Series 4 of Game of Thrones finished in April this year, and already everyone is speculating about what the new series might bring.
Series 4 of the TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire was packed full of memorable moments – it was adapted in the primarily from the second part of the novel A Storm of Swords, although a couple of elements from A Dance with Dragons were also included. As usual, the series isn’t entirely true to the book – which only keeps fans guessing.
The series ended up being nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of the Year, during the 30th TCA Awards. Diana Rigg, who plays Lady Olenna Tyrell, was nominated for Best Performer in a Drama Series. It also received 19 nominations during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, with Lena Headey (who plays Cersei) being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
The DVD release is set for February 2015, so in the meantime you can catch up Game of Thrones previous episodes and series is also available there too.
There was so many great moments that it’s hard to pick from all of them. Here’s our top five scenes.
In episode 6, Tyrion is brought to trial, accused of the murder of Joffrey. He’s amazed when those who are brought in to testify all do so against him. Even Shae lies about him during her testimony. After a long and angry rant, he demands that he be given a trial by combat.
Once Joffrey is dead, Lady Olenna takes it upon herself to tell the newly-widowedMargaery Tyrell to seduceTommen. Her first-hand tips at seducing men are sharp and witty – if a little graphic – and make for one of the favourite scenes of the series.
This strange little scene has many fans talking about what it exactly means; it’s creepy, dark, and holds a great sense of foreboding of what might be yet to come.
Finally, after much build up, Sam gets the courage to kiss Gilly. Breaking the Night Watch rules to do it, he finally steps up in episode 9 to let his emotions take first place for a change.
Nobody likes Joffrey – he’s arrogant, whiny, and controlled entirely by his mother Cerei. So when he got his just deserts in episode 2 it was a shock to many fans,many thought it was richly deserved.
At his own wedding, Joffrey is killed by poisoned wine, at a plot conceived by Margaery’s grandmother. Cersei, distraught, has no idea who poisoned her son, and implicates her own brother Tyrion as the murderer.
Although it was somewhat of a gruesome death, the events which would unfold after his death would end up shaping the other characters for better or for worse.
Season Five is set to Premiere late next year.