Westeros stiamo tornando! The wait for the new season of Game of Thrones is always eternal, ma finalmente anche quest’anno ci siamo. E considerando le tante storyline raccontate da George R. R. Martin un “dove eravamo rimasti?” è opportuno. La conclusione della terza stagione corrisponde più o meno alla metà del terzo libro della saga (A Storm of Swords) e si è trattato di una prima parte ricca di avvenimenti, one for all the unforgettable alas Red Wedding, che ha segnato la fine del Nord e soprattutto del mio adorato Robb (Richard Madden), the only one I'd stowed away all hope after vocalist Ned (Sean Bean).
The affair more sneaky and tragic in television history promises to have heavy aftermath on each protagonist, including those who now rejoice (Hopefully it will be a momentary celebration, but with Martin anything is possible). The fact that Tywin (Charles Dance) is triumphing over the whole line is really irritating, even his relatives, while enjoying the victory, show intolerance towards him. The Frey and Bolton will also be so proud of how they combined, but I doubt they make agreements with Tywin to long proves fruitful choice. Now, however, we should bear them gloat, Roose Bolton (Michael McElhatton) especially, He became Warden of the North – is truly a slap that has taken the place once Ned – and is ready to rejoin that psycho of the bastard son, Ramsay (Iwan Rheon), Meanwhile he got to castrate Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen). I can't say I'm sorry for Theon, He deserves every single torture: I had never been Mr. Sympathy, but since he had the idea of betraying Robb became equal to a Frey. To cap it all she did all of this to prove someone dealing with a father who won't accept a priori never, because since being forced to go to Winterfell for him has become a Stark – flying over the fact that her son is gone because he had been defeated in his miserable attempt at rebellion. Theon has realized only during his imprisonment that he really did father was Ned, but it's too late, the damage has been done and there is no way to fix it, He's fine where he is. The only one who thinks differently is the sister, Yara (Gemma Whelan), who just sailed to go to his aid.
But the rest of the Northmen's land? Those who remained or returned to their castles – as the Karstark – how can they accept calmly what happened to Twins? Their men were brutally killed and war, where once they had so much confidence to appoint the young King Robb in the North, concluded with a contemptible agreement with Tywin, the man who despised. Let us hope that the motto The North Remembers maintain value and give a move.
The series left us with a highly dramatic image of our Khaleesi (Emilia Clarke) carried in triumph by his new sons, singing hymns to her as "Mhysa – Mother ". Daenerys would seem now to be managed in order to have its own army – partly at least, not everyone can be enlisted as soldiers – and then a step from departure to Westeros. At the moment, is Queen just across the sea and is a Queen in fact, commissioned by his new people of former slaves, but certainly not by those living on trade of the latter. The episode 3×03 Walk of Punishment had put clear light on what the hosts ' point of view regarding the processing of disobedient slaves, but this has not stopped – indeed perhaps has spurred even more – to Dany to undertake and persevere in what appears to be its new location: free all slaves; but they weren't more than enough the Unsullied? At this point, what began as a search for an army, It became a real mission that threatens to divert K from its main purpose: reclaim the Iron Throne. And another possible distraction could be his new soldier Daario Naharis (And Skrein, replaced in season 4 by Michiel Huisman), toward which the military appeared immediately passed into the background. How to switch from Khal Drogo to this sort of Gabriel Garko still wouldn't explain. It will be interesting to see how will Ser Jorah (Iain Glen), It already was testily by attention from his beloved a Ser Barristan (Ian McElhinney), let alone one that commands and showing interest for Dany (back to top).
While King's Landing is preparing for the biggest wedding in history, arrived just in time to attend the wedding of his son Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), that obviously went immediately from the mate/lover Cersei (Lena Headey). A moment that the Kingslayer dreamed for months, but who in reality was anything but romantic or passionate: from the shock of initial surprise the face of Cersei's past to that of shock at the impairment of his brother. A scene from fire ice. I must begin by saying that this writer loves Cersei, the condone almost throughout, drop me perfectly in the role of Devil's advocate and even there I get it. Although it may be tied to brother, does not prove some love he has for you: Jaime is really in love (and in fact he never betrayed), While Cersei manipulatory nature prevails and selfish, true love proves it solely for his children. A Kingslayer without the hand of the sword is no longer a Kingslayer, become a Knight like everyone else or maybe even less and that Cersei is well aware. Her brother is now useless or at least will have to find another utility. At the time among other things has other concerns: that's intriguing Margaery (Natalie Dormer) the moving away the son; his beloved Joffrey, that seemed immune to every be feminine, It is getting caught out by Tyrell, that is far from naïve/stupidity of the former Sansa (Sophie Turner) and so very difficult to manipulate. Cersei has faced a greater challenge than those represented by Lord Arryn and Ned Stark and to deal with it will have to make use of all its resources. Not to mention that the father wants to give her in marriage to Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), yet another slap to its much sought after independence: He endured for years a man who continued to regret the first love and now that's widow is likely to go up on the same merry-go-round; but worse, because with the marriage of Joffrey will no longer her the only Queen.
And Jaime? A far cry from find solace in the arms of his beloved, He will face his new State of crippled – because hardly Tywin will be more sympathetic of his daughter – and perhaps the time has come for him to open my eyes to Cersei. Jaime Lannister is perhaps the character which has undergone a major evolution over the course of the third season, or rather brought out that side of himself that is known as Kingslayer had kept hidden. If the pilot with the boost of Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) It had seemed the quintessential villain – not to mention the showdown with Ned – his words have gradually revealed another man; What that reached its apex in conversation with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie), which has exposed like that same nickname wasn't for him no reason to regret: It is true he had slain the King who had sworn to protect, but that was a madman who wanted to focus the entire King's Landing, as I blame him? At that label he then adapted his behavior, becoming one of the most feared Knights of Westeros, but already from the moment prevented Brienne was raped had realized that it has nothing in common with his father – just look at how much is tied to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) – and the loss of the hand has only made more manifest its true nature. When Jaime's fate continues to be linked to Cersei: If to love almost killed a child, before he sees it otherwise it will take more than disappointment in the eyes of her on disability. Also because that disappointment understands it himself, lose the hand of the sword has the same effect for him that he had to Derek Sheperd injury suffered in the accident aircraft Grey’s Anatomy: no more surgery, no more fighting, Goodbye to life as they knew it and loved her.
Undergoes an uncertain future Bran, After a touching salute with cub Rickon (Art Parkinson), get started with Hodor (Kristian Nairn), Jojen (Thomas Sangster) and Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) beyond the Barrier. So far the territory beyond the Wall there occurred somewhat hostile, the members of the Night's Watch are well aware, the White Walkers now are advancing more and more, How will their four to get by? Luckily there's always Summer. To help them cross the barrier was Sam (John Bradley), just got back together with Gilly (Hannah Murray) and the newborn, After killing a White Walker; a great time for him beyond all expectations has succeeded where his companions have failed. To improve all the presence of Gilly that threatens to obscure even to Sam one of the precepts of the oath. We will see what will be the acceptance of others, not only the young hero Seaworth, But even the girl, a welcome change at Castle Black that might elicit more than some discontent.
As for the female branch of the Stark family, Although Arya gives us hope for the future, the other Sansa has yet to develop a modicum of common sense. During the season Arya (Maisie Williams) He faced a long way, so literally as in sense of inner growth, leaving permanently in his March to Riverrun and although his character is still the same, as demonstrated by convincing the Hound (Rory McCann) to leave alive an innocent merchant met along the way in the tragic episode 3×09, She also succumbed to murderous rage in the next episode, After watching helplessly to the extermination of the army of the North and, above, of his family (as if watching the decapitation of the father wasn't enough). With Winterfell burnt to ashes, Ned and Robb killed, Sansa hostage Lannister and believing dead the other brothers, Arya is all alone, without any reference point and in the company of the Mastiff, who is on the list of the names of hate. The conditions are certainly not positive but, strong of the Valar Morghulis theme learned from Jaqen h'ghar, that is also the motto and theme for the new season, It is likely that Arya will combine something, or at least try to get busy in that direction.
Quite the opposite, as we said, his sister The Chance (Sophie Turner), that for the entire third season (as well as the previous ones) He only complained about making him look scared and waiting for someone else to think to save it. We tried Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) to save her, offering to take her with him to The Eyrie from Lysa Arryn but Sansa, who has the insight of a hedgehog flattened by highway, decided to stay in King's Landing convinced her to go to Loras (and being the only one of the seven kingdoms to have still noticed sexual preferences of comely Tyrell). But Lord Tywin is far more cunning, so much so that Sansa has ended in marriage to Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), so that their son could be Lord of winterfell, assuring Lannister power even in the North. His marriage to Tyrion it is still a privilege that she didn't deserve: Although the lannisters have killed his family, Tyrion had very little part in the betrayal perpetrated by Frey, on the contrary, the consequences of the arrival of the father and of the victory (For now) of the war have not been positive for him: Tywin the deprived of all power that had conquered during the second season, that was the position of first Knight, and he made it very clear that tolerate its existence just because his blood is Lannister, but can safely forget any pretense to Casterly Rock. In spite of everything, Despite the marriage imposed did not like him and despite his reputation as a lover of brothels, Tyrion took care of Sansa in many ways: for example, facing Joffrey because he saved the vision of the severed head of Robb, by sparing the humbling ceremony of grooms bed and telling her that he had no intention to consummate the marriage unless he wanted her too (What that adds other derision that is normally already submitted). But Sansa no, nothing to do, It doesn't even cross to be a little more courteous and understanding; someone should remind her that all the tragedies of the seven kingdoms began to blame, so maybe it would stop sulk.
And while in the South it was managing the internal politics of Westeros, at the barrier (and North of the Barrier) have faced far more serious dangers: indeed, Although Sam, as we said before, After the killing of virtually all his confreres in exploration over the wall of ice walked for days trying to get Castle Back, fighting frozen zombies to protect itself, Gilly and the child, on the other hand, we have Jon (Kit Harington) that fake defector to infiltrate the wildlings of Mance Rayder, and with them has passed the barrier, accompanying them in what should be the initial battle for the conquest of the seven kingdoms of Brutes (because there was already enough people willing to conquer these seven kingdoms). Apart from dying of cold and cuddle up in furs, the most relevant things to say about Jon Snow of season three are two: the first is that he actually broke his oath of Night's Watcher by making love with Ygritte (Rose Leslie), wildling woman fire-haired; the second is that the temptation of love is strong, But honor is stronger (It's still the son of Ned Stark): While on his way he wove unknowingly with that of Bran & co., Jon has “betrayed” the wildlings and ran off to warn his brothers of the impending danger. Ygritte didn't take it well, so much so that he pulled an arrow in the leg, but you have to figure it out: at some point you will be sick of being told “you know nothing, Jon Snow”!
Another one that definitely did not understand anything is Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane), completely bamboozled by Melisandre (Carice van Houten); during the third season, the priestess of the fire God gave us several WTF moments, like when you're knocked for then give birth a monstrous shadow or when he performed the sacrifice of leeches on poor Gendry (Joe Dempsie), the purpose of causing the death of all boasted sovereigns usurpers (that would be Robb, Joffrey and Balon Greyjoy). The most disturbing thing was his encounter with Arya, where she prophesied that it will still; poor Arya, doesn't have enough trouble on his own? We lacked this other fanatic. Melisandre has had, but, the merit of being the only one to realize that perhaps it might be useful to leave the Iron Throne and head north: If only noticed because Davos showed the letter sent by maester Aemon (This poor man wrote to the world asking for help and I figured nobody), and it is precisely Davos (Liam Cunningham) the only one that so far has kept some Dragonstone’ of reasoning (and think how we doing if the only good advice coming from one who calls himself Knight of onions).
Summarized the situation of all characters, We're officially ready for the premiere of the fourth season and to abandon any form of social life on weekends for the next twelve weeks. So what, in the name of the ancient and the new gods, begin the game of Thrones.