The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

The Mountain and the Viper – Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 8

This season’s most awaited face off is FINALLY HERE! I’m excited because I know it’s gonna be awesome but I’m also dreading it because I already know what’s going to happen. #RedWeddingagain It’ll be more heartbreaking on TV, I’m sure 😦 But let’s get this out of the way and talk about the awesomeness that is the Red Viper of Dorne.

“You killed her! You raped her!”

Love is a constant showcase in Game of Thrones with dynamic facets of it shown every week. This time, we’re shown just how much a brother can love his sister and avenge her unjust death. Oberyn Martell is the bearer of that love. Even after almost 15 years, he still wants revenge on Elia’s rapist and murderer. Hers was a TRULY gruesome death, even if it’s not on the show.

We keep rooting for Oberyn because we want retribution for the Targaryen babies and for the innocent Elia. But hey, this is Game of Thrones. George R.R. Martin lives on the tears of his fans, laughing in his home and thinking, “Oh you like Oberyn eh? Lemme see what I can do…” 

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

Just when we thought a formidable warrior and an intimidating foreign Prince can see justice return to Kings Landing, his head gets squashed like an overripe tomato. #wearahelmet Also, Ellaria Sand’s wild scream? Perfect!

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

Let us have a moment of silence for the Red Viper of Dorne… #crickets #crickets

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

Hello, Ramsay Bolton

Nope, not really. Bye.

In return for sacking Moat Cailin, with the addition of skinned Ironborn, Roose Bolton legitimizes Ramsay as his son and heir. It’s also the first time, I think, that the true vastness of the North is TRULY showcased, proving just how huge the Starks’ scope was.

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

Now, it belongs to the Boltons. In a very sad panoramic view, we see House Bolton’s banners raised high whilst parading toward Winterfell. #feels 😦

First Betrayal

In the House of the Undying, it was prophesied that Daenerys would be betrayed three times, one for love, one for gold, one for blood. In this episode, we see her get her first taste of betrayal from none other than her Big Bear, Jorah Mormont.

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4
she was like, “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US!”

Just when he was starting to cosy up to her as her most valued general and trusted friend, she finds out that he’d been spying against her from the beginning. If I were her, I should have just used that to my advantage and have Jorah give false info to Varys in Kings Landing. You know, make him a double agent Alias-style. But yeah, I’m not the Mother of Dragons so…

Sansa is on board, y’all!

She’s long been a pawn in this wicked wicked game for the Iron Throne. Can you imagine your first childhood crush and first kiss turning out to be a major douche who loves to torture you for fun, who threatened to rape you, who had his sworn guards beat you, who had your father beheaded, who celebrated and jumped for joy when your family was betrayed and murdered in cold blood? Yep, Sansa should SERIOUSLY have trust issues by now.

It seems she’s learning. Seeing Littlefinger’s creepy obsession with her (can you murder a king through a clever conspiracy of traitors if you weren’t obsessed with a girl?), she’s using it to her advantage by finally flipping the cards in her direction. #notsureifiusedthetermright Her outright manipulation of the Lords of the Eyrie proved that. She’s no longer willing to be a pawn in the game, she has become a playa! 🙂

The Mountain and the Viper Game of Thrones season 4

Next week…

What will happen to Tyrion now that his champion, Oberyn “The Red Viper” Martell, has been squashed like ripe orange pulp by none other than The Mountain? Where will Ser Jorah Mormont end in exile? What happens to Sansa now that she’s “seemingly” teamed up with creepy Petyr?

Let’s find out next week in “The Watchers on the Wall” 😀

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