Spoilers if you haven't seen the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones ("Two Swords")! Also this video contains language that is NSFW, small children or people who cringe at the sound of the C-word.
Arya Stark and Sandor Clegane -- aka The Hound -- are a fierce twosome, as evidenced by last night's episode of Game of Thrones. HBO realizes the awesomeness that was that little scuffle -- understatement -- between Sandor and the men who made the mistake of messing with the increasingly vengeful Arya. We knew the likelihood that young Arya would have Needle back by the end of the episode was high, but could we have imagined just how intense those three minutes would be? (I suppose book readers could have, technically.)
And could we have imagined that Arya would not only retrieve her sword, but bloody it up by sending Polliver off in similar fashion to Lommy. She stuck him with the pointy end and let him choke to death on his own blood, but only after she made sure he remembered who she was.
HBO actually released a bunch of videos after the Season 4 premiere aired, including this one, titled "Reforging Ice," which features "Song if Ice and Fire" series author George R.R. Martin, who talks about Lord Tywin turning Ice into two swords...
And here's a minute-long featurette that focuses on Jaimie's new hand:
Finally, this one focuses a bit more on crafting Jaimie's golden hand...
I suppose a golden hand is better than a golden crown, right Viserys?
If you're ready for a look a head, catch the preview for next Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones here! And we also have a thorough breakdown of "Two Swords," which includes a separate page for book-spoiler speculation! Check that out here!