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Recap: 'Game Of Thrones' Thrillingly Closes Out Season 2 With Songs Of Ice & Fire

4 June 2012 6:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

While the series has kept the "Game Of Thrones" title from the first novel, George R. R. Martin's book series is collectively known as "A Song Of Ice & Fire," and while hints of the relevance of that have been contained throughout the show so far, that title has never been so front and center than in "Valar Morghulis," the superb season two finale, which managed to give satisfying climaxes to most of the ongoing stories that have run throughout the last nine episodes, including those that have been rather less developed.

Fire was prevalent throughout, starting with Stannis Baratheon, crushed by his defeat at the hands of the Lannisters. Losing what faith he had in the fire god brought to him by sorceress Melisandre, he's mourning the death of his men, and even that of the brother he conspired to kill, and attempts to throttle his enigmatic mistress. But »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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'Game Of Thrones' Has No Honor

14 May 2012 6:26 AM, PDT | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Burning kids, breaking vows and snapping necks are the topics of conversation on this week's 'Thrones.'

By Josh Wigler

Alfie Allen in "Game of Thrones"

Photo: HBO

Is there such a thing as going too far on "Game of Thrones"? Just ask the charred toddler hanging on the walls of Winterfell — he'll have an answer, I'm sure.

Season two has already seen no fewer than four of its currently aired seven episodes conclude with the death of a child in increasingly brutal fashion. And "A Man Without Honor" — the 17th hour of the series — was perhaps the cruelest of the bunch, thanks to Theon Greyjoy. Not quite the boy-monster that Joffrey is, Theon is definitely giving him competition for the show's Most Loathsome Villain award. Even though the golden-haired demon child sat out of this week's outing entirely (ironic, given the title of the episode), Joffrey's presence hung heavily through Sansa and Cersei, »

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Game of Thrones Season 2: Who’s Who & New Characters

27 April 2012 8:33 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

We’re nearly half way through the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones and the new characters are starting to pile up! As if the monstrous cast of Season 1 wasn’t enough to wrap our minds around, there are a whopping 22 new characters (worth mentioning) introduced over the first four episodes of Season 2. The following list gives some brief background information about each new character, who they are and how they fit into the story.

Hopefully this will help to eliminate any confusion you might have when you yell at your TV: “Wait! Who the hell was that guy again?”

At Dragonstone:

King Stannis Baratheon

Played by: Stephen Dillane

Stannis is the late King Robert’s younger brother and the rightful heir to the Iron Throne and Westeros. Since Robert’s Rebellion, he has held the island fortress of Dragonstone, which lies northeast of King’s Landing. Stannis is a hard, »

- Emile K. Lewis

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