According to Empire, Marshall is already doing pre-production on the episode which will concentrate on another major battle sequence. This is almost certainly the Battle of the Wall, featuring the confrontation between Mance Rayder and the wildlings, and Jon Snow and the Night's Watch.
This is interesting news on several levels. It indicates that Jon Snow's ASoS storyline might not be completed in Season 4 (he and Sam have quite a few post-battle chapters in the book), unless they are changing the order of events (Jon becomes Lord Commander and then fights the battle). It also indicates that the show is abandoning its traditional structure of having the major climax in Episode 9 followed by a quiet, reflective season finale. Whilst we can possibly guess that Episode 9 will still have huge events in it, the battle in Episode 10 will be the biggest event of the season.
Edited by Werthead, 01 August 2013 - 04:25 AM.