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The Mountain and the Viper 

"The Mountain and the Viper" is an episode of Game of Thrones starring Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Lena Headey. 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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Tyrion Lannister
... Jaime Lannister
... Cersei Lannister
... Daenerys Targaryen
... Jon Snow
... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
... Tywin Lannister
... Theon Greyjoy
... Samwell Tarly
... Sansa Stark
... Arya Stark
... Ygritte
... Tormund Giantsbane
... Gilly
... 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)  »


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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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There is no character named Orson Lannister in the novels. 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 »


[Daenerys has just learned that Jorah was pardoned by King Robert]
Daenerys Targaryen: 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...
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Emotionally Exhausting

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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