Game Of Thrones returns for it’s fourth episode of the series this week and Daenerys will take centre stage for much of the instalment.
The blonde beauty is set to make a big trade and despite hating to do it, she swaps one of her three dragons for eight thousand of the mightiest soldiers in the Unsullied as she builds her army and forces for an upcoming battle.
Back in King’s Landing, Cersei is back to her best and using all her cunning wiles to build a plot that will see the ruination of the ‘trouble’ making Tyrells, however while his mother schemes and plans her betrayal, Margaery is working hard to gain Joffrey’s trust bit by bit.
The Hound has been kidnapped and fears he may not escape this dangerous situation alive, while the Night’s Watch takes stock. Also in the fourth episode, Gendry, Arya and Clegane are transported to speak with the commander of the Brotherhood and Varys is going to meet his better.
The episode will be titled “And Now His Watch Is Ended” and it will air in the US on Sunday, April 21 at 9/8c on HBO and in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Monday April 22nd.
The instalment will see an epic and amazing scene, which while not as huge as season two’s “Blackwater”, won’t be very far behind. In an interview about the upcoming episode last week, showrunner Dan Weiss said:
“We always knew it was going to be one of the very big ones.”
“That was one of the scenes I remember reading it for the first time in the books and being so swept away by it. I remember thinking, if we could ever get this to series and we could ever get to season three, we would actually be able to put that scene on screen.”
He was also full of praise for series director Alex Graves and insisted that he was quick and skilful in his mastering of the scene.
“Alex Graves was the right man for the job. He took a scene that had us quite nervous — the number people on set, the size of the action, the amount of the effects work — and had it all done in a few days. A scene that might take a feature eight days, for us was two or three.”
Scenes of this magnitude take a large budget and Weiss praised bosses at HBO for making the funds available, saying:
“HBO has been very supportive of us and giving us what we need to make the show. It’s not so much about a number as it is about what the story requires and how much that ends up costing. This season is more expensive than the previous seasons, without a doubt — and resources were spread evenly throughout the season, which leads to more sensational, epic, set piece type scenes happening throughout.”
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