Game of Thrones Recap: Daenerys Buys 8,000 Unsullied with Her Dragon (4/14/13)

In this week’s Game of Thrones, Daenerys buys 8,000 Unsullied with her biggest dragon. Tyrion becomes Master of Coin. Vargo cuts off Jaime’s hand after Lannister tries to bribe Vargo with titles and lands. Jaime saves Brienne from rape. Stannis Baratheon asks the Priestess Melisandre for a child. Theon Greyjoy is rescued and re-rescued.

Daenerys Targaryen buys Interpreter Missandei and 8,000 Unsullied, who she calls “the world’s best slave soldiers” in exchange for her biggest dragon. What is she up to? Does she plan to kidnap her dragon back? She tells her advisers Sers Jer Mormont and Barrister Selmy, who object to her letting go of her dragon, that they are never to question her in front of strangers.

Robb Stark berates his mom Lady Catelyn “Cat” Stark’s brother Lord Edmure Tully for stopping Clegane at Stone Mill, and causing Stark’s men to be killed. Robb had wanted to ensnare the Lannister leader, The Mountain. Robb points out that Tywin Lannister wouldn’t care that they have Tywin’s brother’s great-grandson, Martin Lannister.

Mance Rayder, Kingbeyond-the-Wall, orders an attack on Black Castle, with Jon Snow as guide. If Jon does not prove useful, he gets thrown over the wall, to see if “Crows can fly.”

Since Robb is attending his Cat’s brother Lord Hoster Tully’s funeral, Roose Bolton is virtual Lord of Harrenhal. Lord Petyr Baelish “Littlefinger” plans to woo childhood friend Lysa Arryn, Lady Stark’s sister. This union would make Littlefinger Lord of the Vale and align Robb’s aunt against Stark. Tywin makes Tyrion VP for Finance, taking over from Littlefinger, which Tywin resists. It is a demotion, because Tyrion’s sister Cersei approves. Tyrion finds out that they owe The Iron Bank of Braavos millions of dollars that they can’t pay back, so the Bank might fund their enemies.

When Vargo orders his men to rape Brienne of Tarth, Jaime Lannister tells Vargo that Brienne’s dad is Lord Selwyn Tarth, who would pay emeralds for the return of his daughter “unbesmirched.” Jaime also offers his “daddy”‘s wealth to Vargo for setting Jaime free. Jaime points out that the moneyed Lannister side will win. Vargo thinks that Jaime is arrogant and chops off Jaime’s hand.

Theon is almost anal-sexed for escaping from his captors until he is saved.

I wish the show spends a bit more time showing the Stone Mill battle, explaining it, Theon’s captors and the debt. Would ten more episodes per season do the job?

That’s our recap of Game of Thrones today, 4/14/13. We’ll have another recap next week on 4/21/13. Check out our Game of Thrones archive HERE.

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  1. Arwel says

    Ouch. There are so many errors in this review. Baelish is the Lord of Harrenhal – he’s going to woo Lady Arryn himself, not for Bolton. “VP for Finance” in a world conspicuously short of presidents? That’s “Master of Coin”. And it’s the Iron Bank of Braavos that Baelish a been borrowing from, impatiently.

    • says

      Thanks for the corrections, Arwel. Lord Varys “The Spider” said: “In Stark’s absence, Roose Bolton holds Harrenhal, which would seem to make him Lord of Harrenhal in practice if not in name.” Tywin then says that the Lord of Harrenhal would make a worthy suitor for the widow Arryn. Lord Baelish: “For which I am grateful to you, my Lord.” That’s why I was confused. I’ve corrected the Bank of Braavos and Arryn’s marriage. VP-Finance is tongue-in-cheek, not necessarily in keeping with the contemporary music at the end of the episode. I did say “Master of Coin” in the first paragraph of this recap.

      BTW, I hope you don’t mind my saying so, but your name sounds right at home in GOT or LOTR. Is this your real name or your medieval comment name? Any relation to Arwen? :)