Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon stands trial. Daenerys is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old enemy.

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Tywin Lannister gives his son Jaime a new sword and wants him to return to rule at Casterly Rock in his stead. Jaime wants to rejoin the King's guard. Cersei hasn't forgiven her brother for leaving her. Prince Oberyn Martell arrives in King's Landing for the royal wedding. He and his lover, Ellaria Sand, take their pleasure at Littlefinger's establishment. His hatred of the Lannisters becomes apparent as he blames them for the death of his sister. Daenerys' army is marching toward the slave city of Meereen. She comes to realize that her dragons can never be tamed. Sansa still grieves over the loss of her family at the Red wedding. At Castle Black, Jon Snow faces an enquiry before the commanders of the Watch. Arya and Sandor Clegane come across someone from Arya's past. Written by garykmcd

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The ratings for this episode are the highest in HBO's history since the series finale of The Sopranos (1999). See more »

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Polliver took Needle from Arya Stark in "What Is Dead May Never Die", and later in "Garden of Bones" at the Harrenhal Arya spots Needle to be in Tywin Lannister's possession when he recruits her as his cup-bearer. In this episode, Arya notices that Polliver still has Needle, she finally recovers her sword from him. See more »

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[Arya and the Hound watch an inn from the bushes]
Arya Stark: I'm hungry. YOU'RE hungry.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Five horses, five men. More than I feel like killing on an empty stomach.
[a door opens and two men walk out; Arya recognizes one of them]
Arya Stark: I know him. The small one. His name is Polliver. He captured us and took us to Harrenhal. He killed Lommy.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: What the fuck's a Lommy?
Arya Stark: He was my friend. Polliver stole my sword and put it right through his neck. He's still got it.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Got what?
Arya Stark: My sword. Needle.
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: [derisively] Needle. Of course...
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Two Swords - Two Atmospheres?
7 April 2014 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Personally I didn't expect too much for the new season start, as in the books it is rather a long winding role play before the Purple Wedding. However I loved to see the fact how the character of the main actors is developing and changing. The acting was absolutely fantastic in my opinion. I was impressed after viewing the first episode, because I found a parallel in between the title "Two Swords" (and the actual forging of them) and the storyline of this episode. Don't know whether this was just making up in my mind or whether the author intended to do this:

Two Swords - Two Atmospheres

1. Wrath - Anger - Hate: The Hound, Arya, Daenerys, Oberyn, Mance Rayder, The Wildlings

2. Desperation - Sadness - Pride: Jaime Lannister, Cersei Lannister, Jon Snow, Shae, Tyrion

Can't wait for more!

2 thumbs up!


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