‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 4: The Winners and Losers from ‘The Spoils of War’

Joey Merkel
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SPOILER ALERT: Warning, this article contains spoilers from Season 7, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones, entitled The Spoils of War. Proceed at your own risk.

Being a winner or a loser isn’t always as simple as “winning” or “losing.” But after an action-packed fourth episode in which hundreds died and only one truly reigned supreme, things was far less objective.

Here are FANDOM’s picks for the winners and losers from The Spoils of War.

Loser: Meera Reed

The Bran Stark cold front continued moving this weekend and set its sights on Meera. Her brother Jojen and Hodor died for him. She nearly died for him. And what did she get in return for all that? “Thank you.” I had to google if ravens were cold-blooded animals after that one.

Winner: Drogon + Daenerys = Dracarys

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Nothing gets our blood pumping than hearing that beautiful 3-syllable word come from the Mother of Dragons’ lips. After incinerating nearly the entire Lannister army, Drogon was knocked out of the sky by Cersei’s secret weapon, the giant ballista Scorpion. He appeared to be wounded but not before destroying it to bits. We’re guessing a shot to the shoulder (do dragons have shoulders?) won’t keep Drogon out of commission too long.

Loser: Jaime Lannister

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When you’re not sure if a character is still alive at the end of an episode, chances are things didn’t go so great. Jaime lost nearly his entire army to Drogon and, against Robert Baratheon’s advice, met the Dothraki in an open field. Ser Jaime probably survives his swim but even if he escapes the Breaker of Chains he still has to answer to Cersei.

Winner: Arya Stark

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After telling off a pair of useless Winterfell guards, Arya’s reunion with her sister Sansa gave us all the feels. She hugged back! She’s now the owner of the catspaw dagger and something tells us she’ll be happy to use it. We’re also 100% ok with her sparring with Brienne of Tarth every episode.

Loser: Theon Greyjoy

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Everyone wants to kill this dude. ‘Nuff said.

Winner: Bronn and Dickon

These two gave us one of the funniest scenes of the night, likely because we’re just as immature as Bronn. Rickon Dickon and Bronn seemed to be the only two Lannister soldiers that were of any use other than being human marshmallows. They both saved Jaime’s life out of nowhere during the loot train attack and Dickon joined Bronn among fan favorite characters. We hope to see more of both.

Loser: Sansa Stark

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This pick might be unpopular, but Sansa is going through some serious stuff right now and not much of it is going well. Remember how cute it was when Sansa laughed off Arya’s list of people to kill. Surely, she must be joking, Sansa likely thought to herself. But after Bran’s confirmation and watching Arya take down Brienne with Needle, Sansa realizes this isn’t the same baby sister she once knew. With Bran no longer being the brother she knew either, her supports are coming down.

Loser: Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion doesn’t find himself among the losers often but he is trending downward now. His strategy is failing and he is quickly losing the confidence of Daenerys. After she decided to fly off to the Red Keep, we later see that he’s also there to watch the entire Lannister army, many of whom he surely knew, be burned alive. His people CAN fight, they’re just not flame-retardant, unfortunately. Did Tyrion watch his own brother’s death on Sunday? We’ll have to wait to find out.

Joey Merkel
Joey is a Senior Manager at FANDOM with a strong affinity for South Park, Harry Potter and Food Network. There is nothing he doesn't have an opinion on and will talk to you about just about anything.
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