Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3: What is Dead May Never Dies
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Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 3 Recap
As we know it, in Westeros there is always villainy, treachery, and deceit. Optimism is not surely the right thing here. People who believe in positive views like this might end up being punished as Ned Stark has. this episode shows the viewers that those immoral things are just common in the world of Westeros. This can be seen when Jon Snow finally finds out what happens to Craster’s sons. He delivers them to the White Walkers as offerings so he can live peacefully in his home. From Lord Commander’s expression, it is clear that this action is not a secret at all. This makes Jon realizes that his road is not as glorious as he thinks and that things will be darker from now on.
Meanwhile, for Robb, things might be better if he can make alliance with those who also declare Joffrey as an enemy. Theon was sent back to his homeland to seek for naval support, but unfortunately things don’t go well between him and his father, Balon Greyjoy. Instead of supporting Robb in his war with the Lannisters, Balon thinks of taking the North while most people are off for war. This is where Theon is tested. He needs to choose between his loyalty to his father and his friendship with Robb. However, although he actually doesn’t feel that he belongs to the Greyjoys, he still wants to be accepted by his father and Iron Islands, which he thinks will be his real home. So he decides to put his loyalty to his father.
At King’s Landing, Tyrion is getting what he wants. With Varys’ help, he finds a place for Shae, as Sansa’s handmaiden. He is also employing Varys in a plan to expose the spy in his ranks. Moreover, he is also testing the members of the Small Council, consisting of Grand Maester Pycelle, Varys, and Petyr Baelish. He tells them three different things about his plan of betrothing Princess Myrcella, with the condition that the Queen mustn’t know. In the end, he finds out that Pycelle is the Queen’s spy so he imprisons Pycelle. As for Petyr Baelish, Tyrion involves him in the scheme to save Jaime from the Starks by promising something he can never refuses. It is Catelyn Stark.
Speaking of Catelyn Stark, she is successfully gets Renly as the Stark’s ally. Then, she is introduced to Brienne of Tarth, a female knight who can beat Renly’s lover, Ser Loras Tyrell in a duel. When she is asked about what she wants, she just wants to serve Renly, and so she becomes his guard. Catelyn is also introduced to Renly’s wife, Margaery Tyrell. Although she might look innocent and naïve, she is actually not. Surely, she knows things. She knows her husband’s relationship with her brother. She even doesn’t mind bringing Loras to their bed in order to help them in getting a child, so their marriage will be legitimate.
This episode is closed by Arya. The band of new recruits for the Night’s Watch is attacked by Joffrey’s soldier who demands Gendry, as they want to kill him. Yoren is dead in the attack. The soldier is closed to finding Gendry when Arya finally p[ins Gendry’s identity to a dead boy who happens to wear Gendry’s favorite helmet. Arya, Gendry, and the rest of the recruits for the Night’s Watch are now taken to Harrenhall. Indeed, Arya’s future is becoming more uncertain now.