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Season 4, Episode 7 – Mockingbird – Open Chat

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A Mountain, a snow castle, and much more await us in tonight’s new episode of Game of Thrones. Discuss the seventh episode of Season 4 with fellow fans and look forward to our recap later tonight. Episode details are after the break.

Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Director: Alik Sakharov
Runtime: 52 minutes
Synopsis: Tyrion enlists an unlikely ally. Daario entreats Dany to allow him to do what he does best. Jon’s warnings about the Wall’s vulnerability fall on deaf ears. Brienne follows a new lead on the road with Pod.
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  • Excited for Oberyn’s scene this ep :D

    Not excited for stalling at the Wall

    Curious about Daario… is that about going to the Lhazareen to set up trade and economy or… killing everyone like a red wedding

  • Great, another 52 minute episode that ends at 8:52. :/ Still feeling jipped from last week.

  • Wise choice for the photo ;-)

    Uncle Henry Skinner: You’ll come to see that a man learns nothing from winning. The act of casting Mads Mikkelsen as Euron, however, can elicit great wisdom. Not least of which is, uh… how much more enjoyable it is to cast him as Euron. It’s inevitable to lose now and again. The trick is not to make a habit of it.

  • They did zero set up for a replacement Marillion. I guess there’s just not going to be a patsy? Will LF’s fake story be that Lysa jumped? Or that she fell in accidently?

    My ears will be peeled during the Brienne and Pod scene for evidence that Lady Stoneheart will appear.

    This looks like it’s going to be a good one despite the risk of Jon and Dany’s scenes being fillerish.

  • GeekFurious:
    This episode is going to blow people away!!!! And make some book readers mad!

    That is the kind of thing a fortune teller would say , it applies to every single episode since season 1 episode 1 …

  • house snow:
    Seems like it’s going to be sort of a slow episode

    It’s gonna end in a tense 10-15minute scene like episode 1 and 5, and it’s only 52minutes long so

  • Are Oberyn & the Mountain going to battle it out this episode?? If we have Lysa going out the moondoor and Tyrion’s trial by battle it will be an exciting episode! That leaves the rest of the season for a possible Catelyn resurrection evidence of Bran’s destiny obviously Tyrion killing Tywin & Shae and maybe even battle at the Nightswatch with Manse Rayder but I don’t think Jon will become Lord Commander until next season maybe.

  • And fifty-two minutes really means about 51 minutes of actual episode. They’ll be stuffing quite a lot into a pretty short amount of time.

  • This is it. This is the beginning of the roller coaster that is the end of ASOS. If D&D do this right, it will be the best episodes ever.

  • Watching last night’s Da Vinci’s Demons while I wait. Whatta ya know, rape and threat of rape in it. I wonder if there are tons of articles about it. I reckon not seeing as how it’s not GoT huh. / It’s always a part of this genre in an adult theme so didn’t understand the uproar.

  • Moom,

    They are going to fight in ep 8, after the week break. The title of the episode is “The Mountain and Thr Viper”

  • Still pretty sure Dany’s outfit isn’t a new dress but rather a part of one. Looks like a slip for the dress she was wearing ing the throne room last week

    guessing it could be a moved scene from the first half of book 3 with the jorah kiss. Instead of on the boat to astapor with her topless she’s just half dressed in meereen

  • I have high expectations for this episode, shocking. I can’t believe it is only 52 minutes, with as many storylines set to appear.

    1. King’s Landing(multiple storylines)
    2. The Eyrie(multiple scenes)
    3. Daenerys(multiple scenes)
    4. Arya/The Hound(possible fight scene)
    5. Brienne/Pod(possible fight scene)
    6. The Wall
    7. Melisandre/Selyse

  • Polish,

    HBO hasn’t posted it yet which is strange. I’m guessing they got a request from D&D to stop doing so because of spoilers

  • I am a simple man…

    I can’t wait to see the new Mountain!

    D&D really have to build up how much of a monster The Mountain is in both stature and demeanor. I am sure a great deal of the casual TV viewer audience really does not understand to well what a monster this guy is…

    Also, I want more Oberyn! Is this where the TV viewer is giving some more backstory on Oberyn and how he got his nickname?

    Damn, weather is beautiful here in the east cost, family over, beer and mixed drinks and barbecue a blazing. These are the nights that life is all about, family and friends and great entertainment.

  • GeekFurious,

    This episode is going to blow people away!!!! And make some book readers mad!

    So Geek, you must have seen the episode already or have an inside scoop on what happens to make a such a prediction.

  • GeekFurious:
    This episode is going to blow people away!!!! And make some book readers mad!

    I’m already mad.
    SweetRobin will be the patsy!

  • Minimize boring dany scenes and give us some riverlands action! Edmure, Walder Frey, Blackfish, Thoros…

    Dany please just get eaten by your overrated dragons…as a food I mean…

  • Have to get up at 1AM tomorrow morning to go fishing, not sure if I should go to bed at a reasonable time or just say fuck it and watch Game of Thrones. :(

  • WeirwoodTreeHugger,

    Every episode makes book purists mad? First off he said readers not purists. Secondly, make hasty generalizations often? Cuz I’m a book reader and I know many book readers who love every episode and are never mad

    Ur a clown

  • cant wait for the snow castle

    and whats up with these winter is coming live videos being on nearly every page …its a little annoying like theyre trying to force feed us the new show …. honestly WIC stop please … not every1 likes the show so stop chopping the episode into small parts and posting it along with every single bit of news or info on this site… i mean this is supposed to be a post for season 4 episode 7 mockingbird open chat …yet more than that what i see is videos of other WIC live stuff

  • Varamyr 4 skins:
    WeirwoodTreeHugger,

    Every episode makes book purists mad? First off he said readers not purists. Secondly, make hasty generalizations often? Cuz I’m a book reader and I know many book readers who love every episode and are never mad

    Ur a clown

    Calm down. It was a joke. I’m a book reader who loves every episode and gets sick of purists whining (as they do after every ep), so I think your ire is a bit misplaced.

  • Ridiculous traffic on I-95 in Connecticut right now, not sure if I make it to queens in time

  • They’re adapting one of my favourite chapters in the whole series, so I really hope they get this one right.

  • Hodor’s Bastard: I’m already mad.
    SweetRobin will be the patsy!

    Really? I think Mord will be the patsy. Either that or plot will be the patsy (as in LF will say that Lysa got drunk and fell down the moon door)

  • Turncloak,

    Just having some fun….or am I? Mord is about our only legitimate option (can’t wait to see Mord’s gold teeth!), unless they introduce someone else new for this episode. The anticipation is killing me!

  • she could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams.

  • Bryan,

    These GoT Sunday nights are just like football nights!

    Except more of the female’s have interest and stay in the living room.

    It’s like Sunday night football but your favorite team is playing that night 10 nights in a row!

  • phillipLocke: she could feel the snow on her lashes, taste it on her lips. It was the taste of Winterfell. The taste of innocence. The taste of dreams.

    That’s just beautiful, man. I may shed a tear during this scene….before SR destroys it…and the awkward kiss…

  • It’ll be interesting to see who “takes the fall” for Lysa’s death.

    I wonder if Daario’s mission will be in response to the Sons of the Harpy. I also wonder when / how Tywin’s letters from last episode will impact Dany’s storyline. My guess is that his actions will somehow tip off Dany about Jorah’s spying, causing him to be exiled, but I also wonder if he might play some role in the Harpy unrising. The episode preview makes it pretty clear that his bounty will eventually cause the Hound to be left for dead. Small council meetings are some of my favorite scenes/chapters. lol

    What do you suppose will be the tip that Brienne and Pod get? Someone reporting seeing The Hound with “the Stark girl” (maybe at the Inn from Ep. 1)? I’m sure that they’ll be cutting out a lot of her AFFC plot, but I doubt they’ll cut straight to LS.

  • phillipLocke,

    Too bad there is no narration or inner monologues on the show. I think some people are going to be underwhelmed by the snow castle scene, as I predict it will just be in the background, with no Sweet Robbin destruction.

  • Hodor’s Bastard,

    I was thinking the same. He’s the only familiar character in that locale.

    I am also hoping for some Dany/Jorah tension and am curious to see the Daario scene that was teased.

    But most of all looking forward to Oberyn’s offer to Tyrion.

    Gonna be a good one! Cheers!

  • If the name ‘Red Viper’ isn’t mentioned in the episode I will lose my shit. Well, not really, but for real D&D, how can you not bring up his nickname yet? The title of the next episode will be pointless without a name drop.

  • I think it will more than likely just be

    an accident that has Lysa fall to her death. It seems a little foolish for then to introduce a character that wouldn’t deny being a murderer for some unknown reason. That always got me in ASoS, why the hell would the singer not just say what really happened?

  • hinesy24:

    I also wonder when / how Tywin’s letters from last episode will impact Dany’s storyline. My guess is that his actions will somehow tip off Dany about Jorah’s spying, causing him to be exiled, but I also wonder if he might play some role in the Harpy uprising.

    Whatever letters Tywin writes seem to have some devastating effect somewhere. I wish I knew how the show ties these ones in with the Meereen storyline. Good plot point too if they take full advantage of it, especially if they cause Jorah to fall out of Khaleesi’s favor. I say you have a big point there. After all, at the small council the big thing was that Dany was advised by two knowledgeable and tried knights. Divide and conquer seems to be where Tywin’s letters are headed.

  • Sansafinger SweetRobin Smackdown!

    Why couldn’t they keep “Only Cat”? Your sister?

  • Now that was the best episode of the series. Beautiful pacing. Only quibble was Peytr not saying Only Cat. Loved it Loved it Love it!

  • “Only your sister” … and then I thought he would say “Only Cat.” But oh well. I think most people know who her sister was, so it’s not that big of a deal.

    Pretty great episode regardless, hopefully it can hold everyone over for 2 weeks. :p

  • Loved Oberyn’s scene with Tyrion. Just wish we got the scorpions line about Cersei as well from him

  • Josh,

    Lol. A nearly flawless episode, and yet I’m sure every 3rd comment will be complaining about there not being ‘Only Cat’.

  • KG:
    Now THAT’s entertainment.

    Yep, but not as much fun as we had with Khal Drogo today! WOOO HOOO!

  • Hodor’s Bastard:
    Sansafinger SweetRobin Smackdown!

    Why couldn’t they keep “Only Cat”?Your sister?

    Actually a lot of people speculated they were going to change it because of the name issue

  • 2 awesome ending scenes…

    Oberyn and Tyrion (both of them had some deep emotions steering, Oberyn because what happened to his sister and Tyrion for what happened to him as a child and all throughout his life).

    You could just see it in their eyes. GREAT acting and delivery!

    My chest was beating and my eyes a tearing with a lumpy throat.

    You got your champion Tyrion!!!

  • While I love each and every one of the entire cast (even new Daario is growing on me), I got emotional with two scenes: Arya & the Hound when he trusts her to stich up his neck, and Tyrion & Oberyn’s jail scene.

    I am hoping Peter Dinklage for Best Actor and Pedro Pascal for Best Supporting Actor. Other awesome shows be damned! :-)

    (That was a great episode, and I did not see anything amiss with the Flying Lysa fx.)

  • Wow, i expected alot less out of this episode (excluding the main event of course). I really really liked it alot! Especially the Scene between Oberyn and Tyrion was perfect. Bronn and Tyrion was great too. Hot Pie was a unexpected and great surprise. I found Biter’s action hilarious. So thats why they call him Biter. For the one lame move he has. :D

    Oh and hearing the stark theme (snowcastle-scene) let me have goosebumbs all over the place! :)

  • I have to say that was one of the best episodes of GOT ever! Finally got to see Oberyn decide to be Tyrions champion and the Petyr/Lysa Moon Door scene. Can”t wait for next episode even though we have to wait an additional week which sucks.

  • They probably changed it from “Only Cat” (I can say that without spoiler tags now, woo hoo!) to “Your sister” because they haven’t used the nickname Cat much in the show. “Only Catelyn would have been one syllable too long for the epic brevity of that line, so I think “Your Sister” worked just fine.

    Phenomenal episode.

  • Was the Bronn-Tyrion scene nearly word for word from the books? It sure seemed like it.

  • WTF this last scene.
    A powerful scene like that shouldn’t be so overplayed by Aidan. That push was so cheesy and CGI looked cheap. Lysa actress was great, even with little screen time.

  • Tyrion Pimpslap:
    Was the Bronn-Tyrion scene nearly word for word from the books? It sure seemed like it.

    I am quite sure it was. I read the chapter a few days ago. I think a few little things about the whole stokeworth-family were missing (but who gives a shit).

  • Some of you people have problems. Being upset because he didn’t say “only Cat” exactly? Those two words together don’t have any more ‘power’ than “only one woman. Your sister,” before being shoved to her death. Picky :/

  • The only thing I didn’t like about this episode (and this is a serious reach) was that Arya’s kill shot was kind of weaksauce…

    She should have poked that guy many times even as he was falling and on the ground. Make it more brutal, more GoTish.

    But that’s a serious reach and I got to say this episode was amazing, god I cant wait to watch that Oberyn/Tyrion scene again, love that D&D took that story right from the books and placed it so well into the TV show… It was really moving, I actually had to fight hard not to cry like a girl.

  • Honestly, I think they changed the line just to deliberately stir up the anthill. They have to have SOME fun.

  • Well, I dont know about the needle lesson, but boy, engeenering class in winterfell for sure were something!

    Also… very parental kiss… just that… nothing more than parental… (Lannister, Targaryen and Craster’s wives approve this)

    And for Brienne story line… that was like hundreds of pages a little rush, but i´m kind grateful for that.

    Cute wolfie bread! i love it! but it´s going to be a lil hard… and wet… and bloody if she get it

  • Really good episode. Tons of great quotes. The Hound-Arya scenes and the Tyrion scenes were awesome.

    This was also the first time I ever really felt sympathy for Lysa.

  • Oh yeah!

    Dany taking full advantage of her power by demanding her wildly over advancing boy toy to get naked was IMO a great scene.

    Loved how Dany’s eyes beamed over his body and down to his boyparts…

    I know book purists will hate it but I like that scene, was erotic and shit it turned me on a little =)

    Go Dany you bad girl!

  • Seeing Hot Pie was wicked cool! Arya “stickin’ ‘em with the pointy end” she never disappoints! The Monologue from the Hound was cool. :-) Oberyn is always cool! Sansa in the garden…I’ve always liked her, but from now on, Team Sansa!

    The North Remembers!♥

  • Oh yeah,

    And the look on Dany’s Old bear’s face… Priceless!

    Such good acting without hardly any words, I felt soooo bad for Jorah! That guy LOVES Dany more then anything.

    It was nice that Dany let herself be swayed by him and asked him to tell Daario that HE changed her mind. Giving him some power…

    The Hound/Arya scene was awesome too!

    Now we know how D&D are going to play it with The Hound being on the verge of death when Arya leaves him, because of infection from that nasty bite on his neck.

    But it was another great delivery from Rory, when Arya asked if she can at least clean it, after The Hound told her about his FUCKED UP childhood, he to was on the verge of tears and the acting made you just feel it.

  • I made bad mama fly! Flying Lysa !!!!! Here my lady, let me show you the door…the Moon Door that is! Well you get the picture!

    Definitely one of the highlights of the season…the scene between The Red Viper and Tyrion!!! Moving and intriguing, and well just amazing all around!

    And I think that this is about as close we’ll ever get to seeing Little Finger’s true self …and Cat is the only one who did it…even from beyond the grave!

    Great episode and a foreshadowing of things to come…Jon Snow is the man!!!! The season has been outstanding so far!!!!

  • Hell Yes. Oberyn rocks!
    And, man, do I love the hound now. I know the books are what they are… but I’m really deep into the show and trying to deny knowing how things turn out for different characters.
    Hats off to the production. Well done. IMO.

  • Damn, this episode was just filled with awesome scenes, from start to finish!!!

    If one fucking professional critic writes anything about “filler” I am going to go bananas! LOL!

    This episode was one payoff to the next… While at the same time setting up bigger payoffs.

  • If they were going to change it, I would have preferred they change it to “Only Catelyn” as opposed to “Only Cat” since calling her Cat may have been confusing to Unsullied. I mean fine, whatever, Lysa took her trip out the moon door so I’m good. The deed is done. The only thing I’m confused about is how Littlefinger is going to explain this to the Lords Declarant without the presence of a patsy to pin it on.

  • I truly don’t remember ever looking forward to the next episode of any show, ever, as much as I’m looking forward to the next 3!
    The quality just keeps getting better. As well as the acting.

  • Josh:
    “Your sister” then some shitty CGI. Nice job bungling that classic moment D&D.

    My name says it all. A giant Sansa-slap to you!

  • Ser Brontossaurus:
    WTF this last scene.
    A powerful scene like that shouldn’t be so overplayed by Aidan. That push was so cheesy and CGI looked cheap. Lysa actress was great, even with little screen time.

    A giant Sansa-slap to you too!

  • So everyone remember how D&D said Bronn had a fight scene before the season started? Does anyone else think Jamie will fight him for betraying Tyrion? Or was this scene tonight Bronn’s exit from the show, and the “fight scene” was merely he and Jamie’s training?

  • I think that the scene with Oberyn and Tyrion was favorite from this episode. A very emotional scene with great dialogue and delivery. It sets up the battle between the Viper and The Mountain nicely.

  • Antipurist: My name says it all. A giant Sansa-slap to you!

    rotfl… thats officially gonna become a thing now …. ill giant Sansa-slap any1 who ever says she is stupid ever again….

  • KG:
    Truth. Where were you sitting for the panel?

    I was in the front row, I looked for you, hollered for you, “KG @ Winter is Coming where are you?” We were VIPs so we got in first thing. I was the one who won Jason’s beer :)

  • I was two rows behind you then. I was right :) Dark hair, denim shirt. I think I’m probably in every camera angle when you’d turn around to follow Mr. Momoa lol

    Jen@House Stark: I was in the front row, I looked for you, hollered for you, “KG @ Winter is Coming where are you?” We were VIPs so we got in first thing.I was the one who won Jason’s beer :)

  • KG:
    I was two rows behind you then. I was right :) Dark hair, denim shirt. I think I’m probably in every camera anglewhen you’d turn around to follow Mr. Momoalol

    If you want to see pics we have, they are over at Fleabottom dot net. And Karl Urban was HOT!!!

  • Hello there !

    What do you think Arya meant when she siad:
    “Nothing isn’t better or worse than anything. Nothing is just nothing!”

    Is it about surrender?!