Season 4, Episode 7 (entitled Mockingbird) of HBO’s Game of Thrones turned out to be just as delicious an episode as last weeks! Now before I get to my two fave storylines for this episode, let me fill you in on what else went down…
Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann) continue on their journey, but hey, we really don’t think Arya still means to kill the Hound any more, no matter how scary she tries to be. This tentative new relationship is bought out into the light when they come across some ruffians from Arya’s past. Arya goes on to kill one of them with Needleand the Hound gets bitten by another. Arya tries to tend to the Hound’s wounds and we all then realise they could very well end up being besties.
Melisandre (Carice van Houten) andJon Snow (Kit Harrington) both make cameo appearances – albeit not together – and not much is done at all to advance either of their story lines. Although, Game of Boobies fans would be happy with Melisandre’s attire this week…
Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Pod (Daniel Portman) make a chance meeting with Hot Pie (Ben Hawkey). It seems another blast from Arya’s past is in store. So now they know where Arya was last spotted. And, as for Sansa, they figure she’ll be at the Eyrie with her aunt.
This leads very nicely into my first favorite story line of Episode 7: Sansa vs. Lysa (or How to Scrag Fight 101).
We all know Lysa (Kate Dickie) is batshit crazy – ditto for her mollycoddled son,Robin (Lino Facioli). So when Sansa slaps that little shit right across his delicate face, we all know what has just hit the fan!Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) tries to sort out the mess – by KISSING SANSA. Yeah, seems he’ll jump anyone one reminiscent of his one true love, Catelyn (Michelle Fairley). But more on that later…
So, this only leaves us with Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) storyline left. And, boy oh boy, what a goodie it is!
Yeah, this guy is fucking HUGE! So, to make matter worse, all the people Tyrion picks as champion decline. Like that’s no surprise, did I mention how big The Mountain is? Jaime’s (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) out, thenBronn (Jerome Flynn)
gets bought out by Cersei politely refuses and poor Tyrion is starting to shit bricks.
When Oberyn (Pedro Pascall) walks in, we all think it’s just to take the piss out of the imp – and it sounds that way too when he begins to regale us with a story of his very first sighting of the Tyrion – as a baby. It turns out that Oberyn has had Cersei pegged as a bitch since then and was a little disappointed that Tyrion wasn’t the monster she had portrayed her baby brother as.
I can’t believe how much I was just enthralled with this section of Episode 7. I could have sat and watched Pedro Pascall and Peter Dinklage act for HOURS. When Tyrion cried I just wanted to jump through that TV set and rip off Cersei’s rotten head for him!
After all the brilliant acting is over, it seems Tyrion has an unlikely champion in Oberyn – especially since he also has revenge on the agenda. After this scene, I am also pretty sure Tyrion has an unlikely ally in Oberyn as well.
So, back to the Eyrie we go!
It seems Lysa witnessed Littlefinger kissing Sansa and, as a result, it all goes to the shit heap fairly quickly after that. As she talks to Sansa and peers down into the vast ground below through her Moon Door, you just know it’s all about to go pear shaped – it’s just a matter of who will learn to fly first!
Turns out it was Lysa.
Seems Littlefinger can be a bigger cunt than even we thought after he professes that he only ever loved Catelyn and then pushes that crazy bitch right through the Moon Door!
*high fives Littlefinger*
This was completely not what I expected. Of course, Sansa is completely screwed now – she should have listened when we all said run last week!
What were your fave parts of Episode 7? Let me know in the comments below.
You can read my Episode 8 recap here.
Below is the sneak peek for Season 4, Episode 8 (entitled – appropriately – The Mountain and the Viper) of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Who do you think will win?
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