Do YOU Think Oberyn Has A Chance?
“You’re going to fight that?!” — Ellaria Sand
Above: “Tyrion’s fate is decided.”
I think Ellaria (Indira Varma) and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) are only being sane-sounding when they question if Prince Oberyn (Pedro Pascal) has a (fighting) chance against the 400 lbs. of muscle, Ser Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson). Given that he is double the size of Oberyn and has a lust for blood, he shall make a formidable opponent. Oberyn has long lusted too–to avenge the death of his sister and her children at the hands of Clegane, a/k/a “The Mountain.” A crucial difference between the two besides the obvious, is that for The Mountain, Oberyn is just another fly to squash. He is not at all emotionally invested in winning. Prince Oberyn, on the other hand, has many years of burning anger and thirst for revenge that could cloud his performance in some way.
Don’t miss tuning in to find out what goes down in the arena, in Molestown and The Wall, as well as Moat Cailin with Ramsay Snow and Theon Greyjoy a/k/a “Reek (Alfie Allen),” when a new episode of Game Of Thrones next airs on June 1, 2014 on HBO.
Game of Thrones Season 4: Episode #8 ‘The Mountain And The Viper’ Preview (HBO) VIDEO
New episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4 every Sunday at 9PM, only on HBO.
Note: There is a 2-week gap between GoT Episode 4.07 “Mockingbird” and episode 4.08, “The Mountain and the Viper”* due the the American Memorial Day holiday weekend. (Scroll down for episode details.)
- Game of Thrones Season 4: Episode #8 ‘The Mountain And The Viper’
Above: “Littlefinger’s motives are questioned.”
Above: “Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole’s Town.”
Above: “Ramsay tries to prove himself to his father.”
Game of Thrones: Episode 4.08 – The Mountain and the Viper Synopsis:
Unexpected visitors arrive in Mole’s Town; Littlefinger’s (Aidan Gillen) motives are questioned; Ramsay (Iwan Rheon) tries to prove himself to his father; Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) fate is decided.
Game of Thrones – Season 5 – New Characters’ Details
Prince Doran Martell – Doran is described as the major new player this year, appearing in multiple episodes. The fifty-something year-old prince uses a wheelchair, is reclusive and rules wisely. It appears the show is looking to continue the trend it started with Pedro Pascal, and cast Latino actors for the Martell clan.
Prince Trystane Martell – Trystane, the handsome fiance of Princess Myrcella, is being aged up to 18.
Areo Hotah - Doran’s personal bodyguard will appear throughout the season, assisting the prince with his duties. The show is particularly looking for a black actor to fill the role.
The Sand Snakes, Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters (with ages ranging 18-25):
Obara Sand – The eldest and most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character- not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.
Nymeria Sand – Nymeria is described as “mixed race,” with her father being the fairer Oberyn and her mother being darker skinned. The second oldest of these Sand Snakes, she’s beautiful, emotional and very strong.
Tyene Sand - The youngest of the Sand Snakes that we meet uses her wits and seductive powers, and is less of a physical fighter than the other Sand Snakes. She is just as deadly as her sisters, however, but her weapon is poison.
Lollys Stokeworth – Just last week in “Mockingbird,” Bronn announced his intention to marry Lollys, whom Tyrion considers “dimwitted.” It looks like the sellsword will still be around next year.
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