Game of Thrones: Season 2, Episode 6

The Old Gods and the New (6 May 2012)

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Theon seizes control of Winterfell. Jon captures a wildling, named Ygritte. The people of King's Landing begin to turn against King Joffery. Daenerys looks to buy ships to sail for the Seven Kingdoms.

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In a surprise attack, Theon Greyjoy captures Winterfell demanding an oath of loyalty from everyone there in return for their lives. He is chastised however by the locals for turning on the family that raised him. The execution of a Stark family retainer shows just how serious Theon is. Robb Stark can't believe what's happened and swears to get his revenge. He is also growing fonder of Lady Talisa. At King's Landing, Tyrion knows better than most that war will devastate them and makes arrangements for Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, to be send away to marry. On returning to the palace after seeing her off, King Joffrey and others of the royal court learn exactly what the public thinks of them. North of the wall, Jon Snow and others are on patrol looking for wildlings. They kill a few but one of the survivors is an attractive young woman, Ygritte. At Harrenhall, Arya continues to work as Lord Tywin Lannister's cup bearer. She's taken aback however when a visitor from King's Landing - ... Written by garykmcd

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According to the novel, it was not Ser Rodrik Cassel but Farlen the kennel-master who was beheaded by Theon. Theon falsely accused Farlen of killing three of his men (who were actually killed by Ramsay Snow at Theon's command), and sentenced him to death. Neither Dagmer nor any of Theon's men talked him into killing Farlen. See more »

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[Robb Stark receives news that Theon Greyjoy has betrayed him and seized Winterfell]
Robb Stark: This cannot be true.
Roose Bolton: We've had ravens from White Harbour, Barrowtown and the Dreadfort. I'm afraid it is true.
Robb Stark: Why? Why would Theon...?
Roose Bolton: Because the Greyjoys are treasonous whores.
Robb Stark: My brothers...
Roose Bolton: We've heard nothing of them... but Rodrik Cassel is dead.
Catelyn Stark: [angrily] I told you never trust a Greyjoy!
Robb Stark: I must go north at once.
[Robb stands and starts to walk out of the tent. Roose Bolton approaches him]
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Betrayals
23 April 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The greedy Theon Greyjoy takes over Winterfell, forces Bran to surrender to spare his people and beheads Rodrik Cassel to be respected by his men. However Maester Luwin succeeds in sending a message to Robb using a raven. Robb Stark wants to return to the North to fight against Theon, but is convinced by Lord Roose to move forward since he will send his bastard son Ramsay with his soldiers to capture Theon for him. Twyn receives Littlefinger at the Harrenhal Castle and Arya tries to hide her face from Littlefinger. She steals a letter that is left on the table but Armory takes the letter from him and heads to Twyn. Arya finds Jaqen and tells that Armory is the second one that must immediately die. In King's Landing, Joffrey, Cersei, Tyrion, Sansa are at the docks watching Myrcella departing for Dome. When the group is returning to the castle through the streets of King's Landing, they are attacked by starving people. The Hound saves Sansa that was going to be raped. Beyond the Wall, the party fights against the Wildings and only a woman named Ygritte survives. Jon Snow is assigned to kill her but Jon hesitated and holds her as prisoner. In Qarth, Daenery's guards are murdered and the three dragons are stolen while she is negotiating ships with the Spice King.

"The Old Gods and the New" shows how cruel and ambitious Theon is, executing Rodrick. Arya is smart, but is risking too much since Twyn is not a fool. Unfortunately the peasants did not kill Joffrey and the court. The bastard Jon Snow is one of the few men with honor in this show. Maybe he will regret to have spared the life of the red-haired Ygritte. My vote is nine.

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