Sunday's Game of Thrones premiere started slowly, but Jon Snow was able to position himself well for what will be quite the chess match this season.
The Night's Watch brother infiltrated the wildlings north of the Wall, which at the very least should provide him with insight into their world. Not bad for a bastard! Who else advanced? Who suffered a setback? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "Valar Dohaeris":
Blah, blah, blah, Westeros. There's more to life beyond the Seven Kingdoms.
Just ask Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). Sure, she may be plotting to return to Westeros so she can wrest the Iron Throne back from whichever pretender currently sits upon it, but it's her time on the eastern continent that has molded her into a leader. Similarly, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) has had to learn about life pretty quickly once he ventured beyond The Wall. Before tuning in to the Season 3 premiere on Sunday (9/8c, HBO), here's a check-in with those wild card outsiders to see where we left off and what's next.
Political Animals' ace journalist Susan Berg (Carla Gugino) is willing to do anything to get a good story.
Years ago, she was the one to expose President Bud Hammond's (Ciarán Hinds) sexual liaisons and subsequently ruined the Hammods' marriage. And, as seen in the premiere episode, she withheld information about T.J.'s (Sebastian Stan) suicide attempt to get full access to Elaine (Sigourney Weaver). But as also seen in the first hour of the six-part miniseries, the Washington Globe News reporter has a thing or two in common with Secretary of State Barrish. Perhaps she's starting to care too much about the Hammonds?
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