Despite all the gore and death, there were many funny, surprising and exciting moments in season four of Game of Thrones. Trying to pick the most memorable moment is difficult, which is why a top five list is often the way to go. This list does include some spoilers from the season finale for those who have not seen it yet.
The fifth most memorable is Shae’s betrayal in court, or more likely the look on Tyrion’s face as he heard the lies she spoke. It is unclear whether her motives were out of anger or in fear of her life. The latter would be more likely, but it would have been better to see a scene afterwards of Tyrion threatening Shae if that was the case. Of course, the testimony she gave led to her own downfall and death, which was by the hands of her jailed lover.
Arya Stark made one of the most dramatic character changes in Game of Thrones—one of the most, since Sansa made the biggest. It is understandable too, considering the amount she has been through and she had The Hound as her riding companion. Choosing the most memorable moment is difficult, with the scene at The Vale being one of them. However, killing Pollover has to be one of the most memorable moments. It was the way she mimicked the way her young travelling companion was killed with her own sword that helped it make it into the top five.
The third in the top five most memorable moments in Game of Thrones was Theon Greyjoy, or Reek as he is now known. Like Arya, he’s made one of the most dramatic changes, and there are many scenes to choose from for the best. The scene where he is in the dog cage when Yara goes to save him is one of the most memorable, especially Yara’s defeat as she decides her brother is dead after all.
One of the most controversial scenes is still one of the most memorable. This is the scene between Jaime and Cersei Lannister as he rapes her in the sept with their dead son next to them. The writers claim that this was never supposed to be a rape scene, and Cersei was trying to move them away from their dead son. It certainly seems that way as their relationship has never really changed, and she rekindled their romance in the season finale.
The battle at The Wall is a series of different scenes, and some major deaths happened. One of the most memorable scenes has to be the death of Ygritte. Those who read the books knew how she was going to die, but those who had not would have to guess. Would Jon Snow be forced to kill his Wildling lover? Would she kill him? The look on Jon’s face when he knew he was going to lose her was heartbreaking, but at least he honored her with a death north of The Wall. It is difficult to choose the most memorable scenes from Game of Thrones season four, especially with so many major things happening this season.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham