Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 5

The Ghost of Harrenhal (29 Apr. 2012)

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Renly is dead, and his army has merged with Stannis. 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, Renly was not stabbed in the back but his throat was slit by the shadow, while he was still wearing his armor. See more »


Protestor: Brother fornicates with sister in the bed of kings. Are we surprised when the fruit of their incest is rotten? Yes. A rotten king.
Tyrion Lannister: It's hard to argue with his assessment.
Bronn: Not after what he did to your birthday present.
Tyrion Lannister: The king is a lost cause. It's the rest of us I'm worried about now.
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As in the first series with 'the wolf and the lion', the story heats up in episode 5!
1 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the somewhat weak episode last week, It looked like episode 3; what is dead may never die, would be the the strongest episode of the first half of the season. However the ghost of Harrenhal proves that wrong - covering every storyline except Robb and Jaime's and greatly pushing the plot forward. The Jaqen three death scenes were fantastic, as were the Tyrion kings landing scenes. The only problems i can find with it is that Renly's death was not as shocking as in the books and the tickler died instead of wheeze - cutting out his awesome death scene in book 3. This is tiny nit picking though. The story was exciting, the politics was interesting and the hints of what is to come make as always the wait to next week excruciating. Again the acting was absolutely phenomenal from everyone involved. The gold stars go this week to Jerome Flynn, Tom Wlaschiha and Gwendoline Christie as Bronn, Jaqen and Brienne who all seem like they've made the characters literally jump out of the book into reality. The stage has been set up for everything to kick-off in the second half of the season. An exciting end to the first half to the second season!

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