Mockingbird (Game of Thrones)
|Game of Thrones episode|
|Episode no.||Season 4|
|Directed by||Alik Sakharov|
|Written by||David Benioff|
D. B. Weiss
|Featured music||Ramin Djawadi|
|Cinematography by||Fabian Wagner|
|Editing by||Tim Porter|
|Original air date||May 18, 2014|
|Running time||51 minutes|
"Mockingbird" is the seventh episode of the fourth season of HBO's fantasy television series Game of Thrones, and the 37th overall. The episode was written by series co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, and directed by Alik Sakharov. It aired on May 18, 2014.
The title refers to the symbol of House Baelish, Littlefinger's house.
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In King's Landing
Jaime refuses to be Tyrion’s champion due to his poor performance with his left hand. Bronn tells Tyrion that Cersei’s champion is the Mountain and that she will wed Bronn to Lollys Stokeworth. Bronn refuses to be Tyrion’s champion and admits his own fear of the Mountain's fighting prowess. Oberyn wants vengeance for Elia and tells Tyrion that he will be his champion.
At Castle Black
Jon suggests to Thorne to block the passage through the Wall to prevent Rayder's army from coming through, but his request is denied.
Melisandre tells Selyse that the Lord of Light needs Shireen to depart Dragonstone with them.
In the Riverlands
Brienne and Podrick stop at an inn, where they meet Hot Pie, who tells them about his journey with Arya. Podrick and Brienne decide to go to the Vale because Lysa is Sansa’s and Arya’s last living relative with money. Arya and Sandor are attacked by Biter and Rorge, who were part of the Night's Watch caravan that Arya travelled with. After Sandor kills Biter, Rorge explains that the bounty is on Sandor’s head because of killing Lannister soliders. Arya kills Rorge.
Daenerys tells Jorah that she ordered Daario to retake Yunkai and kill all the remaining masters. Jorah tells that if Ned Stark had done the same to him when he sold slaves, he would not be there to advise her. She orders Jorah to tell Daario to take Hizdahr with him to advise the masters in conforming to her rule.
At the Eyrie
Petyr tells Sansa that he loved Catelyn and killed Joffrey to avenge her. Petyr kisses Sansa and Lysa sees them. After Lysa threatens Sansa, Petyr admits to Lysa that he ever truly loved Catelyn and pushes her through the Moon Door.
"Mockingbird" adapts part of material from A Storm of Swords, chapters 65, 66 and 80 (Arya XII, Tyrion IX & Sansa VII). It also adapts chapter 20 (Brienne IV) from A Feast for Crows as well as chapter 2 (Daenerys I) from A Dance with Dragons. Additional material comes from Sansa II of A Game of Thrones, Tyrion V of A Storm of Swords and Daenerys VI of A Dance With Dragons.
The episode was watched by 7.20 million viewers during its premiere hour, setting a new series high. In the United Kingdom, the episode was viewed by 1.639 million viewers, making it the highest-rated broadcast that week. It also received 0.095 million timeshift viewers.
"Mockingbird" received critical acclaim. Rotten Tomatoes reported a score of 100% based on reviews from 36 critics with an average score of 9 out of 10. The site's consensus is that "Though [the episode] mostly sets the table for future events, it remains chock-full of action, suspense, surprise, and raw human emotion."
|2014||Hollywood Professional Alliance||Outstanding Color Grading||Joe Finley||Nominated|
|2015||American Society of Cinematographers||Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Regular Series||Fabian Wagner||Nominated|
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