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'Game of Thrones' recap: Outnumbered 'crows' wage epic battle
'Game of Thrones' recap: Outnumbered 'crows' wage epic battle

Staying true to their vows despite being outnumbered 1,000 to 1, the Night’s Watch “crows” heroically defend Castle Black from the fearsome wildling army on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” “The Watchers on the Wall,” the penultimate episode of Season 4, refers to the oath recited by recruits when they join the Night’s Watch. Their thankless mission is to guard The Wall, a 300-mile fortification on the edge of nowhere. “I am the sword in the darkness,” the crows pledge. “I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men.” Shields they are indeed, for the Night’s Watch is the last line of...

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