What do the 'Game of Thrones' Promo Photos for 'Breaker of Chains' Tell Us About Purple Wedding Aftermath?
After last week's dramatic Game of Thrones episode, we have no idea what's in store for us this week: but we can make some guesses. Bustle was sent photos from the upcoming episode "Breaker of Chains" so obviously we're going to analyze the crap out of them to tide us over until this weekend. Click through to see the pics and learn what they might tell us about the characters' fates.
Shireen is Upset
While fans cheered for Joffrey’s death, the show’s characters are a lot less happy. It’s hard to tell from this image exactly what’s in store for Shireen, but whatever it is she isn’t happy about it. Perhaps something happens with the tension between Stannis and Davos. Or maybe she’s just annoyed at having to spend time with Melisandre. But she’s doing some reading so maybe she’s going to find a solution for what’s making her upset. Maybe she’ll find a loophole to this whole burning of infidels to cleanse their soul thing.
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Podrick's Not Happy
You can tell this next episode isn’t going to be a joyful one for Podrick, but he looks like he’s trying to be stoic about it. With Tyrion blamed for Joffrey’s death, Podrick could perhaps take the fall for Tyrion and act like it was him who poisoned Joffrey instead. That could be why he looks upset, but resolute in this picture.
Arya is Feeling Lonely
The promo for next week states that the Hound will give Arya another life lesson. Clearly her hatred of the Hound is continuing because here she looks upset. But not angry, just sad. I don’t think there’s any more murder on the horizon for Arya, but she’ll probably be mopey through the next episode. The fact that she’s alone may indicate she has finally escaped (she did manage to get a horse) and is now left pondering where to go or what to do now that she can control her own destiny.
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Dany is Summoning Strength Before Battle
She’ll need all the help she can get if she’s going into battle dressed like that. No armor at all? Perhaps here she is wondering if she’s making the right decision. Or maybe she’s just trying to ignore captain Daario Naharis. This could be an episode about lovers quarreling and have nothing to do with the battle at all.
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Tormund is on the Run
He looks to be running either towards or away something, probably Castle Black after his skirmish with the traitorous Jon Snow. His drawn weapon makes me suspect he is running to attack something or someone. Or maybe he’s going to join in this war Dany seems to think she’s leading.
Margaery has a Plan
In the aftermath of her sabotaged wedding, Margaery is looking like she’s up to something. The promo for the new episode showed us she was pissed that she missed out on her chance to be queen, and now this evil look is making me think she’s going to devise another way to get the throne. Or perhaps it was she who poisoned Joffrey. Either way she’s def up to something and we can’t wait to find out what it is.
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