The fourth season of the epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones premiered on April 6, 2014, on HBO. It is based on the second half of A Storm of Swords, the third of the A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R. R. Martin, of which the series is an adaptation. David Benioff and D. B. Weiss serve as main writers and showrunners for the fourth season. They co-wrote seven out of ten episodes. The remaining three episodes were written by Bryan Cogman (two episodes), and the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin (one episode).
“Mockingbird” is the seventh episode of the fourth season of HBO’s fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 37th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alik Sakharov. It aired on May 18, 2014. “Mockingbird” adapts material from “A Storm of Swords” chapters 65, 66 and 80 (Arya XII, Tyrion IX & Sansa VII). It also adapts chapter 20 (Brienne IV) from “A Feast for Crows” as well as chapter 2 (Daenerys I) from “A Dance with Dragons”. The episode was watched by 7.20 million viewers during its premiere hour, setting a new series high.
Episode: Mockingbird (407). Date of Exhibition: May 18, 2014. Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss. Directed by Alik Sakharov. Summary: After learning that Cersei has appointed the vicious Gregor Clegane as her champion in the upcoming trial by combat, Tyrion is desperate in searching for someone to stand for him. When both Jaime and Bronn refuse to fight for his cause, Oberyn Martell steps up, seeing a chance to get even with the murderer of his sister. Daenerys has sex with Daario, before sending him off on a mission to deal with the resurgent slavers at Yunkai. Melisandre and Selyse prepare for their leave of Dragonstone and Jon Snow faces off against Alliser Thorne over the incoming Wildling threat. Arya and the Hound come across some people from her past: Rorge and Biter. The Hound is wounded but refuses treatment with fire to cauterize his injury. Also on the road Brienne and Pod meet another of Arya’s companions, Hot Pie, and learn of her survival and her time with the Brotherhood. They then resolve to travel to the Vale, reasoning she would go there in search of living relatives. Meanwhile in the Vale, Sansa is unwillingly kissed by Petyr Baelish, raising the wrath of her Aunt Lysa, who threatens to push her through the Moon Door. However Baelish intervenes and shoves Lysa from the Eyrie to her death.
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