Game of Thrones: Season 4 Episode 7 Reviews

Joseph Hannan
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
January 6, 2015

Last week's episode of Game of Thrones highlighted the elusiveness of justice in the Seven Kingdoms. This week's episode, served as an answer to that question. Yes, there can be justice, but it's subjective and handed down only by the strong.

Luke Broadwater
Baltimore Sun
January 6, 2015

"Mockingbird" was perhaps my favorite so far this season. It deftly advanced important storylines of every major character, while simultaneously building suspense and injecting action at key moments.

Kevin Yeoman
ScreenRant
January 6, 2015

A great deal of what makes the episode work so well comes from the small ways individuals make meaning of the chaos or imbalance around them (deliberately or otherwise).

Lori Rackl
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic
January 6, 2015

Just about everyone is hell-bent on righting past wrongs in another stellar episode --- one that sets the stage for an epic smackdown between the Mountain and Prince Oberyn... What a great kicker, too: Don't let the Moon Door hit you on the way out, Lysa.

Danny Bowes
indieWire
Top Critic
January 6, 2015

"Mockingbird" manages to keep the larger story moving ever forward and provide for some terrific character moments. And that ending, oh, that ending...

Neela Debnath
Independent (UK)
January 6, 2015

Season four is getting better at redressing the balance in male-female nudity and this episode was another example of the makers trying to bring some parity to the bare flesh.

Tim Surette
TV.com
January 6, 2015

I think I'm slowly figuring out what I like about Game of Thrones, and *gulp* it's often the soapier stuff.

Adam Newland
TV Equals
January 6, 2015

With Game of Thrones, it's never about the end result, it's the smaller moments within the journey that make it worthwhile.

Jake Cole
Slant Magazine
January 6, 2015

The episode's saving grace lies in the contrast that the series continues to develop between the two young women of the Stark family.

Alan Eyerly
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic
January 6, 2015

Now it's payback time.

Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
January 6, 2015

Definitely some interesting twists this week -- none bigger than the high-flying one in the final scene... Thanks to Peter Dinklage's excellent acting, Tyrion's situation is still the most compelling, especially given Prince Oberon's unexpected decision.

Mark Reilly
Schmoes Know
January 6, 2015

Cause I'm free, free fallin!

Cody Ray Shafer
Under the Radar
January 6, 2015

The episode places the drama carefully among the series' most important duos: outcasts seeking emotional refuge with their reluctant companions. The result is one of this series' best and most sincere moments.

Sarah Hughes
Guardian
January 6, 2015

It was philosophy week on Game of Thrones with everyone from Sandor and Arya to Dany and Jorah having existential discussions about life and fate and the choices we make.

Erik Adams
AV Club
Top Critic
January 6, 2015

This week, the show took the road less traveled, and that made all the difference -- but I wouldn't want it to make all the difference on a weekly basis. Fortunately, whatever happens next will have a firm foundation to build off of.