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What Is Dead May Never Die 

Tyrion tries to see who he can trust in the small council. Catelyn visits Renly to try and persuade him to join Robb in the war. Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb.



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Jon is reprimanded for interfering with Craster and Sam has a gift for one of Craster's wives. In Winterfell, Bran continues to dream but begins to believe they are visions. Lady Catelyn approaches King Renly Baratheon to form an alliance with her son Robb. In the Iron Islands, Balon decides to attack the north while the Robb Stark's armies are in the south fighting the Lannisters. Theon is given the command of a ship while his sister Yara is put in command of a fleet of 30 ships. In King's Landing, Tyrion plays the council members against one another and learns the identity of the spy among them. He also wants to protect Shae from those who might try to find his weaknesses and she soon begins work as Sansa's new hand maiden. The King's guards return and Arya and Gendry are taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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15 April 2012 (USA)  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)

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The episode title "What is dead may never die" is taken from a prayer used on the Iron Islands, by worshipers of the Drowned God. See more »


Lord Varys: You will be pleased to know our mutual friend is doing quite well in Lady Sansa's service.
Tyrion Lannister: Good. One of my better ideas.
Lord Varys: And it seems the Grand Maester has found his way into a black cell?
[Tyrion shrugs]
Lord Varys: Well played, my lord Hand. But should I be worried? Janos Slynt, Pycelle... the small council grows smaller every day.
Tyrion Lannister: The council has a reputation for serving past Hands poorly. I don't mean to follow Ned Stark to the grave.
Lord Varys: Power is a curious thing, my lord. Are you fond of riddles?
Tyrion Lannister: Why? Am I...
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The Cunning Imp
22 April 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Craster orders the Nighy's Watch to leave his home and Lord Commander Mormont reprehends Jon Snow since Craster is important for his men. Catelyn visits Renly expecting an alliance with him. Tyrion tests the loyalty of the small council and tells a different plan of marriage alliance for Princess Myrcella to Pycelle, Varys and Littlefinger and Bronn arrests Pycelle for betrayal. Theon has to decide whether he is loyal to his family or to Robb Stark. The Lannister men arrive at Yoren's camping and kill him; Polliver takes the Needle from Arya and stabs Lommy in the throat with the Needle. When the captors ask to the prisoners who Gendry is, Arya points out to Lommy that had stolen Gendry's helm.

"What Is Dead May Never Die" is an episode that shows that the imp Tyrion is a cunning Hand of the King. The homosexual Renly is pressed by his wife to have a baby. Theon seems to have betrayed Robb and the Stark House. However there are excessive unnecessary graphic sex scenes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "What Is Dead May Never Die"

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