Finally, winter has returned. The highly anticipated fourth season of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones, (GoT) aired Sunday at 9 p.m. If you’re as big of a fan as I am, then April 6, has been a long time coming. GoT fanatics took their excitement to Twitter with the trending hash tag, #TakeTheThrone, during the HBO GoT marathon all weekend. After season three ended with a handless Jamie Lannister and a homeless Arya Stark, I was eager to see how things would play out.
Jamie Lannister returned to Kings Landing, in hopes to continue his ongoing romance with none other than his widowed sister, Cersei Lannister. Cersei made it clear to Jamie Sunday evening, that he “took too long,” and that their romance may soon be over. Simultaneously, Kings Landing welcomed a new face to the series, Prince Oberyn, who claims to be visiting in regards to royal wedding, while carrying a hefty chip on his shoulder. The third Lannister sibling, Tyrion, known as the imp, is dealing with a distressed wife, Sansa Stark, who won’t even look at him after hearing the news of the slaying of her brother and mother during the “Red Wedding” scene, aired in season three. Previously, Sansa was originally sent to Kings Landing to marry King Joffrey Baratheon, son of Cersei, until Joffrey changed his royal consumed mind and then ordered Sansa to marry his uncle Tyrion.
Like the rest of the cast, mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryan, took the screen for a short amount of time compared to the Lannisters. She sets off with her army to Meereem. After chasing away Jon Snow with three arrows, Ygritte runs into trouble on the south side of the wall. Meanwhile, Snow returns to the Nights Watch with warnings of a future invasion. Bodyguard, “The Hound,” and Arya reluctantly make themselves at home at a pub along their way. It was there when Arya ran into a familiar face, who just so happened to have hold of her sword, “The Needle.” It wasn’t too long until a blood bathing brawl broke out in the pub between The Hound and several of the Kings men. Arya received possession of her sword again, after placing it in the familiar faces’ throat. For a series known for gory scenes, this was the only battle for the season premier.
Overall, I would say the premiere did not disappoint. Although it lacked in sexual scandal and beheading, it provided a concrete story line for what’s to come ahead as the season unfolds. GoT airs Sundays, at 9 p.m. on HBO. Be sure to leave a comment below on what you thought about the season premiere.