We can expect a different formula in the fourth season of Game of Thrones, according to John Bradley. The actor who plays Samwell Tarly sat down with Zap2it to discuss the upcoming season, and revealed the formula is going to be changed up from the very start this year.
“There’s usually lots of chat and lots of setup and lots of exposition in episodes 1 and 2 that blossom into fruition later on as the season reaches its action climax. But the action really does hit the ground running in this season. There’s no kind of easing into it. You’re right into the thick of it straight away, and I think that’s going to catch people off guard a little bit,” Bradley tells Zap2it. He goes on to say, “I think you’re looking at four to five episodes that could easily stand as centerpieces to any other season that we’ve done so far. “
The Night’s Watchman may seem a little different as well this year, having slain a White Walker and arrived back at the Wall with a woman and a baby in tow. As the actor explains it, “There are some instances where Sam and Jon really kind of bump heads this season, and they do have genuine arguments. It’s not a case of one of them having an argument with the other and the other one not responding; they’re very 50-50 arguments that go on.”
He elaborates further on Sam’s relationship with Gilly, in the talk with Zap2it:
“In [the past two seasons], he’s literally escaped death twice — at least twice, because if you count the mutiny at Craster’s it was three times. During those times where he was so frightened, I think it was only the thought of staying alive to save Gilly’s life or to keep his relationship with Gilly going or to protect baby Sam. I think that was the only thing that kept him going during those periods, and I think he found a kind of reason to exist.”
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Ours is the Fury: Sam and Gilly are back at the Wall early this season,in comparison to the books, so I can’t wait to see the extra scenes we’re given with them. John Bradley’s one of my favorite actors on the show, and I’m really looking forward to the new scenes for him and Kit Harington.