‘Game of Thrones’ Returns Soon: What Are You Hoping For?

It’s felt a bit like we’ve been living through one of Westeros’s infamous winters, at least when it comes to the dwindling supply of good television, so I’m looking forward to the return of Game of Thrones like a Brother of the Night’s Watch awaiting a raven of the appropriate coloring from the Citadel:

There’s not much here to see yet—Tyrion’s scar is probably the biggest change this lets us see. I understand why it would have been prohibitive to really get rid of Peter Dinklage’s nose to match up the damage Tyrion suffers during the Battle of the Blackwater in the books, but I do regret the preservation of his general handsomeness. Readers of the books may share my feelings about how that will affect our perception of events coming down the pike. For both readers and people who are only watching the show, what are you looking forward to and hoping for in season three? As a member of the former category, I have to admit I’m looking forward to seeing how the show starts to diverge from the novels, if only because I think that some of the story lines that are being changed and trimmed will give us clues about what’s going to happen in George R.R. Martin’s yet-to-be-completed novels, and which plotlines are just red herrings, and thus, for the purposes of television, dispensable.