Game of Thrones preview: Ep. 8,‘The Mountain and the Viper,’ Sunday, 9 p.m. ET

Will Tywin Lannister succeed in getting his troublesome son Tyrion out of his way for good? Photo: HBO
Will Tywin Lannister succeed in getting his troublesome son Tyrion out of his way for good? Photo: HBO

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2014 – After waiting two weeks for a new episode, “Game of Thrones” fans will be rewarded with nothing less than an epic duel to decide the fate of Tyrion Lannister.

There are several storylines in the episode Sunday night, but does anyone really care what’s going on at Mole’s Town, or what The Hound and Arya are up to? Theon Greyjoy is on the loose, and so is Ramsey Snow. Danaerys is still trying to get things in order in Meereen.

The fallout from Petyr Baelish’s decision to toss his new bride Lysa to her death through the Moon Door at the Eyrie and the fate of Sansa Stark Lannister is intriguing, true. From the preview Sansa seems poised to blow the whistle on Littlefinger’s actions. Whether it’s in her best interests or not, she needs to give it some thought.

But really, all fans want to see the trial by combat between The Mountain, Ser Gregor Clegane, and The Red Viper, Prince Oberyn Martell. At the end of the last episode, Prince Oberyn stepped forward and told Tyrion he would face The Mountain on his behalf, because it offers him the opportunity to avenge the murder by Glegane of his sister, Elia.

As Oberyn’s lover Ellaria Sand says so well in the preview, “You’re going to fight THAT?” The Mountain is the biggest, meanest SOB in Westeros. It will be no cake walk for Oberyn to set things right, but if anyone can do it, it’s our Dornish prince.

Oberyn earned his nickname “The Red Viper” after he wounded a lord in a duel at age 16 who later died; it was rumored Oberyn soaked his sword in poison. He has studied poisons and the dark arts, fought as a mercenary, and as fans of the show know, has quite a sexual appetite. He has fathered a string of female bastards known as the “Sand Snakes.” The reason Oberyn ended up in a duel at age 16 is because the lord caught him in bed with his wife.

Join Communities for our next Live Chat of Season 4. Join the discussion with Game of Thrones fans from around the world as we live – and die –with our favorite characters through all of the plotting, prophecies, revenge and bloodshed. It is your last fix for two weeks, as “GOT” is taking a break over the Memorial Day weekend. So this is an episode you won’t want to miss.

Game of Thrones returns with Episode 8 of Season 4, “The Mountain and the Viper,” on Sunday, June 1, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on HBO East and HBO Latino East (with Spanish subtitles); followed by airings on HBO West and Latino West at 9 p.m. Pacific Time. All four channels repeat the episode through the evening.

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