Pictures from Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 6 “The Laws of Gods and Men”
By Lightbringer on in Media.

Pictures from this Sunday’s new episode of Game of Thrones, “The Laws of Gods and Men,” have been released. This batch focuses on Tyrion’s trial with a few new shots of the Lannisters, and our first HD promotional image of Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris. We also get a new look at Daenerys and company in her Meereen Throne room.


127 Comments

  1. SHK12344
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Lot of chairs

  2. Nick_Scryer
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait for this episode!

  3. GeekFurious
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    And so it begins. The beginning of the end of the beginning.

  4. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Fuck… This is the first time we’ve seen the Iron Throne this season. And this makes me think… We’ve never seen Robert sitting on the Throne!

  5. Jen Snow
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I like that these pictures are all people sitting in chairs glaring at people…basically. Looking forward to the trial!

  6. Karl Tanner
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    When is the Curtain Call for Burn Gorman coming? Oh and Noah Taylor should get one too, although he was never a focking legend like Karl.

  7. D'Arcy
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    jentario:
    Fuck… This is the first time we’ve seen the Iron Throne this season. And this makes me think… We’ve never seen Robert sitting on the Throne!

    We just saw the throne last episode, when Tommen was crowned.

  8. Justin DiMatteo
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    Good call. And I think that’s kind of symbolic, in that Robert never took ruling seriously and left matters to the Hand and Small Council while he whored and drank himself to an early grave.

  9. UnbowdUnbentedUnhodor
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:43 am | Permalink

    jentario:
    Fuck… This is the first time we’ve seen the Iron Throne this season. And this makes me think… We’ve never seen Robert sitting on the Throne!

    Last week for tommend coronation?

  10. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Whoa Tycho, you’re looking a little ruff there. You really ought to put on your hat!

    I wonder who those three seated at the far right (or left) of the throne room are meant to be? Cersei’s other witnesses perhaps? They look a bit like Kevan, Olenna & Pycelle from a distance, but clearly aren’t with the zoom on.

  11. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    D’Arcy,

    That flew right under me. You are right. Also, if that counts, there’s the one in Bran’s vision.

  12. The Ghost of Karl Tanner
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Karl Tanner,

    It’s Fookin’ legend mate and you’re not it. I could piss in a gutter and sow five of you

  13. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Valyrian Plastic,

    one is most probably Qyburn… but PLEASE can Ser Kevan be returning, personally i think he’s essential to the future KL plot

    EDIT- upon greater inspection of the trio none of the gentlemen i recognise (although the one on the left does look a little like ser kevan…) the fatter, bearded one on the right we have never seen before (so not pycelle or qyburn) and even the lady in the middle doesn’t look much like Olenna. If it wasn’t for her clothes i’d guess it was just an extra. but in ep4 didn’t she say she was leaving KL for highgarden? so why is she still here for the trial (plus i think i got a glimpse of her at tommen’s coronation) i’m confused…?

  14. Arkash
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Karl Tanner:
    When is the Curtain Call for Burn Gorman coming? Oh and Noah Taylor should get one too, although he was never a focking legend like Karl.

    One for Karl, Rast and Locke would be cool.

  15. DatBastardSnow
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:56 am | Permalink

    Am I’m the only one not impressed with Peter Dinklage acting this season, he still look like the same Saint Tyrion I remember from season 1, and it’s like nothing happened to him. No transformation, he doesn’t look like someone worried about his current predicament nor feel shit for getting fucked again by his family.

  16. Sid
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    DatBastardSnow:
    Am I’m the only one not impressed with Peter Dinklage acting this season he still look like the same Saint Tyrion I remember from season 1. No transformation, he doesn’t look like someone worried about his current predicament nor feel shit for getting fucked again by his family.

    We’ve only had a couple scenes with him so far since Joffrey’s demise, and if I remember correctly in the books, he doesn’t really start to go off the deep end until the events of the trial take place. I really liked his line with Jamie “Cersei won’t rest until she has my head on a spike”. Well played.

  17. Chris
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Karl Tanner,

    Actually, we probably should get a curtain call for Diana Rigg too.
    No, the Queen of Thorns is still alive in the story, but I suspect we’ve seen the last of her, sad to say.

  18. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Chris,

    look carefully at the trio on the left of the first picture… it looks like the Queen of Thorns… but i’m not entirely sure

  19. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    SHK12344,

    it’s definitely becoming a game of ‘thrones’ *winky face*

  20. Azzy Mahmood
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    It definitely isn’t her – dressed similarly, but the woman there is about 50 years younger by the looks of her.

    Is the one on the right of the three the High Septon perchance?

  21. jwal
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    arg, Tycho, they made him look so bland. At least give him a hat :)

  22. DatBastardSnow
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    Sid,

    Sid,

    Not a fan of that scene, the way he said it sounded like he was joking. I’m still hopeful that he will turn to a darker Tyrion later on, coz right now BIG SPOILER:Tyrion killing Tywin would look too random and unconvincing.

  23. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Azzy Mahmood,

    i’m still 50:50 on whether that’s olenna or not, although i hope it’s her because she’s awesome. i’m pretty sure that isn’t the high septon, the high septon seemed quite graceful whist this guy looks like a fat oath (similar to Lord Mace Tyrell)

  24. Harry Lime
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Lol, remember all the idiots who thought they saw Sansa in the throne room during this scene in the trailer? I’d say this would teach them to freak out a little less in the future, but we all know this fanbase.

  25. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:29 am | Permalink

    Harry Lime,
    haha, really? have to rewatch some trailers to try and spot the sansa impersonator

  26. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Azzy Mahmood,

    I think it’s Margery there.

  27. Ashara D
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I love Tycho’s chair–copper! Never fear–they still may give him the hat. He wouldn’t wear it inside after all, would he? ;)

    And I can’t say enough about the Meereen set. Absolutely gorgeous!

    I have faith that Peter can deliver those awesome lines from the trial. This is gonna be a good one. In BCog we trust!

  28. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    Nope, looked at the photo. Margery must be on the right.

  29. sati
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    In one of the featurettes it was indeed shown she sits on the far right.

  30. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    sati,

    Yeah, that’s why I thought it was her

  31. jwal
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Oberyn apparently packed just one outfit

  32. Luka Nieto
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    jwal,

    He’s actually wearing different suits in the same style. Same as everybody else; Tywin, Tyrion, Cersei…

  33. Thoros of Brooklyn
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Sid,

    His downfall is mainly unrealized (but growing) tension for a while until his escape scene. Everything happening right now is just building up inside of him until he just lets everything go and goes on his killing spree, tells Jaime he murdered Joffrey, etc.

    So most likely you won’t see that noticeable of a change until episode 9 or 10.

  34. Bui Huu Duyet
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:59 am | Permalink

    Lots of people sitting in episode 6 (the Red Viper gonna have some alteration).

    From big and hard chairs come hard asses. From hard asses come power.

  35. Arkash
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    For anyone interested the recap (Previously On) of the episode is available :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5s_LOraW24

  36. Sanna
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Oh man, Tywin is sitting on the effing Iron Throne. Wonder if they’ll ever get him to budge from it…

  37. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5s_LOraW24 this seems like an awfully cramped episode… the trial should be at least 50% (just like the wedding was 50% of episode 2), but the dreadfort attack and visiting braavos should have completed this episode… am i the only one who’s thinking they’re adding dany for the sake of it? I mean what is she going to do? discuss mercy or justice again? she is quickly becoming the new joffrey in my eyes, her scenes are becoming extremely annoying. With ep2 and ep9 danyless i don’t think HBO could give D&D permission to omit dany from anymore episodes, because ‘Calesy’ is everyone’s favourite.

  38. cosca
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    It could also be part of her contract, that she can’t appear in less than 8 episodes.

    But in any case, this is likely the episode where Drogon eats the child, so that should give her something to do.

  39. Luka Nieto
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    Ehm… you see that dragon? And that guy arriving at her throne room? Yeah, this episode is gonna be relevant for Dany. Like the second most important event concerning her, after the taking of Meereen.

  40. Winterfell is Burning
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos: the trial will be certainly split in three episodes: it begins on e6, then #7 will almost certainly end with as your champion and look at the title for #8.

  41. Broken Wolf
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Why are some people asking why Tycho Nestoris isn’t wearing a hat?? It’s been a while since I read the books but, please remind me, does he wear one alot in the books?

  42. Tatters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    This will be the best Dany episode quite possibly for a long time.

  43. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    cosca,
    you’re probably right that it is a clause in her contract.
    Luka Nieto,
    and both of you. i saw the dragon, but isn’t it too early for that scene? without the shaveplate, reznak ex. cast she has literally nothing else to do this season, apart from banishing ser jorah, which should only be one scene in the finale maybe they’ll include hizdahr earlier than he appears in the books or something…?

  44. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Arkash,

    Soooooo, we’re getting NO Starks, NO BriPod & NO Wall.

    Yay! It’s gonna be one of those episodes :D. The trial could be 15-20 minutes non-stop but with Cogman at the helm it’ll be good. We’re also getting the witnesses out-of-context confessionals too it would seem. Maybe 5-10 minutes with Team Stannis, 5 with Dany, 5-10 of other KL scenes and 10 at the Dreadfort?

  45. House Ray
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    DatBastardSnow:
    Am I’m the only one not impressed with Peter Dinklage acting this season, he still look like the same Saint Tyrion I remember from season 1, and it’s like nothing happened to him. No transformation, he doesn’t look like someone worried about his current predicament nor feel shit for getting fucked again by his family.

    That’s going to change this episode.

  46. JJT
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Luka Nieto,

    I just checked, he’s definitely wearing the exact same thing every time we’ve seen him so far

  47. cosca
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    It’s not like Shavepate and Reznak really do much. They’ve got Hizdahr, that should be enough on the Meereenese side for now. Then you’ve got Jorah’s banishment, Daario stuff, and the dragons being chained. That’s enough for 3 or 4 episodes (no word on whether Dany is in episode 8, though she probably is)

  48. Leo
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Looks like all of Dany’s first ADWD chapter could fit this episode: Sons of the Harpy mention, holding court (Astapor ambassador, woman who lost house, wineseller’s daughter (?), little boy, Hizdahr, then goatherder to end)

  49. Bui Huu Duyet
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Looks like Varys will play the role of Ser Balon Swann

  50. King Stannis
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    A lot of you act as if Danny scenes have been very long this season. She gets at least 3 minutes and the blaming of D&D is ridiculous by now when GRRM is that one that came up with her storyline. You should be thankful they are speeding her story

    “Look at me, I’m going to join the Dany Cry fest group because I’m a fan of other characters that are more darker so I’m going to follow the crowd and bitch and cry whenever she is on screen because she thinks she is mighty but not Tywin, he is a boss so he can act like a dick and it’s cool”
    -You

  51. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Harry Lime:
    Lol, remember all the idiots who thought they saw Sansa in the throne room during this scene in the trailer? I’d say this would teach them to freak out a little less in the future, but we all know this fanbase.

    I remember that mess. People need to stop thinking D&D are going to make huge changes. Why would they leave Sansa in KL? That would put the story entirely off the rails. Just because they change small things or put in additional plots doesn’t mean they’re going to ever go off and change the big things.

    I’m still seeing people doubting that they’re going to have Tyrion kill Tywin because Tyrion is ‘whitewashed.’ I guarantee it’s happening.

  52. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    No more Olenna? Is that confirmed? Don’t we see her at the next wedding and making smart ass remarks about olfactory grievances at a certain someone’s funeral?

  53. Abyss
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    JJT,

    And? Do you want to be the one to tell Oberyn fucking Martell that he can’t wear his favourite clothes as often as he damn well pleases? :D

    All jokes aside, I agree that giving the characters more different clothes to wear is one of the few things that GoT really could work on.
    It’s still believable that the characters in the show (even the noble ones) wouldn’t change there style as often as in a contemporary show
    (clothes, especially exquisite ones, were very expansive back in the day), but it wouldn’t hurt, if the nobles in Kings Landing would get 2-4 different outfits per season.

  54. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis,

    Yeah. Dany isn’t even my favorite character, but the hate is way over the top and only seems to get worse every year.

    I’m starting to hope she takes the IT and wins everything in the end because the Dany hater tears will be so entertaining and delicious.

  55. Jeyne
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    Will Dany be wearing her floppy ears at all this season?

  56. The B of B-town
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Are we ever going to get a curtain call for the 3 actors we said goodbye to last Sunday? It would be good to see some opinions on all of them laid out.

  57. Patchy Face
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Definitely the High Septon in one of the 3 seats- no idea who the other 2 are but one looks like a Septa

  58. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Please, can we finally have Oberyn referred to as The Red Viper in the show? He’ll be dead in 3 episodes and they have yet to call him by his nickname. How is the title of episode 8, ‘The Viper And The Mountain’, going to make sense without calling him ‘The Red Viper’? I consider it a big oversight that the nickname wasn’t mentioned by Tyrion in the premier.

  59. Ser Davos Seaworth
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Jeyne,

    what are her floppy ears?

  60. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Please, can we finally have Oberyn referred to as The Red Viper in the show? He’ll be dead in 3 episodes and they have yet to call him by his nickname. How is the title of episode 8, ‘The Viper And The Mountain’, going to make sense without calling him ‘The Red Viper’? I consider it a big oversight that the nickname wasn’t mentioned by Tyrion in the premier.

    Did they ever call Lady Olenna the Queen of Thorns in the show?

  61. Sansa's Knight
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    if i were Dany and i had a throne room like the 1 in Mereen i wudnt wanna go back to that shit hole kingslanding either ….

  62. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Sansa’s Knight:
    if i were Dany and i had a throne room like the 1 in Mereen i wudnt wanna go back to that shit hole kingslanding either ….

    This is what I’ve been saying all along. Westeros is nothing more than some magical ideal home that she was denied her whole life. Its an illusion. Its not her dream, its her brothers dream

  63. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Interior Bannisters,

    I believe they did once. But come to think of it, they may not have. What do the writers have against great nicknames? I understand not calling them those names to their face, but the conversation between Tyrion,Pod, and Bronn seemed a perfect time for the RV nickname to be mentioned. At this point I assume Tyrion will bring it up in his conversation with Oberyn in episode 7.

  64. Jeyne
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos Seaworth,

    In the books when she holds court in Mereen she’s advised to wear the regalia of the ruling elite, which is a complicated ‘toga’ style garment, which she hates. She calls it her ‘floppy ears’ because she’s told (I can’t remember by whom) that “If a man wants to be king of the rabbits, he better get himself a pair of floppy ears.”

  65. Macharius
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I really like the pic of Mark Gatiss. Tycho himself is modestly dressed, but the chair, the chair exhales power and authority. Fitting with Tywin’s line about the people of the Iron Bank being nothing but bricks in the wall, replacable.

  66. Macharius
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    King Stannis:
    A lot of you act as if Danny scenes have been very long this season. She gets at least 3 minutes and the blaming of D&D is ridiculous by now when GRRM is that one that came up with her storyline. You should be thankful they are speeding her story

    “Look at me, I’m going to join the Dany Cry fest group because I’m a fan of other characters that are more darker so I’m going to follow the crowd and bitch and cry whenever she is on screen because she thinks she is mighty but not Tywin, he is a boss so he can act like a dick and it’s cool”
    -You

    Thing is Daenerys is quite dark, she also has more than a little of the Targaryen insanity(like enjoying putting people on crosses/burning them to death(no matter how justified it is, normal people doesn’t derive pleasure from it). It’s just that Emilia Clarke can’t act. I mean seriously, she can’t do Daenerys justice in any way. She could do her timid side in season 1 well, because looking cute and sad isn’t hard. However her harder darker side turns into MAH DRAGONS and overenunciating every single word.

  67. Rickard Greyjoy
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Started to get into TURN because I spotted Burn Gorman’s name in the credits. Funny to see the contrast. A well spoken English Officer versus the fookin’ legend who grew up in Gin Alley. Can only imagine what Karl would say about the TURN character. “You look like a fookin’ ball sack, ugly looking stoopid cunt-face.”

  68. Abyss
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    Macharius,

    It boggles my mind who somebody can say an actress who landed a leading role in the hottest shit on TV right now and has already won awards in her very young career “can’t act”. She obviously can. Do you don’t like her acting? Well, fair enough, but many people, who judge acting for living (her drama teachers, casting directors etc.) apparently did like it…

  69. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    Macharius,

    It boggles my mind who somebody can say an actress who landed a leading role in the hottest shit on TV right now and has already won awards in her very young career “can’t act”. She obviously can. Do you don’t like her acting? Well, fair enough, but many people, who judge acting for living (her drama teachers, casting directors etc.) apparently did like it…

    I think Emilia fine. She was great in Season 1 and Season 3. Season 2 she was pretty bad but everything about Qarth was just bad and mishandled. I will say though, it has been a LONG LONG time since Dany has had a proper character scene which isn’t an epic speech or some meeting that ends in a cheesy expression such as “I will do what Queens Do, I will Rule” But I think shes great. Shes not “Lena Headey” brilliant, but shes good.

  70. marvin
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    This is not the first time the throne has been on the show this season.

  71. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Interior Bannisters,

    I agree. She has aced much of what the writers offered her, but usually that comes down to epic speeches and angry one liners. It’s good that we are finally laying low with Dany again and seeing her softer side, this should test Emilia’s acting skills again. Especially if this episode is what we think it is.

  72. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    jentario:
    Interior Bannisters,

    I agree. She has aced much of what the writers offered her, but usually that comes down to epic speeches and angry one liners. It’s good that we are finally laying low with Dany again and seeing her softer side, this should test Emilia’s acting skills again. Especially if this episode is what we think it is.

    Im gonna quote Dan and David

    Emilia [Clarke] has done a lot of really impressive work this year and things take a darker turn for her. We’re going to see how she deals with a kind of adversity that’s more troublesome than in the past. She’s facing problems that can’t be solved with armies or dragons. Emilia has to go to some places where she hasn’t gone before with this character, and she’s done them so powerfully and seemingly effortlessly that I think people are going to be moved by the results.

    Yea, they might just be promoting her, but this gives me hope that they have written some great character scenes for her She could have some really solid emotional moments, especially with Jorah

  73. andy smith
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Patchy Face:
    Definitely the High Septon in one of the 3 seats-no idea who the other 2 are but one looks like a Septa

    Yeah High Septon in the seat next to Cersei , cannot remember seeing either of the other 2 but here is a closer picture http://i.imgur.com/G11Oj2p.jpg

  74. Andrew
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    The official synopsis of “The Mountain and The Viper”, courtesy of TVguide.

    http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/game-of-thrones-2014/episode-8-season-4/the-mountain-and-the-viper/305628

    “Episode Synopsis: A verdict is reached on Tyrion’s fate; unexpected visitors arrive in Mole’s Town.”

  75. Carne
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    So based on the recap it looks like Meryn Trant will be one of those who who testify. I’m happy Ian Beattie is getting some more to do :)

    andy smith,

    Doesn’t look like Paul Bentley as the High Septon to me :/

  76. Leo
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Andrew,

    Those are all the alternative synopses. (i.e. Dany in 4×07 says she mulls giving Daario a longer leash, instead of “Daario entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best”)

    Hopefully we get another for Episode 8, especially since we usually hear about no less than 3 storylines..

  77. Hodor Targaryen
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    DatBastardSnow:
    Am I’m the only one not impressed with Peter Dinklage acting this season, he still look like the same Saint Tyrion I remember from season 1, and it’s like nothing happened to him. No transformation, he doesn’t look like someone worried about his current predicament nor feel shit for getting fucked again by his family.

    I don’t know what scenes you’ve been watching. Between the only two scenes we’ve seen of him in prison there was a pretty stark difference. He was more hopeless and depressed in his scene with Jaime, which of course is important transition for more dramatic changes throughout the season. And yeah, he’s not at the emotional state he needs to be in at the end of the season, but that’s good, it means his character arc will have some progression!

  78. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Hodor Targaryen: I don’t know what scenes you’ve been watching. Between the only two scenes we’ve seen of him in prison there was a pretty stark difference. He was more hopeless and depressed in his scene with Jaime, which of course is important transition for more dramatic changes throughout the season. And yeah, he’s not at the emotional state he needs to be in at the end of the season, but that’s good, it means his character arc will have some progression!

    I feel like Tyrion is such a deep rich character that it might not be altogether possible for a TV show to depict that. Yes, Tyrion is intelligent and witty and quite noble, but he is also jealous, depraved, slightly cruel, and more than anything depressingly and tragically lonely. Maybe after the events of this season, those other characteristics will be shown

  79. Beady
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    They DO call it a Game of Thrones.
    SHK12344,

  80. Isabelle
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    MARK GATISS. I can hardly wait!

  81. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Carne: So based on the recap it looks like Meryn Trant will be one of those who who testify. I’m happy Ian Beattie is getting some more to do :)

    I just thought up this theory about how his contribution will pan out. Because he takes on Boros’ role in beating Sansa in the Throne Room, and Jaime being present apparently as Tyrion’s councilor in the trial (footage speculation), when Tyrion reveals the root of his threat, Jaime will demand Meryn tells the truth about the beatings, leading him to later be demoted to Royal food taster. Yum. Nothing massive really.

  82. MUGger
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Jeyne,

    Dany gets that advice from Brown Ben Plummer, who we haven’t seen in the show.

  83. Blood Crow
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    SHK12344,

    And a bench

  84. Jake
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    Can’t wait to see Braavos!

  85. Greenjones
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    Andrew,

    Well how about that. This gels with what we saw in the “weapons and training” video. In that there was a shot of Ygritte with a spear and other wildlings moving between thatched roof buildings. This shot played out on a monitor that said episode 408 on it. So the raid on Mole’s Town will be then.

  86. paul
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    THIS “Emilia can’t act” thing is really becoming tiresome, but I suppose it isn’t worth worrying about as the evidence to the contrary is on the screen to see. Much more important is hoping the blue outfit has been burned, that photo is not too clear? Just watched the preview, still some damn blue!

  87. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    paul,

    They combined it with the white outfit. Already much better, and we have seen an even more stripped down dress in the trailers that looks completely different. So we are at least done with the jeans and boots and cape (thank god).

  88. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Hmm… It seems he got “hints” and knows “a little bit”. It’s not like they have him every major event but I guess he might know who sits the Throne.

  89. Greenjones
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Or his fate, whatever it ends up being.

  90. KO
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    jentario,

    Ummm no it’s not…..it was shown last week when Tommen was crowned.

  91. Strider
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I always wondered why there were no 7 judges. You’ve got 7 up to your nose: 7 kingdoms, the 7, 7 kingsguards 7 pointed star etc. Yet when it comes to this it’s three judges? Sacrilege! Not sure what Martin was thinking :P Love the pic with Lena in it. She looks rather melancholic, no?

    Ashara D:
    I love Tycho’s chair–copper! Never fear–they still may give him the hat. He wouldn’t wear it inside after all, would he? ;)

    You made me laugh!!! I think they won’t though. Poster Macharius above noted something that fits Tywin’s description of the bankers: bland, replaceable, a brick in a wall, just another cog in the wheel of IBB. That cute little hat might distinguish him somewhat. And it will go against the image they are trying to create.

    But I root for the silly hat! I did the same for Coldhands… #BookCanonFTW

  92. Blood Crow
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    What a stupid way to phrase the headline. He’s certainly better known as Tyrion now

  93. SM4e
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    Interior Bannisters,

    I think the problem that many people (including myself) have, is that Emilia Clarke keeps being awarded for her acting whereas Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Charles Dance, Alfie Allen, etc. don’t even get nominations, which is quite unfair in comparision because it’s not too hard to see that the ones I’ve listed can outact Emilia in so many aspects (facial expressions, voice controll, …).

  94. jentario
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    SM4e,

    That doesn’t mean Emilia is bad. If anyone is to blame, it’s the people that nominate for award shows. They always pick the obvious ones (Dany and Tyrion) instead of the slightly smaller roles that do the best acting (in season 3- Jaime and Catelym). Emilia has been doing a good job- not as good a job as Michelle Fairley, but that’s a pretty high bar to reach and hardly anyone in the casts can do that.

  95. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Ive pretty much accepted the fact that Peter will be the only guy nominated every season
    And Lena is a total shoe-in to win when she has the walk of shame.

  96. Turncloak
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    “A Game of Large Desks”

  97. andy smith
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    andy smith,

    Doesn’t look like Paul Bentley as the High Septon to me :/

    Check it out , same guy
    Crowning Tommen – https://i.imgur.com/F6HGggB.jpg
    Sat next to Cersei at the trial – https://i.imgur.com/G11Oj2p.jpg

  98. Luka Nieto
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    andy smith,

    You are kidding, right? They look nothing alike. Like… at all. They even have completely and obviously different facial hair.

  99. Tatters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    SM4e,

    Emilia has the strongest material, its that simple.

  100. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Tatters:
    SM4e,

    Emilia has the strongest material, its that simple.

    Honestly Emilia’s dracarys scene was my favorite female performance other than Michelle at the Red Wedding. Unfortunately, Michelle had like ZERO screentime other than that episode. I am rereading the books, and I realized that Cat has THE MOST POV chapters of any female up until then.

  101. Kurb
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    The bland (but good quality) clothing with the frilled collar of Tycho Nestoris reminds me of the Dutch bankers of the Protestant Reformation. Thoughts?

  102. somuchforoldtown
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    DatBastardSnow,

    I wouldn’t go so far as to suggest that the dwarf is sleep walking through his role this season, but .. it’s seems that his range is better limited to quips and one-liners, it’s his forte and D&D should push that angle hard.

  103. wizardeyes
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    SM4e,

    I agree – I don’t think Emilia is bad, in fact sometimes she’s very good, but she just isn’t one of the best actors in the show. But then its not really fair on her as GoT has such an amazing cast.

  104. somuchforoldtown
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    Macharius: Thing is Daenerys is quite dark, she also has more than a little of the Targaryen insanity(like enjoying putting people on crosses/burning them to death(no matter how justified it is, normal people doesn’t derive pleasure from it). It’s just that Emilia Clarke can’t act. I mean seriously, she can’t do Daenerys justice in any way. She could do her timid side in season 1 well, because looking cute and sad isn’t hard. However her harder darker side turns into MAH DRAGONS and overenunciating every single word.

    Agreed, both the dwarf and the surrogate dragon mommy have reached the limits of their respective acting ranges. Unfortunate, but bound to happen in the show this long.

  105. somuchforoldtown
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Abyss:
    Macharius,

    It boggles my mind who somebody can say an actress who landed a leading role in the hottest shit on TV right now and has already won awards in her very young career “can’t act”. She obviously can. Do you don’t like her acting? Well, fair enough, but many people, who judge acting for living (her drama teachers, casting directors etc.) apparently did like it…

    Emilia wasn’t the first choice for the role; she’s definitely part of the “B” team. She’s so wooden it’s almost as if George Lucas were directing her.

  106. Tatters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    Interior Bannisters,

    Yes but we got a lot of Robb and Talisa in the show, and Bolton instead of Frey. Its a fair measure.
    But i think Emilia will glow in these episodes, so many emotions involved, it shouldnt be hard. It is good they take care of her, the storyline is vetted with great care and need proper justice. No more rushing in that corner of the show.

  107. Interior Bannisters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    somuchforoldtown: Emilia wasn’t the first choice for the role; she’s definitely part of the “B” team.

    she didn’t audition for the role initially
    They first cast Tazmin Merchant, then for some reason, it didn’t work out after they filmed the test pilot
    They found Emilia afterwards.
    Michelle Fairley also

  108. Tatters
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    somuchforoldtown,

    I dont know how one can put a limit on acting range. Its all about the emotions involved in the making of it, and we know these are changing.
    Arya most of all, but Dany, Tyrion and Jon too. Reek is more shocking and abrupt which Allen has a lot of fun with.

  109. UnbowdUnbentedUnhodor
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Im looking forward to eyrie and braavos in the credits

  110. Abyss
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    somuchforoldtown,

    It wouldn’t matter if she were the tenth choice for the role. To say that she can’t act would be ridiculous regardless. – Oh, and just as a reminder, Michelle Fairley wasn’t the first choice for Catelyn either, surely that must mean that she is “part of the “B” team”…
    Well, and the last sentence is just an insult, so I’ll not comment on it, if you don’t mind…

  111. Ozymandias
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    MAJOR SPOILER FOR 4X06 :

    http://i.imgur.com/GCKeP3W.jpg

  112. Greenjones
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    A guy on reddit posted that. It looks legit but I wonder what his source was. He hasn’t answered and questions about it yet.

  113. Ozymandias
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Greenjones,

    Probably like last year, our russian friends.

  114. BenjenDaarioStart
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    We saw the Iron Throne last episode.

  115. tdraicer
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    >Am I’m the only one not impressed with Peter Dinklage acting this season

    One can only hope, since he has done some of his best work of the series.

  116. Luka Nieto
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    Well, not news for book readers. It’ll follow the books. This really needed to happen for her, Tywin’s and Tyrion’s next scene together to make sense.

  117. jentario
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    Not looking not looking not looking

    And let’s shit up about Emilia who is doing a good job so far and is finally getting an opportunity to do some quieter, more emotional scenes. Once the season is over, say what you want to say- so far she hasn’t done anything to deserve this bullshit. The fact that a select few who hate Dany and take it out on Emilia exist does not make her a bad actress. She is a really good Dany (especially in season 1, where she had the most testing material).

  118. Ozymandias
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    It’s sad to see so much negativity towards her…she’s doing fine.
    Blame the character not the actress.

  119. jentario
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Ozymandias,

    There is nothing to blame. She is now headed for more varied material (yes, for all the hate towards the Meereen arc, it does develop Dany’s character a lot).

  120. Josla
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    Agree. I too figured some people transferred their hatred for Dany to Emilia. Myself i love both Daenerys and Emilias portrayal of her. But they need to show dat KISS already!

  121. Jeyne
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    MUGger,

    Good point, maybe this is yet to come, but if not I hope Dany does still end up wearing the tokar (floppy ears), as it’s so symbolic of the restrictions & compromises she has to make in Meereen & how she’s ultimately unable to belong there.

  122. MX
    Posted May 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    somuchforoldtown,

    Ugh, what a nasty comment. I’m glad I don’t have to be around you in real life…Jealousy, perhaps?

    Dinklage sometimes seems frustrated that he is not given more space to act, as in the first two seasons, and when he is “underpresent” he comes across as slightly jaded (it’s also the NY/NJ style). But when he gets his gusto and longer scenes, he is brilliant. More Dinklage is needed, not less!

    As for Emilia, I don’t know how she would perform other parts, but she is a very plausible Daenerys; she has grown into that particular part, with both the determination and the naivete.

  123. jennyofoldstones
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 6:29 am | Permalink

    King Stannis,

    This show asks people to take sides and that’s what’s so cool about it. I don’t think people have realized the significance yet of the grandness of the throne room in Meereen where the court intrigue and political stuff in the story will eventually shift. I wonder if this is one of the reasons Dany’s story has been brought forward. Also because not that much happens to her between Season One and the upcoming Season Five and beyond. So far all the emphasis has been placed on Kings Landing but it’s being slowly revealed how things there are crumbling and with the major threat from the North yet to come…who knows how much longer the current family/families will rule? All this is conjecture but you can see the writing on the wall. (Wall?)

  124. jennyofoldstones
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    jentario,

    Yes, and shifts the political goings-on to Meereen and less on Kings Landing, which is appearing more and more doomed (royal assassination, crown deep in debt, threat coming from the North and being disregarded as nothing by the man in charge (Tywin). The rot is really beginning to show there. Personally, I cannot wait for the emphasis to be taken away from K.L. and placed elsewhere. *rubs hands in glee*

  125. Broken Wolf
    Posted May 11, 2014 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    jennyofoldstones,

    Elsewhere being Meereen? Dorne? The Iron Islands? Help a fellow book reader out here. LOL

  126. john doe
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    Does anybody know where I can get the version of the Rain of Castamere instrumental music that is played during the Season 4 episode 6 credits?


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