Pictures from Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 4 “Oathkeeper”
By Lightbringer on in Media.

Pictures from this Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones, “Oathkeeper,” have been released. This batch includes a new look at Daenerys and her trusted advisors, Brienne of Tarth looking usually serious, Bran and Hodor in front of a fire, and some familiar shots of Jaime Lannister and Jon Snow.


123 Comments

  1. Jambo
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Stannis!

  2. Kevin
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I guess it’s a Jon heavy episode

  3. Winter is not coming
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    Dat Hodor

  4. serum
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if dany will be gifting armor to barristan as she did in the books while in meereen? I’d like to see what they come up with for him if they decide to keep that in the show!

  5. Bread
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Bran looks like a little Eskimo girl lol.
    Can’t wait for the next episode.

    Just noticed the sword in the back of the Bran’s pic.
    Speculation?

  6. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know how I’d survive the wait without WiC.net… Thank you all, Internet overlords

  7. Jared
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    The picture that features Bran was clearly taken in or adjacent to an indoor location – a cabin of some kind. Obviously the exact nature of the location can’t be definitively ascertained, but that sure looks like it could be Craster’s Keep. Possible confirmation that he gets captured by the mutineers?

  8. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    Bread,

    Dream sequence?
    Anyway, ifthis is their shelter… It look nothing like Craster’s Keep.

  9. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Jared,

    jentario,

    We need a third opinion asap

  10. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Surely they could’ve done better than 3 shots of Jon with the same outfit in the same place and probably the same scene too. He can switch sword hands as much as he wants, but I’d rather see more Night’s Watch characters in full view. First World problems, I know.

    EDIT: Though on the note of those straw dollies, I hope they use them in the barracks like in the books, and maybe bring in Satin from Mole’s Town (though I have a feeling that farm boy Guymon is the show’s version of him).

    I’m mostly looking forward to seeing Jaime and Brienne’s interactions return, especially as it’s Cogman’s first of two episodes this season and it’ll be their last interaction for quite a while.

  11. King Tyrion
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Abandoned Wildling hut?

  12. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    King Tyrion,

    Ha. I win. We’ll see this Sunday/Monday

  13. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Bran being at Craster’s seems too much like the scene from last season, where he barely missed meeting up with Jon. I hope they don’t go that route again.

  14. Loox
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    I almost recognize that sword. But I could be wrong.

  15. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Agreed 100%. It’s not really a decision that would make much sense IMO. Not that it will be impossible to pull off…

  16. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Loox,

    Speak your thoughts. In spoiler code.

  17. JR
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Wish we could get more wolf scenes.. I know its expensive, but how about a short Wolf Montage? I’ll take Ghost, Summer, Shaggy, but I really want to see Nymeria & her pack.

  18. Kevin
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    that is a practice sword, right?

  19. jwal
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    JR,

    I miss the wolves most of all :( :( :(
    Not a majority opinion: but I like Direwolves more than Dragons. There are more situations where they can use Ghost or Summer. They are hard to control just like Dragons, but at least more practical to include.

  20. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    jwal,

    Oh, maybe they’ll have Ghost bound in to save Jon during the attack at Craster Keep? It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve used the direwolves as a deus ex machina, or even the fourth really. It would be a decent way to reintroduce Ghost, who was last seen walking into the woods around the Keep. I’m not keen on the idea but I accept it as a possibility.

  21. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    –Wow, Hodor looking pissed off and dangerous!?

    –And I just have to say, I’m so jealous of Jon’s hair. What I wouldn’t give to have curls like that….sigh…..

    –Is it me or is Barristan looking decidedly pudgy in that first pic? Does that look like they’re inside of Meereen?

    –Can’t wait to see Brienne’s reaction to being given the new armor and the new sword. I wonder how long it will take Twyin to notice that it’s gone?

  22. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    JR,
    jwal,
    Valyrian Plastic,

    They could do some really great montage scenes using a doggie cam…how much does that cost in the grand scheme of things anyway?!

    I keep wondering why they aren’t showing them more. It’s making me think that the wolves aren’t really that important to the long term story. Maybe it was only ever the warging ability that was important and the wolves were just a means to transfer that knowledge to the reader.

    So, I too am disappointed in how little we see of the wolves.

  23. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ,

    I think Barry is laying back in an awkward position that makes him look fat.

  24. Dark Heart
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, seriously we need to see Ghost.

    Need more direwolf interaction.

  25. WildSeed
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    *sigh* No Donal Noye at Castle Black ) : The stills look great though. ( :

  26. WildSeed
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Dark Heart,

    Direwolves have been seriously underrated since season 2. Ghost is a ghost. At least we get to see them from time to time, especially with Bran & Summer.

  27. Cami
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ,

    I was thinking the same about Barristan… Although to be fair he is not in a good angle and It doesn’t help either that he is standing next to Jorah who looks there like some kind of middle aged male model.

  28. Greenjones
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    It’s fitting that Cogman should write the Oathkeeper scene given that he did the tub scene.

  29. chamush
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    I feel like this is going to be a slow episode! Perhaps the slowest of season, hopefully im wrong…

  30. Aaron
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    So, do we think that this episode will have the epic Barrisatn/Jorah/Dany betrayal scene?

  31. sati
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Aaron,

    I think that’s in finale?

  32. wizardeyes
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    chamush,

    I have a feeling it will be kind of like kissed by fire from last season (also written by Cogman). It wasn’t the most action-packed episode but it had some great character scenes like Jaime and Brienne in the tub and the Tywin/ Cersei/ Tyrion scene and the end where Tywin told Tyrion he must marry Sansa. It was my second favourite of season 3 so I have high hopes for Oathkeeper.

  33. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Aaron,

    Not happening this week. There were multiple shots of Jorah in the Meereen throne room.

  34. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    chamush,

    Slow isn’t a bad thing, if the dialogue is sharp. Just from the previews, it seems like it will be a very Jaime-centric episode. We know he has a scene with Cersei, a scene with Tyrion, a scene with Bronn, and at least 1 scene with Brienne. The scene with Littlefinger and Sansa should be great, and looks to feature Littlefinger’s monologue from the book. Lots to look forward to.

  35. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    We are seeing a lot of Jamie this season so far. Some would say too much.

  36. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    I vaguely recall that Cogman expressed some affinity for certain characters, Jaime and Brienne in particular. For whatever reason, he can really get into their heads and I think he’s awesome at it. I’m really looking forward to this episode moreso than usual because he wrote it.

  37. queenofthorns
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    jentario: Some would say too much.

    IMPOSSIBLE!

  38. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Pfft. We can never have too much Jaime, except for the scene that shall not be named. Jaime or Sam? Hmm, I’ll take more Jaime.

  39. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    After the scene at the sept…

    Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ,

    Episode 6 supposedly has Yara attacking the Dreadfort as well as Tyrion’s big trial. And written by Cogman too. Now that I can’t wait for.

  40. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Too much Sam in episode 3 really killed the pacing. It was if they rushed all the big scenes into as little time as possible and they gave us ten straight minutes of Sam staring at Gilly with his *oops I shit my pants* face. I like Sam and love John Bradly, but that Sansa scene could have used a few more seconds, that Dany scene could have used minutes, that Jon scene where they move immediately from discussing the Thenns to Grenn and Edd (casual viewers everywhere: who?) arriving after escaping Craster’s Keep and the mutineers could have been two separate scenes, and they really didn’t explain it well. Rushed episode + ten minute Sam scene… I guess they were running out of money :/

  41. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Balerion The Cat,

    Talking about Dany, of course

  42. serum
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Aaron,

    I hope so, seems like it would fit in nicely at this point!

  43. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    So characters confirmed for this week:

    -Dany, Jorah, Barristan, Grey Worm
    -Jamie, Brienne, Cersei, Tommen, Tyrion
    -Littlefinger, Sansa
    -Bran, Hodor
    -Jon, Thorne and probably new recruit Locke

    That’s a rather small set of characters. We know we’re getting a lot of King’s Landing, but that doesn’t quite cover the length of an episode does it? Are we going to see a lot of the rest of the groups or are HBO hiding some scenes from us? I’d really like a Bolton scene now…

  44. Deno
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    The Children is the name of episode 10. Does anyone know its running time?

  45. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Deno,

    65 minutes (longest episode to date)
    WiC is deleting my comments…

  46. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Oh the trial, that will be epic!

  47. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    They’ve just released the recap for the next episode, which doesn’t give away much, but does pretty much confirm we’re getting the child sacrifice and The Dreadfort (or maybe Locke getting to The Wall).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-1sIlUDuk

  48. House Mormont
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Did Selmy eat 163 slavers

  49. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    The Dany scene should be eventful. Maybe the last great Dany episode until the fighting pit/dragon riding scene.

    Brienne and Jaime should be good too.

  50. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    WeirwoodTreeHugger,

    Dany banishing Jorah and the dragon’s munching on a kid and getting chained will be good as well. And we’ll get a sex scene too, not that that means too much. Also, they’re probably making a lot of changes to Meereen- hopefully it will be more interesting in the show.

  51. somuchforoldtown
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Pimp, You’re spot on with Sam. Those two Sam scenes dragged so badly that it was painful to watch the second time around. In fact, I just fast forwarded that shit, boring…

  52. Tatters
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Cant wait for the the sonsof the harpy.
    Should show them targaryens how things go in Meereen.
    End of fairytale for Khaleesi.

  53. wizardeyes
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    Well that definitely implies a Dreadfort scene this week – yay!

  54. Jack
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Hodor looks pissed.

  55. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    wizardeyes,

    No, that implies Locke reaching Castle Black.

  56. Aaron
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Hmm, I wonder if they’ll just volunteer to crawl through the sewer then, or if they’ll just skip that altogether.

  57. jentario
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Half the comments I write disappear into the void. Is anyone else experiencing this?

    Aaron,

    I had an answer for you but it got sucked away. The gist is that they’ve already used the “small team infiltrates Meereen from the back door and open the gates for Dany’s army” thing in Yunkai. Meereen will be different- it seems like a slave revolt.

  58. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    So is Locke supposed to be joining the NW? It doesn’t sound like it, judging from the convo with Roose.

  59. Jeff O'Connor
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Hey, where do ya get the run times from?

  60. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    jentario:
    Half the comments I write disappear into the void. Is anyone else experiencing this?

    This happened to me the other day within the “Recap Roundup” discussion I was having with Turncloak. Sometimes after “active” posting and editing, it seems the system misinterprets your activity as spam and subsequently sends most everything from your alias to the spam folder. You have to send a raven to the editor to get your alias back to normal posting mode.

    [or its the FS folk messing with you...]

  61. wizardeyes
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    House Mormont,

    Maybe if the show actually gave him something to do he would shed a few pounds…

  62. Jeff O'Connor
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    wizardeyes:
    House Mormont,

    Maybe if the show actually gave him something to do he would shed a few pounds…

    Ha, yeah. There are few things about the show that have genuinely bugged me but this is one of them.

  63. wizardeyes
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Jeff O’Connor,

    Yeah although to be fair I only started to really like Barristan when I read his PoV chapters – he should get his chance to shine in the show once Jorah is out of the picture.

  64. KG
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Have another doughnut, Barristan. Jeez

  65. KG
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    No lie. (drool) (even with his shitty new haircut)

  66. Grey Ghost
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Watched the wedding again plus e3 with an unsullied fan, then the wedding again. Then referred back to e1 n laid it all out. I felt guilty but they asked for it. I double checked but they said go. It felt so good :D finally s3 is over (for me). I can sit back n look forward to more superawesomewtf.

    ….

    I need this season to end as the book does. Oh em jee <3

    ps pls no more Daarionoob

  67. Annara Snow
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ:
    –Wow, Hodor looking pissed off and dangerous!?

    Maybe it’s really Bran being pissed off and dangerous?

  68. Mrs. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Annara Snow,

    That occurred to me too, then I thought, that it might also be after Bran wargs into him and Hodor is not best pleased with it.. Then again, we’ve never seen Hodor have a hostile thought or expression ever, so you’re probably right.

  69. cosca
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    You’re not the first person to say that the Sam scene lasted 10 minutes. What gives? It was more like, 5 minutes, between both scenes.

  70. Josh
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    cosca: Yeah although to be fair I only started to really like Barristan when I read his PoV chapters – he should get his chance to shine in the show once Jorah is out of the picture.

    Quote

    It just felt like ten minutes.

  71. UnbowdUnbentedUnhodor
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Really looking forward to this episode, more than the others after it (until ep 8). Not sure why though, the title of the episode perhaps?

  72. ebevan91
    Posted April 25, 2014 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    UnbowdUnbentedUnhodor:
    Really looking forward to this episode, more than the others after it (until ep 8). Not sure why though, the title of the episode perhaps?

    It’s one of Cogman’s two episodes this season. Cogman has a good track record so far, so this episode should be pretty good.

  73. Turncloak
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:38 am | Permalink

    Looks like the episode will start with the salves rebelling according to the recap

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2s-1sIlUDuk

  74. Greenjones
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    ^Do the eps. always begin where the recaps leave off? If so it would make sense to begin with the revolt, sort of like how another Cogman ep. “Kissed by Fire” began with the Hound vs. Beric. It’s an interesting move putting action at the beginning rather than the end of an episode but it worked well in that case because then they could have a bunch of Arya/BWB scenes after it.

  75. Arthur
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:59 am | Permalink

    Just a heads up!

    Game of Thrones won the Rollingstone Magazine vote for this, beating Sapranos…

    http://m.rollingstone.com/movies/top-tv-moment-heartstoppers

  76. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    Satin was a recruit from Oldtown not Mole’s Town. But you’re probably right about guymon

  77. tysnow
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    That’s Benjen Stark’s (50/50) sword behind Bran, if you look at pics from season one, his sword’s pommel is round and flat with a little knob at the top. Just like the one in Bran’s photo.

  78. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 2:10 am | Permalink

    Guys Ser Barristan is so fat because they’re merging his character with that of Strong Belwas

  79. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    tysnow,

    Coldhands = Benjen Stark confirmed

  80. Turncloak
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 2:28 am | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Oh man that Lord Beric vs The Hound fight was epic

  81. Greenjones
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    He’s an older gentleman, give him a break. Plus he’s a book reader and knows his shit about the mythology. He’s earned his paunch.

  82. Dwarf-lover
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    JR,

    What ever happened to ‘ Ghost ” ? seems like he disappeared from the TV series all together …

  83. Broken Wolf
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure if this will sound creepy or not, but I’m really looking forward to seeing Dany in that Meereeneese dress we’ve seen flashes of in some BTS clips.

    P.S. House Bolton, House Frey, Stannis Baratheon, Sons of the Harpies. Valar Morghulis.

  84. Greenjones
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    Broken Wolf,

    Given that it is a sex-filled show based on sex-filled books, a comment like that really isn’t creepy at all, or out of place. It is a great dress and she looks great in it. Better than she’s looked since episode 101 really.

  85. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    LMFAO at the the Barriston clowning. I mean, poor guy. But these comments are too funny, can’t help it. Perhaps THIS is how McElhinney prepares for the role.

    Cannot wait for Sunday, bloody sunday.

  86. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:46 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    Hah, cool reference! I picked up that book a fortnight ago on eBay and it’s really good, I’m really looking forward to a follow-up. I’m surprised that Fury hasn’t cracked down on all these jokes yet.

    They ought to have a replacement scene for the Mero fight in the books which can’t happen now. Just something that get’s him fighting fit in time for the Battle of Fire. The one time he’s drawn his sword so far in the show is to throw it at Joffrey’s feet.

  87. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    There are 8 swords in a circle on the wall behind Lady Brienne. DOES THIS MEAN TO HELL WITH THE SEVEN??? THE SHOW WILL GO 8 SEASONS!

    SWORD!!!

    Bran’s cool. Lets get him a lightsaber already.

  88. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    I need to get that book! A friend has it, I have yet to indulge. And you make a good point. The crackdown may be as immanent as a Barriston the Bloated screen name. :)

  89. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    Or maybe Barristan the Bulge? Oh no, now I’m doing it too! I’ve drunk too much nettle tea!

  90. Morna the Witch
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    Leave Barristan alone, it’s not like he is fighting that much at the moment. And Ian McElhinney, as has already been stated, is an older gentleman. I find him attractive anyway. Jeez, imagine this was an attack on an actress’s weight…

    Ghost was last seen by Sam at Craster’s Keep. I am still convinced he will play a role there. Maybe not meeting up with Jon yet, but it could be karma if he ends up ripping Rast’s throat out. A Summer/Ghost meeting would be cool too.

  91. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Morna the Witch:
    Leave Barristan alone, it’s not like he is fighting that much at the moment.

    This was wizardeyes’ point :D just havin a laugh, that’s all. And yes, he is a handsome dude. Even in his Belwas costume

  92. Arkash
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    I’d choose direwolves against dragons anytime ! But D&D dont seem to be on the same page ! We need more wolves actions ! I’m starting to suspect we wont see Ghost at all this season ! But reintroduce him for the Craster’s raid is a good idea if ever !

    I doubt we will ever see Barristan fight. Ian McElhinney is great portraying him but I dont think seing him fight would give the character justice !

  93. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Arkash: I doubt we will ever see Barristan fight. Ian McElhinney is great portraying him but I dont think seing him fight would give the character justice !

    Maybe not, but it would be pretty amazing if he got to do THIS! (Spoilers)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVJa4Fl34l4

  94. Walter Harrow
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    I really hope Arya is in the next episode (Episode 5). I would be annoyed if she misses two episodes in a row

  95. jentario
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Arkash,

    Does “body double” mean nothing to you?

  96. jentario
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    He’s not THAT fat, it’s him standing awkwardly with his back angled. Else we would have noticed in previous episodes. All the outdoor scenes were filled back to back in Croatia, so unless he gained a helicopter over a day, I doubt that image really shows Ian well. I mean, he isn’t the fittest man in the world but he isn’t the fattest either. I’ve seen interviews, he’s not fat at all…

  97. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    It’s not that the great warrior, Ser Barristan, comes across as “fat” in the show, it is about his lethargic storyline. He rarely shares any of the infinite wisdom that he carries with him to Dany. Besides a few anecdotes about Rhaegar and a quick manticore skewering, he has been relegated to almost nothing of interest. As another poster said earlier, if anything, they need to “fatten” up his contributions. (fingers crossed)

  98. wizardeyes
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    I’ve just realised how many curtain calls we’re gonna be getting this year. Episode 8 – Pedro Pascal. Episode 9 – Rose Leslie. Episode 10 – Charles Dance and Sibel Kikelli.

  99. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    wizardeyes:
    I’ve just realised how many curtain calls we’re gonna be getting this year. Episode 8 – Pedro Pascal. Episode 9 – Rose Leslie. Episode 10 – Charles Dance and Sibel Kikelli.

    No love for Styr or Lysa or Orell’s eagle? :) Rast and Karl are going down too!

  100. wizardeyes
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Arkash,

    I reckon he could do a fight. I’m sure Mcelhinney would be up for it – the writer’s just need to give him the opportunity!

    I really hope he gets some awesome dragon-themed Queens Guard armour for season 5

  101. Turncloak
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    wizardeyes:
    I’ve just realised how many curtain calls we’re gonna be getting this year. Episode 8 – Pedro Pascal. Episode 9 – Rose Leslie. Episode 10 – Charles Dance and Sibel Kikelli.

    We’re also getting one for the hound. I don’t think it will be revieled this season that he survives and becomes a gravedigger for the faith

  102. Rickard Greyjoy
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    That is what I thought as well regarding the farmboy being a sub for Satin. Makes sense the way they slowed down the scene to show him watching Ygritte. Jon will teach him to shoot and the kid will end up killing Ygritte at the battle at the Wall I’m guessing.

  103. tysnow
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree with most on this post (rhyme unintentional)that D&D need to have Ser Barristan the bad ass display his fighting prowess, sooner than later. Casual fans I am sure would love to watch him cut through enemies like cutting through cake. Wow and epiphany, was Ser Barristan behind Joff’s demise? Remember the threat he spoke before Joff at his dismissal. The cake was poisoned.

  104. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    I caught the thread at just the right point in my cups that the progression of fat jokes was really funny to me. He’s all good, and I don’t think anybody was really getting personal.

    And yes, for one of the greatest swordsman in Westeros, and self-proclaimed victor of more single combat situations than any man alive, both he the warrior and he the historian are getting a bit sluggish (there is only so much screentime to go around, yeah yeah). I hope we get some more dialog out of him, with Dany, at some point this season. Perhaps the same ep. as some Branvisions, maybe even some RV/Mountain lead up, to tie in some Targ history. Barriston the Bold is a great window into Rhaegar and Robert’s Rebellion, and would work great opposite some other perspectives.

  105. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    Not to be a douche, but the cake was pigeon pie.

  106. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    I think it’s time for ‘Mr.Friendzone’ to be banished so Barristan can take on a greater role. Sorry Ser Pedo Bear, go have some fun with the Imp.

  107. wizardeyes
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Actually it would work quite well if Alliser Thorne dies in the battle because then Janos would need someone else to suck up to – que Stannis and his awesome put-downs. “Shut your sniveling Janos. You were a lecherous cretin when I knew you and I see you haven’t changed.”

  108. Pedro
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    I hope it’s not a Sam episode again.

  109. gewa76
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Not to worry about Barristan’s lack of action scenes. Someone just leaked a clip of one later this season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP5IK_pn1eY

  110. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    gewa76:
    Not to worry about Barristan’s lack of action scenes. Someone just leaked a clip of one later this season. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NP5IK_pn1eY

    Holy crap! They are really diving into TWoW this season then! Thx for the scoop!

  111. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    I don’t even want to know. Killin me

  112. Sister Wrister
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Yes, it’s time for some terribly awkward unrequited love, followed by hangover style whoring and face tats . Where is Mike Tyson when you need him?

  113. Daniellica
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Sister Wrister: There are 8 swords in a circle on the wall behind Lady Brienne. DOES THIS MEAN TO HELL WITH THE SEVEN??? THE SHOW WILL GO 8 SEASONS!
    SWORD!!!

    “Lots of cunts.”

    RE: Thorne & Janos & the LC vote. Thorne could die at the attack and perhaps Locke being sent to the Wall could serve in Thorne’s place as Slynt’s smarmy fuckwit and also take the place of sending someone to the wall later to murder Jon? Just a thought. 98% probability of being absolutely wrong. :)

  114. Broken Wolf
    Posted April 26, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    gewa76,

    Dude, that didn’t even have Ian McElhinney.

  115. jentario
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    gewa76,

    Well, the video was removed. Can anyone hint in as spoilerless away at what this scene was (I want this season to surprise me, when it can)? Was it really Barristan fighting?

  116. jentario
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Just realized I’m probably an idiot, never mind

  117. gewa76
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    It was a joke. A scene from the Naked Gun with an obvious stuntman wearing a white wig and doing flips.

  118. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    gewa76,
    I just had the best laugh of the week! *High five*!

    Every day is April Fools day here!

  119. Stannis Stark
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Instead of Barristan the Bold, they need to start calling him Barristan the Blimp. I think he’s a BIG fan of lemon cakes too. He and Sansa should start a new house, “House Lemon Cake”

  120. KG
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    I’ve been saying that since Season 1 – have a look at this
    *** PIC MAY BE A SPOILER SO LOOK WITH CAUTION! ***

    http://s149.photobucket.com/user/agentxxii/media/Silly/Hmmm.png.html?sort=3&o=3

  121. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted April 27, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    KG,

    Geez, I hope not. Ian Whyte needs something to do.

  122. loody
    Posted April 28, 2014 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    the “we have to go back to Crastar`s keep and kill Karl and Rast thing” wasn’t in the books right ?


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