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


[Brienne considers whether or not to cross an exposed bridge]
Jaime Lannister: It's a tough decision. Take the bridge and risk being seen, or cross the great water.
Brienne of Tarth: Silence, Kingslayer.
Jaime Lannister: Anyone can see us on the bridge, but cross by water and the current could take us, or I could escape down the river.
Brienne of Tarth: Good luck.
Jaime Lannister: It's wonderful to watch you wrestle with these dilemmas. Which will she choose?
[Brienne and Jaime walking across the bridge]
Jaime Lannister: Gambler at heart. Wouldn't have guessed.
Brienne of Tarth: Be quick about it.
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Promisinng and better than the season opener
8 April 2013 | by (India) – 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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