Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon stands trial. Daenerys is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old enemy.

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Tywin Lannister gives his son Jaime a new sword and wants him to return to rule at Casterly Rock in his stead. Jaime wants to rejoin the King's guard. Cersei hasn't forgiven her brother for leaving her. Prince Oberyn Martell arrives in King's Landing for the royal wedding. He and his lover, Ellaria Sand, take their pleasure at Littlefinger's establishment. His hatred of the Lannisters becomes apparent as he blames them for the death of his sister. Daenerys' army is marching toward the slave city of Meereen. She comes to realize that her dragons can never be tamed. Sansa still grieves over the loss of her family at the Red wedding. At Castle Black, Jon Snow faces an enquiry before the commanders of the Watch. Arya and Sandor Clegane come across someone from Arya's past. Written by garykmcd

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The ratings for this episode are the highest in HBO's history since the series finale of The Sopranos (1999). See more »

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The process shown at the beginning of the episode is called casting and cannot be used to make swords - they'd be too brittle. Forging is a much more elaborate and lengthy process. And if the secret of the steel is lost, as both Tywin and Jaime mention, you can't just melt an old sword to make a new one. You'd need to cut the old sword into parts and reforge it. But you'd need to know the exact method (i.e. "secret") to do that and even then, it'd be a totally different steel. See more »

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Arya Stark: When am I going to get a horse of my own?
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Little lady wants a pony.
Arya Stark: Little lady wants away from your stench.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Horses aren't easy to come by. Even if they were, think I'm gonna put you on your own horse? Watch the only thing of value I've got in the world ride away?
Arya Stark: Why don't you have any money? Didn't you steal anything from Joffrey before you left?
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: No.
Arya Stark: You're not very smart, are you?
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: I'm not a thief.
Arya Stark: You're fine with murdering little boys, but thieving is beneath you.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Man's got to have a code.
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The Warm Start of the Fourth Season
11 May 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Tywin gives a sword made of Valyrian steel to Jaime and orders him to return to Casterly Rock, but Jaime refuses to go. Tyrion is assigned to welcome Prince Doran Matell but he learns that his brother Oberyn will attend the wedding instead and has arrived earlier. Tyrion finds Oberyn with his mistress in the brothel and he finds that he hates the Lannisters. Cersei gives a golden right hand for Jaime and her maid discloses information about Shae that she had overheard. Dontos meets Sansa to thank her for saving his life and gives a necklace that belonged to his mother to her. Tormund and the wildlings team up with the cannibals Thenn under the command of Styr. Jon Snow recovers from the injuries and goes to a hearing with the leaders of the Night's Watch. Arya and The Hound reach a tavern with five men and The Hound is forced to fight against them. Arya kills two men, one of them with her Needle. Daenerys find 163 slaves nailed to crosses and she reaches the front gate of the city of Meereen.

"Two Swords" is a warm start of the Fourth Season of "game of Thrones". The story introduces the dangerous and amoral Oberyn Matell. Daario Naharis that was played by Ed Skrein has been replaced by Michiel Huisman, who does not have any resemblance with the original actor. The impulsive Arya forces The Hound to fight again against a great number of opponents. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Two Swords"


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