“Game of Thrones” might not be returning to HBO with its fourth season until April 6th, but that hasn’t stopped the fantasy series from leaking a teasing promo to get us prepared! Just recently, David Benioff and his team released a dark trailer that surprisingly revealed more information about the upcoming season than we had ever anticipated.
The clip began with a scene between Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) and Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) as she opens up about the death of her family members.
“You know what they did to my brother and my mother,” she said referring to the bloody Red Wedding where Catelyn and Robb were unexpectedly murdered. Ironically, it’s Tyrion’s family who was behind the massacre. Tywin gave Lord Walder Frey his word that if he was to deceive the Starks after breaking bread (guest right) that he would protect the treacherous royal.
“I lie awake all night thinking about how they died,” she continued. Tyrion looked empathetic as he listened to Sansa pour her heart out. But don’t expect Turner’s character to bawl her eyes out during Season 4. According to the “GoT” actress, Sansa will be cracking skulls and taking names in the upcoming season.
“There’s a kind of a big evolution [for Sansa in Season 4],” Turner told Wet Paint about the development of her character. “She begins to kind of manipulate the people who have done wrong to her in her past. She becomes a good powerhouse character but in a very subtle way. It’s really good.”
"I feel like I've been waiting for a moment where I can manipulate the people that have come before me, so it was like I had been waiting for it for so long. It was a release,” Turner said.
But Sansa won’t be the only female character from “Game of Thrones” to be sharpening her sword. According to the promo, Cersei Baratheon (Lena Headey) will also be preparing for vengeance.
“What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” Cersei says. “We can avenge them,” she’s told.
Jon Snow (Kit Harington) then makes his way into the trailer on horseback.
“All that time I was gone the world’s fallen apart,” he said. He’s right, things have gotten a bit crazy in the world of the Westeros. From undead icemen to territorial dragons, “Game of Thrones” is picking up the pace rapidly when it comes to drama.
“Always keep your foes confused. If they don’t know who you are or what you want they can’t know what you plan to do next,” Little Finger advised in the Season 4 promo.
One of the most exciting scenes in the promo deals with Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) who will be attempting to take on another slave city—Meereen. In Episode 1, “Two Swords,” the Mother of Dragons will be attempting take overrun Meereen, which would bring her one step closer to reclaiming the Iron Throne.
“Sometimes it’s better to answer injustice with mercy,” Daenerys is counseled.
“I will answer injustice with justice,” she responds.
It looks like the blond haired beauty will be even a bigger force during Season 4 as she tries to become more than the just the mother of dragons.
Other scenes from the promo include Ygritte getting reprimanded for letting Snow ride off, Cersei locking lips with Oberyn and Bran attempts to survive north of the wall.
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