In "Mhysa," fans watched as a devastated Arya saw her brother's body desecrated and were shocked by Tywin's paternal admissions. And as for Daenerys, fans were wowed with her humane treatment of the people from Yunkai.
Now, the long wait for the Season 4 premiere begins. Season 4 is going to be based on the latter half of "A Storm of Swords," the third book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series. It is possible that some plot points from the fourth and fifth books could also be incorporated into the upcoming season.
While it may be hard to cope with a year-long wait for new episodes, at least fans will have plenty of time to get excited for Season 4. Here's a guide to what "Thrones" fans want more of in Season 4, from the speculative to the virtually guaranteed.
More Brienne!If you loved "The Bear and the Maiden Fair," you'll love what's coming for Brienne in future installments. There's plenty of action, adventure, and a chance to prove her mettle. If you thought this season's infamous "tub scene" was the apex of Brienne's awesomeness, Season 4 (and beyond) will prove you wrong.
More payoffs for Season 3's foreshadowing momentsIn the Season 3 finale, Bran tells Hodor and Osha a fable with a moral that's clearly meant as a bit of foreshadowing. The story revolves around how the gods cannot forgive those who break the sacred rules of hospitality. In other words, expect that those responsible for the Red Wedding will pay the price for their actions.
More amazing music!The National's hit track "The Rains of Castamere" is a favorite with many "Game of Thrones" fans. It originally appeared way back in Season 2's "Blackwater." It would be amazing of Season 4 produced another iconic indie rock hit.
More dragons!The dragons were awesome in Season 3, but they could be even bigger and better in Season 4. With upticks in viewership come upticks in the budget, after all. Here's hoping some cash goes toward making the dragons look even more stunning as they continue to grow.
More Iwan Rheon!After "Mhysa," it has been confirmed: Theon's captor is Roose Bolton's illegitimate son, Ramsay Snow. Ramsay is played by iconic U.K. actor Iwan Rheon, and fans are excited to see more of him in Season 4. Given Rheon's amazing work on British shows like "Misfits" and "Vicious," he's likely to become a breakout star on "Game of Thrones."
Another season, another pile of names to memorize! Season 4 is slated to feature the introduction of characters like Lord Mace Tyrell and Prince Oberyn Martell (aka "The Red Viper of Dorne"). Seriously, how can you not be pumped for a character called "The Red Viper"? Season 4 may be a long way off, but it's never to early to start the countdown!
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