Before Season 4 of the epic fantasy series kicks off Sunday (9/8c, HBO), we check in with the Mother of Dragons, the Free Folk and more to see where we left off and what's next.
Every night, Game of Thrones' bloodthirsty Arya Stark recites a "prayer" of names to remind her who she'd like to wreak vengeance upon someday. Chances are that you have your own list of characters you wouldn't mind killing off, especially after last season's horrifying Red Wedding.
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"The war is not over," Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) warns in the latest trailer for Game of Thrones' fourth season.
But while the War of the Five Kings wages on in the Seven Kingdoms, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) lays a siege of her own across the narrow sea. "Let the priests argue over good and evil. They can live in my new world or they can die in their old one," Khaleesi instructs.
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New additions to the family are a tricky thing on Game of Thrones.
On Sunday's episode, both Tyrion and Daenerys welcomed new members into their respective families. But while Daenerys acquired a strong and charismatic follower, Tyrion's fan club was sorely lacking. Who else felt the love? Who felt the loathing? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "Second Sons":
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":
Crows, mummers, bastards — who can keep up with everything (and everyone) in the fantastical land of Westeros? It's hard to imagine that when Game of Thronesreturns for its third season Sunday at 9/8c on HBO, viewers will be introduced to even more mythology, characters and betrayals.
And though the Westerosi often say "words are wind," those words can also be freaking confusing when you don't speak the language! That's why we've broken down some of the most important aspects of the series from A to Z...
Get ready to hear the Lannisters roar.
If the Starks are Game of Thrones' heroes, then the Lannisters are the series' villains -- even though we all admit to loving Tyrion, yes? Before diving into the Season 3 premiere on Sunday (9/8c, HBO), here's a check-in with those solvent Lannisters to see where we left off and what's next.
Remember the old X-Files mantra "Trust No One?" One of its producers surely does, and in creating the new Cinemax spy thriller Hunted, Frank Spotnitz makes it clear from the first scenes that you can't always trust your eyes, either.
"Halfman! Halfman! Halfman!"
On Sunday's epic Game of Thrones, that chant proved that Tyrion Lannister's years of cultivating his brain had paid off during the Battle of the Blackwater. Who else advanced? Who fled in fear? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "Blackwater"...
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On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Renly, Brienne and Catelyn encounter an unexpected element that forever changes the rules of the game in the War of Five Kings.