The “Game of Thrones” Season 4 finale synopsis has come out online. HBO has released outlines for the two episodes leading up to the finale, but the new episode synopsis offers some clues as to how “Game of Thrones” Season 4 ends. Based on the episode synopses, Season 4 will take a break for a week, with no new episode airing on May 25 (Memorial Day weekend).
WARNING : Full “Game of Thrones” Season 4 spoilers ahead.
HBO has released the episode synopses for the final three episodes of “Game of Thrones” Season 4. The plot outlines do not divulge too much information, but there is enough to get fans excited about the end of another excellent season.
The synopsis for “Game of Thrones” Season 4, episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper,” states, “Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole's Town; Littlefinger's motives are questioned; Ramsay tries to prove himself to his father; Tyrion's fate is decided.” It looks like “Mockingbird” will serve as a way to set up the events in “The Mountain and the Viper.” Based on the preview for episode 7, the Mountain will make an appearance which will put him in a position to be near King’s Landing. Oberyn wants to avenge the death of sister, Elia, at the hands of the Mountain and has made his intentions known since his introduction in the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 premiere. While the episode synopsis does not mention the Red Viper, the title is a clear indication of where the story is headed. "The Mountain and the Viper" airs on June 1.
As for the other storylines in “The Mountain and the Viper,” the unexpected visitors at Mole’s Town are likely to be Ygritte and the band of Wildlings that are south of the Wall. As for the Vale, it looks like Sansa will be the one questioning what Littlefinger is up to, much like how she quickly called his bluff earlier in “Game of Thrones” Season 4. Theon/Reek will arrive at Moat Cailin, as set up in “Game of Thrones” Season 4, episode 6, “The Laws of Gods and Men.”
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The episode 9, “The Watchers on the Wall,” synopsis is a short one: “Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch face a big challenge.” Given the director, Neil Marshall, who also directed the “Blackwater” episode, expect a big battle with plenty of action as Mance Rayder’s army finally attacks the Night’s Watch and Castle Black. The Battle of Castle Black will be one of the larger sets and will rival “Blackwater” in terms of action. "Game of Thrones" Season 4, episode 9, airs on June 8.
For the “Game of Thrones” Season 4 finale, “The Children,” synopsis, HBO gives us a few more clues, “Circumstances change after an unexpected arrival from north of the Wall; Dany must face harsh realities; Bran learns more about his destiny; Tyrion sees the truth about his situation.” Stannis has been working his way north, with a stop at the Iron Bank of Braavos along the way, and he has been working to get gold and rebuild his army, so his presence at the Wall makes sense. Tyrion wants trial by combat and he is still alive in the season finale, although it is unclear what lies ahead for his character. Bran may finally meet the three-eyed raven at the end of “Game of Thrones” Season 4, while Dany could be struggling in her role as ruler and Queen of Meereen.
“The Children” synopsis does not cover all of the storylines that have been set up throughout the season, but we can expect to see Arya and the Hound, a quick visit to Brienne and Pod and maybe some new events to set up “Game of Thrones” Season 5. The "Game of Thrones" Season 4 finale airs on June 15.
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- I hope we see some giants during the Battle of Castle Black. "Game of Thrones" Season 4 will wrap up with Jon Snow as the new Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and focus on Stannis' presence at Castle Black.
- While it has not been hinted at, I do think we'll get a quick glimpse of Lady Stoneheart. The brief reveal could be the final scene of "The Children" and will have viewers buzzing about what they just saw and a perfect way to end "Game of Thrones" Season 4.
- As for the Stark children, I'm interested to see how they kill off the Hound and set up Arya's voyage to Braavos and how much of the three-eyed raven we will get to see. "The Children" will include Tyrion killing Tywin and Shae, thus completing the shocking demise of the Lannister family. Daenerys' storyline has been played around with a bit, but I think it ends with one of her dragons killing a child.