A Loaf of Wolf Bread (Episode Seven: 'Mockingbird')
Here are the words of House Hot Pie: "You cannot give up on the gravy." Once Arya Stark's rotund running buddy, the young baker's apprentice from Flea Bottom is now a cook at an inn where Brienne of Tarth stops on her search for the Stark sisters. His impassioned insistence that good food is to be sought and savored even in dark times, and his gift of a beautifully made loaf of bread in the shape of a wolf — entrusted to Brienne in case she ever finds Arya — were precisely the kind of quiet, understated moments the show needed to demonstrate why all the cruelty and killing are so tragically misguided. In a season full of sweeping battles and grand gestures, Hot Pie's small act of kindness stood out all the more.