In the “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” episode of “Game of Thrones” we had religious trials and pirate attacks. So it’s time for my best and dumbest game moves of the week. After reading my recap of the episode, be sure to make your own predictions in our “GoT” prediction contest and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will die next.
1. Tyrion Lannister talks his way out of a slicing
Things did not end well for Tyrion and his captor Jorah this week, but that being said it could have ended a whole lot worse. With a knife at his throat, Tyrion was seconds away from losing his life and his “goods,” but he was able to convince some pirates that Jorah is one of the most successful swordsmen in Westeros. In doing so, the pirates decided to take our traveling duo to Meereen (exactly where they were wanted to go) to be sold to the reopened fighting pits. Once again, Tyrion’s tongue has talked him out of a pickle.
2. Petyr ‘Littlefinger‘ Baelish continues to set the board
Littlefinger convinced Cersei to take the troops of the Vale into take the North once Stannis and the Boltons have duked it out. Whether that’s his actual plan or not, he now has more freedom and contingencies in place, whatever happens north.
3. Cersei Lannister locks up the opposition
All season long we’ve seen the Cersei/Margaery power struggle, and this week it reached a climax as Cersei orchestrated a trial where a surprise witness caught Margaery in a lie under oath and got her thrown in prison. Which brings us to …
Margaery Tyrell caught lying under oath
After already being caught off guard at her brother’s arrest, this week we saw Margaery caught again. She lied under oath to defend her brother, swearing to the Gods the charges against him were false. Then Cersei surprised with a witness to contradict her claims, and he knew the birthmark to prove it. Margaery talked herself into a corner and it’s going to be hard to get herself out now.
With the buzzed series final of “Mad Men,” we have seen “Game of Thrones” drop to third place on Gold Derby’s chart for Best Drama Series. However, the gap has closed with those two shows and “House of Cards” in a neck and neck race, all being on 5/1 odds. Also with a wedding this week and a disturbing but powerful scene to close, if nominated, Sophie Turner has a competitive episode submission now.
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