impatiently super-patiently wait for the fifth season of “Game of Thrones” to arrive on April 12, HBO has thrown us a couple bones to whet our appetites.
Two new deleted scenes from season 4 have been released, and they both show the softer, more vulnerable side of some of our favorite characters.
The first scene takes place after Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) was forced to exile her trusted advisor, Jorah, after learning he was a former spy who fed intel about her to the king. As she looks out upon Mereen, her handmaiden, Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), tries to comfort her. However, the stone-faced Dany can only utter one command: “Never betray me.”
In the second scene, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) has just broken up with his mistress, Shae (Sibel Kekilli). As Tyrion’s sidekick, Bronn (Jerome Flynn), takes her to the ship that will send her away, he (sorta) comforts her, asking, “You didn’t really think it was forever, did you?”
It’s understandable why these two scenes were cut -- they don’t add much to the story, and it’s pretty easy to assume that both Dany and Shae are heartbroken. However, it’s also nice to see some vulnerability from both women, as well as some surprising thoughtfulness from Bronn.
Overall, both scenes are simple reminders that everybody hurts. Cue the R.E.M.