Game Of Thrones: 10 Things We Learned From "Mockingbird"
10. Cersei Has Picked The Mountain To Fight For Her
Not content with the justice being served at his trial, Tyrion opted for a trial by combat last episode. This understandably pissed Jaime off since hed worked out a deal with Tywin, but Tyrion points out the deal was exactly what their father wanted, and it felt good to take that away from him and tell off the people of Kings Landing. Jaime sarcastically congratulates him and says he didnt realise Tyrion was the type of person who would die for pride. Tyrions not willing to give up that easily, however, reminding his brother that hes already survived one trial by combat. Unfortunately for Tyrion, Jaime wont be able to help him for this trial, as he cant even beat a stableboy with his left hand. Tyrion supposes hell have to depend on Bronn again to save him, but also wonders whom Cerseis picked as her champion. That honour goes to Ser Gregor Clegane, whom we havent seen since season 2. Our reintroduction features him enjoying one of his favorite hobbies: executing prisoners shirtless. Although theyre provided weapons, the prisoners are brutally cut down by The Mountain. After watching the slaughter, Cersei walks down and thanks Clegane for coming to the Capitol so quickly. A man of few words, he asks her whom hes fighting. She asks if it matters, and he simply shakes his head. The Mountain is one of the most powerful soldiers in all of Westeros, never mind the King's army. The guy was able to lift a guy impaled on his sword all the way into the air! Whomever Tyrion picks to fight for him is going to have a tough time going up against this beast. However, if youve been paying attention throughout the season, you probably had a good guess on who that might be before it actually happened. Anyway, More on that later.
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