It sounds like Game of Thrones is going to be kicking of its fifth season exactly the way you’d expect, with a violent, horrible death.
Entertainment Weekly posted a brief tease of what to expect from the Game of Thrones Season 5 opener, “The Wars to Come,” has in store:
Hmm, should I tell you that we’re going to see the dragons at their scariest in the season premiere? Or that the show is flashing back to see Cersei as a snotty little kid? What if I instead tease that the season-opener includes a horrible death for one familiar character? You good? Great.
Let’s break this down. The first bit, about the scary dragons, that’s just sciene (or maybe magic). Dragons get bigger as they get older, and a bigger dragon is a scarier dragon. That means that anytime you see a dragon is going to be scarier than the last time you’ve seen that dragon.
Second, a flashback with kid Cersei? That makes total sense. We’ve known for a while that Game of Thrones would be breaking one of its own rules by having at least one flashback scene in Season 5. Rumor also had it that Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) would be returning for the scene. Tywin died at the very end of Season 4, and we still haven’t gotten to see Cersei’s, or Jaime’s, reaction. Seems to make sense that Cersei’s grief might lead to a flashback to her childhood.
Lastly, death is pretty much expected in game of thrones. Joffrey kicked the bucket in Episode 2 of Season 4. Apparently they couldn’t wait that long to kill somebody in this season. The real question is whether or not it will be anyone nearly as important as King Joffrey.
The Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere, “The Wars to Come,” airs Sunday, April 12 on HBO.