Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 3

What Is Dead May Never Die (15 Apr. 2012)

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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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Tyrion seeks the care of Grand Maester Pycelle for his constipation. Pycelle describes Tyrion's condition as "insalubrious". This is a reference to the science fiction author John Holbrook Vance, whom George R.R. Martin greatly respects. See more »


[Theon talks with his father about sending him to Winterfell when he was a child]
Theon Greyjoy: You act as if I volunteered to go. You gave me away, if you remember. The day you bent the knee to Robert Baratheon. After he crushed you. Did he take what was yours then.
[Balon slaps Theon]
Theon Greyjoy: You gave me away! Your boy! Your last boy! You gave me away like I was some dog you didn't want anymore. And now you curse me because I've come home.
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Tyrion in Charge, No Matter What
30 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is more carnage. Fighting goes on. Jon is expelled because he has failed to obey the monster who is killing his own sons, feeding them to some unknown entity. The point attempted to be made is that no matter what the cost, the overall goal is good in the sight of the gods. Think of all that has been done in the name of religion and lust for land and power. Theon unwittingly puts moves on his own sister as she take him to the castle of his father. He is disgusted with her but should be with himself. She is a warrior and his father has no faith in him. There is an ugly scene but it is soon resolved that he will carry the flag of his father.

Tyrion tests the loyalty of the peripheral lackeys of the queen. He has one of them put in a "black cell" because the minute he received a secret, he went right to the queen. Tyrion continues to be the true ruler and treats King Joffrey like the child he is, the impetuous little snot he is.

Catlyn Stark continues to make alliances with other kingdoms. Joffrey's thugs continue to look for the bastards of the dead king.

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