“If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.”
Have you been paying attention? Game of Thrones is no doubt one of the top shows on television today based on the fact it was the most pirated show of 2014…quite the honor. This is with good reason: it’s crammed with swordplay, booze, sex, and White Walkers.
Season 5 premiered last week and the team at QuickQuestion could not be more excited for the rest of the season to come. In preparing for the new season we have a lot of questions about what is going to happen next.
“When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!” — Daenerys Targaryen
Quite a bold statement. We've been watching these dragons grow up from the time they were pups in season 1; and throughout seasons 2–4 we've watched their maniacal, bipolar behavior form. Daenerys has been convinced since their hatching that they will be detrimental to her conquest however this remains to be seen. While we have seen some dragon action such as the death of Pyat Pree and some miscellaneous sheep, we have yet to see them cause any substantial damage. With their incarceration at the end of season 4, it seemed to be less likely for us to get anymore dragon badassery.
That being said, looking at the season 5 trailer they look to be fully grown, out of solitary confinement, and ready to burn some crap down; and after four seasons I certainly hope that will be the case.
So, do you think the dragons will play a critical role in season 5? Like I said Daenerys has been counting on these dragons from the start, and now they are primed and ready to do some damage. What else is holding her back from flying on over to Kings Landing and eating Cersei Lannister?
Winter is Coming…Still
The White Walker’s first defined appearance was definitely one of the biggest cliffhangers I’ve experienced on a show. The following season I expected an all out zombie battle royale with the Night’s Watch. Much to my disappointment, winter was still coming throughout season three. Again, in season 4.
So this begs the question, will the White Walkers ever make it south of the wall? Clearly these boys aren't as mobile as they used to be.
The North Remembers
Oh, The Red Wedding. What a catastrophe. Ned Stark? Gone but not forgotten. We are now down to the three youngest Stark children: Sansa, Bran, and Arya. All of which are scattered across Westeros with no direction and no idea what to do.
While Arya seems motivated as all hell to cross another name off of her hit list, she’s not necessarily in a position to make any moves.
“With fire and blood”
“How can I rule seven kingdoms if I can’t control Slaver’s Bay?” — Daenerys Targaryen
After she took control of her situation, Daenerys quickly became a fan favorite on the show. She certainly has had the most drastic shift in the dynamic of her character and now people have their hearts set on her coming out of all of this on top. The odds are definitely on her side given the three fire breathing winged beasts on her team. Tying into our prior conversation, do you think Daenerys will win the Iron Throne this season? I would ask the question how couldn't she but George R. R. Martin certainly loves to kill off our favorite cast of characters right as they are in their prime. Perhaps he has satisfied his blood lust by now (though it’s unlikely).