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Dark Wings, Dark Words 

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Bran and company meet Jojen and Meera Reed. Arya, Gendry, and Hot Pie meet the Brotherhood. Jaime travels through the wilderness with Brienne. Sansa confesses her true feelings about Joffery to Margaery.


Daniel Minahan


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
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Oona Chaplin ... Talisa Stark
Joe Dempsie ... Gendry
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte


Bran dreams of the three-eyed raven but Osha doesn't want to hear the details. He meets Jojen Reed and his sister Meera. Bran and Jojen seem to have a great deal in common. Robb learns of the fall of Winterfell and also that Catelyn's father has died. He leads his troops to Riverrun for his grandfather's funeral and en route Catelyn tells Talisa of her desire that Jon Snow die when he was just a babe. Cersei tries to warn Joffre about Margaery's ambition but it falls on deaf ears. Brienne and Jamie continue their journey to King's Landing but run into trouble. Sansa believes that Baelish's desire to help her is because he loved her mother. Shae explains the nature of men to her. Sansa meets Margaery and her grandmother Lady Olenna and reveals her the truth about Joffrey. Samwell Tarley is having trouble keeping up as what remains of the Night's Watch as they try to reach the Wall. Arya is also trying to get to Riverrun but she and her companions meet up with the Brotherhood without ... Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

7 April 2013 (USA) See more »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The episode title "Dark Wings, Dark Words" is an old saying which is used frequently in the books about messages delivered by ravens, suggesting that such messages are often bad news. See more »


Catelyn mentions that Jon has "brown, stranger's eyes"; Jon actually has the gray eyes of the Starks, and looks more like a Stark than Catelyn's children. So Jon did not have "stranger's eyes" - he has his father's. See more »


Anguy: [about Hot Pie] Half the country's starving, and look at this one.
Thoros of Myr: Maybe he's the reason half the country's starving.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: Mockingbird (2014) See more »


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Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
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No Dragons This Time
21 May 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Bran continues in his dream world. A boy about his age keeps appearing and soon takes on a corporeal being. The three kids are grabbed up by a group of renegades and kept with them. Arya challenges on to a fight and he soon disarms her. Unfortunately, as they are about to take off, a discovery is made, and not for the good. Theon is tortured. I can't quite figure out how the torture device works, just that when some big screws are turned, he shrieks in pain. We get another look at Joffrey, who is trying on clothes for his wedding and the future Mrs. Joffrey, Margaery, is up to something. Joffrey continues his arrogant defiance of his mother and she is biding her time, knowing that this match is good, even thought she is highly suspicious of the girl. Tyrion is visited by his paramour and continues to warn her that his father will not hesitate to kill her for his own pleasure. He is in love and this could be a problem in the future. Peter Dinklage is excellent and is becoming more and more endearing as he is persecuted for being a rake and for things he can't control (his size/the death of his mother during childbirth). Margaery takes Sansa to see her mother and they discuss what Joffrey is really like. The mother is a tough cookie, and she tells Sansa that they can be trusted. What is said makes for an interesting future. The dragons are on the shelf for this episode, which is fine with me, although Dani's negotiations to secure an army to take her "rightful" place make it interesting.

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