After what has felt like forever HBO finally released the trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones and I can’t even contain my excitement. If you haven’t seen it already (seriously what have you been doing if you haven’t) you can find it below.
I haven’t read the books so truthfully I don’t even really know what half of the trailer showed means. I just know it looks good and intense with more battles, drama, love (or lust more likely), and a building plot that will most likely take many unexpected turns.
First, my girl Daenerys is ready to take what is hers: the throne. She clearly isn’t going to let anyone stand in her way and with the help of her dragons and army she seems to have the power to do so.
Now to my favorite family, the Starks. We don’t really get a lot of information about what’s going on with this quickly dwindling family in the preview. What we do know is the Wildlings are coming and Jon Snow is going to be at the forefront of that battle, most likely fighting his former love, Ygritte. Talk about awkward. Arya is still wielding her sword somewhere and I didn’t see Sansa anywhere in the trailer but seeing as her husband was in a cell that can’t mean good things for her.
As for that other family, the Lannisters seem to be dealing with some strive within their own ranks. Cersei, as crazy and evil as she is, loves her kids and will go to extraordinary lengths to protect them, even if it’s against her own family members. I’m not sure what exactly the Lannisters will be arguing about this season but as always it’s looks as if Joffrey will put his foot in his mouth, saying something absolutely outrageous and they seem to have a new enemy that’s out for blood.
There were a lot of characters missing in the trailer that I wished to see, like Tyrion’s love, Shae, who left at the end of last season, maybe? I’m not too sure. I do know she wasn’t too into the idea of hooking up with Tyrion in secret while he was married to Sansa. Also, like I said, Sansa wasn’t in it and I didn’t see Hodor either. This doesn’t mean anything of course. I’m sure all three of these characters will be in season 4 as will a whole bunch more including some new characters.
The real question will be who will come out of this season alive. Sadly we won’t know anything until April.