Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 6: Sex, Lies and Loyalties
Game of Thrones RecapSeason 4, Episode 6 **SPOILER ALERT
This week's episode, "The Laws of Gods and Men," gave us a little more of characters who haven't had as much screen time like Stannis and Davos and showed us that Daenerys role as Queen is much harder than she perhaps realized. The majority of the show and the suspense went to Tyrion Lannister's trial, what a stupendous performance by Peter Dinklage, he never ceases to amaze me. We also did not get much from the Stark children this episode, despite my love for them this was a good choice because we really needed to get caught up with some of the other key players.
Ok let's enjoy a nice have a cup of ale like the Hound would and sit back and talk about what happened.
Finally we see Stannis outside of his dark, dingy castle. How long have we been waiting for that to happen?! The opening scene where they travel under the warrior was a beautiful touch.
He and Davos travel to Braavos to the Iron Bank, where they proceed to ask for a loan. The Iron Bank dudes appear to have already made up their minds and have their own assumptions about Stannis.
Now this is where Davos steps in and basically tells them to listen up because King Tommen is really just a child bred out of incest and the real king on the throne should be Stannis. If granted the loan, not only would he repay them, he would serve as a just and fair king. He takes off his glove and shows them that he cut off his fingers, he uses this as an example to show how just he is, even to his own friends. Wow, what a great BFF!
Davos proceeds to enter the steamy bath house slash brothel filled with sex and naked chicks, no he doesn't go in there to get his rocks off. He goes in to find and offer money to the pirate Salladhor Saan and tells him to get ready and to come work for him. He offers him some fancy coins and takes him away from his bevvy of beauties. Now this is GOT territory, no other show puts on a brothel scene at this level. Calm down boys, calm down.
Next we fly on over to Meereen where Khaleesi pants, Daenerys Targaryen's little dragons snatch up a baby goat and proceed to kill off some of a goat herder's livestock. The goat herder goes to her castle and pleads with her that something must be done and she offers him 3 times the goat's worth to repay him for what her naughty children have done.
Turns out there are many people waiting in line to speak and appeal to the Queen, over 200 subjects. One former nobleman comes in to tell her that his father was a Master, he tried to stop the children from being killed, but he could not, yet she chose to kill him with the others. He asks her to please allow him to remove his dead father's body from the post and allow him a proper burial. Eventually Dany obliges and we see that she is finding her new post as Queen is not as easy as just having an army and calling it a day.
Now we turn to Yara/Asha who is dead set on collecting her brother Theon from Ramsey. She arrives like the bad ass that she is and proceeds to find him in a dog cell, but he doesn't want to be freed. Ramsey and his men come in and fight and he threatens them with the release of his vicious dogs. We see Yara get back in her boat and she says that her brother is dead and takes off.
As a present for his loyalty, Ramsey gives Theon a bath and tells him that he has a special job for him. He will pretend to be Theon Greyjoy, so that he can take over Moat Cailin. Reeekkkkkkkkkk!!!! These two are getting crazy in the head, what an odd pair?!
In Kingslanding, we see the council having a meeting discussing Daenerys. Varys proceeds to tell everyone that he has heard that she has full grown dragons and she has taken over Meereen. She also has two knights assisting her with decisions and all of this put together, shakes Tywin a bit. Rarely do we see him get his feathers ruffled and this news makes him appear to be somewhat unsettled.
There is also a discussion between Varys and Oberyn and he goes so far as to suggest that Varys is gay. Oberyn is stunned, Varys likes neither and is asexual. Oberyn is shocked and his reaction was hilarious. He is turning out to be one of the sexiest, wittiest characters on the show!
The time has come and Tyrion is finally put to trial for the murder of Joffrey. Twyin and his crew, Oberyn and Mace proceed over it and will ultimately decide his fate. Several witnesses are brought up, one being Pycelle who says he stole his poisons, the ones that killed Joff. The whole story of the poison residing in Sansa's necklace is brought up and it becomes clearer and clearer that Tyrion was framed. Cersei comes up and continues to persuade the judges that it was he who committed the crime. He is her scapegoat and there is no getting around that fact.
The future of Tyrion is looking bleak as he really is being portrayed as the murderer. During a break, Jamie talks to his father and pleads with him to not execute his son. He tells him he will leave the Kingsguard and bear him Lannister children who can carry his name. Tywin looks at him and says "sure" instantly (WTF) and tells him he will send Tyrion to the wall to be part of the Night's Watch and Jamie will take his place at Casterly Rock and live out his life there. Jamie talks to Tyrion on the down low and tells him to just ask for repentance and he will be forgiven. Easy right?
Jamie talks to Tyrion on the down low and tells him to just ask for repentance and he will be forgiven. Easy right?
Out of the blue, Shae is brought in as a witness. The look on Tyrion's face is priceless and the words that come out of Shae's mouth are blasphemous lies. Her testimony leaves him shaken to say the least and this sets him off in a mad fury.
Tyrion gives a speech and says that he is guilty, not of Joffrey's death, but of being born. Ever since he was a child he has felt like he was on trial, having to defend himself for being who he is and for not being able to live up to his father's standards.
Going against everything Jamie told him to do, he asks for a trial by combat, so that the Gods can judge him fairly.
Oh boy! What will happen next week? Will someone fight for him or will it be he who fights for his honor? Do you think this was wise of Tyrion?