The long wait for the "Game of Thrones" Season 4 premiere is almost over, and "Two Swords" will air on Sunday. To get fans caught up with the series, HBO will air a 60-hour marathon of the first three seasons back-to-back with the Season 3 finale ending right as the new season premiere begins.
Beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on Friday, HBO2 will air each "Game of Thrones" season in its entirety. The 60-hour marathon will run through the weekend and fans have two opportunities to catch up with the series before the "GoT" Season 4 premiere on Sunday. "Game of Thrones" Season 1 airs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Friday. The Season 1 finale, "Fire and Blood," airs at 6 p.m. EDT on Friday.
"Game of Thrones" Season 2 begins at 7 p.m. EDT on Saturday and ends at 5 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The Season 2 finale, "Valar Morghulis," airs at 4 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The most recent season begins at 5 a.m. EDT on Saturday and "GoT" Season 3 concludes at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday, with the airing of "Mhysa" at 2 p.m. EDT.
Following the conclusion of the Season 3 finale, HBO2 will air the "GoT" Season 1 premiere, "Winter Is Coming," at 3 p.m. EDT on Saturday. The three seasons will replay on HBO2 and will end at 9 p.m. EDT on Sunday, in time for the "Game of Thrones" Season 4 premiere, "Two Swords," which will air on HBO at 9 p.m. EDT.
If the "Game of Thrones" marathon on HBO2 is not enough to satisfy your appetite, HBO has released an interactive episode guide that explores the locations, people and houses that make up Westeros. The "Game of Thrones" viewer's guide includes videos from the series creators, actors and "Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin as well as galleries, quotes and other features. The interactive "GoT" episode guide also includes a handy Appendix that provides a good recap of the history of Westeros as well as other important elements of the series, including Robert's Rebellion and the settlement of Westeros by the First Men.
You can check out a spoiler-filled look at the "Game of Thrones" Season 4 premiere here. "GoT" returns to HBO on Sunday at 9 p.m. with the premiere episode, "Two Swords."