Waiting for Game of Thrones S04E08: Special edition for Dire Wolf fans
No gravy, no pie: Game of Thrones S04 has been all about the little moments... punctuated by roughly one WTF-scene per episode. What can we expect for S04E08?
Game of Thrones S04E08 is next week. Let's spend Sunday Evening together anyway.
So, have you had an Moon Door installed in your floor yet?
Okay, Dire Wolf fans, there's no new "Game of Thrones" episode this week; S04E08, "The Mountain and the Viper", will air on June 1. It's cool, though: we can catch up on what has happened so far, and wildly speculate on what will happen next. Also, I'd like to share a few random GoT-related tidbits I found knocking around the web.
(Spoiler alert if you're not up to speed on Season 4, but there are no spoilers here regarding the rest of this season's episodes.)
Let's start with the biggest moment from S04E07: the demise of Lysa Arryn.
(A dramatization, via GIFSoup)
It's always fun to see Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish get his hands dirty: I suppose one way of keeping your enemies confyoooozed is to make out with their sons' fiancees and then shove them out a trap-door. Or, you know, just change their Facebook passwords.
So Petyr killed his brand-new wife, after years of helping her knock off anyone who she perceived as standing between her and her one true love. This means that Petyr was in on the death of John Arryn (which we've pretty much known since S01), and that he basically set the "Game of Thrones" story in motion. However, Littlefinger's reach was not long enough to prevent the death of Catelyn Stark. Lulz.
I'm sorry that we won't get to see more of Kate Dickie, who took what could have been generalized-harridan and turned it into an unhinged performance made even more compelling by its own internal logic.
On to a more pressing matter: how's Robin Arryn gonna eat?
Speaking of Sansa Stark, will she now be forced to marry Petyr as a sort of consolation prize? The Vale is now his, right?
Also, considering Sansa was still married to Tyrion Lannister, I'm presuming that Petyr is presuming that Tyrion is going to die for the murder of Joffrey "Douchekayak" Baratheon (which Petyr himself facilitated): a Westeros divorce. Which is a very safe presumption on Petyr's part... or is it?
Let's get freaky
Oberyn Martell will act as Tyrion Lannister's champion in the trial by combat. This is what the inside of Oberyn's mind looks like:
Oberyn stepped up where Tyrion's brother and friend did not: to face Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane in single combat for Tyrion's life. Oberyn has his own motives, though: vengeance against the Lannisters for the rape and murder of his sister, and the murder of his sister's kids. That starts with The Mountain, who did the actual raping and murdering.
However if you stack Oberyn up next to Gregor The Mountain, does it look good for Oberyn?
At least, not unless Tyrion's fate will be decided by a "Dance Dance Revolution" tournament. Still, there's a certain logic to it:
However, have you ever seen a fair fight on "Game of Thrones"? Either way, I really want to hear Oberyn say, "My name is Oberyn Martell... you killed my sister... prepare to die."
By the way, this is the guy who plays The Mountain: