CAUTION: If you have yet to watch the season four finale of HBO's Game of Thrones, titled "The Children," stop reading this article now and start watching it.
It has been only two days since the season four finale aired, and for some reason, I am already missing the show. Maybe, that is because I know that we will not be able to watch any more of George R.R. Martin's mythological Westeros (and Essos, of course) for what is seemingly forever.
Anyway, I have gathered a rather amazing scene from said finale that features Tyrion Lannister's escape, with the assistance of the only person in Martin's world that truly cares about him, his brother Jaime Lannister.
It is a scene that elicits different emotions from its viewers; at least, that is how I reacted when I first watched it. On the one hand, I felt relieved that Tyrion was going to be given an opportunity to live another day, as he rightfully deserved. On the other hand, I felt really nervous for him as well, mainly because I thought that there would be plenty of Lannister guards for him to deal with. And, I was a bit saddened by the fact that Tyrion is now going to have to be away from Jaime; again, the only person that would be willing to risk his life to save a dwarf.
So, without further ado, here is the amazing scene in question:
That big brotherly hug and kiss on the cheek that Jaime gave his younger brother towards the end of the video really sums up their relationship. It differs so much from the relationships Tyrion has with the rest of his family. Now that he will be on his own for an indeterminate amount of time, Tyrion is going to have to find a way to get things done without having money to spend, or status to persuade others.
However, this could also be a chance for him to start anew, so to speak. The continent of Essos is evidently very different from its counterpart across the Narrow Sea. The people of Essos, generally speaking, seem to be a bit more respectable and kinder, and they are not as prone to discrimination and violence as some in Westeros are. Perhaps, legitimate opportunities will unfold for Tyrion, like being able to form new alliances with people that he may ultimately learn to trust and respect (though, that is practically wishful thinking at this point). Put quite simply, he may find success in ways he was not previously able to. And more importantly, he may finally find a place that accepts him for who he is.
Game of Thrones will not be back on our TV sets for quite a while, but that does not have to stop us from talking about it. So, let me know in the comments section below what you all thought of the scene displayed above, as well as what you all thought of the way season four unfolded. Please, keep the book spoilers to yourselves!