Truth be said, the fourth season of Game of Thrones did not quite leave us with many hanging questions the way the third season did. The additional death of significant people in the Stark family aroused mixed feelings of anger, pity, and even disgust. The fourth season, however, focused mainly on mishaps in the Lannister family. The death of Geoffrey and the death of Tywin Lannister clearly depicted how luck was not on their side at that time. However, the fifth installment of the series, which was formally commissioned by HBO on the 8th of April, will answer a few questions about pressing issues in the new series which will premiere in April 2015.
For one, the entanglement between Sansa Stark and Petyr Baelish will be unveiled in season 5 of the series. In the previous series, we saw how Sansa herself was taken aback when Baelish killed Lysa Arryn in cold blood after she admittedly confessed her love for him again. To our surprise, Baelish turned to Sansa and expressed his feelings for her. He also claimed that his attraction for his mother couldn’t be better explained whenever he saw Catelyn Stark’s resemblance in Sansa’s face. Season 5 will therefore show us the progression of Baelish’s love and whether there is the hope of Baelish’s bad deeds going unnoticed.
John Snow also remains as the only Stark member to bear the torch for the fallen family and this fifth season may shed light on what his true purpose is for the family. The fourth season ended with Stannis Baratheon summoning John Snow. Apparently, Stannis wants Jon Smow to swear his allegiance to him as the rightful king, and in return, he promises to give Jon the “Stark” name and also give him the opportunity to be the Lord of Winterfell. Ultimately, this will be Jon’s key to the North. However, the question is, will Jon really succumb to this? Despite everything, Jon Snow will undoubtedly be the next commander of the Night’s Watch in the fifth season.
Arya Stark, Sansa’s shabby looking younger sister was last seen sailing on a ship going to Braavos. After the death of her family members, her heart grew cold towards anyone who she deemed as her enemy. Even though she had many reasons to kill The Hound who was her accomplice, she decided that giving him a peaceful death was not enough to cater for the wrongs he has done. The blood-thirsty Arya will thus be featured in the fifth season as a more composed character with a desire for revenge. Her actual purpose for going to Braavos is to become an assassin.
Though we’ve only looked at three major characters, there are many more that constitute the main plot such as Jaime Lannister and Margaery Tyrell, and they too could equally change the whole plot of the season. However, after the daunting episode of The Red Wedding in season 3, Game of Thrones will always remain mysterious for those who have not had the chance to read the book.