Game Of Thrones: Episode 1 Of Season 5 – Sneak Peek & Tease #GoTNOWTV
A year’s a long time to wait but my oh my wasn’t it worth the wait. If you’re suffering from Thrones withdrawal then don’t forget to join the March marathon on Now TV and catch up a season per weekend.
For season 5 as BRWC learnt at the World Premiere on Wednesday 18 March is all about flashbacks, unholy alliances, religious fanaticism, power and dragons. We watched an exclusive viewing of the first episode called “The War To Come”. Are you ready to be teased with a few spoilers thrown in – if not stop reading right now!
“Men of taken have a part to play in the war to come to ensure power doesn’t prey on the powerless” so says Varys trying to convince someone to join with him. Who does the keeper of peace want to sit on the Iron Throne and be the one true king? Is king gender neutral – quite possibly – given that Varys is a eunuch a person’s sexual organs are of little importance! Yet, we also saw two kings and someone who might well be the one true king in the castle in episode one. Then someone lit a fire and just how many kings remained afterwards- you’ll have to watch when season 5 returns on 13 April 2015.
“A dragon queen without dragons is no queen” so says someone close to Daeneyrs. Just where are those dragons and does Daenerys finally manage to control them? She wasn’t doing so well at the end of Season 4 with her dragon children in fiery disobedient form.
Death hung heavy in the air in episode 1 and true to form the writers provided death in two forms and I know which one I’d have preferred. One notable character met their death in a shocking way but just who was it?
In order to know where you’re going sometimes you have to look back. Flashbacks is the watch word of season 5. What do we learn of Cersei and her love of Jaime and will it reach new heights given that their father is now dead, possibly. Although Cersei is a dark horse in more ways than one. Jaime may not have been the original family member she slept with…oh I’ve said too much. Also, spotted on the red carpet at Wednesday night’s world premiere was Mark Addy. He slipped in hardly unnoticed except by BRWC and some other eagle eyed watchers and I wonder just how he shows up in season 5.
New characters were introduced: the mysterious Sparrows religious sect with the High Sparrow played by Jonathan Pryce and the vengeful Sons of the Harpies.
What of the Lannister girls? What of them indeed you’ll have to tune in to find out.
The writers didn’t disappoint and for some episode 1 will feel less exciting that the finale of season 4 and so it should. It would be worse if it peaked too soon. No this was a slow, laconic episode with powerful imagery and comic moments. Plenty of markers were placed in the sand but which ones are to believed and which are just ingenious red herrings – roll on 13 April is all I can say.
As from 13 April 2015 at 9pm my new phrase will be: Thrones on and Phones off.
As well as every episode of Game of Thrones, NOW TV offers no contract access to the best in movies, sports, and entertainment. Whether you want to dip in and catch up on the latest shows, watch your favourite Sports team or entertain the family over the holidays, the NOW TV Passes put great entertainment at your fingertips – just like magic. Simply put: NOW TV gives you the TV you really want, without any of the stuff you don’t.
In the run up to the launch of Season 5, NOW TV will be celebrating each Season by watching one per week before Season 5 airs on 13th April. So whether you’re a fan already or have never seen the show, there’s still time to catch up on the show that everyone will be talking about come April. Join NOW TV on the sofa from 10am each Saturday and midday each Sunday and make sure to follow @NOWTV, they’ll be giving away prizes each day. And to make the weekend of marathon Game of Thrones watching more bearable, NOW TV have given us x5 catch up kits to give away which include NOW TV Entertainment month passes, Game of Thrones official merchandise, a mug and snacks galore!
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