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Spring is here, but ‘winter is coming’

Kayla Marsh
A&E Editor
kmarsh2@lhup.edu

March 27, 2014

With spring approaching something we can look forward to is winter coming. Season 3 of Game of Thrones ended on quite the dramatic note. Many of the main characters met their ends at the ‘Red Wedding.’ Breanne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) ended up out of her armor and in a dress, and needing a hand from Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). And Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) leveled a couple cities on the east continent, in her quest for the Iron Throne.

With all the excitement jam packed into season 3, we can only imagine what season 4 has in store for us fans. Season 4 will focus on the second half of the third novel ‘A Storm of Swords’ in the ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’ book series. The upcoming season will see The War of 5 Kings drawing to a close, the North’s revenge, and the “Purple Wedding” of Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) and Joffrey Baratheon (Jack Gleeson), “It’s going to be the wedding of the year,” says George R.R. Martin, author of the acclaimed book series, “and as memorable in its own way as our wedding last season…It’s what the fans call the Purple Wedding, based on the color of the wine, which plays a big part.”

The character development of the main characters across the 3 seasons is some of the best writing and acting combinations on television right now. The core actors take George R.R. Martin’s fantastic story and execute it with on-point accuracy. The actors enjoy being on the show, but week after week they fear for the life of their characters. “No one is safe: that’s true and it’s a scary, scary thing,” said Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. “You open the scripts and wonder if you’ll be alive next week. It’s scary as an actor. But it’s also great because you are as curious as the viewers as to what will happen next.” If season 3 is any indication of the direction the show is going, we can only keep going up. Season 4 premieres on April 6 on HBO at 9 p.m.

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