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else think this Feb. 9 thing will address some expectations and mysteries about how the season will be adapted in the coming seasons? Bryan Cogman said some time some where that from Season 4 and on there will be no clear book-to-season correlation in the adaptation, and despite him saying that, everybody still fundamentally conceptualizes the show’s seasons in direct relation to divisions of books.
    This “Questions Answered,” “Secrets Revealed,” thing, and the title “A Foreshadowing,” might be a way of officially addressing these things, to let us all know what to expect for the future of the show.

  112. Arya Dunyett
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Sean C.: No, it’s quite clear from Tyrion’s POV that he was not expecting that reaction, and was very disappointed with how it was received.

    Agreed from what I remember Tyrion mentioned there were not many copies left and that he loved books. He was clearly hurt by the display and I think it was his final realization of how monstrous Joff is

    The gifts are opened in a Sansa chapter. We don’t get Tyrion’s POV.

    I based my interpretation of Tyrion’s gift giving strategy on 2 factors: Tyrion is well acquainted with his nephew’s brutishness, bratishness, and Tyrion is by far the smartest person in the books. He doesn’t surprise easily.
    His embarrassment appears to be for Sansa who becomes involved in Joffrey’s insult.
    “If you read less, Uncle Imp, perhaps Lady Sansa would have a baby in her belly by now.” He offers to come to Sansa’s bedchamber to show his “little uncle how it’s done”. At which point Tyrion takes a swig of wine but says nothing, much to Sansa’s relief.

  113. Arya Dunyett
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    But yes, the swinging blade.
    It wasn’t sadness that Tyrion displayed when the book was split with the blade that was Tywin’s gift. It was fury.
    Sir Garlan Tyrell advises the king that there were only 4 copies of the book in the land, whereupon the king responds, “Now there are three!”
    The king advises his uncle that Tyrion owes him “a better present”.
    Tyrion responds, ” Perhaps a knife, sire? Of Valyrian steel, with a dragonbone hilt, say?” Thereby throwing down the gauntlet and drawing a target on his own back.

  114. Leo
    Posted January 27, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Lord Davos,

    Weird, there’s a shot of Ironborn smack in the middle of Daenerys scenes.

    Unless…..Yara has been combined with Victarion and will sail to Meereen to marry Daenerys?!

  115. Eleanor
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    FUCK YEAH INCEST.

    (somebody else has got to find that hot, right?)

  116. Jenna
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 3:26 am | Permalink

    Dogs,

    I don’t think the “Secrets revealed”, “Questions answered” lines are about telling the fans how the books will be adapted from now on. It’s just a marketing ploy to get people interested and thinking things might get resolved this season.

  117. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 4:26 am | Permalink

    Arya Dunyett,

    It did seem odd for Tyrion to pick such a rare book for Joffrey’s gift, given how much he took after Robert (in his own head), who also had no love of reading. It’s probably coincidence, but I think Tyrion picked a history book over fiction because it was another of his “take the hint” moments with Joffrey, and he was basically try to say, “perhaps you could learn something about ruling”. The book is called “The Life of Four Kings”, and one of them is Aegon IV, who practically started the Blackfyre Rebellion, so I think he wanted him to see the long-term cost to rash decisions (like beheading Ned Stark on holy ground). I could be looking too deep into it really.

  118. Ren Snow
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    Reza,

    Weird Lannister hair was already there, ever since Kevan is depicted with gray hair, which combined with Ian Gelder’s wrinkles made him look older than Tywin, even though Gelder is a year younger than Charles Dance.

    Leo: Are those archers the Unsullied? If so, why would they be shooting? ?

    Their armor is different. My guess is they areMeereenese defenders

  119. Wolverine
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    I believe that you may be disappointed, because it looks to me as if it is Yara that Melisandre is speaking to in the Season 4 trailer (when she talks about the true hell being the time they are in)

    Every comment I have read suggests that it is Gilly (base solely on the blond hair), but Gilly does not typically wear her bangs back in a braid, Yara does (and the character Mel is talking to also has a braids). Besides, Gilly has a child-like outlook and education, so Melisandre would be talking down to her, like you would a child. Gilly could never comprehend what Melisandre is saying there (“Do you use big words just to confuse me?”)

    If that is Yara in that scene, then she is taken prisoner by Stannis in season 4. I don’t know who else that could be in the scene with Melisandre? Only Yara has blond hair with the bangs braided and pinned back like that. Unless it is some character yet to be introduced.

  120. Ashara D
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Wolverine,

    Speculation has been that it is Shireen.

  121. Eor!
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer: I am beginning to find the Stannis-abducts-Yara possibility unlikely because of Stannis’ trek to Braavos .

    Where did we learn that Stannis would go to Bravos?

  122. Eljuma
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:37 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer: I am beginning to find the Stannis-abducts-Yara possibility unlikely because of Stannis’ trek to Braavos and because Carice Von Houten said Team Dragonstone have very few but long scenes. I really hope we’ll see Yara at the Kingsmoot and then in a battle with Stannis during season 5.

    It would make a nice callback to Season 2 if during the battle Stannis himself ends swordfighting Yara and he only learns that she is a woman after knocking her helmet off. How would he react?

  123. Eljuma
    Posted January 28, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Eor!: Where did we learn that Stannis would go to Bravos?

    The behind the scenes featurette

  124. Stannislaw
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    Good Marketing is what i can say from HBO this time around for GoT. Season 3 marketing sucked big time.

  125. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Eor!,

    The On the Set video showed Stannis and Davos meeting with Tycho Nestorys in a place which definitely didn’t look like Dragonstone and definitely gave a Braavos/Iron Bank vibe. It’s not confirmed, but it definitely is a sensible deviation considering it sets up Stannis’s relationship with the Iron Bank and gives him something to do in the midsession while still arriving as a surprise to save the Night’s Watch in episode 9.

  126. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Eljuma,

    Cool. I would love that.

  127. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Wolverine,

    Well, it could be the woman that gets sacrificed by Melisandre before they leave Dragonstone. It doesn’t seem much like Yara to say “seven hells”. I’m not positive on this, and it obviously COULD be Yara, but I also think there is enough evidence on the contrary that we shouldn’t be so certain just yet.

    In terms of why I think this: getting Yara to Team Dragonstone early seems like a ridiculous, pointless deviation. All it would do is suck away good scenes from season 5, and to what gain? If you were D&D, would you ever even consider this? Yara+Stannis hasn’t even payed off yet in the books, and you want it to happen a whole season earlier? What’s the point of doing that?

    On top of this, getting Yara home early would change a lot of things. First of all, it removes her speech from the Kingsmoot (which was honestly the second best speech), second of all it makes the whole Iron Islands story comprised of only new characters which in turn confuses the casual viewers. Having Yara there would help anchor the Iron Islands to the rest of the story. Then of course it removes the Deepwood Motte scene- which was an exciting action moment in the books. Season 5 will have a severe lack of action scenes, and removing what is possibly the best one in books 4 & 5 will be a senseless decision. Also, removing Deepwood Motte means Stannis marches straight to Winterfell, which means that he doesn’t prove himselves to the Northerners before marching to Winterfell which mean, and this is the big one, that Jon Snow will not give Stannis advice in his war council. That was a very important scene of character development.

    So, with one change that yields 0 fruits (honestly, what would make this a good decision) you create a chain reaction that takes away or hinders some of the most memorable moments in books 4 & 5.

    Whenever D&D make a significant deviation, I ask myself why that deviation makes sense. It usually comes down to budget or screentime issues, and it always made sense in one way or another. THIS change makes no sense at all, and for the life of me I can’t understand why D&D would even think about doing this, let alone go through with it.

    We can’t just look at a bit of hair and decide that everything has changed. I’ll need more evidence before I agree with you.

  128. azad injejikian
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Ashara D,

    Well, Mel’s dialogue seems to be a response. “Go to Hell” would probably precede it, and Shireen doesn’t seem like a nasty child. Perhaps Gilly at the wall, angry Mel wants to burn the baby? Or someone she burns on Dragonstone?

  129. Eljuma
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    azad injejikian:
    Ashara D,

    Well, Mel’s dialogue seems to be a response. “Go to Hell” would probably precede it, and Shireen doesn’t seem like a nastychild. Perhaps Gilly at the wall, angry Mel wants to burn the baby? Or someone she burns on Dragonstone?

    It is known that one of the three people burned at the beginning of the season in Dragonstone will be a woman. One that has the same hairdo to boot. 100% sure it is this one.

    This must be a reply to a curse featuring “Seven Hells”. Hence “there is only one hell…”

    Also, several people have said that Mel is kneeling to see someone that must be tiny or sitting on the ground. But it can also be a result of perspective in a scene shot from over the shoulder of the other person, if this other person is in a higher position than Mel and she is extending to reach it such as someone standing over a pile of wood

  130. jentario
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Eljuma,

    I’m definitely seeing it now. The lighting and the background definitely match the pyre scene, too. Hopefully you’re right. Say no to Yara+Stannis in season 4!

    Edit: After another look, you can clearly see that there is a fire burning behind the woman which casts a light on Mel. I will take that as even more evidence.

  131. azad injejikian
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Her hair is different in the two shots. In the Pyre scene it is pulled back, in the “hell” scene it’s down.

  132. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

    azad injejikian,

    This is actually pretty funny.

    You know how the first trailer shows Mel standing in front of the three stakes (or whatever you want to call them)? That is a different scene and a different set from the shot that follows in the trailer where we see Mel looking into a fire (hint, the second one is in Castle Black, very possibly the burning of Ygritte’s corpse). This is classic trailer editing buisness. Another thing like that can be seen in the trailer when the fight at Craster’s was interwined with a fight at the Wall.

    As far as I can see, it’s hard to tell whether Mel has her hair laid back or down, but the fack that it is pulled back in Castle Black is irrelevant.

  133. azad injejikian
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Hand of the Kingslayer,

    I just meant to point out they are two difference scenes. People were thinking they may be from the same

  134. Hand of the Kingslayer
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    azad injejikian,

    The burning and Mel talking about hell can certainly be the same scene, but Mel talking about hell and Mel looking in the fire cannot. Which means nothing is ruled out yet… I think.

  135. Arya Dunyett
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic


    It did seem odd for Tyrion to pick such a rare book for Joffrey’s gift, given how much he took after Robert (in his own head), who also had no love of reading. It’s probably coincidence, but I think Tyrion picked a history book over fiction because it was another of his “take the hint” moments with Joffrey, and he was basically try to say, “perhaps you could learn something about ruling”. The book is called “The Life of Four Kings”, and one of them is Aegon IV, who practically started the Blackfyre Rebellion, so I think he wanted him to see the long-term cost to rash decisions (like beheading Ned Stark on holy ground). I could be looking too deep into it really.

    As you say, the book was the perfect gift for a novice monarch, and might have offered good counsel regarding impulse management.
    The book’s choice by Tyrion seems like a waste, knowing the Brat King will likely misuse it or ignore it. That he publicly destroys it with such violence shouldn’t have surprised Tyrion, should almost have been expected. Joffrey annihilates delicate things.
    This is why the scene disturbs me. Not just the destruction of something almost irreplaceable, but the fact that Tyrion gave the present in the first place. Logic would suggest Joffrey’s gift should be a weapon of some sort, as Tyrion ironically suggests when his gift is rejected. But, George knows, it wouldn’t have played out as well as the tantrum.

  136. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted January 29, 2014 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    Arya Dunyett,

    It’s good to see we’re on the same, severed page ;) but for some reason Joffrey (in the books), to me at least, was gleeful in his destruction of the book, yet in Jack’s portrayal as we currently see it, he appears to showing at great deal of malice, as if the book itself had just insulted him. As a few other posters pointed out, it was a couple’s gift, so one would expect Margaery to get a word in somehow. He had a few things to say about the other gifts (like the pearl direwolf in the chalice Mace gave him needing to have “have a squid put in its place”, but it was never mentioned that he balked at the other gifts.

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