"Game of Thrones" Season 4, Episode 8, titled "The Mountain and The Viper," airs on June 1 (Sunday), on HBO. There is no new episode this week. Watch the GOT 4x8 promo on YouTube or scroll down to see what happens next. There are only three (3) episodes left this season.
Spoiler alert: This feature contains spoilers on Game of Thrones Season 4. Episode 8 shows the battle between The Mountain and The Viper based on GRMM's ASOIAF. Read at your own risk.
Things are about to drastically change for Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage). From a murder suspect, he becomes an actual, full-fledged murderer. This could be seen in the latter part of Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 8 or Episode 9 ("The Watchers on The Wall").
The promo video for Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 8 highlights four events: Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen) launches a quest to win Moat Cailin for Ramsay Snow (Iwan Rheon), Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) starts an expose about Petyr Baelish (Aidan Gillen), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) mulls the threats on The Wall, and the much-awaited battle between Prince Oberyn Martell/The Viper (Pedro Pascal) and Gregor Clegane/The Mountain (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson).
In Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and "the new" Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman) are becoming more intimate, to the chagrin of Ser Jorah (Iain Glen).
The days of The Hand are numbered. Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance) dies after the trial by combat over Tyrion's murder case. HBO's Game of Thrones always reserves its ninth episode for the biggest shockers. Perhaps Tyrion kills Tywin in Season 4, Episode 9.
In Game of Thrones Season 1, Episode 9 ("Baelor"), Ned Stark (Sean Bean) dies. In GOT 2x9 ("Blackwater"), Tyrion nearly dies in an explosive epic battle. In GOT 3x9 ("The Rains of Castamere"), the unforgettable Red Wedding unfolds. GOT 4x9 has the potential to be better than any one of these ninth show specials.
Based on the developments in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, Tyrion Lannister becomes a fugitive. The Mountain is much too strong for The Viper. However, Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Lord Varys (Conleth Hill) conspire to help Tyrion after the verdict is cast. Considering the intricacies of the four aforementioned events in GOT 4x8, the ninth episode is likely to be another epic Game of Thrones edition.
WATCH: Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 8 ('The Mountain and The Viper') Promo Video
GOT and ASOIAF fans are likely to flood the social media and TV Forum sites with spoilers on the last three episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4. In the meantime, the anticipation builds up as HBO is not airing a new episode on May 25.
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