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What Is Dead May Never Die 

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Tyrion tries to see who he can trust in the Small Council. Catelyn visits Renly to try and persuade him to join Robb in the war. Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb.


Alik Sakharov


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
James Cosmo ... Jeor Mormont
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae


Jon is reprimanded for interfering with Craster and Sam has a gift for one of Craster's wives. In Winterfell, Bran continues to dream but begins to believe they are visions. Lady Catelyn approaches King Renly Baratheon to form an alliance with her son Robb. In the Iron Islands, Balon decides to attack the north while the Robb Stark's armies are in the south fighting the Lannisters. Theon is given the command of a ship while his sister Yara is put in command of a fleet of 30 ships. In King's Landing, Tyrion plays the council members against one another and learns the identity of the spy among them. He also wants to protect Shae from those who might try to find his weaknesses and she soon begins work as Sansa's new hand maiden. The King's guards return and Arya and Gendry are taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the novel, Lommy was not injured by an arrow to his knee, but from a spear thrust through his calf. See more »


[Sansa is dining with Cersei, Myrcella and Tommen]
Tommen Baratheon: Is Joffrey going to kill Sansa's brother?
Cersei Lannister: He might. Would you like that?
Tommen Baratheon: No. I don't think so.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Two Swords (2014) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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The Cunning Imp
22 April 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Craster orders the Nighy's Watch to leave his home and Lord Commander Mormont reprehends Jon Snow since Craster is important for his men. Catelyn visits Renly expecting an alliance with him. Tyrion tests the loyalty of the small council and tells a different plan of marriage alliance for Princess Myrcella to Pycelle, Varys and Littlefinger and Bronn arrests Pycelle for betrayal. Theon has to decide whether he is loyal to his family or to Robb Stark. The Lannister men arrive at Yoren's camping and kill him; Polliver takes the Needle from Arya and stabs Lommy in the throat with the Needle. When the captors ask to the prisoners who Gendry is, Arya points out to Lommy that had stolen Gendry's helm.

"What Is Dead May Never Die" is an episode that shows that the imp Tyrion is a cunning Hand of the King. The homosexual Renly is pressed by his wife to have a baby. Theon seems to have betrayed Robb and the Stark House. However there are excessive unnecessary graphic sex scenes. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "What Is Dead May Never Die"

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