Game of Thrones Spoilers: Old Friends, Bold Plans, New Champions

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WARNING: Game of Thrones spoilers ahead.

HBO has released the titles and official descriptions for the opening quartet of Game of Thrones Season 4 episodes.

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Looking a more in-depth glance at what lies ahead? Consider yourself spoiler warned and read on...

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 1, "Two Swords" (April 6): Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon Snow finds himself unwelcome. Dany is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old friend.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2, "The Lion and the Rose" (April 13): Tyrion lends Jaime a hand. Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos. Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 3, "Breaker of Chains" (April 20): ) Tyrion ponders his options. Tywin extends an olive branch. Sam realizes Castle Black isn't safe and Jon proposes a bold plan. The Hound teaches Arya the way things are. Dany chooses her champion.

Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4, "Oathkeeper" (April 27): Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne with his honor. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen, Meera and Hodor stumble on shelter.

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 1 Quotes

Jaime: I suppose you want the sword back.
Tywin: Keep it. A one handed man with no family needs all the help he can get.

Tywin: The war is over, the king is safe.
Jaime: The king is never safe.