Game of thrones review season 2 episode 10- This season’s finale begins with Tyrion’s wakening in a bed in some modest room. The dwarf is surprised that he is alive but also because he is not in his room. No one except Grand Maester Pycelle is around him. The Maester tells Tyrion with a tone of irony that Tyrion is no longer the Hand because his father returned and defeated Stannis Baratheon.
Later on, Tyrion learns from Varys that Cersei instructed Mandon Moore to attack him during the battle, but Tyrion doesn’t want to admit his sister’s treachery. Varys is the only one who acknowledges Tyrion’s heroic deeds but he also tells Tyrion that he has to abandon him too. As a comfort, Varys sends Shae in Tyrion’s room.
Although Tyrion was the mister mind for defending the city and the leader of the battle against Stannis’ army, the king doesn’t even mention Tyrion’s heroic moves. Instead, Joffrey names his grandfather as the savior and the Hand of the king.
Even Lord Petyr Baelish is given Harrenhal for his deeds in this war. The new allies, the Tyrells, are given the opportunity to choose their prize. Loras Tyrell asks for formal joining of the Tyrells and Lannisters by marriage, since his sister Margaery is still a virgin.
Surprised by this request, although he wishes to accept this proposal, Joffrey has to deny it due to his engagement with Sansa. But luckily for Joffrey, he is given permission by the Small Council to cast Sansa aside because her father was a traitor and her brother is in war with the crown.
Sansa feels relieved but Littlefinger warns her that this won’t stop Joffrey from abusing and tormenting her. He offers the girl to take her back home, but Sansa denies his offer and wishes to stay in King’s Landing.
This is the third time someone offers Sansa rescue that she refused. She is either totally incapable of understanding how dangerous is for her to stay here, or she is frightened to death of escaping Joffrey.
“Who do you serve?”
On their way to King’s Landing, Jaime constantly tries to provoke Brienne and to trick her into letting him free. Brienne seems totally uninterested in his small talks and ignores him completely.
Along their way they come across three Stark soldiers who are amused that Brienne is a woman who is taking a prisoner. One of the man recognizes Jaime and to cover her secret Brienne kills the men.
Surprised by Brienne’s action, Jaime asks her why she killed the Stark men since she serves the Starks. But Brienne reminds him that she doesn’t serve the Starks, only Lady Catelyn.
Lady Catelyn Stark tries once again to warn her son Robb about his promise to Walder Frey. Uninterested in the conversation, Robb simply reminds Catelyn that he has no right to speak of recklessness because she is the one who has done the most reckless thing so far- letting Jaime free. Later that night, Robb secretly marries Lady Talisa in the woods.
Ashamed of the defeat, Stannis argues with the priestess and accuses her of giving him false prophecy. Stannis even tries to strangle Melisandre, but she finds a way to reassure him that the war has just begin and offers him to see for himself the prophecy in the flames.
Under the orders of Robb, Winterfell is now surrounded with Bolton’s army. Terrified that there are Robb’s soldiers waiting at the gates. Theon makes plans how to survive the attack.
Maester Luwin offers Theon salvation by joining the Night’s Watch. Theon denies this offer, he is very well aware that Jon Snow is there and he wouldn’t let Theon live much longer.
Theon is aware that he has done a lot of injustice to the city and to the Starks and there is no going back now. Instead, he wishes to continue this fight, and so he delivers to his men a speech, encouraging them to fight for Theon, to defend the castle.
Unfortunately, Theon’s men don’t agree with him. One of them knocks out Theon and they intend to return home. Maester Luwin happens to see this and the one of the Ironmen puts a spear in the Maester’s stomach.
Later, we see how Osha, Hodor and the boys leave the city that is now in ruins and flames. No one can be found in the streets of the city and they go in the woods where they find the Maester sitting under a tree.
The Maester’s dying wish is that Osha should take care of the boys now and she should give the Maester quick death. They leave and begin their journey to the Wall where they will meet with Jon Snow.
After the escape of Harrenhal, Arya, Hot Pie and Gendry are free now and they travel across the land. Arya meets Jaqen and after she thanks the faceless man she also unnamed Jaqen from the list.
Knowing her potential, Jaqen offers Arya to go with him to Braavos. Arya would gladly accept this offer if it wasn’t for her family. She tells Jaqen that she needs to find her family and reunite with them.
Jaqen gives Arya a coin and tells her that if she ever come to Braavos to give the coin to any person there and say the words “Valar Morghulis” and so she can find Jaqen. They say goodbye and he changes his face, becoming another man.
“A Valuable lesson”
From previous episodes in Game of thrones season 2 we know that Daenerys’ dragons are being held in the House of the Undying. Desperate to retrieve them, Daenerys goes to the place and enters inside with the help of magic while Jorah and Kovarro are stuck outside.
In the darkness only the dragons’ cry can be heard and Daenerys follows their cry. In the search for the dragons Daenerys passes through a series of rooms: first she sees the throne room, then she walks through the Wall door when she finally enters in a tent where Khal Drogo and her son wait for Daenerys.
Tempted by all of these illusions, Daenerys tears herself away and continues to follow the cry of the dragons. She finally finds them chained in a room and suddenly she finds herself chained too. The warlock appears and tells Daenerys that she and her dragons must be chained here forever because no one deserves to have so much power as she does.
Luckily for Daenerys, the dragons can breathe fire now. She gives them an order and they burn the warlock down and melt her chains while she remains unharmed. After this, she goes to visit Xaro Xhoan Daxos in his house.
Daenerys is surprised to see one of the Dothraki girls in bed with Xaro. She takes the key from Xaro and unlocks the vault to discover it’s empty. Feeling betrayed, she locks Xaro and Doreah, thanking them for the lesson. Xaro’s home is being robbed now by the Dothraki so that they can have enough to buy a ship and continue their journey.
Beyond the wall, we see Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand walking in chains while suddenly Qhorin attacks Jon in front of the wildlings and attempts to murder Jon, blaming him for the death of the brothers of the Watch.
The Lord of Bones, Rattleshirt lets Jon and Qhorin fight. Jon is provoked several times and finally Qhorin sacrifices himself by letting Jon to kill him.By doing that Jon can earn the trust of the wildlings and play along so that he can survive.
Everyone looks at Jon differently now, and even Ygritte shows sympathy for Jon. Jon sees a picture of thousands of wildlings who have gathered to follow their leader Mace that Jon is about to meet.
Somewhere else in the wilderness, we see how Edd, Grenn and Sam are searching for something to burn and make fire. As they are walking a horn blast is heard from distance. They continue walking when they heard the horn for the second time. One blast is for friends, two for foes. But then, they hear a third blast and petrified by the meaning they start running back at their camp.Can you guess what does the third blast mean?
Yes, you’re right. Three blasts are for the White Walkers. As Sam couldn’t run fast enough, he hides behind a rock when the leader of the White Walkers looks at him and then gives order to his army to continue. This season’s finale ends with a horrific scene of the numerous armies of White Walkers marching towards the Wall.