This episode was even more shocking than Red Wedding/Purple Wedding. Oberyn became one of the most vibrant characters on GoT (plus the accent and charisma) but they way he died. The whole dynamic of the scene. It was paralyzing. It was unexpected. It was just so GoT. Getting killed the same way by the man who also killed and raped his own sister. It is down inhumane.
But another highlight of this episode was the conversation between Tyrion and Jaime. The writers know how to use dialog to convey certain hidden meanings. Personally, I interpreted this as the foreshadowing of Tyrion’s death. The “Orson cousin” with his beetle crashing foreshadowed the death of Oberyn or maybe it has some other meaning.
The change of Sansa. She learned her lesson in King’s Landing. But now she is not an innocent girl anymore. I was very sad to see her appearance change as well because it only emphasized the old Sansa was gone, now she is another figure in the game.
Overall, I still like this show despite all the gruesome scenes. It has its own distinct flavour. I think GoT will definitely become a cult thing at least as long as the series live and maybe even after that!