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Game of Thrones S04E04 recap and review: 'Oathkeeper'

Game of Thrones is back with 'Oathkeeper'. Is there room for love in a kingdom of lies and murder? What about cats? This is the recap and review of S04E04.

Daenerys Targaryen: Catch up with Team Dragon Mama in this week's Game of Thrones recap. This is S04E04, 'Oathkeeper'.

Game of Thrones S04E04: 'Oathkeeper' recap

Welcome back, Dire Wolf fans! Here you’ll find the recap and review for “Game of Thrones” S04E04, titled “Oathkeeper". As always, spoiler alert.

So Sandor "The Hound" Clegane is turning the ransom of Arya Stark into "Grand Theft Auto: Westeros" with all his violent side-missions. Jaime Lannister has gotten back in the villainy business. Daario the Lothario is pissing about in the desert as Team Dragon Mama reaches Mereen.

Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand are... well, probably having a sevensome right around now.

Ellaria Sand and Oberyn Martell

Wildling Team Six is approaching Castle Black: will Crow be on this evening's menu?

Okay, let's get into it.

You say you want a revolution

She3PO is giving Grey Worm an English reading lesson, giving us some backstory in the process.

She was abducted into slavery when she was five years old. At some subsequent point, she became an ESL teacher, I guess.


Grey Worm (who's clearly hot for teacher) insists that he has no intention of returning to his own home (the idyllic-sounding Summer Isles): he only wants revenge on his former masters.

Daenerys Targaryen pops into the tent; Grey Worm tells her, "Missandei is a teacher good." That's actually bad not, since he's only been studying English for 11 seconds. Khaleesi needs him for his primary purpose, though: badassery.

Grey Worm leads a small strike team, disguised as slaves, to a sewer grate near the walls of Mereen. Team Dragon Mama busts in, fires up a few torches, and makes for the slave quarters.

The slaves are debating whether or not Daenerys is the real deal. A younger slave is like, "She defeated that guy who was pissing all over the place!" Some of the older dudes are all, "Nah, slave revolts always end with us dead." Then Grey Worm make a casually awesome entrance. GW is all, "Let me introduce myself. My name is Grey Worm. I was a slave in Astapor, where they cut off my jank. Now I roll with... waitforit... Team Dragon Mama. Recognize."

Grey Worm

He drops a sack of weapons and the slaves tool up. It's on like Donkey Kong.

As dawn breaks, A slave master sees some crude-but-effective graffiti on a wall:

He's like, ಠ_ಠ. Then he sees the giant harpy statue in the middle of the city has been defaced, and then he's like, O_o. A bunch of armed slaves surround him and his bodyguards, and now he's like, >_<.

The slaves rush him, and then he's like, x_x.

... And that's how Team Dragon Mama takes Mereen. Dani is set to administer some justice to the masters who nailed all those kids to crosses along the road. Ser Berristan Selmy urges her to show mercy now that she's the Queen of Mereen. Khaleesi is having none of it, though. She's thinking of a punishment that rhymes with... caboosifiction.

Khaleesi's justice

So it's like that.


Give the man a hand

Jaime Lannister and Bronn are sparring on the not-so-secret fuck-dock. Jaime is getting a lot better with his left hand, battling Bronn to a standstill. Bronn then grins, yanks off Jaime's prosthesis, and slaps him across the face with his own hand.

Jaime Lannister

After raping his sister over their son's corpse, Jaime kinda had it coming, you know, karmically speaking. "That," smirks Bronn, "wuz me knockin' yer ass to the dirt wit' yer own 'and!" They then discuss the A-story of the season so far: who killed Joffrey Baratheon? Bronn doesn't believe Tyrion Lannister is guilty: "He hated the little twat, sure, but who didn't?" Jaime says nothing, because... Joffrey.

Bronn reminds Jaime that Tyrion always saw his big bro as his protector: "Are ye gon' to go fight for him now?"

The Kingslayer Bros.

Jaime visits Tyrion in his shitty cell, reminding Tyrion that his own living conditions were even shittier when he was a prisoner of the Starks. Tyrion's mood remains unlifted.

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