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The Mountain and the Viper 

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Theon helps Ramsay seize Moat Cailin. The wildlings attack Mole's Town. Sansa comes up with a story to protect Lord Baelish. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Oberyn Martell faces Gregor Clegane, the Mountain.


Alex Graves


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Hannah Murray ... Gilly
Iwan Rheon ... Ramsay Snow


Theon Greyjoy is sent by Ramsey to Moat Cailin to convince an ironborn garrison to surrender, promising that they will return to their land. The Wildlings slaughter Mole's Town but Ygritte spares Gilly and her baby. When Sam hears the news in Castle Black, he becomes worried with Gilly, but his friends comfort. A boy gives a scroll to Barristan with the pardon of Jorah signed by Robert Baratheon and Daenerys expels him from the city. Littlefinger is explaining the death of his wife Lysa to a court and Sansa is asked to testify as a witness, and she lies to protect him. Oberyn fights against the Mountain and wants him to confess that he raped and killed his sister Elia Martell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

1 June 2014 (USA) See more »


Box Office


£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series. See more »


When Oberyn begins twirling, the Mountain stands in the center of the arena with his sword pointing directly at the ground, both arms on the weapon. In the next shot, his sword is pointing forwards. In the next shot, the sword has returned to its original downwards position. See more »


[about Gregor "the Mountain" Clegane]
Ellaria Sand: You're going to fight that?
Oberyn Martell: I'm going to kill that.
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References Paths of Glory (1957) See more »


Main Title
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Emotionally Exhausting
1 June 2014 | by OmarHartwellWhiteSee all my reviews

Amazing episode. I think as good or better than "The Laws of Gods and Men". The last 3 episodes of this season are definitely going to be a crazy ride, and this episode starts it off. Like almost every episode this features great acting and dialogue, but this also has a couple great action scenes. All the plays and events from this season and really the entire series, are coming together and things are going to places I could have never seen coming. It is amazing to think back on what many characters used to be like in the beginning of the series, and what they are like now. This episode is really going to make you emotionally exhausted from the events you are about to witness. This show has always screwed with my emotions and this episode is no different and is pretty unpredictable. This episode is one of the most intense episodes of the series. It is going to be a long week waiting for the next episode and I can't wait to see where the final two episodes go from here.

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