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Game of Thrones fans, are you still reeling from the final events of last week's episode? After the Red Wedding, can things possibly get any worse for the Stark family? With just one episode of Season 3 remaining -- the finale airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO -- will the producers try to top all that blood-tinged marriage drama? The show's history tells us not to expect anything quite so shocking as the season wraps up. Remember Season 1, when they killed off the freaking star of the show?
That happened in the penultimate episode. Game of Thrones likes to reshuffle the cards at moments when we're least expecting it. As for the Season 3 finale, we have the trailer, at least:
And [SPOILER ALERT] director David Nutter has offered up the general parameters of the last episode: "It's the other families relating to Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and Catelyn's (Michelle Fairley) death," he told The Huffington Post. But who exactly will emerge to take vengeance? And will they spare Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), for whom we can't help but have a soft spot?
Right. Thanks for nothing. With no one to prophecy the future (except maybe those people who have read the books), let's just declare what we hope will happen in the finale:
Cersei (Lena Headey) will find her backbone and take down Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) herself. He is, after all, a monster of her own making. Perhaps she could knock him out, then put a sword through his eye? (Is that too mean?)
Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) will finally reach his destination. Is it just us, or has he been traveling for, like, eight seasons now? Just get there already!
Sansa (Sophie Turner) will warm up to her new husband, Tyrion. Signs do point to yes on that one.
And please, you cold and capricious Game of Thrones gods, whatever you do ...
... just grant us this: One last scene with a shirtless Jon Snow (Kit Harrington). How about you just let us watch him breathe?
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