Kind of telling with Littlefinger and Sansa. Littlefinger describes the tournament where Rhaegar dissed his own wife Elia Tyrell (who we all know as Oberyn's mantra, as she and her children were eventually slain by Gregor and another of the Kingsguard). Sansa: "... and then Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna and raped her." Littlefinger thinks for awhile, then just goes with that; but it's clear he knows more about it. [It reminds me very much of the scene in Watchmen where Laurie throws a drink in the Comedian's face after accusing him of raping her mother... and he looks down at her and says, "Only once." It takes her years to unpack that one small statement and have it spin her world around.] Even Stannis makes some comment about how it wasn't Ned's way to sleep with a whore. I am more and more sure that Jon is Lyanna and Rhaegar's son, at this point.
I must say, I think Littlefinger does strategically understand the situation in Winterfell. Yes, he's slimy; but he's quite good at what he does.
I feel bad for Tommen. He's too young and inexperienced to play the Game well at this point. He also has a soul, but it might get him killed; I'm sure Joffrey would have had his guards cut down all the priests and taken the high Sparrow back for torture, for refusing the king.
I'm hoping we see Olenna again. BUt I'm hoping Mace never comes back.
Great scene between Jon and Melisandre. I think she had planned to create another shadow-demon baby in Jon's image, but he rebuffs her. But her parting words dropped my jaw.
I had a feeling Jaime's hand would be useful to him. And with the Sandsnakes and mom in motions, it looks like it's a race for Myrcella.
Jorah's such a weenie, did he really bitch-slap a dwarf? A dwarf in handcuffs? Still, at least Tyrion legitimately would have been capable of piecing all that together; anyone else, it would have been the writers cheating.
Dammit, Stannis: I actually cried after that speech. Note how he still is cold and has trouble hugging her at the end (although eventually he does). Here I just really wanted to keep hating on him, and now I can't. But does this mean something bad is about to happen
Barrister, damn, old man. You rock. I didn't see a kill shot on him or Grey Worm, so there's a chance they'll both live. I'm thinking, though, with Barrister out of the way, Jorah has an avenue open to approach the Khaleesi.
And thus ends Episode 4.