This is a post about the HBO series Game of Thrones.
There will be spoilers. In fact from here on in we’re knee deep, soon to be wading in spoiler waters.
In fact, I feel the need to bring back this old friend to warn you, in case you scroll down and find yourself thoroughly spoiled.
Doing the press for his new movie, Dracula Untold, recently Mr. Charles Dance was asked, inevitably, about the grisly demise of his character of Game of Throne, Tywin Lannister. In case you haven’t seen the final show (why are you reading? Didn’t you see our Stark warning above?) the head of the Lannister family, played with bastardly grace by Dance, was shot full of crossbow bolts at the close of last season. Fan favourite Tyrion was the man responsible and while the show hinted at the cataclysmic fallout in the final moments of the episode it truly marks a turning point in the fortunes of many of our favourite (and hated) characters.
In this video from MTV Dance rolls out the usual spoiler warning before telling us that we’ve “not seen the last of Tywin Lannister”. That’s not to say that he recovers from Tyrion’s attack (he really is most sincerely dead), and it could mean flashbacks (there’s a particularly popular flashback in the books which I won’t spoil here), or it could mean that he’s in one scene lying dead while people flock around crying.
Or, as we know from the show’s recent history, something else may be afoot…
Book readers will know to what I’m alluding, it’s no secret that George R. R. Martin has hinted that as the pace of the show continues they will catch up, and possibly go into future storylines not yet published.
Speculation trousers on then…