We finally meet the Sand Snakes, while a warrior meets an untimely fate

By James Hibberd
Updated May 03, 2015 10:10 PM

Chat, chat, stab-stab, chat, chat, stab-stab. This week’s episode of Game of Thrones was largely a series of intimate, well-written character-driven discussions between two wounded souls in conflict – then fun stabby action scenes. And one of those fights resulted in the loss of a character who has been with the series since season 1 (AND is still alive in the books, because that’s just how Thrones rolls now).

So let’s row, row, row our boats gently down this week’s episode, which is titled “Sons of the Harpy” (since calling it “Ser Barristan Gets Brutally Murdered in the Street” would have been too much of a giveaway).

Game of Thrones airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO.

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