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Tyrion tries to find a champion. Daenerys sleeps with Daario. The Hound becomes wounded. Jon's advice is ignored at Castle Black. Brienne and Podrick receive a tip on Arya's whereabouts.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jon Snow
Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Jorah Mormont


Having demanded a trial by combat, Tyrion must now find someone to fight for him. Jaime would gladly do it but admits that he cannot wield a sword effectively with his left hand. Bronn, who has fought for him once before, has accepted the Queen Regent's offer of an arranged marriage with a noblewoman and so is not available. Tyrion finds a champion in someone unexpected. Brienne and Pod stop at an inn and meet Arya's old friend, Hotpie, who tells them she's alive and probably heading to the Eyrie. Daenerys takes Daario into her bed but seeks advice on ruling from her most trusted source. At the Eyrie, Peter Baelish has shocking news for both Sansa and his wife Lysa. Written by garykmcd

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18 May 2014 (USA)  »


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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


Tyrion cynically mentions that Bronn (Jerome Flynn) and Cersei (Lena Headey) deserve each other. Prior to the series, Flynn and Headey had been in an actual relationship. It reportedly ended on such bad terms, that each has a clause in their contract stipulating that they never have to share a scene or a set. Their respective characters have met in the books, but never in the series for that reason. See more »


Alliser Thorne claimed that the tunnel door is made from cold rolled steel. The process of cold rolling steel requires hydraulics, which hadn't been invented yet. He says: "cold raw steel", not rolled steel. See more »


[last lines]
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Oh, my sweet wife.
[Lysa sits on the floor, whimpering. Littlefinger approaches Lysa, kneels and hugs her]
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: My sweet, silly wife.
[Littlefinger pulls Lysa on her feet]
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: I have only loved one woman, only one, my entire life.
[Lysa stops whimpering and smiles]
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish: Your sister.
[Lysa's smile fades. Littlefinger pushes her. She falls out of the Moon Door, screaming to her death]
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Dragon and the Wolf (2017) See more »


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An epic episode with big twists
19 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

This episode again steals the show with the awesome acting of Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams.Although some of the characters seems to be weak but the story line keeps you the the edge of the seat.Also the ability of GRRM to create the suspense and end it in the most unexpected way makes us feel that he is unique in the art of story telling.The reappearance of the red-women Malisandre and her dialog pushes the story deeper and to more complicated plots.The number of different plots also increases but its admirable that the director has managed to keep most of them covered in this episode.The twists are bloomed by the previous episodes content.The link of the episode to unexpected characters makes it more interesting.All the acts and scenes prove their significance with its epitomized direction.The chemistry of Daario adds to some extent of unsatisfaction but is well handled by Jorah.The only thing that I think is missing in this episode is the absence of Bran and company.But at the end it was perfect with the masterstroke of LittleFinger.Viva la GOT!!!!

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