There was a famous speech that was missing from the latest episode of Game of Thrones but you can hear it now….
During the most recent episode of Game of Thrones titled “The Broken Man”, we find Sandor Clegane aka The Hound has been living with a pious group of followers under the direction of a reformed warrior turned septon named Brother Ray.
While we don’t learn much about Brother Ray before his untimely demise, what we do know is that he used to be a warrior — if you needed something stolen, he was your thief and if you needed someone dead, he was your murderer. But after one particularly savage attack on a village where he killed a son in front of his mother, Brother Ray could spill blood no more and he ended up following the Faith of the Seven and became a septon.
Brother Ray’s speech to his congregation was a powerful bit of dialogue that was closely mirrored after a very famous speech in George R.R. Martin’s book “A Feast for Crows” that fans have dubbed “The Broken Man” speech.
In the books, it’s Brienne of Tarth and Podrick who meet up with a man named Septon Meribald, who seems to be at least part of the inspiration for Brother Ray on Game of Thrones. His speech is a powerful bit of prose that really cuts to the heart of what war truly does to a man and how the horrors of battle never truly leave anyone untouched.
So without further ado, hear this famous “Broken Man” speech as read by Deadwood creator David Milch.