With the battle won, King Joffrey names his grandfather, Tywin Lannister, as the Hand of the King. It has an immediate impact on Tyrion, who awakens in new and much smaller quarters wounded from the battle . Petyr Baelish is rewarded for his loyalty. The King takes an interest in Lady Margaery Tyrell and decides to marry her. Lord Varys recruits a new spy. Arya has managed to escape from Harrenhal with Jaqen H'ghar's help. He shows her something of himself. Theon and his men are surrounded at Winterfell and are forced to abandon their position. They don't leave much behind. North of the wall, Jon impresses his captor in a fight with one of his own. King Robb and Talisa are married despite the promise he had previously made. Brienne and Jaime Lannister continue their journey but not without difficulty. In Qarth, Daenerys enters the House of the Undead to retrieve her dragons. Written by
According to the novel, Stannis never attacked Melisandre physically, though he threatened to kill her if she ever lied to him. He never admitted that he had anything to do with Renly's murder. See more »
[one of the Stark soldiers recognize Jaime]
I wish someone would have told me, I wouldn't have had to steal that pig.
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Plot In A Paragraph: Brienne continues on her journey with Jaime. Arya receives a gift from Jaqen and Jon proves himself to Qhorin. Tyrion awakens to a very much changed situation at Kings Landing as King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon prepares his men for battle at Winterfell, Luwin offers him some final advice.
"Blackwater" was always going to be a very hard act to follow. The biggest battle ever seen on the show, written by George R.R. Martin himself. But as they rushed about from character to character trying to tie everything up it's a bit of a missed opportunity to end the season on a high point. It is not the worst episode the show has ever made, but it's a long way from being the best.
Overall it's been a good second season, my favourite storyline was probably Arya's and my favourite scenes were the ones that featured Arya and Tywin Lannister, or Arya and Jaquen H'gar. (I hope that's not the last we see of him) Another obvious one is Tyrion's storyline. I have been very vocal about my love for Dinklage, his scenes with Varys and Bronn were a joy. Bronn (Jerome Flynn) quickly become a favourite of mine, his banter with Dinklage is excellent.
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