Game of Thrones – Season 2 Episode 6 – The Old Gods and the New – Video Review
Game of Thrones is so epic! Here’s my recap and review of Season 2 Episode 6 “The Old Gods and the New.”
I really hate Theon Greyjoy so much now. He has crossed over to the dark side and he has blood on his hands. He’s a treasonous whore!
This was a great episode as it mostly focused on Ned Stark’s children. The action at Winterfell, Harrenhal and King’s Landing centered around Bran, Rickon, Arya and Sansa respectively. While Ned’s older children Robb and Jon Snow got a bit of romantic tension in their respective storylines.
The “children theme” also tied in nicely with Daenerys in Qarth: there’s been some unexpected drama with her baby dragons.
Season 2 Episode 6 – The Old Gods and the New
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Maester Luwin releases an emergency raven as Theon Greyjoy and his men take over Winterfell. Theon talks to Bran Stark in his bedroom. He asks him to yield Winterfell to him. Bran wonders what happened because Theon went with Robb.
“He sent me to Pyke. I’m a Greyjoy. I can’t fight for Robb and my father both,” Theon tells him.
Before Theon heads out, Bran asks, “Did you hate us all the whole time?” (Zing!)
At the courtyard, Bran yields Winterfell to “Prince” Theon.
Osha, the wilding who is now serving Bran, offers her services to Theon. He refuses thinking that she might do something to him.
Ser Rodrik is dragged in by Theon’s soldiers. He scolds Theon at what he has done.
“They (the Starks) are not my people,” protests Theon, “I was his (Ned Stark’s) hostage.”
Rodrik spits on Theon’s face.
Dagmer says that Rodrik has to pay the iron price — so that everyone will respect him.
“Ser Rodrik, I sentence you death,” says Theon.
Bran screams, “No!” Rickon screams, “No!” (I scream, “NOOOOOOOO!”)
“Gods help you Theon Greyjoy, now you are truly lost,” says Rodrik.
Theon then hacks away at Sir Rodrik’s head after failing to decapitate him with one swing.
Theon is a mess! I hate him so much now.
The North of The Wall
Ghost wanders off as Jon Snow and the rangers go on their mission to kill the wildling lookouts.
Qhorin Halfhand lectures Jon about how the Night Watch keeps people in the south safe, to which Jon agrees.
“You’re even dumber than you look. They’re just words. To make us feel we have a purpose and feel warmer in the night,” Qhorin says.
The men ambush the lookouts, but Jon stops before he kills one when he discovers it’s a female. Her name is Ygritte.
Qhorin says that they have no choice but to kill her — and Jon volunteers to do the job while the others move on to the top of the mountain.
He misses! Ygritte runs away. Jon eventually catches her — but now they are alone in the wilderness and Jon doesn’t know where his men are.
They wander around for a while until it is time to go to sleep. Jon refuses to light a fire since it will just give a warning to the wildlings.
“We’ll stay warmer if we stay close,” Ygritte offers.
They sleep together!
Awww, poor Jon. His testosterone must be off the charts at this point, but he knows he still has a mission.
“You’re brave. Stupid, but brave,” she tells him, while wriggling her body against his.
Hahaha. Poor Jon. I hope this has a happy ending.
Lord Tywin’s men can’t read. One of them sent a message to the wrong troops. He dismisses them as Lord Baelish arrives. Oh no. Arya Stark was left in the room to clean the table and serve wine. Will Baelish recognize her?
Baelish tells Tywin that the Tyrells can be their allies against Stannis Baratheon and Robb Stark.
Thankfully, Baelish doesn’t notice Arya but it was close.
Later, Arya and Tywin have a talk about learning how to read. While Tywin was not looking, Arya steals a note detailing Lannister troop movement against Robb. She goes out but is stopped by Amory Lorch who grabs the note. Arya is able to run off… and she finds Jaqen who still owes her two names. She says “Amory Lorch… now!” Jaqen sighs.
Amory enters Tywin’s room and drops dead from a poison dart.
Princess Myrcella Baratheon is sailed off to Dorne. Cersei is still very bitter at Tyrion Lannister.
As the royal family walk through the streets, King Joffrey Baratheon is hit in the face by a cowpat.
“I want these people executed!” he screams. But then a riot erupts! The mob kill the priest and take Sansa away.
When they were in a safe area, Tyrion lectures Joffrey that it was his fault the riot started.
“They are starving you fool all because of a war you started,” Tyrion screams.
“You are talking to a king!” Joffrey responds.
Tyrion slaps him! (Hahahaha.)
“And now I struck a king. Did my hand fall from my wrist?”
Tyrion looks for Sansa. Joffrey doesn’t care. Tyrion lectures him again that if they don’t have Sansa, they will have no hope of getting Jamie Lannister back from the Starks.
“You owe him quite a bit you know,” Tyrion says. True, true.
Sansa is about to get raped by some men — but the Hound saves her and brings her back to Tyrion.
Later, Sansa and her handmaiden Shae talk. Sansa doesn’t understand why the people hated her when she hated Joffrey even more than anyone.
Shae says, “Don’t say these things. If the wrong people hear you…”
“But you’re not the wrong people,” says Sansa.
“Don’t trust anybody. It’s safer that way.”
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Daenerys asks the Spice King to give her ships so she can sail across the Narrow Sea and take back the Iron Throne.
He is unimpressed.
“I’m no ordinary woman. My dreams come true,” she tells him recounting how she gave birth to her dragons.
He is still unimpressed.
Daenerys returns to Xaro’s palace and finds that the household has been murdered. Her servant Irri is dead and the dragons have been taken from their cages. Nooooo!
A hooded figure is carrying the dragons away to the House of the Undying.
The dragons are crying like babies.
Robb talks to Lady Talisa of Valantis. It looks like he has a crush on her. He invites her on a date.
Then Lady Catelyn arrives. She notices that her son is smitten.
“You are promised to another,” she tells him.
Then Roose Bolton gives them news about Winterfell.
“Why would Theon…” asks Robb.
“… because the Greyjoys are treasonous whores,” says Bolton.
“I told you never trust a Greyjoy,” says Cat.
Robb wants to march back to Winterfell, but Bolton tells him that it’s not a good idea after the gains they have made against the Lannister army. He offers his bastard at Dreadford to take back Winterfell from Theon and his men from the Iron Isles. Robb agrees.
“Bran and Rickon’s safety is paramount. I want Greyjoy alive so I can kill him myself,” says Robb.
Osha offers herself again to Theon.
“There are other ways to serve,” she says.
She offers her body and says, “We know things, savage things.”
In exchange, she says she wants her freedom.
While Theon is asleep (after sex), she flees. Outside she seduces a soldier before killing him.
Then she motions to Rickon, Hodor and Bran to join her, while their direwolves Summer and Shaggydog follow. Yes, Yes, Yes.
I love this show so much!
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