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Major spoilers ahead! Game of Thrones Season 4 is shaping up to be the most intense so far. What could be worse than The Red Wedding, you ask? The Red Wedding was just the beginning.

Tyrion and Shae in Game of Thrones Season 4

Judging by the books, Season 4 of Game of Thrones is about to mix things up in Westeros yet again. Kings will fall. Enemies will become allies. Most importantly, there will be dragons. And lots of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) being awesome.

Of course, we understand if you don't want to wait until the Season 4 premiere to find out what's next. Luckily, we have the books, specifically A Song of Ice and Fire, to turn to for answers. So far, the television show has stayed true to the major plot points in the books. If that holds true into Season 4, there are going to be quite a few noteworthy events that just might make The Red Wedding a distant memory.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not, we repeat, do not continue reading unless you want major, tear-jerking, mind-blowing spoilers for Game of Thrones Season 4. We spill on key plot points below based on the events of the books.

1. Joffrey will die

Yes, that's right. The little devil will finally get what's coming to him, on his wedding day no less. Following his nuptials with Margaery, the young king will be poisoned. Tyrion will be blamed for the murder, but is he really guilty? He certainly has motive.

2. Shae will betray Tyrion

Cersei (Lena Headey) will get her hands on Tyrion's love, Shae, and use her against him for all she's worth. Upon threat of death, Shae will testify against Tyrion making him look all the more guilty in Joffrey's murder. This is the most gut-wrenching scene because it plays on all of Tyrion's insecurities. Think Shakespeare's tragedies and you'll begin to grasp the absolute devastation of this betrayal.

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3. Sansa will escape King's Landing

With the help of Littlefinger, Sansa will flee to the Vale where her Aunt Lysa Arryn resides. If you'll remember, she's the crazy one that is protected because she lives so high above ground on a mountain top. She has an even crazier son and tried to shove Tyrion through a hole in her floor, which would have seen him dropping thousands of feet to his death. Needless to say, Sansa still isn't exactly safe at the Vale either. Especially because Littlefinger will be joining her there and thinks Sansa looks a lot like Catelyn, who was his flame back in the day.

4. Jamie will become the good guy

Well, he'll kind of become the good guy, at least.There's still that whole "family duty" nonsense that will hang over his head. When he returns to King's Landing, he won't want to be a part of Cersei's games anymore. His time fighting for his life has given him new perspective. And, of course, there's Brienne. Those two will become friends of a sort, and she definitely helps him see things differently too.

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5. Catelyn will return from the dead

This is the biggest and most unexpected shocker of all. Remember how Beric Dondarrion explained that he could be brought back to life? Well, he does his spell-thing on Cat's body, giving up his life for hers. She takes over the Brotherhood Without Banners and goes on a revenge rampage against the Lannisters and the Freys. This is the plot point we're most unsure whether the show will be continuing. Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn, has said that her contract on the show expired after Season 3, and we won't be seeing her again. Could she just be trying to mislead viewers?

Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on HBO on April 6.

Images courtesy of HBO


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Comments on "Gasp-worthy Game of Thrones Season 4 spoilers from the books"

Dr. T March 16, 2014 | 2:55 PM

A comment that Joffrey made to his future wife while showing her the wonder of the Iron Throne room really seemed a portend of future events. He mentioned, with a smirk: "The dragon killed and ate him in front of everyone". Somehow, with the Dragons on the loose, I envision a gleaming in gold Joffrey suffering the same fate... It would be Devine revenge.

alex February 18, 2014 | 7:27 AM

I HAVE TO buy the books

sandy February 09, 2014 | 6:51 PM

I red all the 5 books and there are two different storylines I hope they would change but cannot. Jon Snow and ygritte stay together somehow. In the book he does not behead her. I would love the Brienne and Jamie storyline will turn more than respect and to love Wikipedia has all the books storylines of all four series.

laila February 09, 2014 | 11:14 AM

Omg I don't want joffrey to die! I mean he's bad and all that but :(

deb February 06, 2014 | 4:39 PM

I read somewhere that Tyrion walks in on Shae and his father in bed together. wouldn't surprise me. I really don't like her character, and I haven't read the books.

Morgan February 06, 2014 | 7:12 AM

The fact that it happens in the books doesn't mean it's going to happen the same way in the show. I guarantee you Shae won't betray Tyrion in the show, nor will they have Tyrion kill her, as it happened in the books. Tywin will find out about Shae, have her hanged, and that's why Tyrion will kill Tywin. I guarantee it. None of the show viewers know or care about Tysha the way the book readers do. They care about Shae (unlike the book readers). It will be her death that prompts Tyrion's revolt against his father. Not to mention it'd be completely out of character for the Shae that the HBO version has portrayed. It's pretty obvious she'd never betray Tyrion.

Nabia Zafar February 05, 2014 | 11:38 AM

Tywin should die in this season too. They can't drag it all the way to 5th season now.

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