The finale of the Game of Thrones Season 4 which airs next week (June 15), promises to be the show's 'best episode ever'- not that fans are expecting anything less.
Last Sunday's episode featured - what is being reported as the biggest battle shown on television ever - The Battle of Castleblack. Following the series' regular trend, one would expect an explosive and shocking penultimate episode followed by a relatively quieter finale that paves the way for the next season. But looks like the makers have something else in mind this time around.
Titled 'The Children', the tenth episode of the fourth season will break a narrative pattern that's been set by the show in previous years, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Expect The Children to check in with all the key characters and for some major drama to unfold," states the report.
"It's the best finale we've ever done, bar none," GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss said in a statement.
"The performances from our cast, the direction from Alex Graves, the VFX work, the new [music] cues from Ramin Djawadi—all of it came together in perhaps the finest hour we've produced. We're immensely proud of 'The Children.' And a little intimidated by the episode, because now we have to get back to the business of season five and figure out a way to top it."
One of the many highlights of the upcoming episode will be the fate of Tyrion Lannister, who was sentenced to death at the conclusion of Episode 8 'The Mountain and the Viper. Will the cunning Lannister get to keep his head a little while longer or is another shocking death in store for fans?
The EW report also speculates that the episode will reveal some key details involving Jon Snow, Arya Stark and a surprise move by Dragon Queen Daenerys.
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 10 'The Children' will be a longer-than-usual episode with a runtime of 66 minutes.