Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4 Recap: Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Let no one say little happens on Game of Thrones Season 4.

Unless he or she is talking about Daenerys Targaryen, in which case... yeah. Little happens.

The Mother of Dragons sacked yet another city this week, taking its slaves as her own as they chanted "Mhysa" upon triumphing over their masters. Pretty sure we've seen this exact scene before.

Dany and Her Right-Hand Men

But elsewhere? Holy happenings, A LOT went down. Consider....

We now know who killed Joffrey. Littlefinger was tasked with the job by Olenna Tyrell, who didn't want her granddaughter marrying such evil scum.

Can't exactly blame her, and can't exactly say this was a stunning development, but Sana's necklace involvement was interesting, as was the possibility that Margaery may help Tyrion down the line.

She does seem a little less duplicitous than her grandmother, right? At least when she isn't trying to seduce Tommen? That was a disturbing scene.

King Joffrey: Purple Wedding Photo
King Joffrey being his usual smug self. If only he knew what the day held in store for him.

Not as disturbing, however, as the discovery of what happens to babies left for the White Walkers. They become White Walkers themselves, with the touch of a long, scary fingernail. YIKES.

This was quite the eerie way to end the episode, but it followed the dark theme of the entire hour. There was gross, violent mayhem taking place at Craster's Keep, where Bran is now being held hostage and to where Jon Snow is now headed.

It's very nice to see storylines coming together in this fashion, though less nice to see Hodor being tortured. That may be the saddest scene Game of Thrones has ever aired.

Finally, Jaime sent Brienne out to find and protect Sansa. What a nice bond these two have - and what an unexpected development that Jaime Lannister is suddently the biggest hero on the series. Would ANYone have seen that coming a year ago?!?

What did you think of Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 4, a busy hour that answered many questions. Sound off now and go watch Game of Thrones online via TV Fanatic to catch up on past installments.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit series Game of Thrones. The show's fourth season debuts April sixth.

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