Pedro Pascal On Last Night's Brutal Ep Of GAME OF THRONES

Pedro Pascal On Last Night's Brutal Ep Of GAME OF THRONES

Well, the Viper and The Mountain finally met in the arena on Game Of Thrones last night, and Tyrion's trial by combat is over. If you've seen the ep you know the outcome and might want to hear Pascal's (Prince Oberyn) thoughts on how it all went down. If not, don't click!

Obviously if you haven't watched last night's Game Of Thrones, massive SPOILER warning!

So the Viper (Oberyn Martell) managed to defeat the Mountain (Gregor Clegane) in the arena after a long, brutal fight..but his arrogance and insistence on prolonging his enemy's torture resulted in him being knocked off his feet, and having his head smashed in! It was a twist I don't think anyone that hasn't read the books saw coming, as we only met Oberyn this season and one of the most popular character's life also hung in the balance if he lost. While speaking to Access Hollywood, Pedro Pascal reveals his love for the character and why he'll miss playing him so much.

Prince Oberyn serves as Tyrion's champion
“It’s awful. It’s heartbreaking. I love the character. I fell in love with the character and maybe that helped me play him. The first thing that helped me identify with him was actually a love for him. I found him very delicious. I also found him very, very honorable and very progressive and just an all-around badass, not because he’s a great fighter and because he likes to f*** everything that moves, but because he has morals that I identify with. So it was always very hard for me to kind of like, detach myself from my own heartbreak that the character goes out the way that he goes out.”

We know Oberyn is dead now, but if there was ever an opportunity to revisit the character's backstory in a movie or spin-off series, Pascal would be more than happy to jump on board. “I mean, really, do you have to ask?” He laughs. “Anything to take me out of mourning.” More at the link below.
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CaptainProg - 6/2/2014, 3:52 AM
His death was brutal indeed.
rebellion - 6/2/2014, 3:52 AM
overrated character imo. never understood the appeal, even when i read the books.
AsgardianHobo - 6/2/2014, 3:53 AM
loved the ep, and it was quite brutal. never read the books and i thought things would go differently until the end, haha
charlie2094 - 6/2/2014, 3:53 AM
Should've worn that helmet :P

Reading the books made it no easier to watch, was actually kind of hoping they might even deviate a little...nope. Sad to see him go, one of the few truly likable characters on the show, but I guess it had to happen. Just had to re-watch Joffrey dying to make up for it :P
Starkasm - 6/2/2014, 3:58 AM
Still in shock.
Should have ended it when he had the chance. He could've made him suffer while he gives his big speech.
konoyaro - 6/2/2014, 4:02 AM
he will be missed!

goddanm someone kill that SOB Clegane!!
put some poison on his hamburger or somehing!!
batz11 - 6/2/2014, 4:09 AM
Not a book reader, so couldn't wait for the fight...the "death by arrogance" was definitely foreshadowed, so wasn't too suprised, still hoped he would have lived...bummer...
charlie2094 - 6/2/2014, 4:11 AM

Won't be until at least Season 6 that they overtake the books, seems possible that Winds of Winter gets published before that. Hopefully it shouldn't take over, at least another season (likely more) of material to cover
McGee - 6/2/2014, 4:13 AM
When Oberyn cried like a did we all. :'(


Kurne - 6/2/2014, 4:17 AM
That was insane.
Space - 6/2/2014, 4:27 AM
That was a very nice coordinated fight in the end, nicely done.
BoomTubeB - 6/2/2014, 4:49 AM
definitely brutal! knocked all his teeth out with 1 punch! Dorn is gonna strike back next season!
RorMachine - 6/2/2014, 5:28 AM
No gifs guys..there are too many with bad urls
ShortandAngry - 6/2/2014, 5:30 AM
I literally felt a tear run down my face. Jaw dropped, eyes wide.....and also felt my ballz shrinking for some reason ...smh ...pure shock and it's kinda like a life lesson.
sKeemAn - 6/2/2014, 5:48 AM
I read the books and it is still a shocker. Seeing his death in that fashion was definetly the wow factor. There has been some tragic deaths this season
Klone - 6/2/2014, 6:15 AM
Next to episodes will be good... the title of the 10th episode "The Children" says it all to me.
Klone - 6/2/2014, 6:15 AM
Next two episodes will be good... the title of the 10th episode "The Children" says it all to me.
giannis - 6/2/2014, 6:20 AM
Just watched it and I was not expecting this.
sikwon - 6/2/2014, 6:31 AM
It wasn't arrogance and insistence on prolonging his enemy's torture. He wanted the truth about his sister, he NEEDED A THE TRUTH so that he could launch a war against the Lanisters. It was not arogance.
DarthDan - 6/2/2014, 6:38 AM
It was another beautiful death; can't wait for that poster!!!!
Arrow96 - 6/2/2014, 6:41 AM
Man I've just seen it and I almost cried. DAMN I LOVED HIM, [frick] YOU GEORGE MARTIN. [frick] Oberyn's arrogance, damn I wasn't expecting it, never loving another character again.
GeekyCheekyChic - 6/2/2014, 6:43 AM
I cant get his death out of my mind
ScorpioRisin - 6/2/2014, 6:55 AM
ElDarkside - 6/2/2014, 7:07 AM
What a brutal, viscous death... Posted this in another thread, but His speech reminded me of princess bride revenge... My name is Enigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!!!

And another character falls victim to the dreaded villian exposition, tho agree with @sikwon, he needed to hear that to fulfill his plan of revenge on the lannisters. He said it to Tyrion in the alley after he first came to kings landing.

Great episode all around, tho I feel Dany is not going to trust many people from now on. And can anyone explain, without giving away too much, why did Dany let him go? Grey work should have cut his throat right there in the throne room.
ElDarkside - 6/2/2014, 7:08 AM
blackdot - 6/2/2014, 7:08 AM
When he kept yelling "You raped her! You murdered her! You killed her children!" I kept hearing "Hello! My name is Inigo Montoya! You kill my father! Prepare to die!" and picturing it as a fight between Inigo and Fezzik...
blackdot - 6/2/2014, 7:10 AM
Holy crap @ElDarkside - you posted that as I was writing it. Bravo.
MarkV - 6/2/2014, 7:28 AM
Tyrion better watch his ass.
DrunkenNukem - 6/2/2014, 7:39 AM
The mountain is dead..
Bloodraven - 6/2/2014, 7:49 AM
I don't think people will ever forgive GRRM for that. Killing off Robb and Catelyn after we've been invested in them for three books is one thing, but introducing a character that awesome and killing him off in the same book is another thing altogether.
Klone - 6/2/2014, 7:56 AM

So... looking forward to the voice of the Three-Eyed Crow (as they announced a voice actor)? ;P ;P
Bearjew - 6/2/2014, 8:28 AM
I challenge George RR Martin to trial by combat
superbatmanlantern - 6/2/2014, 8:37 AM
he didn't died, he didn't died...oh god please..
ElDarkside - 6/2/2014, 9:05 AM
Nice one!! @blackfdot. Great minds think alike...
XF14 - 6/2/2014, 9:33 AM
I never cared for Dorne in the books, but this guy was great on screen. I only wish he had more time outside of brothels.
thewolfx - 6/2/2014, 9:42 AM
[frick] the mountain

Viper was cool even if he was a human whore
huckfinnisher - 6/2/2014, 10:28 AM
I don't understand, I want to like this show but nothing good ever happens. Ever. I am starting to get weary of the whole introduce a cool character and kill him a few episodes later while allowing a myriad of shite characters live through multiple seasons and all threats. It's just bad, predictable writing. Grrn is good at developing characters in terms of dialogue and cool backstories with interesting personalities but he is garbage and crafting a story. If you were going to tell the story of the next ruler of kings landing then you started just as ridiculously far back as how i met your mother did. If they are trying to tell a story a about just the games that are played while trying yo get the throne they still have done horribly as there are many main characters who are not trying to get the throne at all. So just wtf us this show about besides killing the only characters worth a dam(n)?
sameoldthing - 6/2/2014, 10:46 AM
Books rely heavily on your own imagination even if they are well written.
This character onscreen & played by this actor was fantastic. I hope he gets many,many cool roles in upcoming projects.
Damn...Oberyn should have stopped talking & finished The Mountain off,shame shame.
bropous - 6/2/2014, 11:10 AM
Ror, I cannot think of a better portrayal of Oberyn Martel than was delivered by Pedro Pascal.

Hey, feeling kinda funny?

It'll pass.
bropous - 6/2/2014, 11:12 AM
@Gandhi: He's gone, man. Gone.

But, like everything else in Game of Thrones, this action has THAT consequence.
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