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Episode: 39
Airdate: June 8, 2014
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), David Benioff (written for television by), D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

How do you follow one of the strongest episodes of an already very strong show? How to follow one of the finest group acting efforts the show has yet produced, including amazing turns from actors and characters not noted particularly for their thespian talents? And how do you follow up the single best one-on-one duel in a series full of amazing and well-choreographed fights? Simple. You stage the biggest battle the series has yet seen, and build it over the course of an entire hour, with no breaks for other, slower storylines. You raise the stakes. And you kill someone well-liked – even loved – by fans of the show. Click through after the break to get my take on the Battle of Castle Black.

<<Spoiler Alert: This article is a review and complete recap of Game of Thrones S04E09 – “The Watchers on the Wall” – it will discuss major plot points and events in detail, and contains strong language based on dialogue from the episode; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 39
Airdate: June 8, 2014
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), David Benioff (written for television by), D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

How quickly this season is going by. This coming week brings us the penultimate episode of Season 4 of Game of Thrones, and soon we’ll be facing the long, hot, then kinda cool, then downright cold, then almost kind of warm again, wait until the next season begins. The good news is that we do have two more episodes to enjoy before the wait, and if this season runs out like each of the previous three, the true climax of the season should be this Sunday. In Season 1, we had a rather unexpected execution; in Season 2, the Battle of the Blackwater; and in Season 3, the infamous Red Wedding. So what will Season 4’s ninth episode bring us? How can Benioff and Weiss follow last week’s absolutely stellar outing? Click through to get my take on where we’re going.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E09 – “The Watchers on the Wall” – will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous episodes and the Promo video; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 38
Airdate: June 1, 2014
Directed by: Alex Graves
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), David Benioff (written for television by), D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

Two weeks after the last episode of Game of Thrones, we finally enter into the final stretch run. Sadly, we have only two more episodes to go after tonight’s, but if they are anything like “The Mountain and the Viper,” we’ll be in for a real treat. There was major movement on three key storylines tonight, as well as not a few resolutions to ongoing questions. The biggest, of course, involves the trial by combat we’ve been waiting to see since Episode 406, three weeks ago. And it most certainly did not disappoint.

<<Spoiler Alert: This article is a review and complete recap of Game of Thrones S04E08 – “The Mountain and the Viper” – it will discuss major plot points and events in detail, and may contain strong language based on dialogue from the episode; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 38
Airdate: June 1, 2014
Directed by: Alex Graves
Written by: George R.R. Martin (“A Song of Ice and Fire” by), David Benioff (creator), D.B. Weiss (creator), David Benioff (written for television by), D.B. Weiss (written for television by)

NB: Click here to read my review of this episode.

The current one week hiatus (and thus two week wait) for Game of Thrones gives everyone a bit of a breather heading into the final three episodes of the season, the time at which Benioff and Weiss have traditionally given us their best, most frenetic events and scenarios. The ongoing story in King’s Landing is definitely coming to a head in this episode, and things are heating up all over the place, even in the normally cold north. Click through to get my take on what to expect when Game of Thrones returns from its brief hiatus.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E08 – “The Mountain and the Viper” – will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous episodes and the Promo video; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 401/31
Airdate: April 6, 2014
Directed by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Written by: George R.R. Martin, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

This past Sunday saw the first new episode of Game of Thrones in nine months, and while the anticipation for the beginning of the season is quite high, it is important to note going in that the opening episodes of the previous three seasons have been used to establish themes and direction, rather than to make great narrative leaps forward. This was much the same, although the final sequence of the episode showed great promise for one of my favorite characters. Click through after the break to read my episode recap, and to get my take on “Two Swords.”

<<Spoiler Alert: This article is a review and complete recap of Game of Thrones S04E01 – “Two Swords” – it will discuss major plot points and events in detail, and there is one use of possibly objectionable language in a quote from the show; read further at your own risk!>>
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Episode: 401/31
Airdate: April 6, 2014
Directed by: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Written by: George R.R. Martin, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss

To see my review of this episode, click here.

Yesterday I previewed Season 4, taking a look at the three trailers released by HBO, and making a few guesses on general story arcs for the big five Great Houses we’re likely to see vying for power. Today, I take a closer look at the first episode of the season, which will be airing in just two days’ time. To see my thoughts on what we’re going to see in “Two Swords,” click through after the break.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones S04E01 – “Two Swords” – will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the Promo video; read further at your own risk!>>
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It’s been a long nine months since the end of Season 3 of Game of Thrones, and we’re finally about to embark on Season 4 beginning this coming Sunday, April 6. Weiss and Benioff, the showrunners, have stated publicly that the series will run a total of seven seasons, meaning that episode 405, just five weeks from now, will mark exactly the halfway point of the series’ run (if they continue doing ten shows per year, that is). In this article, I’m going to examine the three official trailers released by HBO over the last couple of months, and do a rundown of what I expect to see for each of the major Houses this season. Weiss and Benioff have consistently shown a willingess to depart in minor ways from Martin’s narrative, but they do remain true to his major plot points. It will be interesting to see how far this season takes us, given the self-imposed limitation on the overall length of the series. Click through after the break to see my breakdown of the three trailer videos, as well as my suggestions for what will be happening over the next ten weeks. Any spoilers from the books will require that you actively scroll over the text in order to render it visible.

<<Spoiler Alert: This preview of Game of Thrones Season Four will discuss major plot points and events suggested by previous events and the events shown in the three official trailers; read further at your own risk!>>
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