For those of you planning on binge-watching Season 3 of Game of Thrones before Season 4 starts in just a few weeks, you might want to put that marathon session on hold. HBO has released a Season 3 recap video, condensing all 10 episodes into a succinct 25 minutes, including the infamous "Red Wedding" scenes from "The Rains of Castamere" that fans still can't stop talking about, nearly one year later. Once you're done, you can also check out the full synopsis for Season 4 before the premiere episode "Two Swords" debuts Sunday, April 6 at 9 PM ET on HBO.
Encouraged by the Red Wedding slaughter in the Riverlands that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact ... but can they survive their own egos, as well as new and ongoing threats from the south, north and east? While an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army in Dragonstone, a more immediate danger comes from the south, as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing "Red Viper of Dorne," arrives at King's Landing to attend Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell, and perhaps act on an ulterior agenda. In the north, a depleted Night's Watch seems overmatched against the inexorable Wall advances of Mance Rayder's army of wildlings, which in turn is being trailed by an even more formidable foe: the undead White Walkers. As if that weren't enough, Daenerys Targaryen, accompanied by her menacing trio of dragons and army of Unsullied, is poised to liberate Meereen, the largest city in Slaver's Bay, which could ultimately provide her with enough ships to sail to Westeros and reclaim the Iron Throne.