Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 5

The Ghost of Harrenhal (29 Apr. 2012)

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Tyrion investigates a secret weapon that King Joffery plans to use against Stannis. Meanwhile, as a token for saving his life, Jaqen H'ghar offers to kill three people that Arya chooses.



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Catelyn and Renly come to an agreement and he agrees to join forces with Robb but witchcraft intervenes forcing her to flee with Brienne. As Stannis' fleet approaches Renly's camp, Petyr Baelish has advice for Margaery and her brother. At King's Landing, Cersei assures Tyrion that siege preparations are well under way and he learns the specifics from Lancel. In the Iron Islands Balon sets sail though has some difficulty gaining his crew's respect. Arya makes a deal with Jaqen H'ghar who promises her three lives in return for her having saved his. North of the Wall the Watchmen arrive at their camp. In Qarth, Daxos has gifts for Daenarys and has a proposition for her: access to his untold riches - and the Iron Throne - if he marries her. In Winterfell, Osha sees something in Bran's dreams. Written by garykmcd

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According to the novel, Cersei had nothing to do with the preparation of the wildfire, or anything else in protecting King's Landing from Stannis' imminent attack. It was Tyrion's idea. See more »


Tyrion Lannister: Stannis Baratheon is coming for us, sooner rather than later.
Cersei Lannister: Aren't there other things you should be doing, like sealing my daughter in a crate so you can ship her away?
Tyrion Lannister: She'll be safer in Dorne.
Cersei Lannister: Yes, I know how "concerned" you are for her safety.
Tyrion Lannister: It so happens that I am. Myrcella is a sweet, innocent girl, and I don't blame her at all for you.
Cersei Lannister: So clever. Aren't you? Always so clever with your schemes and your plots.
Tyrion Lannister: Schemes and plots are the same thing.
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Best Episode Of Season Two So Far At Midway Point
11 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

At the midway point of the second season this, is my favourite episode so far.

Plot In A Paragraph:A King falls as the end of the Baratheon rivalry forces Catelyn to flee with Brianne. At King's Landing, Tyrion's source alerts him to Joffrey's flawed defence plan and secret weapon. Theon sets sail to prove he is worthy to be called Ironborn. In Harrenhal, Arya receives a special promise from Jaqen H'ghar, one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks.

Special praise for this episode must go to Maisie Williams, I have been vocal about my praise for her, and now she ups the game and is even more brilliant in her scene with Charles Dance. Both are superb. She also shares a brilliant scene with Jaqen H'ghar, the brilliant Tom Wlaschiha. I hope we get to see a lot more of him, given his promise to Arya it looks like we will.

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