‘A Golden Crown’ Marks the End for Viserys

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By Steve Marzolf

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Sibling relationships have obviously been a sore spot all season on ‘Game of Thrones,’ but Sunday’s episode really turned up the heat. Besides the bro-basting Viserys received (a crowning moment that actor Harry Lloyd has a few things to say about), our Cro-Magnon king Robert got an earful from his hairless little brother, Arya had a good laugh at Sansa’s marital hopes, and Tyrion admitted to some adolescent seasoning of Cersei’s turtle stew...

The dwarf’s Eyrie adventure took a definite turn for the better thanks to Bronn the killing machine and everybody’s favorite jailer. But his escape marks another strike against poor Catelyn, who – even standing next to her crazy sister – seems to be suffering from a bit of an image problem. I’d suggest that life might look up for her next week, but what are the chances of that happening for anyone in Westeros?  At least you won’t have to wait to see, though – the new episode, ‘You Win or You Die’ is playing in advance on HBOGO.

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  • Did Viserys really deserve to go out like that? Anyone have sympathy for the dragon?
  • Should Catelyn be blamed for the Starks’ dire straits, or is she just doing the best she can in an impossible situation?
  • There have been enough Tyrion moments in the season so far to start picking favorites – what are your nominees?

A NOTE ON SPOILERS: In the comments, please avoid mentioning or alluding to any events from the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ books that haven’t occurred on the television series. All the fans experiencing this story for the first time will appreciate it!