Game of Thrones season 4 episode 3 "Breaker of Chains" gifs and memes
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Game of Thrones!
In response to: http://pandawhale.com/post/41665/daario-naharis-deal-with-it-gif
More stills from S4E3: http://imgur.com/a/CRI1D
More stills from 4x03: http://pandawhale.com/post/41584/game-of-thrones-s4e3-breaker-of-chains-photos
Reddit discussion of this episode:
Will add more gifs and memes to this page as I find them.
Last week on Game of Thrones...
Stannis the Mannis with the quote of the week:
They all lack wisdom:
You know who DOES show wisdom lately? Jon Snow.
Best part of the Grantland article:
And then morning comes, and Arya wakes to the sound of a very naive man being punched in the face by reality. The Hound has taken the money and is more than ready to take off. Arya, with her Ned-ish sense of decency still intact, protests. “He fed us, his daughter makes a nice stew, and they’ll both be dead come winter,” Clegane replies. When Arya calls him a shit, he shrugs. “Plenty worse than me. I just understand the way things are. How many Starks they got to behead before you figure it out?”
“Understanding the way things are” is the most valuable trait in Westeros; it’s more precious than gold, more rare than obsidian. Ser Davos has it. It kept him alive when he couldn’t read; it kept him focused when he couldn’t point. It was no coincidence the Iron Bank was mentioned last week. (For extra details on that particular institution, be sure to read the latest missive from the Maester.) Now it seems Davos is planning on finding out just how willing the Lannisters really are to pay their debts. If Stannis’s armies can’t defeat the usurpers, perhaps a strongly worded letter can?
From opposite sides of a war, Jon Snow and Ygritte seem to get it, too. They’ll fight side by side with cannibals and break bread with rapists if it furthers their cause. And even in the depths of a dungeon, Tyrion still knows the score. It doesn’t matter what he did or didn’t do — what matters is who stands to benefit if he gets stuck with the blame. Not that this knowledge is helping matters much. At least not yet. A week after Old Yeller–ing Shae, Tyrion is forced to do it again to his beloved squire, Podrick. (And don’t get me started on Sam doing the same thing to Gilly. People of Westeros: Stop taking Sting literally!) I loved the way Peter Dinklage took special care with the word “loyal” at the end of the scene. He knows it’s a compliment that will have special resonance for a decent boy like Podrick; he also knows it’s a naive, increasingly worthless concept that’s liable to get a decent boy — or anyone, really — killed.
And then there’s Tywin. There’s no question the eldest Lannister has been the most successful player in the first three years of Game of Thrones. (He’s also, thanks to the deliciously deadpan Charles Dance, the best character. Watch his face when Oberyn offers him a seat on his orgy-bed. Now watch it again. How is it possible for a man to smile so fiendishly without moving a single muscle?) He’s the sort of tactical genius who works best on the fly; his counterpunch is even more deadly than his punch. But it takes real sweat to make everything look so effortless. How long can he keep it up?
The scene in which Tywin schooled his surviving grandson on the finer points of leadership was a stunner. (Here’s hoping DVD extras will include bonus footage of the second half of the conversation: Tywin’s historically rich, emotion-free explanation of the birds and the bees.) Pivoting almost instantly from shock and rage to cool, levelheaded counsel, Tywin reached into the same history books that Stannis hopes to avoid to spin a positively Rumsfeldian anecdote about the value of recognizing the unknown knowns. It was good theater and, it seemed, good crisis management. Tommen seems like a sweet enough boy; temperamentally, he appears to be Joffrey’s exact opposite — but then, so would anyone or anything short of a rabid weasel. He’ll be far more likely to take his grandfather’s counsel. And the benefits of Joffrey’s death don’t end there for Tywin; his postcoital parlay with Oberyn suggests an advantageous partnership for both sides. While other characters have recognized individual dangers massing on the margins — Stannis knows about the White Walkers; Varys is concerned about Daenerys — only Tywin is considering the big picture. Stability can’t win wars, but it can stop you from defeating yourself.
What confused me about this scene is that her dragons are nowhere in sight. Is there some strategic explanation for this or is it just to save money on CGI?
Dragons are in their rebellious teenage phase now. They're huddled up behind some mountain, smoking, drinking beer and talking about how their mom doesn't understand them.
Meanwhile Daario Naharis is a total badass:
And Jorah is friend zoned yet again:
As a reward for his loyal service, Dany has given Ser Jorah lots of land and a very large keep deep within the Friendzone.
Jorah is warden of the Friend Zone.
Jorah has been permanently friend zoned:
Can Jorah get out of the Friend Zone?
Cercei and Jaime, not in front of the children! Especially the dead one!
Reddit agrees with you:
The dividing of Podrick and Tyrion:
Side note: IMDb is doing a poll of kickass female characters:
Both Daenerys Targaryen and Ayra Stark are on the list:
(Needs more Samwell. (New Comment, if you please, and I'll delete this later.)) :)
It does need more Samwell!
16 stills and no Samwell?! http://imgur.com/a/CRI1D
Will keep my eyes open.
Found Samwell! See below...
Thank you, thank you! The "Nobody Pictures Me" meme is the best. :)
I think the "Nobody Pictures Me" meme is so good that it should become a series!
That Game of Thrones cookbook is all kinds of awesome.
The latest episode of Arya and the Hound:
Oh, Gilly. (moony eyes)
Heh heh. I always look forward to Sam and Gilly scenes!
Meanwhile, Tommen should check Jaime's scorecard when it comes to protecting the king.
Reddit comment: Poor Samwell can't take a hint.
Poor Cersei. No one else cared about Joffrey.
This season so far:
I'm worried about you. ~Sam to Gilly
A Game of Twins in the city of Meereen: