Game of thrones review season 2 episode 3- The cruel truth that Jon has learned about the baby boys beyond the wall has cost him a lot. He now confronts with both Craster and his Commander for the deed he has done-following Craster into the woods.
This spying has cost the men their shelter, Craster demands they leave his place. Jon tries to explain to the Lord Commander what he saw, that the infant was offered as a sacrifice to the White Walkers, but later he is shocked that the Commander is not surprised, as he already knows about that.
Game of thrones has offered us a lot of magic and unexplained things, and yet there are much more to be seen. For example, Bran’s dreams are not just dreams as he believes that they are the truth. He’s constantly dreaming being in a wolf’s body and he dreams about the three eyed raven a lot.
He shares his dreams with Maester Luwin and tries to convince him that they are no simple dreams, as they are very vivid and very real, as he can even taste, hear, smell and feel through the body of the wolf during the dream.
The Maester convinces Bran that there is no such thing as magic in the world anymore. Once there are no dragons in the world, the magic is no longer present too. He tells Bran that it’s not unusual for a young man to wish and to dream of having power.
But still, they boy continues to believe in his dreams as the dreams continue. He reminds himself and the Maester about his dream of his father’s death, how that came true. Yet, a lot of other dreams remained unfulfilled, for now.
Folloing her son’s orders, Catrelyn arrives at Renly Baratheon’s camp. He has proclaimed himself a king and he is gathering an army against Stannis. When she arrives, a tournament takes place and we see how Ser Loras Tyrel is overpowered by an enormous woman, Brienne of Tarth.
As a reward for winning the tournament Renly grants her wish to serve the king in the Kingsguard. Catelyn is not impressed by these games, as she tells Renly they should be preparing for war instead playing around on tournaments. Still, Renly comforts her when he tells her that he will join forces and he will avenge Ned’s death.
Later in the night, we see the self-proclaimed king lying in bed with his lover Tyrell. When Renly tries to have sex with him, Loras denies and tells Renly to consume his marriage with Loras’ sister, Margaery. She enters the king’s chambers and offers herself. When she sees that he has problems he offers to help by calling her brother, making it clear about their relationship.
The king, I mean Renly, denies the truth but she gives him a very good advice-“keep your lies for court”. The important thing to do now is to have a baby, a true heir to the throne. Now what happens later is a mystery because we don’t see if they consumed the marriage.
Still angry with Yara’s trik, Theon argues with her sister, telling her that she has humiliated him. He is even more insulted to learn that his sister will lead a fleet of 30 ships against the Starks while he will leave with only one ship. His protest is being ignored as his father continues to make plans with Yara.
Theon is even more offended to listen to his father’s complaints about how soft has Theon became due to the spent time with the wolves. But now Theon bursts out and start yelling at Balon that it wasn’t Theon’s choice to go and live with them, it was Balon who gave up of his only son and left him live with the Starks.
Angry and confused, we see how Theon holds a letter for Robb Stark and has second thought whether to send him the information about Balon’s treachery. And then he decides to take his father’s side and burns the letter. He takes the religion of the Drowned God and we see his baptism along with his father and sister.
In King’s Landing, Tyrion is very much afraid about his whore’s life. From previous episodes of Game of thrones we have learned that he wasn’t supposed to bring her there. Now, her presence must remain a secret and she ends up being Sansa’s handmaiden.
Furthermore, Tyrion is also afraid for his destiny now that he is the Hand of the King. Why? Well, you already know what happened with the previous Hands, right? The main question to be answered is: Who spies for Cersei? To discover the truth, Tyion has come up with a genius plan.
He tells Grand Maester Pycelle, Varys and Littlefinger a plan for marrying off princess Myrcella but he tells them a different information about the location he intends to send her. And no it is easy to discover that Pyrcelle is Cersei’s spy and he is locked in a cell now.
Littlefinger and Varys aren’t satisfied with Tyions decision to outplay them. Still, Littlefinger is calmed now when Tyrion sends him to negotiate with Catelyn.
Troubled by the image of her father’s death, Arya can’t sleep and asks Yoren how is he able to sleep after seeing so many horrible things in his life. Then he tells Arya the story about the murder of his brother. He became obsessed with the killer and he was calling out the man’s name before seep and eventually killed him and avenged his brother’s death.
While having the conversation, we learn that he is much aware about who Gendry really is and we now see Yoren as a protector not only for the recruits of the night’s watch but as a true protector of Arya and Gendry.
Suddenly, the men of the city watch approach, killing everybody that stands in their sight, demanding that only the bastard boy show himself. A lot of men die and Yoren too, and the survivors are taken as hostage in Harrenhal.