Tonight’s premiere episode of the fourth season for Game of Thrones got right into things straight away, giving us meaning to the title of the episode in short time. Seconds into the episode, we saw the two swords being forged right in front of Tywin Lannister, soothing that is both symbolic and telling about what is in store for this upcoming season of the show.
It’s been very clear from the start that Tywin Lanninster is the true king of the Seven Kingdoms, albeit he’s not the recognized king. Joffrey may be a douche that everyone hates, but we saw with the Red Wedding last season that Tywin isn’t afraid to get his dirty work done and have others take the blame for the fallout.
That’s the case it seems here as the forging of the two swords is just the start of some bad news coming from Tywin Lannister this season.