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 »
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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