“Game of Thrones” premiered its eighth episode of Season 4 last night, and before we get started, let us just send our condolences to the Martells of Dorne. The shocking death of the Red Viper of Dorne shocked Kings Landing, sent Ellaria Sand into hysterics and left Tyrion Lannister utterly speechless, something fans of the series have never seen before. Episode 8, “The Mountain and the Viper,” promised an epic trial by battle, and fans were not left disappointed, perhaps nauseated, but nonetheless the series has once again upped the ante and killed off Oberyn Martell, the Prince of Dorne and champion of Tyrion in his long awaited trial by combat. The trial started off strong for the Red Viper, who navigated his spear with grace and ease around the lumbering Mountain. The renowned and dramatic fighter, though significantly smaller than his opponent, was even able to wound him through his thick armor multiple times, causing him to fall on his back.  The trial by combat was nearly decided, however the Red Viper’s true intentions for his presence in King’s Landing became known to all those who watched. The impassioned Oberyn wants the Mountain to confess to the murder of his sister, Elia and her children, Rhaenys and Aegon Targaryen. During the fight he continually chants, “You raped her, you murdered her. You killed her children.”

The Red Viper attempts to have the Mountain indict Tyrion Lannister as the one who gave the command for his sister’s death, but to no avail. The Mountain, stays loyal to the Lannisters, however he does admit to raping and murdering Elia and her Targaryen children. He recites the chant to the Red Viper, seemingly mocking him before crushing his face with his hands. While the trial by combat scene was admittedly one the most shocking of Season 4, episode 8 “The Mountain and the Viper” was filled with other huge reveals. The Men of the Night’s Watch realized the Mance Rayder and his 100,000 wildlings will soon be upon their door at Castle Black, Theon Greyjoy left his “Reek” persona behind for mere minutes while securing an integral moat in the North for the Boltons, who are marching towards Winterfell.

While on the topic of Winterfell, two of the Stark siblings once again had a near reunion, Sansa Stark, who has aligned herself with Littlefinger, was almost reunited with her sister Arya Stark, who arrived at the Vale’s Blood Gate only to discover her Aunt Lysa had died 3 days earlier. Arya and the Hound are stunned, and the young she-wolf can only laugh at the reality that has become her life since her father’s beheading. And last but certainly not least, “The Mountain and the Viper” featured the dissolution between Daenerys Targaryen and Jorah Mormont, the Mother of Dragons discovered the former knight sold information about her in exchange for a royal pardon, something she cannot forgive. “Game of Thrones” is of course a series of power and passion, but also a series of beautifully written and delivered quotes, check out the top 13 lines from episode 8, “The Mountain and The Viper” below!

“Whoever dies last, be a good lad and burn the rest of us. Once I’m done with this world, I don’t want to come back.”-- Eddison of the Night’s Watch

“Laughing at another person’s misery was the only thing that made me feel like everyone else.” -- Tyrion Lannister

“That’s your stupid pride talking. It’s why you’ll never be a great killer. I’d’ve killed Joffrey with a chicken bone if I had to.” -- Arya Stark

“Remember what you are and what you’re not.” -- Ramsay Snow

“You’ve been licking Tywin Lannister’s boots so long it’s a wonder your tongue’s not black.” -- Lord Royce

“Sickly little boys sometimes become powerful men.” -- Petyr Baelish

“Trial by combat, deciding a man’s guilt or innocence in the eyes of the gods by having two other men hack each other to pieces. It tells you something about the gods.” -- Tyrion Lannister

“Don't ever presume to touch me or speak my name again.” -- Daenerys Targaryen

“I remember nothing, only Unsullied.” -- Grey Worm

“Turns out, far too much has been written about great men and not nearly enough about morons. Doesn't seem right.” -- Tyrion Lannister

“People die at their dinner tables. They die in their beds. They die squatting over their chamber pots. Everybody dies sooner or later. And don’t worry about your death. Worry about your life. Take charge of your life for as long as it lasts.” -- Petyr Baelish

The Hound: “So you’re sad because you didn’t get to kill Joffrey yourself. Is that it?"

Arya: “At least I could’ve been there to watch. I wanted to see the look in his eyes when he knew it was over."

The Hound: “Aye, nothing in the world beats that look."   

"Elia Martell of Dorne you raped her, you murdered her. You killed her children." -- Oberyn Martell