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The Laws of Gods and Men 

"The Laws of Gods and Men" is an episode of Game of Thrones starring Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Lena Headey. Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Tyrion Lannister
... Jaime Lannister
... Cersei Lannister
... Daenerys Targaryen
... Tywin Lannister
... Margaery Tyrell
... Davos Seaworth
... Stannis Baratheon
... Theon Greyjoy
... Ramsay Snow
... Lord Varys
... Shae
... Jorah Mormont
... Oberyn Martell
... Grand Maester Pycelle


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

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Release Date:

11 May 2014 (USA)  »


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£7,000,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?


The large statue Stannis and Davos pass under in the beginning of the episode is modeled after the Colossus of Rhodes, an ancient Greek landmark of an enormous man, that sailors had to pass under to get to the docks at the city of Rhodes. See more »


The bathtub shown is not something that could be used for a hot bath. It is practically impossible to fill that size of tub from buckets of water, as the water from the first bucketful would have chilled long before another could be heated given the size of the fire shown. Most tubs had a metal or ceramic base under which embers from the fire would be placed to heat the water. See more »


Ramsay Snow: Do you love me, Reek?
Theon Greyjoy: Yes, of course, my lord.
Ramsay Snow: Good. Because I need you to do something for me. Something very important. There's a castle, you see. Some bad men hold this castle. I need your help to take this castle back.
Theon Greyjoy: But how can...
Ramsay Snow: I need you to play a role. To pretend to be someone you're not.
Theon Greyjoy: Pretend to be who?
Ramsay Snow: Theon Greyjoy.
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Season 4's Finest hour (so far)
12 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have really enjoyed this season of Game of Thrones, more so than the previous 3. And it's because of episodes like this.

The Laws of Gods and Men has topped the previous episode as Season 4's Best so far. We get everything in this. Action, Blood, Brimming tension, BRAVOS and some powerful, heartbreaking character moments. The pacing of this episode was consistent, the multiple plots have surprisingly yet to fall flat, with the audience getting some more Reek, if a little too much for our tastes in a deliciously creepy scene.Oh, and i have found that Peter Dinklage's (Tyrion Lannister) performances have been a little too familiar in the past season and a half, but boy didn't he bring it all to the table here. It was a compelling and powerful performance by Dinklage that made the final 10 minutes of this episode some of the most satisfying of the series.

On a whole, this is Game of Thrones at it's best. Sharp Dialogue. Tense action sequences, Stunning Special effects (for a television production) and a powerful ending. A Masterclass. Peter Dinklage... WELCOME BACK!

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