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Dark Wings, Dark Words 

Bran and company meet Jojen and Meera Reed. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie meet the Brotherhood. Jaime travels through the wilderness with Brienne. Sansa confesses her true feelings about Joffery to Margaery.



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Cersei Lannister
Theon Greyjoy


Bran dreams of the three-eyed raven but Osha doesn't want to hear the details. He meets Jojen Reed and his sister Meera. Bran and Jojen seem to have a great deal in common. Robb learns of the fall of Winterfell and also that Catelyn's father has died. He leads his troops to Riverrun for his grandfather's funeral and en route Catelyn tells Talisa of her desire that Jon Snow die when he was just a babe. Cersei tries to warn Joffre about Margaery's ambition but it falls on deaf ears. Brienne and Jamie continue their journey to King's Landing but run into trouble. Sansa believes that Baelish's desire to help her is because he loved her mother. Shae explains the nature of men to her. Sansa meets Margaery and her grandmother Lady Olenna and reveals her the truth about Joffre. Samwell Tarley is having trouble keeping up as what remains of the Night's Watch as they try to reach the Wall. Arya is also trying to get to Riverrun but she and her companions meet up with the Brotherhood without ... Written by garykmcd

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7 April 2013 (USA)  »


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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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In the novels, Locke is not a person but a noble house of the North. Locke's show character replaces the book character of Vargo Hoat, the leader of the notorious sellsword company known as the Brave Companions. See more »


When Catelyn is telling Talisa about the time Jon got the pox as a child, she talks about his "brown, stranger's eyes" looking up at her - Jon actually has the gray eyes of the Starks, in fact he is in appearance more like a Stark than Catelyn's children. So Jon did not have "stranger's eyes" - he has his father's. See more »


Shae: [about Sansa] We have to protect her.
Tyrion Lannister: We can't. Now that the Lannisters have discarded her, Sansa will have many suitors. A great beauty with a very old name.
Shae: [offended] A great beaut... oh, a great beauty?
Tyrion Lannister: Yes, she is, objectively, very. Her face is quite pleasing to other men, and to women, people in general. But not to me, of course. I only have eyes for you.
Shae: You pervert! You want her? This child?
Tyrion Lannister: I don't even want to talk about her.
Shae: But you ARE!
Tyrion Lannister: Only because you're making me!
Shae: [scoffing] I ...
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Mockingbird (2014) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Promisinng and better than the season opener
8 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

This episode was very exciting as it settled the direction of many story-lines that were really going nowhere.

Bran was finally told what talents he possesses by someone very mysterious. The adventure of Arya comes to a halt because she meets someone who recognizes him. The boring pair of Brienna and Kingslayer might be in danger again. And suspicions also arise about what Lord Bolton might be up to, in Robb Stark's camp.

The feminist element in the series is still relevant as we're introduced to a new character, Lady Olenna Redwyne. She is a sly, witty and very astute women who practically leads Tyrells and is unlike any women we've seen in the series before. She and Margaery have their own schemes and they have already begun moving the pawns forward. I am sure they'll add more excitement to the show.

On the whole, I like where this is going and I am excited for what may come.

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