‘Game Of Thrones’ Episode 4 Will Feature This Season’s First ‘Truly Epic Moment’ [Video]

For every Game of Thrones fan, life between Sundays is scarcely more than a painful waiting game, and the coming week is forecasted to be one of the longest after the major developments that are supposed to take place in tonight’s “And Now His Watch Is Ended.”

SPOILER ALERT: We’ll briefly discuss last week’s “Walk of Punishment,” as well as tonight’s episode.

I don’t know about you, but it’s been one of those long weeks for me since “Walk of Punishment” last week. With episode four coming tonight, we’re just about through all of the new scenes we were treated to in season three’s trailers …

… Including Jorah’s philosophizing: “There’s a beast in every man, and it stirs when you put a sword in his hand,” Mance Rayder’s introduction and chilling threat: “I’m going to light the biggest fire the North has ever seen!” and Dany’s search for an apparently nipple-less personal army.

And after last week? Well, what can be said except that Jaime Lannister is in a bad way, and definitely “in need of a hand,” if you know what I mean.

It has been a long week indeed.

But as season three of Game of Thrones moves along at a brisk pace, finely adapting what is arguably George R.R. Martin’s most shocking and busy novel in his A Song of Ice and Fire series, tonight’s entry is expected to up the ante once again.

This isn’t The Walking Dead, where producers promise dramatic developments and character deaths only to barely deliver when comes season finale time. This is Game of Thrones. The story speaks for itself, and when insiders talk, it’s worth listening.

“And Now His Watch Is Ended” is said to contain the first “truly epic moment” of season three thus far, according to showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff. While those who have read the novels can probably guess at what’s to come, everyone else is in for a real stir.

“We always knew it was going to be one of the big ones,” Weiss said. “That was one of the scenes I remember reading it for the first time in the books and being so swept away by it. I remember thinking [that] if we could ever get this to series and we could ever get to season three, we’d actually be able to put that scene on screen.”

Expect big things from Margaery Tyrell, as well. Of her character’s arc this season, actress Natalie Dormer told TV Guide: “The Tyrells have come and arrived at King’s Landing, underestimating the situation. They think that they can control the Lannisters and can take them on. They’re going to get a nasty shock.”

She adds that Margaery is trying to figure out “what makes Joffrey tick” so that she can control him. Not for her own power, but for the good of the kingdom. Still, Dormer ominously warns: “Margaery is not safe.”

You can check out a preview for tonight’s “And Now His Watch Is Ended” below. Are you a fan of Game of Thrones?

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