‘Game of Thrones’ Director: Purple Wedding Small Next to What’s Coming
Spoiler alert: If you don’t know what happened in Sunday’s episode, “The Lion and the Rose,” read on at your own peril.
Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones know that the writers and directors already gave us a huge treat this past Sunday, but apparently they have even more in store for us, with plans to end the current season with another bang. Those that read the books might not be surprised, but there’s a lot in store for those that only watch the series.
The Huffington Post sat down for an interview with director Alex Graves, in which the future of Season 4 was discussed. There are multiple directors in the Game of Thrones series, but Graves was responsible for ”The Lion and the Rose,” as well as the upcoming third, eighth, and 10th episodes — yes, the season finale. Graves was sparse on details, but he did give a hint to the energy that is ahead.
In “The Lion and the Rose,” Graves brought an end to the tyranny of Joffrey with a poisoned cup of wine — though one could argue it might have been the pie. After Joffrey turned purple and died — thus the nickname the Purple Wedding — we were all left to wonder where the season could go. Season 3 hit its climax with the Red Wedding near the end of the season, but Season 4 has only just begun.
For those worried that the series will only decline in intensity and intrigue throughout the rest of the season, Graves had this to say to The Huffington Post: ”I directed four episodes and number two was the smallest episode.” He suggested that “the finale is really a finale” this season, as the plots will get really shaken up as the series moves into the second half of A Song of Ice and Fire.
Graves told The Huffington Post that we will find out who killed Joffrey before the current season ends, so we have the resolution of that murder mystery to look forward to, and of course, the result of that revelation will be nothing less than a game-changing event in the narrative.
With the upcoming third episode, “Breaker of Chains,” we’ll see Daenerys going up against the biggest slave city yet, and likely her biggest threat yet. Graves, who directed the episode in which Daenerys frees the Unsullied with the help of her dragons, said that her attack on the new city will be twice as big as the last.
Back across the narrow sea, we have more perils in store for Tyrion; Ramsay Snow heads north with Reek to find the Stark boys; and there hasn’t been a reason yet to stop worrying about Sansa’s fate. Season 4 clearly still has plenty to offer.
Graves claims that this season will be “more surprising” and “more entertaining” than the last, as “the good guys have a couple of moments and the bad guys have a couple of hiccups,” he said to The Huffington Post. Graves also speaks of “an enormous fracturing that is happens in this season,” which will surely lead to more of the political and social turmoil and deception that is the spice of the series.
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