Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 4

Garden of Bones (22 Apr. 2012)

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Lord Baelish arrives at Renly's camp just before he faces off against Stannis. Daenerys and her company are welcomed into the city of Qarth. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie find themselves imprisoned at Harrenhal.



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Robb attacks a Lannister encampment and afterward meets Lady Talisa Maegyr who treats the wounded in the battlefield. Tyrion puts a stop to King Joffre's mistreatment of Sansa and also blackmails his cousin Lancel, Cersei's lover, into being his spy. Petyr Baelish visits King Renly but Catelyn is not pleased with his presence. He offers to help protect her daughters but a trade for Jaime is the only solution. Catelyn however tries to get Stannis and Renly to bury the hatchet and unite their forces. Davos Seaworth delivers Stannis' witch, Melisandre, to a remote cave where she gives birth. In the desert, one of Daenarys' riders returns with news that the elders of Qarth will receive them. Arya arrives at Harrenhal where one person is killed every day. Lord Tywin arrives unexpectedly and she is soon his cup bearer. Written by garykmcd

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22 April 2012 (USA)  »

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The Spice King (played by Nicholas Blane) does not appear in the novels. See more »


When Talisa amputates the soldier's foot she claims it is because the 'rot' has set in. However the battle had only happened the night before, not leaving enough time for putrefaction. See more »


[at Joffrey's command, Meryn Trant has beaten Sansa and torn her clothes, and he is about to continue beating her. Tyrion intervenes]
Tyrion Lannister: What kind of knight beats a helpless girl?
Meryn Trant: The kind who serves his king, Imp!
Bronn: Careful now. We don't want to get blood all over your pretty white cloak.
Tyrion Lannister: Someone get the girl something to cover herself with.
[Sandor Clegane gives Sansa his cloak]
Tyrion Lannister: [to Joffrey] She's to be your queen! Have you no regard for her honor?
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm punishing her.
Tyrion Lannister: For what crimes? She's not ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Kill the Boy (2015) See more »


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Too Much Violence, Bordering on Sadism
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sometimes a point gets made and it is then beaten to death. I don't need to be reminded that there is cruelty in men, especially in men of power. We are experiencing these things in our present world. This is a marvelous series with great implications for bringing about a reign over all the different kingdoms. When there is battle, face to face, in a time of weaponry that is so primitive, there is going to be gore. But the scene with the two courtesans and Joffrey goes beyond the point of exposition. Then there are the tortures of the men with rats, even though they have no real information. Joffrey would have had his future queen ravaged by his soldiers for his own pleasure, telling them to spare her face. Do we need any more extravagances of violence? There are, however, interesting plot lines, including the facing off of brother, Tyrion continuing to bate the king, the motive of revenge for Arya. The arrival of the horse people to the golden city and their nearly gambling their lives away on principle. Then we have the final scene which is about as eerie and unexpected as anything so far.

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