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 Theon 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
According to the novel, it was not Dagmer's but Theon's idea to attack Torrhen's Square as a diversion, in order to conquer Winterfell. See more »
Jaqen H'ghar tells Arya that the "Red god" is owed three deaths. Some believe this to be a goof as Jaqen does not worship R'hllor but the Many-faced god. However, George R R Martin has clarified that as Arya rescued Rorge, Biter and Jaqen from death by *fire*, it is the Red God (just one of the faces of the Many Faced God) to whom three deaths are owed. See more »
Another good episode, but not nearly as great as the first four
The Ghost of Harrenhal is another good episode for Season 2, but it isn't nearly as great as the first four. My two quibbles is that the dialog is a mixed bag. There are some smart moments in the relationships, but some of the dialog didn't as engage me as I hoped. Also, while the story's still good and the writing's fine, very little happens and it left wanting to see what would happen next.
Anyway, like I said, the story's still good and the script is well-written. The performances are still great from all involved, the pacing is still good, the direction is solid, and the music score continues to shine. So, overall, not nearly as great as I hoped, but another good episode for this season.
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