The fourth season of HBO's Game of Thrones
has come to an end with record high ratings and lots of action. There
was a lot of death and new adventures for the characters. It's a long
wait until the fifth season in 2015.
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What will come next? If you've read the books (more specifically the fourth and fifth ones, A Feast for Crows
and A Dance with Dragons
), you may already know. But I haven't, I'm still a book virgin, so here are five things I'd like to see when Game of Thrones
returns for season 5.Arya + Tyrion
Season 4 ended with Arya and Tyrion setting sail, both presumably to the Free Cities across the Narrow Sea. It would be great if the two somehow crossed paths as I imagine they'd have a lot to talk about. She may hate Lannisters, but the news that Tyrion killed his own dad, Tywin, might make her soften up to her brother-in-law (Sansa could also be a topic of conversation).
I could easily envision a scene of Arya begging Tyrion to tell the story of Joffrey's death in vivid detail. It also helps that they are the two people in the Seven Kingdoms who hate Cersei the most. If they joined forces, they might be unstoppable.What Happened to Gendry?
At the end of season 3, Davos Seaworth put King Robert's bastard blacksmith son on a rowboat and told him to sail away. He was completely absent from season 4 and we have no idea what became of him, so let's hope he resurfaces somewhere.Something for Dany
Daenerys has been kind of dull for the past two seasons. In season 4 she took Meereen, slept with Daario, fired Jorah and chained her dragons. That's it. Grey Worm had more character development than her, so Game of Thrones
either needs to give Dany something exciting to do or just have her disappear for a season or two until she's ready to come to King's Landing to fight for the Iron Throne.The White Walkers
Since the big reveal of the White Walkers marching in the North at the end of season 2 and the start of season 3, the mysterious creatures have only appeared twice in the past 19 episodes. Samwell killed one in season 3 and a White Walker took Craster's last son to a creepy place where it was put on an altar in season 4. These brief glimpses of the White Walkers aren't nearly enough, and the show needs to pick it up if they're ever going to be a real threat.More Ser Pounce
One of the most surprising breakout stars of season 4 was Ser Pounce, King Tommen's pet cat. Though only in one scene, the adorable kitty stole the show, even trending on Twitter. I hope there's more of him, because amid all of the violence, we need some cute kitten action.
What do you hope to see in Game of Thrones s
eason 5? And as always, please try to avoid book spoilers in the comment section.(Image courtesy of HBO)