At the Dreadford, Yara Greyjoy and her men invade the castle to rescue her brother, but she discovers that Theon is completely brainwashed and telling that he is Reek. Yara leaves him behind and returns home. Daenerys listens to the petitions of supplicants and takes decisions. Stannis and Davos go to Braavos seeking a loan. Tyrion's trial begins and Jaime makes a deal with his father to save his brother. But when Shae is summoned to testify, Tyrion is totally devastated.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
This is the first episode not to feature any Stark family member, or even one of their closest allies (like Brienne of Tarth or Samwell Tarly). This was not a deliberate choice. Normally, scenes shot for one episode are often used in others, so there would usually be a short scene featuring one of the Stark children in every episode. However, in this case, the Lannister plot took so much focus that they couldn't find a place to feature the Stark family or their allies. See more »
In the courtroom scene, when Tywin asks Tyrion if he wishes to confess, the camera shifts to Jamie momentarily. You can see Nikolaj Coster-Waldau move the fingers on his right hand as he is not wearing the gold prosthetic. See more »
Peter Dinklage's epic moment makes this episode worth it!
The Laws of Gods and Men is where things started to get real in this season! Not only is it even better than the last three episodes, which were great but not nearly as excellent as the first two, but it raises the stakes for Tyrion Lannister to either be proved guilty or innocent after the death of King Joffrey in episode 2. Take for instance, the court scene where Peter Dinklage gives out the most epic speech in the entire show with this quote.
"I will not give my life for Joffrey's murder. And I know I'll get no justice here. So I will let the gods decide my fate. I demand a trial by combat."
That line made this whole episode worth it. Everything else is still awesome. The storyline and script are still well-written, the dialog is even more compelling, the pacing's tight, the directing is fresh, the scenery and sets are still lavish, the characters and the relationships still shine, and the music score particularly in the background scene in the court is terrific. So, overall, another classic episode thanks to Peter Dinklage's epic performance.
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