Oh poor Ser Jorah Mormont. He had his moment of triumph in the last episode, but his elation does not last long when word comes that he has received a pardon for passing along information about Dany – a pardon that was given before he ever joined her ranks.
When Dany finds out, she banishes Ser Jorah from her presence and her life. The guy was already banished to the Friend Zone, but now it’s much worse. Poor guy.
Arya and The Hound make it to the Eyrie only to find out her Aunt Lysa died just a few days before. This sends Arya into hysterics – hysterical laughter, that is. Can’t the girl catch a break? She always seems to be a day late (literally) and a dollar short. We don’t get to see Arya and Sansa reunite, so I hope something doesn’t happen before then or that they miss each other by minutes.
Finally, the Trial by Combat has come! The Mountain (Sandor Clegane) and the Viper (Oberyn Martell) take to the pit to fight. Oberyn shows off his waterdancing skills so you pretty much know this isn’t going to end well for him.
As he channels his inner Princess Bride – My name is Inigo Montoya Oberyn Martell. You killed my father sister and her children. Prepare to die! – it looks like he might win. Tyrion and Jaime try to stifle their smiles, but instead of finishing off the Mountain, Oberyn gets a little too cocky demanding the fallen Mountain say his sister’s name and admit to killing her. Unfortunately, a guy with that much armour who is that large takes a little more than a spear to kill him. He does admit to killing Oberyn’s sister, just not in the way Oberyn was hoping.
As he confesses, he gouges Oberyn’s eyes out before he crushes his skull, splattering brain matter all over of the pavement. Tyrion’s champion has lost and Tyrion is sentenced to death by his own father, Tywin.
What happens now? We can’t have Peter Dinklage unemployed! Will Jaime finally help his little brother escape? Or perhaps someone else will come to his aid? Only two episodes left!