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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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The first episode in which Tommen has speaking lines. See more »


Tyrion says "Myrcella will wed their [the Martells] youngest son" , referring to Trystane Martell. In the following seasons, however, Trystane is established to be an only child. See more »


[Cersei discovers that Tyrion wants to send Myrcella to the Martells]
Cersei Lannister: You monster! Myrcella is my only daughter. Do you really think I will let you sell her like a common whore?
Tyrion Lannister: Myrcella is a princess. Some would say she was born for this.
Cersei Lannister: I will not let you ship her of to Dorne as I was shipped off to Robert Baratheon.
Tyrion Lannister: Dorne is the safest place for her.
Cersei Lannister: Are you mad? The Martells loathe us.
Tyrion Lannister: That's why we need to seduce them. We're going to need their support in the war your son started.
Cersei Lannister: She'll be a ...
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References Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion (2011) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Once Again Dinklage Knocks It Out Of The Park
10 November 2014 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Plot In A Paragaph: Tyrion schemes to weed out Cersi's spy. Theon is torn between where his loyalties lie, the gold cloaks return for Gendry, Caitalin goes to meet Renly hoping he will join Robb and we meet Brianne of Tarth.

At Renly's camp we are introduced to new characters "the Maid of Tarth", Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer)

There is no Danaerys or Stannis in this episode. The centerpiece of this episode, the thing that gives it its title, is Theon's story takes up a lot of time in this episode. (Alfie Allen's performance is excellent) another character Im taking to is Varys (Conleth Hill is perfect. Varys comes to life whenever he speaks). Tyrion's ruse to find out which of the three members of the small council was likeliest to be Cersei's spy is one of my favourite scenes of the season so far. I have often spoke of my admiration of Peter Dinklage, he is superb.And another favourite of the season do far is the final scenes of the episode with Yoren (Francis Magee is great) telling the tale of his murderous prayer to Arya.

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Release Date:

15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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