Game of Thrones Episode 4 Recap {SPOILER ALERT}


Arthur Siqueira

Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones season 8, episode 4 didn't bring the great war that was promised, but it's coming, the writers swear.

Jamie Carmichael

Thus far the creators of Game of Thrones have given us nothing but twists and turns this entire season. Last night’s episode is a PRIME example of such.

Episode four of the final season of Game of Thrones wasn’t exactly suspenseful, but it did grab my attention and make me cry a little bit. In the first couple of scenes, everyone was mourning the dead from The Great War against the army of the dead. The audience watched as Daenerys cried for Jorah the same way Sansa cried for Theon (that one especially hit the soul).

Soon after, Daenerys made Gendry Rivers into Lord Gendry Baratheon. Overly excited, he went to find Arya and proposed to her. It wasn’t a surprise, but it still broke everyone’s hearts.

Jon then ignored Daenerys’ one condition to continue making out with her (even though she’s his aunt, which no one but Varys seems to care about) and confessed to Arya and Sansa who he really is. But it’s okay because he made them swear not to tell anyone. Ned Stark kept that secret for close to two decades. Sansa kept her mouth shut for about two minutes before she told Tyrion, who in repose told Lord Varys, who is now questioning Daenerys as a leader.

On the other hand, GOT showed us a real shocker. Lady Brienne, or shall I say Ser Brienne, slept with Jamie and it was not expected whatsoever. Hoped for? Sure. Expected? No way!  Cue the credits, let’s end on a happy note!

No? Guess not. Instead, Daenerys commanded the rest of her troops to sail to Kings Landing, where Euron Greyjoy took his maniacal laughter game to a whole new level when he effortlessly took out another dragon, kidnapping Missandei in the process. Poor Grey Worm was left frantically looking for her and it began to be clear that no one was getting a happy ending in this episode.

Arya and the Hound are back on the road, plotting their next murder. It’s a sign we’ve all been desensitized when we’re rooting for them to get their happy endings in the form of the much-hyped Clegane Bowl and Arya finally crossing Cersei off her kill list (maybe wearing Jamie’s face? Does she have to kill him to do that? Does he deserve it after the next plot twist?)

Apparently ravens fly faster than dragons, because Sansa already knows Daenerys has lost one and tells Jamie she wants to see Cersei’s execution, but now it’ll be too late.  Jamie dips out on Brienne in the middle of the night and when she begged him to stay, Jamie reminded us all what an absolute piece of human garbage he’s been, undoing five seasons worth of character work in one throwaway scene.

In an attempt to listen to reason before she turns into the Mad Queen that the writers seem to want to warn us is coming, Daenerys brought her last remaining dragon and the Unsullied to Kings Landing to try to reason with Cersei about a ceasefire. It didn’t work. Instead, Cersei had Missandei killed right in front of everyone.

The Mad Queen was now activated and personally, I think she’s going to die before the season ends, but that’s just me.

Well fellow readers, once again, I will talk to you guys next week. Bye sissies!

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Hits : 1118