'Game Of Thrones' Recap: Season 4, Episode 7 - 'Mockingbird'
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (in a new costume) in 'Game of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 7, 'Mockingbird' -- Helen Sloan/HBO
Tyrion Lannister struggled to find a champion, The Mountain returned to King's Landing and The Hound opened up to Arya Stark about his troubled childhood, all before one character met their exit in the latest episode of HBO's "Game of Thrones."
Here's our blow-by-blow recap of "Game of Thrones" Season 4, Episode 7 - "Mockingbird."
Tyrion & Jaime Lannister, In A Cell, King's Landing: "I made a deal for you," Jaime Lannister says as the show opens, the knight expressing his anger over Tyrion demanding a trial by combat, instead of accepting Tywin Lannister's bargain that would have sent him to The Wall. "You threw your life away," Jaime says. "I couldn't listen to her, standing there telling her lies, I couldn't do it," Tyrion replies, explaining that Shae's words at the trial made him snap. Quickly, the seriousness of Tyrion's decision sets in when Jaime reveals that he can't fight with his left hand. He can't serve as Tyrion's champion. Tyrion suggests Bronn can do it, and asks Jaime to find the sellsword-turned-Ser. But who will he fight?
Gregor Clegane, aka The Mountain, King's Landing: The Mountain (now played by Hafþor Julius Bjornsson), the older, vicious brother of The Hound, is back at King's Landing and Cersei smiles as she watches him cut down men for practice. "Thank you for riding here so quickly. You seem to be in good form," she says, stepping over entrails to speak to him. "Who am I fighting?" he asks her. "Does it matter?" she replies. The Mountain, who will face Tyrion's champion, shakes his head.
Arya & The Hound, The Riverlands: As they continue on their travels to The Vale, Arya and The Hound come across a dying man and for the first time, they reveal who they really are. After a candid chat, The Hound helps the man on his journey to death, stabbing him through the chest. "That's where the heart is," he tells Arya. "That's where you kill a man." Before she can even react to the moment, a man leaps on to the back of The Hound, biting into his neck and tearing out his flesh with his teeth. Another man comes in and also attempts to fight The Hound, propelled by the ransom King's Landing has offered for his head. They won't be collecting the prize. Arya and The Hound kill the two men.
Jon Snow, The Wall: Back from their victory at Craster's Keep, Jon and his men are given a warm welcome by all but Ser Alliser Thorne who orders "Lord Snow" to lock up his direwolf, Ghost. Sitting down for a meeting with the men of the Night's Watch, Jon suggests they seal the tunnel to prevent the Wildling giants from getting through, the Wildlings army now even closer. Ser Alliser refuses and orders that Jon and Samwell Tarly take night duties atop The Wall until the next full moon.
Tyrion, A Cell, King's Landing: Tyrion needs a champion, but even the potential promise of lands in the north (Tyrion says he could rule Winterfell one day), isn't enough to sway Bronn to fight The Mountain. "One misstep and I'm dead," Bronn says, realistically. "Why should I risk it?" "I like ya," he adds a moment later, his refusal to fight The Mountain, perfectly clear. "I just like myself more." Tyrion understands, and accepts Bronn's decision. "Why are you sorry? Because you're an evil bastard with no conscience and no heart? That's what I liked about you in the first place," Tyrion says, sticking out his hand. The two men shake. "We had some good days together," Bronn says. With no choices left, Tyrion says he'll have to face The Mountain himself.