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The Old Gods and the New 

Theon seizes control of Winterfell. Jon captures a wildling, named Ygritte. The people of King's Landing begin to turn against King Joffrey. Daenerys looks to buy ships to sail for the Seven Kingdoms.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
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Storyline

In a surprise attack, Theon Greyjoy captures Winterfell demanding an oath of loyalty from everyone there in return for their lives. He is chastised however by the locals for turning on the family that raised him. The execution of a Stark family retainer shows just how serious Theon is. Robb Stark can't believe what's happened and swears to get his revenge. He is also growing fonder of Lady Talisa. At King's Landing, Tyrion knows better than most that war will devastate them and makes arrangements for Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, to be send away to marry. On returning to the palace after seeing her off, King Joffrey and others of the royal court learn exactly what the public thinks of them. North of the wall, Jon Snow and others are on patrol looking for wildlings. They kill a few but one of the survivors is an attractive young woman, Ygritte. At Harrenhall, Arya continues to work as Lord Tywin Lannister's cup bearer. She's taken aback however when a visitor from King's Landing - ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Gods and the New See more »

Filming Locations:

Vík, Iceland See more »

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Budget:

£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the novel, Arya never stole any message from Tywin Lannister, and did not have any encounter with Amory Lorch when they were at Harrenhal. See more »

Goofs

When Jon is talking to Ygritte, it is quite apparent his sword is made of aluminum. See more »

Quotes

[during the riot]
Joffrey Baratheon: Traitors! I'll have their heads!
Tyrion Lannister: Oh you blind, bloody fool!
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't insult me!
Tyrion Lannister: We've had vicious kings, and we've had idiot kings, but I don't think we've ever been cursed with a vicious idiot for a king!
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't!
Tyrion Lannister: I can, I am!
Joffrey Baratheon: They attacked me!
Tyrion Lannister: The threw a cow pie at you so you decide to kill them all? They're starving, you fool! All because of a war you started!
Joffrey Baratheon: YOU'RE TALKING TO A KING!
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Queen's Justice (2017) See more »

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Main Title
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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Good Episode
16 September 2018 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Season 2, episode 6. Jon has Ygritte captured after the Knights Watch slaughtered those she was with. Theon has taken control of Winterfell and sends a raven out with word to Robb & Catelyn Stark. Daenerys bargins for ships. The people of King's Landing turn on Joffrey and the rest of the royals. Arya is still with Tywin Lannister - learning more of what is going on with her family. Jaquen H'ghar kills one more for Arya - she has one man left.

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