Anyways, here's what we know for sure that's gonna happen in this season that I'm looking forward to:
This season we travel to a whole new location - the stunning, colorful and lively Dorne where we meet Oberyn Martell's family, including his older brother Doran (Alexander Siddig) and Oberyn's three daughters. In a change from the books Jaime actually travels to Dorne to make sure his daughter Myrcella, sent there by Tyrion in season 2, is safe. Also in this storyline we have Ellaria, taking over Arianne's role in the books and calling loudly for vengeance and Bronn, who travels with Jaime/
10. "...you vile, scheming, evil bitch" - chaos in King's Landing
Because of Cersei's actions both Cersei and Margery find themselves in life threatening situations. This storyline includes a number of similarities to Anne Bolyen's trial (ironically Dormer played Boleyn in the Tudors), sadistic interrogations, cruel septas and fanatical religious men. This is gonna be good TV.
9. Jorah and Tyrion
These two fan favorites are gonna meet this season and I cannot wait to see Glenn and Dinklage share the screen.
8. The tears of Sansa's fans/The Wedding in Winterfell (rumored episode 6)
I don't like Sansa. I don't like Sophie Turner. I think that everything about this girl is overrated. And I'm not particularly fond of Sansa fans, writing hogwash like 'OMG her Maleficent dress was so amazing". So truly, what is interesting to me about her arc in the show it's the hilarious outrage of her fanbase whenever something 'horrible' happens. This season Littlefinger and Sansa arrive in Winterfell. In the book Ramsay marries Sansa's friend Jeyne Poole and everyone pretends it's Arya, so that Ramsay would have a better claim to the North. Horrible things happen to Jeyne and of sexual nature too. So just imagine what happens in this fandom if in a twist it's Sansa who marries Ramsay and has sex with him, as some rumours point to. We know Sansa is in Winterfell. We know there will be a wedding. So there is a chance she is the lucky bride. Either way let me just say I'm appalled Sansa seems to be taking over the role of Manderlys who are avenging the North. Manderlys are interesting. Sansa isn't.
Also between Littlefinger and Sansa they don't have 1/10 of Roose's intelligence. They are so screwed.
7. Hardhome (episode 8)
What is not as big of a battle as the one on the Wall last season is shaping up to be far more epic - Wildings and Jon Snow fighting the wights looks like the major battle event this season. Rumor has it we will see Night's King himself in this sequence and wights...underwater. It sounds wickedly cool.
6. "Fetch me the block!" (episode 5)
Jon Snow executing that little weasel Janos Slynt as Stannis looks from his tower and nods approvingly. Oh my God.
|Lena Headey during the shooting of the sequence|
Arguably the biggest moment in Cersei's storyline - her walk of atonement for her crimes, as she, shaved and naked, is forced to walk the streets of King's Landing. It's a beautifully written moment in the books and hopefully the show does it justice.
4. Daenerys takes flight (episode 9)
The sequence in the Daznak Pit of Daenerys taming Drogon and then flying away on his back is quite possibly gonna be the most visually stunning moment in the show. Here's the thing though - Tyrion is also there in the show and it looks like unlike in the books, he may actually meet with Daenerys? I cannot imagine D&D being as bold/stupid as to imitate Titanic flying moment and have Tyrion mount Drogon too, but more idiotic things have happened. Either way, seeing Dany fly on Drogon is bound to be a huge nerd moment for everyone watching the show.
3. "For the Watch" (episode 10)
People will lose their minds over this.
2. Any kind of combat including Stannis
I don't think Battle of Winterfell is happening this season, we saw no glimpses of it in any of the promo materials. But I desperately want to see Stannis, with his mighty scruff and armor swing a sword.
1. The third year of 'will she rise?!' paranoia.
We don't know much about Brienne's storyline this season. We know that she stays true to her oath and searches for Stark girls (though, she already found both of them, but let's disregard that fact). She may or may not hear creepy noises in episode 2 and find shelter in the woods in episode 7. There is an old woman in her storyline who is going to help her because she understand the 'dangerous situation' Brienne is in. Then there is that shot of her and Pod in the snow blizzard.
There are rumours of Gendry returning this season. Also Brienne appears to be wandering around the woods area quite a bit. I just want to see Stoneheart. I've suffered enough.
Here's the most recent spot for the show:
The gods demand justice in the second, insanely epic trailer for Game of Thrones season 5
The queens shall rise and fall in the first trailer for Game of Thrones season 5