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Two Swords 

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Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon stands trial. Daenerys is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old enemy.


D.B. Weiss, David Benioff (uncredited)


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Rose Leslie ... Ygritte
Kristofer Hivju ... Tormund Giantsbane
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Gwendoline Christie ... Brienne of Tarth


Tywin Lannister gives his son Jaime a new sword and wants him to return to rule at Casterly Rock in his stead. Jaime wants to rejoin the King's guard. Cersei hasn't forgiven her brother for leaving her. Prince Oberyn Martell arrives in King's Landing for the royal wedding. He and his lover, Ellaria Sand, take their pleasure at Littlefinger's establishment. His hatred of the Lannisters becomes apparent as he blames them for the death of his sister. Daenerys' army is marching toward the slave city of Meereen. She comes to realize that her dragons can never be tamed. Sansa still grieves over the loss of her family at the Red wedding. At Castle Black, Jon Snow faces an enquiry before the commanders of the Watch. Arya and Sandor Clegane come across someone from Arya's past. Written by garykmcd

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The creators of the show, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, both directed this episode even though it was only Weiss that was credited for it eventually. Limitations of the Director's Guild restricted them from having both their names credited for the episode, so they agreed that Weiss would be the solely credited director of this episode, after Benioff was solely credited for the episode Game of Thrones: Walk of Punishment (2013), which they also directed together. An exception was made for the series finale Game of Thrones: The Iron Throne (2019), for which both men received a directing credit. See more »


The process shown at the beginning of the episode is called casting, and cannot be used to make swords - they'd be too brittle; forging is a much more elaborate and lengthy process. If the secret of the steel is lost, as both Tywin and Jaime mention, it is impossible to just melt an old sword to make a new one. It is necessary to cut the old sword into parts and reforge it, and to know the exact method (i.e. "secret") to do that, and even then, it'd be a totally different steel. See more »


Olenna Tyrell: [after rejecting one oversized necklace after the other] The Margaery Tyrell who walks into the Sept a fortnight from now, will inspire a thousand songs. How sad it will be if she's wearing rubbish like that.
Margaery Tyrell: Perhaps I should just let Joffrey choose it for me. End up with a string of dead sparrow heads around my neck.
Olenna Tyrell: You watch that. Even here, with me.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Queen's Justice (2017) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Epic start to the season!
7 April 2014 | by harryt-935-726127See all my reviews

This episode was definitely worth having 4 hours sleep. The Dragons have grown larger, the CGI that created them is so perfectly mastered, it's outstanding! Kit Haringtons and Sophie Turners acting has improved greatly, in S2/3, I cringed when Sophie (Sansa) talked, but now, her acting is perfect! She really deserves more screen time.

I love the banter between Arya and Sandor (the hound), again, Maisie Williams acting has improved so much! The fighting scene was perfectly orchestrated, it seemed real.

A new character has arrived! Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne, played by Pedro Pascal. Even though he did only get about 10-20 minutes of screen time, his acting was superb! He played the character extremely well.

An epic start to the season! Now to watch it again at 9PM!

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Release Date:

6 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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GBP7,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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