“Game of Thrones” Season 4, episode 3, “Breaker of Chains,” aired Sunday and featured another shocking moment and the aftermath of the Purple Wedding and Joffrey’s death.
Warning: Full “Game of Thrones” Season 4 spoilers. If you did not watch “Breaker of Chains,” stop reading.
The “'Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Inside the Episode #3” feature focuses on what’s next after Joffrey’s death. Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss discuss Tywin’s pragmatic reaction to his grandson’s death and how he is looking out for the best interest of his family. With Joffrey dead, Tywin can mold Tommen into a “good” king who not only rules Westeros but keeps the Lannisters in power.
As for the rape scene between Jaime and Cersei, Benioff says, “It becomes, really, a horrifying scene because you see, obviously, Joffrey’s body right there and you see Cersei is resisting this. She’s saying no and he is forcing himself on her.” Benioff and Weiss do not discuss why they changed the scene from how it appears in the book, “A Storm of Swords,” or what could be next for Jaime and Cersei.
Benioff and Weis also examine the Wildling attack as well as how the Northern tribes view the Thenns. Arya and the Hound’s journey is also discussed, including the Hound’s worldview and the lessons Arya could learn from her companion.
HBO also released a “Breaker of Chains” clip of Daenerys’ speech to the slaves of Meeren. Dany gives the slaves a choice to be free and punish their masters. The interactive “Breaker of Chains” viewer’s guide adds even more insight into Jon Snow’s story and the return of Littlefinger.
For the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 behind-the-scenes features, author George R.R. Martin discusses the slaver city of Meereen while Emilia Clarke and Michiel Huisman describe the scene between Daario Naharis and the champion of Meereen.
In the clip, Martin discusses the final slaver city and the impenetrable walls of Meereen that will pose a challenge to Daenerys.
As for Daario, he does not need a horse against the champion of Meereen. Huisman and Clarke explain why Daario was Daenerys’ choice as champion as well as Daario’s cool and calm handling of the situation.
In the “Game of Thrones,” Season 4, episode 3, “Oathkeeper” preview, Cersei asks Jaime to kill Sansa while Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch prepare for battle. It looks like Daenerys has seized Meereen, but ruling it will not be an easy task. The “Oathbreaker” clip also features a quick look at Bran and Brienne.