Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S4, Ep8 ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

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June 4, 2014 by Hope W.

The Mountain and Oberyn Martell in 'The Mountain and the Viper'

The Mountain and Oberyn Martell in ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

I didn’t get to watch this episode till more than a day after it aired, so this post is later than usual. I tried to avoid spoilers on the internet as much as possible, and it actually paid off for once. So without further ado:

(Warning: more foul language than usual ahead.)

“I should never have left her there.” Yeah, Sam, you think???

“The pillar and the stones.” A euphemism that I’m hearing for the first time in my life!

Does Grey Worm know that he is professing his love in one of the most cliched ways ever by counting his blessings through all his misfortunes?

I was skeptical that Theon could successfully play the role of “Theon”, after being Reek for so long, and he proved me right by breaking character when that commander didn’t follow the script. He was lucky/unlucky that that random guy killed the commander and got back to script, so he could continue the facade and go back to Ramsay Snow’s clutches.

SANSA. Your lessons in deceit have all paid off! Littlefinger, do you know who you’re dealing with now? And what are you planning to do by getting Robyn out of the Vale?

POOR JORAH. His actions of four seasons(!) ago are coming back to haunt him. DANY YOU ARE TOO HARD. Do all his loyal actions of the past four seasons mean *nothing* to you at all? I knew the breakup was coming and it still *hurt*.

Daenerys and Ser Jorah Mormont in 'The Mountain and the Viper'

Daenerys and Ser Jorah Mormont in ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

Roose Bolton is really comfortable with entrusting his family name to a psychopath? And are they riding off to Winterfell? FUCK ARE THE BOLTONS TAKING OVER WINTERFELL???

Arya laughing at the irony of it all is an unsettling breath of fresh air. We haven’t heard peals of laughter from her since… season 1? Too late to see her mother and brother, too late to see her aunt.

I’m curious to see which direction the writers will bring Sansa to now. She looks dressed to play Littlefinger’s conniving mistress on the side.

Sansa's new costume in 'The Mountain and the Viper'

Sansa’s new costume in ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

“Volarik. Tried to touch me once.” Even in simple conversation, they had to insert a throwaway line about child molestation, like it was perfectly normal. It was a great brotherly moment, until Tyrion decided not to give us a resolution to that freaking long-winded story.

Below is my LITERAL reaction watching *that* fight.

“Ooooo this fight is exciti–WWHHHHAAAATTTTT IN THE FFFUUUUCCKKK?????? I DID NOT EXPECT THAT. FREAKING FUCK I DID NOT FUCKING EXPECT THAT.”

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE SHOW HAS FUCKING BLINDSIDED ME. I LIKED OBERYN MARTELL. HE DID NOT DESERVE THAT GRUESOME DEATH. FUCK YOU.

Ellaria Sand in 'The Mountain and the Viper'. When she screamed I was so close to screaming along with her.

Ellaria Sand in ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

SERIOUSLY. FUCK.

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2 thoughts on “Instant reaction post: “Game of Thrones” S4, Ep8 ‘The Mountain and the Viper’

  1. Brudder Chengyi says:

    I can’t even bear discussing about the fight because it makes me angry that the fat fuck won

    • Jialing says:

      I was so convinced Oberyn was going to win! Because Tyrion has to go free. So when the Mountain suddenly rose up I was like “WHAATTT NO this cannot be happening. THIS CANNOT BE HAPPENING! SOMEBODY SAVE HIM! NOOOOO!!!! AAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!”

      And to make things worse, he had one of the most gruesome deaths on the show, if not THE most gruesome death.

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