Theon helps Ramsay seize Moat Cailin. The wildlings attack Mole's Town. Sansa comes up with a story to protect Lord Baelish. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Oberyn Martell faces Gregor Clegane, the Mountain.
Theon Greyjoy is sent by Ramsey to Moat Cailin to convince an ironborn garrison to surrender, promising that they will return to their land. The Wildlings slaughter Mole's Town but Ygritte spares Gilly and her baby. When Sam hears the news in Castle Black, he becomes worried with Gilly, but his friends comfort. A boy gives a scroll to Barristan with the pardon of Jorah signed by Robert Baratheon and Daenerys expels him from the city. Littlefinger is explaining the death of his wife Lysa to a court and Sansa is asked to testify as a witness, and she lies to protect him. Oberyn fights against the Mountain and wants him to confess that he raped and killed his sister Elia Martell.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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When Oberyn begins twirling, the Mountain stands in the center of the arena with his sword pointing directly at the ground, both arms on the weapon. In the next shot, his sword is pointing forwards. In the next shot, the sword has returned to its original downwards position. See more »
There's been a lot of epic episodes in season 4, but this one takes the cake. Some viewers have expressed being turned off by the violence, but time for them to wake up, this is exactly like it happens in the book. And I for one applaud it when the show copies the book word for word, scene by scene. The final show down in this episode is exactly as it is written on the page. They speak the exact same dialog from the book too. And yes, it is shocking, yes it is violent, welcome to Game of Thrones. It's when the show departs from the book, that the quality lowers. There's been a fair few moments like that in this season. But not this episode. Good for them for not trimming any of the violence as it was in the book. It needs to be this shocking for it to work. That is what makes the scene great.
There's also some incredibly good dialogs, and foreshadowing of future events in this episode. Like Arya's discussion with the Hound about the use of poison, or Littlefinger's remark how some people die on their chamberpot. The book readers are more likely to pick up on these subtle nods to things that are still to come. There's even some early foreshadowing by Prince Oberyn himself before the fight starts. It's just a very clever episode. And we still have two more epic episodes to come before this season is over.
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