This includes spoilers so it's only for those of you who either want to be spoiled or read the books.
|Reek by Marc Fishman|
I'm no fan of Theon Geyjoy and I think he should be punished for his actions. But the punishment that comes to him is so horrible, you cringe when you read those chapters. In the books Theon was absent for quite a while until he was revealed as Reek. It worked better there than it did in the show - unless they plan on not showing him much, which seeing how he is a part of season 4 I don't think they are. Why it worked better? Because last we saw Theon, he was fine. And then suddenly he is grey haired, weak, skinny, mutilated prisoner who is missing his fingers and eats rats.
14. Tyrion and Jorah (season 4 + onward)
After Tyrion needs to flee he ends up on the other side of the World and his path crosses with now banished Jorah. The pairing of these two is great, even though there is quite a lot misery involved.
|John Snow is stabbed / Knives in the Dark by Conor Campbell|
It's going to fabulous. Pissed off Cersei, Tywin's body smelling terribly and Jaime cracking up about the fact Tywin appears to be smiling and looks ridiculous.
12. Oberyn poisoned Tywin theory (season 4 + early season 5)
There are many things in the books I didn't get at first - I noticed them only after I read about them on the fan boards. And there are so many hints and winks that Oberyn, who had great knowledge of poisons, did in fact poison Tywin, assuring that no matter what, the one responsible for Elia's death will end up dead.
|Oberyn vs Mountain by Conor Campbell|
This is a fantastic scene that will be a great, great moment especially if it's used just before my number 1 on the list. In it, hopeful Lysa Arryn asks Peter if he loves her. He responds that his whole life he only loved one woman. She asks if he means her and he says no. "Only Cat" and he throws Lysa through the Moon Door to her death. Sansa sees the whole thing.
10. The stabbing of Jon Snow (season 5? season 6?)
In a moment that I cannot wait to see and book 5 cliffhanger Jon Snow is stabbed, Ides of March style. by his own men, who have tears in their eyes and say 'For the watch' as they do it.
9. Oberyn Martell vs The Mountain (season 4, episode 8?)
This will be the best trial by combat yet. Between Oberyn repeating "You raped her, you killed her, you murdered her children", the actual fight and Tyrion's reaction to the shocking outcome, this will be insane.
8. Cersei's insanity / Daenerys going mad (theory) (season 4 + onward)
Cersei is going mad, that is evident. With her drinking and paranoia things will keep getting worse and worse and she will reach new levels of cruelty and evil, probably ending up in her trying to use Wildfire in King's Landing much like Aerys did. But there is this theory I'm fond of with Daenerys going insane and becoming the ultimate villain. I always thougth she was touched by Targaryen madness.
|Daenerys after flying on Drogon by Robin Chan|
I'm really hoping none of this gets cut. And by that I mean - Wyman Manderly. We did see his son during Red Wedding - there was a guy wearing Manderly insignia, unfortunately they didn't really focus on him. His father, Wyman is incredibly entertaining character. He is super fat and people underestimate him, but they really shouldn't., Wyman is clever, very clever in fact. He pretends to be loyal to Freys and Boltons and in reality he is fiercely loyal to the Starks. For Ramsey Bolton's wedding he brings 3 large pies - it is a popular belief that they were made out of 3 missing Freys. He also says my favorite words in books - "The North Remembers". The northerners remember it all. Ned, Lady Catelyn, Red Wedding, the Stark children - crippled, scared, lost. And the North will have its vengeance.
|Cerssei's Walk / Atonement by Marc Simonetti|
This is all speculation now, but things really do look this way - Lannister girl is marrying a Frey at Riverrun. Brotherhood Without the Banners infiltrated Riverrun. Lady Stoneheart is in their command and Jaime Lannister will probably fall in her trap. What if she uses him to slaughter the Wedding party? That would be quite the scene. Especially since there is a massive wolf pack in Riverlands...
5. Daenerys' flight on Drogon (season 6)
Sure we don't get to see Dany actually fly to Westeros any time soon but we do see her fly on her favorite dragon and that's pretty cool.
|Purple Wedding by Conor Campbell|
After Cersei gets into big trouble she is imprisoned. She wants to get out and she is given a choice - freedom, but only after she is being publicly humiliated. Cersei's whole body and beautiful blonde hair are shaved and she is forced to walk among the people of King's Landing naked and covered in shame.
|Lady Stoneheart by Azad Injejikian|
This is going to be so satisfying. Cersei's cries and Joffrey's coughs.
2. Crossbow and Chain (season 4, finale?)
By far my favorite chapter in the book. Surprising, shocking, entertaining, tense and beautifully played out. Tyrion will have his vengeance and this will probably be Dinklage's best scene yet.
1. Lady Stoneheart reveal (season 4, finale)
There are people out there who hate her. Who don't want her on the show. I certainly hope their fucking terrible taste won't substitute the show runners' - and George R.R. Martin's- judgement. And why would it? I'm so sure that this year finale I'm going to get my wish. In June I was horrified and baffled when Mhysa, season 3 finale didn't end with Berric Dondarion stumbling upon Catelyn Stark's corpse and giving her the kiss of life. That would be such a powerful image - her opening her eyes - and they already had Berric in this season and there was all this talk about the resurrections. We don't actually 'see' the resurrection in the book so I'm guessing the epilogue of the third novel will be the final scene of the season. I hope so. It's the single best twist and reveal of the whole series. One of the Freys is captured by Brotherhood without Banners. He is charged with participating in Red Wedding. He says they have no witnesses. They do. A woman steps up and lowers her hood. It's Catelyn Stark - with pale skin bloated from water she was for 3 days in. With open wound in her neck. With half of her hair gone, whatever left being grey and brittle. With hateful eyes. The Hangwoman. Mother Merciless. She orders the Frey to hang and she won't stop there.