After the bloody events of Season 3 of Game of Thrones, one would think the show would ease up a bit, but Season 4 was nothing but endless turmoil. With almost no Starks left to kill, the Lannisters seemed to be taking a break from war in favor of a Royal Wedding. However in Westeros, happiness never lasts for too long and soon more chaos reigned. Travel back to Season 4 with our most memorable moments. Spoilers ahead ... you've been warned!
10. Tywin's Ungraceful Death
Ambushing Tywin in his privy was a classic Tyrion move. However the argument that ensued about Shae, brought out the violence in Tyrion. After Tyrion warned his father not to call Shae a "whore," Tywin refused to listen, which resulted in Tyrion shooting him in the stomach and the heart. R.I.P. Tywin (but not really).
9. "I Will Be Your Champion"
When both Jaime and Bronn declined to be Tyrion’s champion in his trial by combat, Tyrion was approached by Oberyn Martell who sympathized with his horrific childhood, wanted justice for his sister, and finally offered his service as Tyrion’s champion.
8. Arya's List Ticks Down
Arya and The Hound were the perfect killing machine in Season 4 and following a stop near a tavern, Arya finally crossed a name of her "kill list." She stuck "needle" into Polliver's throat, killing him the same way he killed Lommy and as they left the tavern, The Hound allowed Arya to keep one of the Lannister's horses.
7. Jaime Saves Tyrion From Death
Unable to save him in any other way, Jaime visited Tyrion in his cell as he awaited his execution and helped him escape through a secret passageway within the castle. The brothers warmly embraced, uncertain they would ever see each other again.
6. Tyrion Kills Shae
After Jamie sprung Tyrion from his cell, he visited his father's chambers and found Shae, moaning Tywin's name and calling for her "lion." As soon as she spotted Tyrion she attacked him and in a confused combination of self-defense and jealous rage, he killed her. We all had mixed feelings about this one ...
5. Oberyn's Brutal Death
Ugh, perhaps one of the most gruesome moments in Game of Thrones history was Oberyn's death. During Tyrion's trial by combat, Oberyn impressed the crowd with his swift fighting style, but his thirst for vengeance was his downfall. Demanding The Mountain admit to the rape and murder of his sister he got too close to the giant and his skull was crushed. Oberyn's bloody end was one that we wished we could forget.
4. The Trial of Tyrion Lannister
When Tyrion was tried for Joffrey's murder, he ultimately snapped and screamed, "I did not kill Joffrey, but I wish that I had! Watching your vicious bastard die gave me more relief than a thousand lying whores!” It perhaps wasn't one of his smartest moves, but he said what everyone else was thinking.
3. Jon Snow Loses Ygritte
During the battle at Castle Black, Ygritte decided to reestablish her blemished reputation among the wildlings by killing Jon. As she aimed an arrow at him, she hesitated and gave Olly a perfect opportunity to shoot her through the chest. During her last moments, Ygritte said, "You know nothing, Jon Snow" before succumbing to her wounds, which was both iconic and heartbreaking.
2. Lysa Goes Through The Moon Door
Upon seeing Littlefinger kiss Sansa, Lysa Arryn went mad and called Sansa to the High Hall of the Arryns where she threatened to kill her. Littlefinger came to Sansa's aid when he embraced Lysa, told her he only ever loved only one woman -her sister, and pushed a horrified Lysa through the Moon Door to her death.
1. Joffrey Finally Dies
It could easily have been the assassination everyone was waiting for ... with Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell’s wedding finally concluded, Joffrey drank his wine in excess and choked. Gasping for air, he stumbled from the table, vomited on the floor, and ultimately made his poisoning one of the longest and most satisfying deaths in the series. The only thing that kept fans wanting for more, was discovering who was responsible.
Did Season 4 disappoint? Were these your favorite moments? Tell us in the comments.