Despite its jaw-droppingly epic battle sequences, season 4, episode 9 of Game of Thrones likely felt like something of a tease for many viewers.
After all, the episode before it ended on the cliffhanger of cliffhangers, as fan favorite Tyrion Lannister was sentenced to death by his nefarious father, Tywin.
With the possibility of the beloved Imp's demise still looming, we thought it would be a good time to celebrate his lusty life with a run-down of Tyrion's best quotes from nearly four full seasons of GoT:
Whether he's cutting down an opponent with an impeccably timed put-down or musing on the nature of life and death in a fashion to bring a tear to your eye, Tyrion's most memorable lines represent some of the best writing modern television has to offer.
So jump into the gallery above to appreciate Tyrion's racy quips and pearls of wisdom, and pray to the old gods and the new that he survives for a dozen more seasons.
Thankfully, author George RR Martin has described Tyrion as his favorite character, a fact that gives us a ray of hope that GRRM won't kill him off. Then again, we pretty much expect everyone to kick the bucket by the time the story reaches it's inevitably bloody conclusion.
Don't forget to watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic if you're not caught up in time for this week's season finale.
And check out our list of the GoT's most gruesome deaths in the gallery below to help mentally prepare yourself for the possibility of a Tyrion beheading: