On The 'Game of Thrones' Premiere The Hound & Arya Are Thelma & Louise, Minus The Cliff
If you liked the Red Wedding, you are going to love the last five minutes of the first episode of Season 4 of Game of Thrones. Having just watched it, I would highly recommend playing an eating and/or drinking game during this scene. Procure a plate of chicken wings, a mug of beer, and an entire blood sausage. Have them all within grabbing reach, and press play.
The rules are simple:
1.) Drink every time the Hound drops a line so crass or bold that it makes you shout with laughter. Favorites include: "What the fuck's a Lommy?" and when Arya suggests that "Lots of people name their swords," he responds with "Lots of cunts."
2.) Drink every time Arya makes a move that a sane person who just lost their family would not make.
3.) Drink every time women are treated as objects.
4.) Eat a chicken wing every time the Hound demands a chicken. Eat two chicken wings if he demands two chickens.
5.) Drink every time Arya touches a different sword.
6.) Take a bite of blood sausage every time someone dies a terrible death.
7.) Drink every time Arya makes a move that foreshadows her ultimate transformation (SPOILER ALERT) to cold killing machine. Hint: these moves are accompanied by slow motion and chilling background music.
8.) Waterfall as Arya quotes Polliver's words back to him.
9.) Finish the blood sausage when Arya scratches another name off her kill list.
And with that, I wish you a happy and well-digested first viewing! I am so excited to watch Arya and the Hound's spring break road trip through Westeros continue to unfold, and I know that, personally, chicken will never taste the same. Valar morghulis.