Season 4 – Game of Thrones Cosplay and Recap
Joffrey meets his end after being served poisoned wine at his wedding to Margaery. Sansa is smuggled to freedom with the assistance of Littlefinger, who takes her to Lysa Arryn.
Arryn proves to be an unfit guardian for Sansa, having lost her mind. She is killed by Baelish, whom she expects to marry after she attempts to push Sansa to her death through the Moon Door at The Vale.
Jaime (who has since lost his hand) and Brienne arrive at King’s Landing to find Sansa has escaped. Brienne, now a knight errant, is tasked with tracking down the missing Stark princess.
A distraught Cersei blames Tyrion for Joffrey’s assassination. When his champion, Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), is defeated in a trial by combat against Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane, Tyrion is imprisoned once more.
Freed by Jaime, the dwarf discovers his father in bed with his mistress Shae and executes him by crossbow on the latrine before departing King’s Landing. Tyrion crosses the Narrow Sea in the hope of meeting Daenerys, whom he believes can defeat Cersei.
Roose Bolton returns to Winterfell from the Red Wedding to find that his vicious son Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon) has tortured Theon to the point of madness, so much so that he now answers only to the name “Reek”.
In the north, Jon Snow returns from the Wildling camp to warn the Night’s Watch of Mance Rayder’s advancing forces, who duly lay siege to Castle Black. Stannis Baratheon’s remaining men ride to the rescue, now backed by the financiers of the Iron Bank.
Arya and The Hound are found by Brienne, who defeats Clegane in battle. Arya runs away to study under the mysterious Jaqan H’ghar at the House of Black and White in Braavos.