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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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Release Date:

1 June 2014 (USA)  »

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£7,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The first time that Oberyn Martell's nickname "the Red Viper" is mentioned onscreen. See more »


When the Mountain is in the ground and beats Oberyn, he makes him drop his spear and it is clearly noticed that it's pointing to one side. But just after he smashes Oberyn's skull, you can see the spear just besides him and pointing to the other side. See more »


Daenerys Targaryen: That wine merchant tried to poison me because of your information.
Jorah Mormont: I stopped you from drinking his wine.
Daenerys Targaryen: Because you knew it was poisoned.
Jorah Mormont: I suspected...
Daenerys Targaryen: [shocked] You betrayed me, from the first...
Jorah Mormont: Forgive me, I never meant... Please Khaleesi, forgive me...
Daenerys Targaryen: [angry] You sold my secrets to the man who killed my father...
Jorah Mormont: I have protected you. Fought for you. Killed for you!
Daenerys Targaryen: ...and stole my brother's throne. You want me to forgive you?
Jorah Mormont: I have loved you.
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Another epic episode and a great set-up for the last two episodes
23 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Mountain and the Viper is another classic episode for Game of Thrones. Not only is it as interesting as I thought, but it advances the story lines left in the previous episode including the story-arc for Tyrion if he can either be spared or sentenced to death and the ending is really suspenseful.

The performances are still compelling, the storyline/script is well-written, the music score is great and suits the combat sequence really well, the writing is superb, the characters are still believable, the pacing, once again, never drags, the directing and editing is even sharper, and the scenery and sets is really solid. Also, the combat sequence is well-choreographed. So, overall, another epic episode and great set-up for the last two episodes. :)

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