After lots of twists, backstabbing, mutilations, decapitations, throat-slitting, and breast exposures, Game of Thrones finally returns for its fourth season on April 13 (earlier for those who can’t wait for its official HBO Asia release). Before one of this year’s most anticipated television returns starts and before we all hypothetically move to Westeros again and cheer on our favorite houses, here’s a refresher on what happened on the major characters in the last season and what’s to be expected from them.
What happens on the television series is a little bit different on what went down on the books, so these might be stuff that avid readers aren’t expecting. Note: this is not a collection of spoilers but merely guesses or hints without full details. So don’t be afraid to read along and play with your mind, because we know you want to.
Arya spent most of her time in season 3 trying to look for her family and when she finally did, it was too late. As in “everybody’s dead” too late. Seeing one of her siblings lifeless and mocked on a horse is a traumatic experience for any kid, but Arya Stark has the heart of a cold stone when she needs to have it.
In season 4, expect her to find new places and learn new skills that will train her to become something she’s destined for. Hint: it involves killing many people, and we hope she kills the most deserving ones.
King Joffrey Lannister and Margaery Tyrell
A lot of us can’t wait for season 4 to start just so they can begin wishing for King Joffrey's death over again. And many can’t stop wishing for someone else to sit on the iron throne. Will it happen? It might, or he might escape it. One thing’s for sure, if the little king dies a brutal death, an equally brutal sense of merriment will be experienced by fans. And we’re talking long stretches of the word “yaaaaay” once it happens.
His wife, Margaery Tyrell, has established herself as a shrewd-yet-gorgeous character, and a lot will be surprised on what she’s capable of doing behind those bewitching eyes.
By now, we know that what Tyrion lacks in height, he makes up for with wit and strategic deviousness. Season 4 will be brutal to Tyrion, but it won’t stop him from inching his way out to redemption. He will be accused of many things, and will be saved by the most unlikely person to do so. He’ll also face one major family betrayal (as if he hasn’t had enough already), and will do something that will make viewers content and uncomfortable at the same time.