Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 6 “The Laws of God and Men” REVIEW
Did you miss the most recent episode of Game of Thrones — Game of Thrones season 4 episode 6, “The Laws of God and Men?” If so, don’t worry! We have a great review for you here. As always, if you’re opposed to spoilers (and you’ve yet to watch this episode), then turn away now! Here’s what happened during last night’s episode: Read below for our live review/recap . . . .Stannis and Davos have sailed to Braavos. Stannis has become extremely annoyed that he has been waiting since mid-day in Braavos just to try and get a loan from the Iron Bank. Davis tries his best to offer Stannis a explanation that he will buy by telling him that Easterners are on a different time. Tycho, who is the representative for the Iron Bank, wants to know what Stannis wants a loan for. Davos again tries to be helpful by telling Tycho about Stannis and his good credit. Tycho, not one bit impressed, informs them that Tommen is now the big dog. Tycho then ask Stannis how many boats he has and if he has enough food to feed his men aboard his ship. Davis tells Tycho they have no food. Tycho refuses to give Stannis a loan.
Yara Greyjoy and her men have set sail to rescue Theon. She is just a tad bit late for that. Yara informs her men that Ramsay Snow is the one who killed her brother and their Prince. Yara tells them come hell or high water they will get Theon back. When Yara arrives her and some of her men grab one of Ramsay’s and she demands to be taken to Theon. Yara heads into the dungeons and finds Theon.
Yara finds him in awful shape. Yara tells him she is taking him home. Unsure of what to think or do, Theon flips out and is adamant that he isn’t going anywhere with her. Ramsay Snow hears the commotion and comes to see what the issue is. They all begin fighting. Yara takes out Ramsay’s men like its nothing. Ramsay threatens to let his very angry and extremely hungry dogs loose on her. That is such a Joker thing to do. Theon in the meantime has returned to his cell. Yara, feeling defeated, leaves. She tells her men it’s time to set sail. When they ask about her brother, Yara tells them that her brother is dead.
Ramsay Snow just gets full on creepier at this point. First, he tells Reek he wants to give him a reward for not leaving with Yara. Second, Ramsay makes Reek strip down and get in the bath where Ramsay proceeds to wash him. Third, Ramsay asks Reek if he loves him :/. Reek wisely says hell to the yeah I do. I honestly hope at this point Theon is just trying to fool Ramsay into thinking he won. Ramsay tells Reek he wants him to help him take a castle back. Ramsay tells him he needs him to pretend to be Theon Greyjoy. I wonder if there is another creepier and possibly far more disturbing naked reward of some kind involved.
One of Daenerys’ Dragons decides it wants a snack and roasts some goats on a open fire. The man who owned the goats comes to pay her a visit. He tells her that without those goats he has nothing. To make the man happy and get him out of her hair, she says she will pay him three times what his goats were worth. Next up is one by the name of Hizdahr Laraq who asks for her to allow him to take down his father’s hanging body and give him a proper burial. Daenery feels sorry for him and she tells him that he can take his father’s body down. Daenery finds out there are still 212 people who want to speak with her. After a moment of letting that all sink in and a shrug from one of her men, she gives a little sigh and tells them to bring in the next one.
The council is having a meeting. A meeting so boring that I honestly didn’t pay all that much attention to it, honestly hadn’t been watching it for all of you I would have no doubt hit the fast forward button so I could get to what is justifiably the best part of this episode….more on that in a sec. I did however learn that Oberyn is a know it all when it comes to the unsullied because he lived with them for five years. We also find out that Varys has no use for a man or a woman because, as he puts it, the absence of desire lets him pursue other things.
Onto the best part. Jaime comes to see Tyrion and, being the comedian he is, Tyrion asks him if he has been pardoned. Jaime sadly tells him it’s actually time for his trial. Then two guards walk up to Tyrion and shackle his hands to which I and Tyrion both say WTF? Jaime explains it was his fathers orders. Next, poor Tyrion is getting paraded into a room full of townspeople. Tommen explains that his grandfather will be carrying out the trial because he is too young.
Tywin takes his seat in the throne and asks Tyrion if he killed Joffery. Tyrion shakes his head and says no. Tywin asks if Sansa did. Tyrion tells him not that he knows of. Tywin asks him what did kill Joffery. Tyrion tells him it was his stuffing of his mouth with pigeon pie that killed him. After Tyrion takes his seat shackled, there is a parade of witnesses, including Cersi and Varys, all of whom lie while simultaneously adding in bits of the truth. One guy even goes as far as to say Joffery was the most noble child the gods ever put in this earth. Finally, Tywin calls for a hour break.
During his hour break, Jaime goes to see Tywin, who is eating lunch. Jaime makes a deal with Tywin that he will leave the King’s Guard, get married, and have lot of babies to carry on the Lannister name if his father spares Tyrion’s life. Guess Jaimie never heard that whole bit about making a deal with he devil.
Back in the trial, Shae gets called and, after she gives her testimony (which like everyone else’s is a thin veil of truth and lies), Tyrion loses it and gives a speech that again proves Peter Dinklage could carry this show all by himself. Word for word here is his speech.
“Father, I wish to confess. I wish to confess. (Turns to the people watching). I saved you, I saved this city and all your worthless lives. I should have let Stannis kill you all. (Turns to his father). Yes, father, I’m guilty. Is that what you want to hear. Of that I am innocent. I’m guilty of a far more monstrous crime. I’m guilty of being a dwarf. I’ve been on trial for that my entire life. I did not do it. (Turns to Cersi). I did not kill Joffery, but I wish that I had.
Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores. (Turns back to the people watching). I wish I was the monster you think I am. I wish I had enough poison for the whole pack of you. I would gladly give my life to watch you all swallow it. (Turns to his father). I will not give my life for Joffery’s murder and I know I will get no justice here. So I will let the gods decide my fate. “I demand a trial by combat.”
Everyone is stunned. Oberyn looks amused. Jaime looks disappointed. Cersi looks like she is already plotting her next move. Tyrion isn’t scared nor is he backing down.