“Game of Thrones” has finally released the titles for the first 4 episodes of season 4. As fans know, this can be very revealing when it comes to what the episodes will be about. On March 3, Zap 2 It shared the list of titles and some speculation on what they are probably about.
Looking back, it is easy to see how the titles give strong clues to content of the episode. For example, the title “Baelor” had to do with the statue young Arya hid behind when her father was beheaded in season 1. Last season, the “Rains of Castamere” was the song playing at the celebratory feast when the Stark family was butchered during the Red Wedding.
So with that in mind, here are the 4 titles and what they most likely have to do with. There are season 4 spoilers ahead so don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Episode 4X01 “Two Swords (running time 58 minutes)probably has to do with the imagery revealed in the HBO special, "Game of Thrones Ice and Fire: A Foreshadowing." It also probably ties into some metaphoric significance we’ll see in later episodes.
Episode 4X02 "The Lion and the Flower" (running time 52 minutes) – Lions typically refer to kings and in this case, it’s Joffrey. The flower is Margaery Tyrell, his fiancé. Everyone already knows they are getting married this season so that’s likely what this episode is about.
Episode 4X03 "Breaker of Chains" (running time 56 minutes) - This nut is a bit tougher to crack. Since Daenerys has been traversing the globe freeing slaves and cities, it could focus on her. We do know she has a bigger role this season so it would seem fitting to center the episode on her.
Episode 4X04 "Oathkeeper" (running time 54 minutes) - This title could have two meanings and readers of the books will know at least one of them. One might tie in with episode 1 while the other might have something to do with the Night’s Watch oath broken by Jon Snow during season 3.
"Game of Thrones" season 4 premieres Sunday, April 6 on HBO.