game of thrones oathkeeper

Last week's Game of Thrones season 4 episode, "Breaker of Chains," was very controversial due to one, er, shall we say very naughty scene. A fan favorite, Jaime Lannister, may have tainted his image for a long time to come, though he may try to redeem himself even more in this Sunday's episode called "Oathkeeper."

After what's been a heart-pumping three episodes in season 4, hopefully the momentum won't let up as we get into the middle of the show's 2014 run. Tyrion Lannister is on trial for what happened at the Purple Wedding, Daenerys Targaryen is making a stand at Meereen, Bran Stark is trying to figure out how to "see," there's a looming threat beyond the North, Sansa Stark has finally escaped, Arya Stark is stuck with The Hound ... there is just so much going on!

SPOILERS are likely ahead. If you haven't seen anything, stop reading! And if you're not watching, more's the pity, as this amazing show is really the only thing giving my life meaning right about now.

Here is the official synopsis for "Oathkeeper":

Dany balances justice and mercy. Jaime tasks Brienne with his honor. Jon secures volunteers while Bran, Jojen, Meera, and Hodor stumble on shelter.

Not too much to take away from this, right? Looks like there will be a lot of negotiations regarding Meereen, and the Night's Watch will start making preparations to defend the Wall. Bran & company might run into a character that book fans are highly anticipating as well.

There are some MAJOR BOOK SPOILERS AHEAD. Sorry nerds! No way to talk about this episode without discussing what "Oathkeeper" really means.

(And the highly anticipated character is, of course, Coldhands.)

Jaime may have completely ruined his image in the eyes of his fans when he essentially forced himself upon his sister Cersei in front of their son Joffrey's cold, dead body. But this week, book readers are looking forward to seeing what should hopefully be a very touching, moving scene between him and Brienne of Tarth, who always brings out the best in him. He gives her the Valyrian steel longsword his father gave to him way back in the premiere. Then he requests she name the sword "Oathkeeper" and to find Sansa Stark (though let's hope it's not so Cersei can kill her, which is suggested from the preview). His intentions are far more honorable in the book. He reflects how appropriate it is that Eddard Stark's own steel is tasked with finding his poor daughter, who's currently with pervy Petyr Baelish.

That should be one of the highlights of this episode, as well as finding out Tyrion's fate -- perhaps we'll even see the beginning of his trial. Check back on Sunday for our recap!

Here is the preview for "Oathkeeper":

Do you think Jaime will redeem himself after last week?

 

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