Game of Thrones: 5 Burning Questions And Predictions For Season 4
In case if you were living under a rock, the highly anticipated new season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere on April 6, 2014 on HBO. For those who have watched Season 3, it left a lot of cliffhangers and made us question about the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. Honestly, I’m more focused on what’s going to happen with our beloved characters. Seeing the Season 4 poster with the words “All Men Must Die” gave me the chills. Nevertheless, I’m really excited to see what the new season brings. So grab your popcorn and read my Top 5 questions that most of us are asking for the new season.
Note: This article contains spoilers from the previous seasons. If you have not seen the series, please read at your own risk.
5. Can We Expect a Confrontation between Jon Snow and Ygritte?
In the last episode of Season 3, Jon was badly injured while battling the Wildings. While he was resting and tending to his injuries, he was confronted by Ygritte. With an arrow ready to shoot Jon, he tries to talk to Ygritte out of it by letting her know that he still loves her. He also reminded that despite the fact that he still loves her, he remains loyal to the Watch. It was easy for Jon to let Ygritte know about his feelings. However, Ygritte was still angered by Jon’s betrayal and ended up shooting him three times with her bow as he flees from her, watching him go with tears in her eyes.
It’s safe to say that there may be that possibility that Jon might run into Ygritte again during Season 4. However, given the circumstances that played out during the release of the Wildings, there’s a chance that Jon would be mostly focused on staying alive. On top of that, he would also have to face the repercussions on leaving the Watch when he returns back to Castle Black. Ygritte does have a strong influence on Jon Snow. However, she may meet her demise during the course of the season based on her actions from the previous season. It’s a tough call, but lets hope for the best between the both of them.
At least we can agree on one thing – Jon Snow wouldn’t open up his dialogue by letting others know that he used to be an adventurer, but then took an arrow in the knee (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim reference, if anyone is curious).
4. Will Daenerys Targaryen ever reach Westeros?
When we last saw Daenerys Targaryen, she and her advisers were waiting for her slaves to appear. When the gate opened and the slaves were freed, Missandei began to tell them that Danerys was the one that emancipated everyone. Daenerys interrupts the conversation and says that it is the slaves’ own choice to reach for their freedom. In that moment, one of the freedman stretched out his hands towards Daenerys and called her “mhysa.” One by one, the rest of the freedman was chanting the same phrase. Out of confusion, Daenerys asks Missandei who revealed that the word means “mother” in the Ghiscari language. As the slaves were advancing on Daenerys, the Unsullied stepped into formation but the Mother of Dragons tells them to stand down. After telling her dragons to fly, she steps out of the protection of the Unsullied and into the chanting crowd. They embraced Danerys as they recognized her as their savior.
Clearly, you can see the trials Daenerys had to face during her journey. She shows that determination on wanting to claim the Iron Throne at all costs. No longer she is the timid woman that we once knew in the earlier seasons. Danerys is more aggressive and brave. Based on the chain of reactions during the storyline, it seems that there will be more sacrifices to be made as Danerys makes her way to Westeros. More notably, she may have to choose her allies very carefully as she reaches closer to her destination.
As the old saying goes, “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” You can bet that Daenerys will be harnessing the power of the dragons more often for this upcoming season. More fire, more blood and more adrenaline.
3. What Can We Expect For Arya and The Hound’s Journey?
For those who have seen “The Rains Of Castamere” episode, many would agree that it was one of the bloodiest events that ever occurred during the series. We’ve witnessed the deaths of Lady Stark and Robb Stark during the scene where they attended the wedding. In the meantime, Arya Stark and the Hound was outside at The Twins in disguise. They were turned away by the guards, but that didn’t stop Arya from slipping away under the Hound’s protection. She noticed the Frey men had killed the Stark soldiers and Grey Wind, Robb Stark’s direwolf. As Arya tried to make her way to the castle, Sansor stopped her and informed her that she will get killed. Refusing to listen to the Hound’s suggestion, he knocks her unconscious and takes her to a safe place.
At the last episode, Arya and the Hound was at the Riverlands and overheard a group of the Frey men mocking the Starks and bragging about what they did with the corpses during the Red Wedding. Arya approached the Frey men and asked if she could warm up by the fire. She offers the coin given to her by Jaqen H’ghar as a form of payment. When the Frey man investigates, she stabs him in the neck. In the process, the Hound deals with the others before demanding to know where Arya got the knife. She reveals that she took the knife from him. While the Hound was cleaning up the bodies, Arya whispered the phrase,”Valar Morghulis”.
Many have wondered what the outcome of Arya Stark while traveling with the Hound. Given the circumstances that were presented to her, there may be a chance she might come across her old friend who gave her the coin. Seeing that she witnessed the deaths of her family, Arya became hardened and more bitter. With the new season, it would provide an opportunity for her to sharpen her fighting skills while on her journey. Most likely, Arya would not become deceased in this season. After all, she has proven her worth by managing to stay alive through her wits and survival skills.
2. What Will Happen To Theon Greyjoy?
When we last saw Theon, he was captured by Ramsay Snow, the bastard child son of Roose Bolton. During the time, he was tortured and humiliated every way possible. From having his pinkie removed to his genitals cut off, it’s no wonder why Ramsay Snow was enjoying his time making Theon’s life very miserable. Originally, Theon was under the assumption that his savior wanted to help him escape. He even confessed his sins to Ramsay by mentioning that all this time Eddard Stark was his true father. Ramsay had sent Theon’s severed penis to his family in Pyke with a letter demanding that the ironborn should withdraw from the North or Ramsay will send them more of Theon’s body parts. Balon refused to surrender and mentioned that Theon was no value since he disobeyed his orders from the start. Theon’s sister Yara ended up defying her father’s orders and decided to get the fastest ship in the fleet and the strongest men to help retrieve her brother back.
Based on the events that transpired from Season 3, Theon Greyjoy’s situation looks pretty bleak. Any chance of living during Season 4 is very low. Many of his actions were a result of his karma catching up to him when he held Winterfell hostage at one point. Perhaps there may be a chance that Theon could become a martyr for his suffering.
All I have to say is this – poor Theon Greyjoy. He simply became loveless.
1. Will Bran Stark Be Able To Go Beyond The Wall?
Regardless of his inability to walk, it did not stop Bran’s determination to go beyond the wall. With the help of Hodor, Jojen and Meera, they make their way to find the third-eyed raven that haunts Bran’s dreams. Their expectations was to hope that by finding the third-eyed raven, they will be the ones to stop the White Walkers.
With Bran’s unique ability as a Warg and the magical power of greensight, there’s a high probability that he will be able to find the answers to his questions regarding his prophetic dreams. With the new war raging on, there may be a chance that Bran might be the one to save everyone. If placed in a situation where Bran would have to fight for his life, he would have to find a way to adapt due to the fact that his legs were paralyzed. But I firmly believe that he will have the help when he least suspects it. It would be a shame to see Bran Stark’s life being taken away by the White Walkers. He has shown so much strength and willpower to be able to make the journey from his homeland to the unknown.
While there are many questions that may have not been answered, these are the main five questions that has been circling around since the end of Season 3. Game of Thrones promises that Season 4 will be a very dark season. You can expect that there will be many twists and turns as the season starts within two weeks.
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