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Pictures from Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 3 ‘Breaker of Chains’

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Pictures from this Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones, “Breaker of Chains,” have been released. This batch includes a new look at Tyrion’s squire Podrick Payne, Arya in a riverbed, Margaery in the aftermath of her wedding, the Wildlings on the move, Daenerys with her army, and a new angle of Shireen Baratheon. Also included are some shots we’ve seen before, which we can now identify with the upcoming episode.

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  • And now the button for spoilers has completely gone!

    Am I far too optimistic in thinking Arya’s passage through the riverbed above could indicate her own dream about Catelyn’s body being pulled out

  • Jospeh:
    And now the button for spoilers has completely gone!

    Am I far too optimistic in thinking Arya’s passage through the riverbed above could indicate her own dream about Catelyn’s body being pulled out

    Yeah, you’re probably being far too optimistic.

  • The_Red_Viper:
    Check out this interview with Alex Graves. He mentions that there is a battle in the tenth episode that is so VFX heavy it won’t be done until June right before it airs.

    Read more at http://collider.com/game-of-thrones-season-4-alex-graves-interview/#wejOujGM56sdxS51.99

    Given that the title of Episode 10 is The Children, I strongly suspect that the battle in question will be Bran, Hodor, and the Reeds versus the wights and the White Walkers outside of the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave, with the Children of the Forest coming to their aid. That sequence would have to be constructed almost entirely through visual effects.

  • Jared: Given that the title of Episode 10 is The Children, I strongly suspect that the battle in question will be Bran, Hodor, and the Reeds versus the wights and the White Walkers outside of the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave, with the Children of the Forest coming to their aid. That sequence would have to be constructed almost entirely through visual effects.

    So we either meet Coldhands soon, or never.

  • I can’t make out, even at this higher resolution, what the book Shireen is reading is about. They usually fill her books with references to more complex mythos from A Song of Ice and Fire.

  • Okay so according to my calculations this is what we can expect from this episode –

    King’s Landing
    Aftermath of PW
    Sansa’s escape
    Pod visits Tyrion in cell
    Tywin offers Oberyn a seat on the small counsel and pushes for Tommen’s coronation
    Jaime/ Cersei sept sex
    Marg/ Olenna

    Dragonstone
    Stannis/ Davos
    Shireen/ ?

    Meereen
    Dany reaches Meereen
    Daario vs champion
    meet Hizdahr

    Riverlands
    Arya/ The Hound

    The North
    Sam takes Gilly to Mole’s Town
    Tormund and co

  • The_Red_Viper,

    The most notable part in that interview:
    “The show got picked up for two more seasons, which I know is a shocker to nobody with the ratings and popularity. Have you already talked to them about coming back for more episodes?
    GRAVES: Yeah, certainly I would like to have gone back, they wanted me to come back, but David Nutter and I have a similar thing where when you do too many years in a row, you better be sure that your wife and kids are not really ready for you to do a third one. So I’m taking a break this year and I’m going to have some wonderful home time.”

    So no Alex Graves in Season 5 :(

  • Arya and The Hound in episode 3 along with Dany. That should make Unsullied very happy. How will the episode end? Any guesses?

  • There is something amiss when I see Thormund run in a sunlit field. That really throws me off.

  • Shireen is the best thing about Stannis, love her scenes.

    I liked the other Daario, because he was supposed to be like a glitter twin of the Khal, with style and no substance. The new Daario isn’t so ridiculous!

    Would love to see Yara, and the aftermath of the PW.

  • Carne,

    The North looks like a nice vacation spot if you are looking to escape the cold. If I was unsullied I would think Summer Is Coming.

  • Seems like this is gonna be another jam packed episode. I’m guessing mostly focused in meereen with some stop ins on arya and bran. Of course we will get some fall out from the PW. Oh wait and Dragonstone?? Too much!

  • Lycanthropist,

    What would you have them do? Start filming in New Zealand? Or push the season back 6 months so they can film closer to Winter in the Northern Hemisphere?

  • Hard to do the dramatic landscape shots with fake snow. They’re doing the fake snow with the Bran scenes and it looks…fake! I admit it’s wonky when the North looked colder in season 1 than it does now, but I don’t really know how to solve that without pushing everything back a few months.

  • gewa76,

    Here’s the deal. I’m pretty forgiving when it comes to adaptation. I am no where near a book purist. BUT. winter is coming. And that is a huge theme and threat consistent throughout the show. A little indication of coldness wouldn’t hurt is all I’m saying

  • gewa76,

    Okay, so if Stannis starts marching towards Winterfell next season, what will be there to slow him down? Do they just eliminate the snow and remove any obstacle he would face? It is reaching the point where the filming schedule is going to have to be moved back for the scenes in the North.

  • Jared,

    Since they are going to include the Children of the Forrest in the show why haven’t they talked about them more? I hope they have Bran and Jojen talk about them before they show up in the finale.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap,

    They’ll be marching through a snowy forest, like the beginning of the pilot episode. I’m not disagreeing with anybody. I want to see it colder too. I’m just not sure it won’t look like fake snow and a lot of soundstage work.

  • I can’t stand seeing nonreaders get spoiled, I get pissed off every time I go to youtube or the GoT Facebook page and see smug book readers either spoiling or insulting people for not reading the books because those places are filled with nonreaders. However this websites spoiler policy is mostly unnecessary. I don’t understand why people are always bitching about spoiler tags when the fact is this website is just a bunch of book readers discussing the books and always has been, the nonreader presence has always been almost nonexistent. Any nonreaders who do come here for news, what would be the purpose of reading the comments? They would never be able to follow any conversions because they are all spoiler discussions. I don’t like to see nonreaders get spoiled either but any nonreaders who don’t want to be spoiled would not be reading comments on a website like this in the first place.

  • Jospeh:
    And now the button for spoilers has completely gone!

    Am I far too optimistic in thinking Arya’s passage through the riverbed above could indicate her own dream about Catelyn’s body being pulled out

    I hope you’re right! Didn’t she have a dream of Nymeria finding Catlyn? That’s how she knew for certain her mother was dead. I’d be so stoked to see just one glimpse of Nymeria.

  • Sieg Heil Dany. Now’s the time to turn to Meereen to a mental Asylum.

    Shireen the Only true queen of Westeros.

  • “Show Spoilers” hasn’t work for a few days and now part of the right side of the screen is cut off when I’m on my iPhone.

  • Rubbish, JamesL. I am fanatically in love with GoT, and live for each new episode. Of all the many pleasures show has to offer, the greatest of all is the way it repeatedly pulls the rug from under your feet with astonishing plot twists you didn’t see coming. I am reading the books without advancing ahead of the series, and itching to read more (I will proceed straight to AFFC and ADwD after this season, as I understand the surprises largely stop coming at that point), but I’m very keen to have the pleasure of learning of the plot twists that remain in store the same way that I have in the past. I know for a fact that I am very far from alone in this regard – as do the operators of this website, who go to the effort of providing separate recaps for book readers and unsullied.

    So what I would like to do is indulge my love of the show by following blogs like this one and their comment threads, while also having the show continue to surprise me. I really don’t think it’s too much to ask that other commenters pay me the courtesy of allowing this to happen. Almost all book readers are very scrupulous in this respect, for which I am duly thankful. As a regular reader of the site, I have only twice encountered information that I would sooner not have heard.

  • wizardeyes,

    A couple more things to add to that list.

    At The Wall
    Grenn & Edd return from Craster’s Keep

    Meereen
    Cata-cocking-pults!

    How this was the critic’s least favourite of the three they advance reviewed I don’t know, but episode 2 certainly proved it wouldn’t be offering up a disappointing follow-up to the premiere as nearly all shows including this one tend to do.

  • I always pictured that at the end of the series Stannis would end up dead meaning Shireen would be the only true Baratheon left and thus the only rightful heir, but she wouldn’t push any claim to the throne. Instead she would automatically support Daenerys and effectively give the Iron Throne, that her uncle Robert usurped, back to the Targaryens, because she’s loves to read the legends of the Targaryen kings and queens and knows who truly belongs on the throne.

  • lorebakery,

    I don’t know how to do spoilers now that they’ve removed the thing from comment box but…..spoiler………………yes……………….spoiler

  • Jospeh:
    And now the button for spoilers has completely gone!

    Am I far too optimistic in thinking Arya’s passage through the riverbed above could indicate her own dream about Catelyn’s body being pulled out

    Jospeh, I can’t comment on your point about Arya’s dream, but my view of the refurbished website varies according to which software I have running. On Windows XP I have a big blank space at the beginning of the page and have to scroll down to get to the posts and don’t have a “Home” button, but on Windows 7 it is a lot more “normal” though I do sometimes have to refresh the “Hide Spoilers” button.

  • OldeCrone,

    Other than the ongoing issues with spoilers I’m coming around to the redesign, I rarely use my phone to come on here and everything seems to work normally for me on Win7. It still annoys me everytime I click on to fansided.com just trying to go to the homepage though, but I can’t say I expect that to change

  • jentario,

    jentario:
    Troublesome Birdsong,

    Hell no. Sansa’s escape, the killing of Dontos and the surprise Littlefinger should open the episode. Later we can get the “who killed Joffrey?” scene on the ship.

    I guess I’m imagining Sansa bookending the episode, so the opening would be Sansa’s escape, Dontos and Sansa heading off in the row boat. And then the final scene of the episode would be them boarding the ship, showing Littlefinger and the killing of Dontos. I reckon they’ll hold onto who killed Joffrey for the next episode, if it hasn’t already been revealed on the Tyrell end by then.

  • Troublesome Birdsong,

    Yeah I agree it would be cool for Sansa to bookend the episode however from the next time preview it seems that the episode will pick up exactly where the 2nd one ended with Cersei screaming at Tyrion. So maybe after Tyrion being marched away then it cuts to Sansa and Dontos running through the streets and getting in a row boat and rowing to the ship. The ending scene should definitely be Littlefinger explaining the poisoning to Sansa.

  • Poor Pod, he looks so sad now that Tyrion is in chains. Bronn should encourage him to visit a brothel.

  • wizardeyes,

    I don’t think LF explains the poisoning to Sansa which is a very curious choice. From the spoilers apparently LF smashes Sansa’s necklace in anger. Stupid decision in my opinion as show LF is not so subtle and now all of the sudden they want to make him coy in a crucial moment? I would prefer the scene goes as it does in the books with LF claiming that he killed Joffrey. I love show LF but I don’t think I’ll like him in this episode

  • That green in the Tormund scene throws me off too, after all winter is coming and we will have snow in the Vale which is farther south than south of the wall. D&D really need to start filming the series set in the north in snow (or fake snow) because it’s starting to get ridiculous with all the green where there shouldn’t be.
    Looks like Arya is complaining about selling the horses, why did the Hound get rid of them? Tune in Sunday to find out.
    A widow never looked so gorgeous.
    Missandei! Missed you this past week. It’s hard to endure a week without one of the three most beautiful women on GoT. (Can we have a new hair style please, the one she has had for two seasons is getting tiresome plus its a little racist)
    One of the others is of course Myranda, but looks like I have to go another week w/o her, oh well! At least the completion of my trinity the Red Witch is hopefully in the scene with Shireen.
    (No disrespect to Carice, Charlotte or Natalie for using their character names, it is the actors themselves that have garnered my praise)

  • tysnow,

    How is Missandei hair style racist?? What does that even mean? She has had different hairstyles on the show but I’m assuming you mean they need to get rid of her big puffy afro. That’s the way her hair naturally looks, I’m not sure why you think her wearing it that way on the show is racist.

  • Turncloak,

    I don’t think he smashes them in anger, I think he’s trying to prove that they’re not valuable jewels worth more than Dontos’s life. I don’t know if they will explain the poisoning itself but anyways, the fact that he’s rescuing her already implies him in the plot.

  • Joshua Atreides,

    No one said it sucked. Just one podcast said that it was probably the weakest of the first three episodes. Two Swords and the Lion and the Rose were great, so if Breaker of Chains is only somewhat worse than them then it’s sure to be good as well. And remember, only one review said that.

  • Greenjones,

    Alex Graves says the poisoner/s will be revealed at some point this season. Hopefully they don’t drag it out until after Tyrion’s trial.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Do people actually believe LF? And later Tyrion when HE admits to killing Joffrey? I maintain that we still don’t know whodunnit despite these two confessions.

  • jennyofoldstones,

    Yeah well Tyrion’s confession is obviously just a pure spiting of Jaime, I never even considered it being believable. Littlefinger’s and Olenna’s explanations of how it went down though; I never felt any reason to doubt their involvement. Its possible there’s more to it of course though

  • jennyofoldstones,

    It’s kind of hard not to believe Littlefinger, since Dontos was clearly working for him, and it was Dontos who supplied the hairnet/poison. Unless you don’t believe that the hairnet contained the poison. I still can’t think of a good reason why the poison needed to be smuggled in via the hairnet. Did the Tyrells have no access to poison? It’s not like Olenna would have been strip searched if she just carried it in herself. I think the most believable reason would be that the Tyrells planned on framing Sansa and had no idea of Littlefinger’s plan to smuggle Sansa out of KL. But George sort of dismissed that theory in a recent interview by saying that it was meant to look like Joffrey simply choked to death. So the hairnet still seems pointless to me.

  • Episode 3 is likely to be the strongest overall.
    We can see in the previews several action sequences.

  • JamesL,

    Variety’s Brian Lowry mentioned in his review of the last episode that episode 3 is another really good one. He hasn’t read the books, so he is focusing solely on the show and not comparing it to the books, as the AV Club review seemed to do.

  • How epic would it be if we could see Robert fighting Rhaegar in Bran’s vision in the future. I would like to see Bran’s visions on the show be some sort of a way to show flashbacks like which we haven’t seen.

  • Lexyvil:
    How epic would it be if we could see Robert fighting Rhaegar in Bran’s vision in the future. I would like to see Bran’s visions on the show be some sort of a way to show flashbacks like which we haven’t seen.

    SHUT UP! SHUT UP! HOW DARE YOU GET MY HEART FLUTTERING WITH HOPES OF THINGS THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!