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The Mountain and the Viper 

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.



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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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1 June 2014 (USA)  »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)

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


Daenerys claims that Robert Baratheon killed her father, although she knows he was killed by Jaime Lannister. See more »


Daenerys Targaryen: [learning that Jorah was pardoned by King Robert] This pardon was signed the year we met. Why were you pardoned? Unless you're saying this document was forged?
Jorah Mormont: It is not forged.
Daenerys Targaryen: Why, then?
Jorah Mormont: I sent letters to Varys, the Spymaster of King's Landing.
Daenerys Targaryen: And what was the content of these letters?
Jorah Mormont: Information.
Daenerys Targaryen: What information?
Jorah Mormont: When you and Viserys arrived in Pentos, his plan to marry you to Khal Drogo, when you were married, when your brother died...
Daenerys Targaryen: You told them I was carrying Drogo's child?
Jorah Mormont: I...
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2 June 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This episode belongs to a kind of group that I call the "elegant bridges", meaning that the subtle lines connecting the plot and the characters themselves, are allowed to be shown in a rare and precious light of the day; a privilege shown in a manner that even for both tough spoiled spectators or enlighten readers, it continues to endure in its full richness and complexity. It's still elegant, either you see it for the first time knowing nothing or as a repetition.

Like taking your armor off showing the soft parts and their inner defensive reasons, you have an intimate approach of the narrative and the characters, a human-contact literature quality experience.

Simply put, I felt watching this episode, as if I was absorbed in a visual reading session: myself, the bed or the toilet, the book, and the private voyeuristic relation around the story and the characters. The attachment, the connection, the confided secret. Excellence in cinematic narrative with each piece of the stories completed in its cycle with its own essential elements. Two adjectives: very rich, very elegant.

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