5 Great Moments from Game of Thrones Episode 4, 'The Spoils of War'

"Flee, you idiot!"

by | August 6, 2017 | Comments

Game of Thrones - Sansa, Arya (Helen Sloan/HBO)
(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)

Game of Thrones episode “The Spoils of War,” which aired Sunday night, began with touching reunions and ended in fire and blood — and the possible death of one principal character.

Spoiler warning: Stop here if you haven’t watched season 7, episode 4 of Game of Thrones

After a week of leaks and spoiler ambushes on social media, the masses finally got to see season 7’s fourth episode. It started with an unusual scene between Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright), but “The Spoils of War” shot into many fans’ “best GoT episodes ever” lists by its end.

Have a look at some of the most talked about moments from the episode below.

But first, why Bran’s “Chaos is a ladder” line freaked out Littlefinger: He was quoting Littlefinger back to himself.

Also, a little appreciation for Meera (Ellie Kendrick), who took her leave of emotionless Bran.

And now the best moments:

1. Arya’s Reunion with Sansa and Bran

Game of Thrones - Sansa, Bran, Arya (Helen Sloan/HBO)
(Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)

When Arya (Maisie Williams) hit the gate of Winterfell, there was a nice echo of young Arya, the cat chaser, at the gate of King’s Landing from season 1 trying to talk her way past the guards there too.

This time, Arya slipped away and disappeared, but Sansa (Sophie Turner) knew her little sister visited  their father in the family crypt. Tears!

Sansa tells Arya that Jon (Kit Harington) is going to be stoked to see her.

2. Jon, Dany, Dragonglass, and Cave Carvings

Game of Thrones - Dragonstone (Macall B. Polay/HBO)
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Jon wants to show Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) the dragonglass, then “There is something else I want to show you [in bed], your grace.” OK, it’s just some ancient cave carvings (like France’s Chauvet Cave).

One romantic torchlight chat later and…she’s asking him to bend the knee again.

The gang’s all there when they exit the cave, including Hand of the Queen Tyrion (Peter Dinklage), who has some bad news. Fed up with the failures of Tyrion’s ideas, she turns to Jon: Advise me now, future nephew-husband!

3. Brienne and Arya Training

Arya training with Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) was everything we love about this show.

4. Theon

Game of Thrones - Kit Harington, Alfie Allen (Macall B. Polay/HBO )
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Theon’s (Alfie Allen) arrival was preceded by a cute scene between Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) and Jon talking about Daenerys.

Jon: “She has a good heart.”

Ser Davos: “I’ve noticed you staring at her good heart.”

But then: Theon.

Theon saves his own ass by asking after Sansa.

Jon: “What you did for her is the only reason I’m not killing you.”

This was posted a couple of days ago, but still applies:

5. Fields of Fire

Game of Thrones - dragon (HBO)
(Photo by HBO)

Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn) are having a nice chat with Rickon/Dickon (Tom Hopper), learning that he finds the battlefield a little smelly.

Bronn: “Men sh– themselves when they die. Didn’t they teach you that at fancy lad school? Well, I learned it when I was 5.”

Game of Thrones - Daenerys (HBO)
(Photo by HBO)

Then the Dothraki horde descends on the fields outside of King’s Landing led by the Mother of Dragons riding Drogon.

Game of Thrones - Jaime Lannister, Bronn (Macall B. Polay/HBO )
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Jaime: “Qyburn’s scorpion is over there”
Bronn: “Go get it then.”
Jaime: “I can’t shoot with one hand.”

Game of Thrones - Jaime Lannister (Macall B. Polay/HBO )
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

And Jaime decides to charge a downed Drogon.

Tyrion, watching from afar: “You f—ing idiot.”

Some Parting Thoughts

Game of Thrones - dragon (HBO)
(Photo by HBO)

Calm down, everyone – it’s not like Jaime died. Oh, wait…

“It’s D-I-C-K-O-N”

Game of Thrones - Dickon (Macall B. Polay/HBO)
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

Did social media’s top moments match your own? Tell us in the comments below or join our Debate of Thrones Facebook group to start an in-depth discussion with fellow fans.

Game of Thrones airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on HBO. 

Jaime Lannister - Game of Thrones (Macall B. Polay/HBO)
(Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO)

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