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.
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
Tyrion finds out which of three members of the small council (Pycelle, Varys or Littlefinger) is spying for his sister, by giving each suspect a different unique piece of information, and then seeing which one his sister finds out about. This method, commonly known as "Barium meal test" or "canary trap" (the latter term was coined by Tom Clancy), has been used in real intelligence agencies for decades. See more »
Plot In A Paragaph: Tyrion schemes to weed out Cersi's spy. Theon is torn between where his loyalties lie, the gold cloaks return for Gendry, Caitalin goes to meet Renly hoping he will join Robb and we meet Brianne of Tarth.
At Renly's camp we are introduced to new characters "the Maid of Tarth", Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)
There is no Danaerys or Stannis in this episode. The centerpiece of this episode, the thing that gives it its title, is Theon's story takes up a lot of time in this episode. (Alfie Allen's performance is excellent) another character Im taking to is Varys (Conleth Hill is perfect. Varys comes to life whenever he speaks). Tyrion's ruse to find out which of the three members of the small council was likeliest to be Cersei's spy is one of my favourite scenes of the season so far. I have often spoke of my admiration of Peter Dinklage, he is superb.And another favourite of the season do far is the final scenes of the episode with Yoren (Francis Magee is great) telling the tale of his murderous prayer to Arya.
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