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The Prince of Winterfell 

Stannis is just days from King's Landing. Tyrion prepares for his arrival. Jon and Qhorin are taken prisoner by the wildlings. Catelyn is arrested for releasing Jaime. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie plan to escape from Harrenhal.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
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Storyline

Theon's sister Yara arrives at Winterfell with reinforcements but he still can't seem to earn her respect. She tells him he was stupid to kill the Stark boys as they were valuable prisoners. Theon learns that his father wants him to return home. North of the Wall, Jon had been taken prisoner by wildlings. At Harrenhal, Arya identifies the last of the three lives Jaquen H'ghar promised her for saving him. Robb is dismayed at the deal his mother has made with Jamie Lannister and places her under arrest. Danerys refuses to leave Qarth without her dragons and decides to retrieve them from the House of the Undying. Stannis and his army approach King's Landing from the sea. Tyrion plans for the defense of the city but Cersei wants him to keep her son King Jeoffrey out of the fighting. He realizes that he must take steps to protect Shae. Written by Abigail Thomas

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2012 (USA) 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

The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series. See more »

Quotes

Theon Greyjoy: You should be proud in your brother's achievements. I took the great castle of Winterfell with twenty men.
Yara Greyjoy: [scornfully] You're a great warrior. I saw the bodies above your gates. Which one gave you the tougher fight, the cripple or the six year old?
[the rest of the Ironmen snicker mockingly. Theon is enraged]
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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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Interesting Episode
16 September 2018 | by Rainey DawnSee all my reviews

Season 2, episode 8. Another interesting episode. Stannis is nearing King's Landing expecting to take the Iron Throne for himself. Tyrion is preparing for war with Stannis Baratheon and has cross words with his sister Cersei. Ayra and her friends are planning an escape from Tywin Lannister. Catelyn Stark let's Jamie Lannister go with Brienne holding him prisoner for a bargaining tool with the Lannisters in hopes to get her daughters back. Robb Stark gets angry with his mother Catelyn for letting Jamie go and he is falling in love with Talisa - starting to refuse to marry the woman he's promised to. Jon is being held captive by Ygritte and her people.

8.5/10


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