TV Recap: Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7, “Mockingbird”

The Overthinkers recap Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7, “Mockingbird.”

Ben, Pete, Shana and Matt recap Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7, “Mockingbird.”


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9 Comments on “TV Recap: Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 7, “Mockingbird””

  1. Jessie #

    Daario Naharis and Jorah Mormont fits into the Fair and Dark Lady convention (sans lady) in gothic lit. Daario is the foreign and sexual man that is dangerous to follow and can lead the destruction of Dany (also brunette), while Jorah is the safe and noble person that is from the same land and also blonde. Than is all I wanted to say, and I would love to hear what the rest of you guys think.


    • fenzel OTI Staff #

      Very cool! Especially when you consider Jorah as the Fair Lady is an inversion of the “Bear and the Maiden Fair” motif. I can totally see the story eventually go in that direction — with Dany as the brutal one and Jorah as the binary other that calls her to her greater nature.

      It’s sort of like how in Jaime and Brienne’s relationship, Brienne is now the knight, and Jaime is now the damsel in distress.

      Although in the books, Jorah has dark hair (and is notably hirsute), so it would be a show-mostly thing. But Jorah in the show is such a great character, I think he’s really gotten something ahead on Jorah in the books.


      • Jessie #

        Jorah is really good in the show,But I do wish that the book version of Darrio was represented in the show with the blue,three pronged beard and over the top clothes with all the gold and stuff. I don’t like how he is so plain looking in the show.


  2. Cimmerius #

    To clarify the whole Hot Pie timeline:

    Arya, Gendry and Hot Pie were found by the Brotherhood and taken to the inn. While at the inn some other brothers show up with the captured Hound.

    Hot Pie decides to stay at the inn while Arya, Gendry and the Brotherhood ride off with the captured Hound in tow.

    The trial by combat happens after and then Gendry decides to stay with the Brotherhood, only to be handed off to Melisandre. Shortly after Arya runs away from the Brotherhood and is caught by the Hound.

    Last we saw Gendry Davos sent him rowing toward Kings Landing.


    • fenzel OTI Staff #


      One thing that made Hot Pie’s recollection particularly confusing was I didn’t understand why Hot Pie picked out the Hound out of all the people who were there as the notable one who was seen with Arya. He might as well have mentioned the Red Priest, or the archer, or any of the other people.

      Seems like it might be a bit forced, just to give Brienne and Podric a clearer idea of where to go — a concession to the simplicity of the narrative.


      • fenzel OTI Staff #

        Also, I hope the last shot of the series is Gendry finally arriving at shore, looking at a long-dead and deserted ruin of a burned-out King’s Landing covered in show and says, “What did I miss??”


  3. Adrian #

    Two things. One: the scene that introduced The Mountain reminded me a lot of Richard’s (that is, Anthony Hopkins’) introductory scene in the film of The Lion in Winter, and I wonder if that was intentional.

    Two: The actor who played the dying man, Barry McGovern, has done a TON of Beckett, playing Didi in the Beckett on Film project, creating his own one-man shows based on the novels, and was actually in Endgame back in the day, working alongside Beckett himself. Knowing that makes that scene even better, I think, with all it’s talk of whether it is worth it to go on.


    • Shana Mlawski OTI Staff #


      Dying Guy: “I can’t go on. I’ll go on.”

      *The Hound stabs him in the heart*


      • Adrian #

        Exactly–as bleak as Beckett is, there is hope there if you look for it. Martin, not so much.


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