Game of Thrones season five: Characters to cross paths for the first time

The following story comes from news.com.au :

IN GAME of Thrones’ fifth season, characters who were previously in completely different parts of the world will meet each other for the first time.

That information comes courtesy of Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy. Speaking to Digital Trends, Allen also hinted at the future of his own character.

“I can tell you that there will be characters crossing paths and interacting — especially in my storyline — who have never met, or have had just minute amounts of screentime together,” he said.

“The running theme of season five is that you get so many different characters who were in different parts of the world crossing paths with each other.”

Allen might have revealed something about Tyrion’s fate. Source: Supplied

Allen might have revealed something about Tyrion’s fate. Source: Supplied

So, who will be meeting whom? We can make educated guesses. For instance, at the end of season four, Tyrion hopped onto a ship, which was presumably heading across the Narrow Sea. A teaser for the next season showed him in conversation with Varys:

Varys: “The Seven Kingdoms need a ruler loved by millions, with a powerful army and the right family name.”
Tyrion: “Good luck finding him.”
Varys: “Who said anything about him?”

The strong suggestion here is that Tyrion’s path will intersect with that of Daenerys, who happens to be the only female candidate for the Iron Throne.

Allen specifically mentioned his own story arc, though. We’ve already seen Stannis show up to save Jon’s skin at The Wall. Perhaps he’ll head south and run into Theon.

Theon with his new best friend. Source: Supplied

Theon with his new best friend. Source: Supplied

Of course, it must be said that Theon isn’t really Theon anymore. Instead, he’s a mindless, castrated slave called Reek. But is there a way back for him?

“Theon may be returning at some point,” Allen said. “For me, the real start of it is when he finds out about Robb Stark’s death. There’s a part of his brain that’s been inactive that maybe gets reactivated by the news.

“It was intense doing that scene.”

Hopefully, if Theon returns to sanity, he’ll be less of a bastard. Source: Supplied

Hopefully, if Theon returns to sanity, he’ll be less of a bastard. Source: Supplied

But can Theon ever really be Theon without his “favourite toy”?

“I was speaking to David and Dan about that part of his anatomy being lost, and how appropriate and relevant that was to the character of Theon,” Allen said.

“It’s a big part of his identity, you know? Before that, he had an identity crisis — wanting to be loyal to the Greyjoys, and also wanting to do the deed that Robb Stark wanted him to do. But he was quickly turned by his family.

“So his only point of authority, really, was in the bedroom. He does start trying to make his own decisions, but he messes up.
“Now he’s being punished for his sins, strapped to the cross.”

Fun times.

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