The Night Lands – Game Of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2

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The Night Lands

The Night Lands – Game Of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Season 2, Episode 2

 Episode Name: The Night Lands

 Air Date: April 8, 2012

 Based On: George R. R. Martin’s, “A Song of Ice & Fire”

 Written By: David Benioff & D. B. Weiss

 Directed By: Alan Taylor

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Review & Plot – The Night lands

In the Riverlands, while travelling North, Arya with other recruits of the Night’s Watch along with Yoren, meets Jaqen H’ghar, who introduces him while asking for water. At that moment, the gold cloaks reach the place. Arya gets scared that these men were looking for her, but they ask for Gendry, the bastard son of Robert. Yoren, talking to them, does not allow them but scares them by drawing a dagger & stabbing it into one of the men’s thigh. He warns them that they are now on Night’s Watch league & no one would be allowed to harm them, unless. They should have returned beforehand, informing the authority that they were not able to find what they were looking for. They left petrified, but promised to return back with more men.

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When asked by Arya, Gendry responded that he is clueless about why these people wanted him. Gendry questioned her why was she scared, to which she disclosed her identity. She reveals all about her disguise & he swears it to secrecy.

In the king’s landing, when Tyrion returns to his chambers, he finds Lord Varys talking to Shea, whom he brought secretly. Varys tries to threaten him because of Shea, as he knows he has ambushed her in even when he was asked not to. But Tyrion warns him that he is not Eddard, to be manipulated & he can take whatever action he wants to against anyone. But, the spymaster seems no more scared. Then both leave for the council they have been called.

In the council, the King receives the peace treaty sent by Robb. Which when read in front of the council is rejected by the Queen & tears it up. Grand Maester Pycelle also sends a message for help from the wight, from the Night’s Watch. While Tyrion taunts the Queen that she had already taken very “right” decisions to continue & takes it seriously.

Petyr Baelish orders Ros to take a day of & continue her work of a prostitute later or else she would have to face some another master who would use her against all odds. He scares her of being sold as she couldn’t concentrate being disturbed by the killing of the child, Barra, who was Robert’s one of the bastards.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Summary (Synopsis) – The Night Lands

In the north, outside Craster’s place, Samwell Tarly finds a girl scared from Jon’s direwolf, Ghost. He shoos him off & rescues her. She is one of Craster’s wives & is worried about other things too. He asks her about her problem but she is too scared to speak about things, but after resisting for a while she opens up a little bit revealing about her being pregnant and so is worried if her unborn is a boy. Sam confused about how to help her takes her to Jon. He asks Jon that the lady wants help & wishes to leave with them. But, Jon is bound by the words of the Commander & refuses to help straightaway.

Tyrion calls Jason Slynt, the working Commander in chief of the Wall & asks him about the killing massacre around the brothel. He admits to the fact that he is the one ordering it but deny uttering a word about who authorized him about it. Tyrion was sure about the Queen being the one behind it. When Jason got offensive about his questioning, he ordered him to be a prisoner at the Night’s Watch. He made Bronn the new Commander & asked him to do the honours of imprisoning him with an eye over in his absence. Later, the Queen rushes with her questions to Tyrion, annoyed. He tells her that because of this decision of hers, the people are losing interest in her & they have a cry of “The queen slaughters babies”. Later realising that, the orders were supposed to be from Joffrey & not her. He also makes fun of her relation with Jamie, calling Jamie a humorous person with playful yet sarcastic laughter. To which she responded with the same feeling, that his best joke ever was him killing his mother when born, thus ending the conversation.

In the Red Waste, Daenerys along with her Khalasar, lie down. They eagerly wait for the three Bloodriders she sent in search for a civilisation to rest for. But, there arrives Rakharo horse with no one riding it. Later, Ser Jorah Mormont finds his head in the saddlebag of the horse. He guesses that this could only be the work of a Khalasar. Irri, all shattered by the scene, says he won’t be entering Night lands, the Dothraki land of the dead. But, Daenerys assures her that they would definitely have a funeral for & not waste him.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Review & Plot – The Night lands

Theon Greyjoy travels to Iron Islands, to his father in a ship. All his journey he flirts & make love to the Captain’s daughter, below the deck. While he reaches, he expects a grand reception, though no one stands on the port. He bids goodbye to the girl on the deck abandoning her. He somehow tries to get a lift & finally manages from a young lady. On all the way to Pyke, he flirts with her by flaunting himself being the heir of the royal & showing off his status. Finally reaching, he meets his father, Balon, with the peace pact letter from Robb Stark. He tells him to join hands with Robb as he would help to be crowned as the King of Iron Islands again & that this is against the Lannisters. Balon, disappointed from him & his overdressing, tells him that he does not need anyone’s help to seek his throne. He would follow his ironborn tradition at an ironprice. Whilst, his lady guide enters the room, Theon recognises as her sister, Yara, whom he hasn’t met in a very long time. Theon warns his father that he cannot win over Lannisters, while Balon responds, he doesn’t wish to as well.

On Dragonstone, Davos Seaworth seeks his old friend & pirate, Lysene sellsail Salladhor Saan, for the help with his ships to King Stannis Baratheon. He promises him a large amount of money which would pay him for his life. He also offers him a view of Westros. The pirate agrees to him, as he is one of the honest smugglers. Davos gives the news to Stannis, making him happy of putting his faith in him. Later, when Davos leaves, he is with Melisandre, who assures him of Renly’s loss. She then opens up her robe & seduces him saying, she to grant him a worthy son to follow. He caught in the act, agrees to her by laying her on his map board in the war room.

The Night Lands – Game Of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Review Summary

To the North of the wall, Jon is awaken by the noise of Craster walking. He realises that Craster is carrying a baby to the forest & follows him. He is shocked to see Craster leaving the baby to the White Walkers. He is sure of it as he hears their cold voice echoing in the forest. He tries to rescue & follows the cries of the child as he sees a shadow picking it up. But he is disturbed by someone standing behind. As he turns, he finds Craster who strikes him down.

Game of Thrones Season 2 Episode 2 Summary (Synopsis) – The Night Lands

Tyrion Lannister tries to control the situation, though it is flying away from their hands & is not afraid by anyone who crosses. Arya along with Gendry, flee away to the Night’s Watch, safely. Craster seems to the start of a new chapter by introducing the White Walkers. Daenerys is worried about the survival of her fellowmen. While Theon Greyjoy tries to push his father in a treaty with Robb Stark, but Balon denies. Davos Seaworth, proves the trust laid on him, while Melisandre, proves her worth, to Stannis. The strategies go on & each does his own, caress the families & the lost wander alone; the only thing constant remains, is the powerful & priceless Iron Throne!!

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