Game of Thrones Season 4, Episode 6, “The Laws of Gods and Men,” is going to feature what will most likely be at least a significant portion of Tyrion Lannister’s trial for the murder of King Joffrey. We know that Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) is innocent, but will justice win out? Or will he be found guilty anyway? Read on to find out!
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While the show has already revealed that Littlefinger and Olenna Tyrell were the brains behind the murder of Joff, no one in Westeros knows this besides Sansa and Margaery, and we don’t think they’re talking. Everyone else thinks it was Tyrion, and that probably doesn’t bode well for him.
Meanwhile, by this point in the books Cersei has been gathering witnesses to testify against Tyrion in an attempt to illustrate him as having a history of acting out against Joffrey, which he definitely does. No one stood up to Joffrey more frequently and visibly than Tyrion did, and that’s going to come back to haunt him.
After the trial, while the deliberations are going on, there appears to be no chance that Tyrion can be found innocent. His only chance is a trial by combat, in which his odds also look bleak since it is well-known that Cersei will appoint the Mountain, Gregor Clegane, as her champion. Luckily for Tyrion, Oberyn Martell really wants to kill the Mountain, so he volunteers to be Tyrion’s champion. During the ensuing duel, Oberyn is looking pretty good against the Mountain — until the end. The Mountain kills Oberyn, which means that Tyrion is found... Guilty!
But does that mean he'll be put to death? You'll have to tune in to find out...
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