Did you think that, after the horror of the Red Wedding, we might get a break from tragedy in season four of Game of Thrones?
Hah, says Kit Harington. You know nothing, Jon Snow.
In an interview with Access Hollywood the actor, who plays Jon Snow, had something to say about the upcoming season that should make fans’ blood run cold:
“It doesn’t get any easier this season… More deaths this season than any other! I can’t tell you who dies. You’d think they’d tone the deaths down, but they don’t. They’ve realized that’s a successful option, so they’re just killing more people than we’ve ever killed.”
That makes me think of a blood-spattered George R.R. Martin in a crowd of his Game of Thrones characters, wielding a scythe and cutting people down willy-nilly. It’s not far from the truth, metaphorically speaking. Book readers will know who’s probably going to get the axe next season, depending on where they cut the story off, and trust me when I say there’s one scene in particular where I’m going to be obsessively watching peoples’ reactions Twitter and Tumblr.
Good luck emotionally preparing yourself for that one.