Game of Thrones fans, get ready for a battle the likes of which we haven't seen since season two.
We're told the episode, called "The Watchers on the Wall," takes place entirely on the Wall. Judging by the preview, Jon (Kit Harington), Sam (John Bradley) and the rest will be facing long odds as the Wildling army approaches Castle Black.
Game of Thrones isn't just the biggest thing on HBO. It's now one of the most watched series on TV.
The fourth season of the pay cable net's crown jewel is currently averaging 18 million gross weekly viewers -- that figure, courtesy of HBO, includes first-runs, encores, HBO GO and On Demand views -- more than doubling its already formidable Sunday outings that have been holding steady around 7.2 million viewers for the past month.
For book readers, this was among the most anticipated episodes of season four, with Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) and The Mountain (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) fighting on behalf of Tyrion and Cersei, respectively.
The Television Critics Association nominations have been announced.
HBO's critically-lauded True Detective tops the nominees with four, including individual achievement in drama for Matthew McConaughey, outstanding new program, outstanding achievement in movies/miniseries and specials and program of the year.
Game of Thrones' is enjoying on of the most watched seasons in HBO history. Despite the smaller pool of a pay cable audience, the drama continues to grow, now hitting its fourth series high since its April return.
The 9 p.m. airing of Game of Thrones brought in 7.2 million viewers. That's up nearly a million viewers from the previous week and up nearly 40,000 from the previous record set two weeks ago. Game of Thrones logged 8.5 million viewers for the night, meaning a whopping 85 percent of all viewers watched the first telecast.