Episode 204 title is “Garden of Bones”, titles of 205 & 206 also revealed?
By Hear Me Roar on in News.

This week the details of the next episode in line have been ready to be included in the HBO schedule right away. And so we learn that the fourth episode, directed by David Petrarca, is titled “Garden of Bones”. It is going to be 51 minutes long and airs on April 22 . Our episode guide has been updated accordingly. Some time next week we are probably getting a full listing of April episodes (first five) from HBO, which is going to include a short synopsis for each episode and confirm all the details.

UPDATE: The Australian Showtime webpage lists the upcoming episode titles, and although they are airing season two with some delay, episode 205 and 206 details are already up! It is therefore almost certain that the titles are “The Ghost of Harrenhal” and “The Old Gods and the New”, respectively. Thanks to Elizabeth for the hint!

Hear Me Roar: Help a man out, what does the title refer to? It has an Essos flavour to my ear, but I cannot quite pinpoint the reference. The runtime seems a bit short (oh how spoiled we are), and I am hoping for some longer episodes down the line.


39 Comments

  1. Ser Pounce
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    omg how dare you not get the reference! what kind of fans are you!

  2. Max
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:36 am | Permalink

    A bad translation of Vaes Tolorro? Garden of Bones instead of City of Bones?

  3. KINGSLAYER
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    That’s a cool title, it has a nice ring to it.

  4. Michael Jarantilla
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:54 am | Permalink

    Pretty sure it is Vaes Tolorro. But they might also intercut it with scenes from the Fist of the First Men.

  5. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Max,

    Michael Jarantilla,

    Thought of that, but … the fourth episode seems a bit late for the Red Waste and the City of Bones.

  6. Steelyuhas
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Not sure what the reference is, but it sounds like an awesome title.

  7. The Rabbit
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Not so sure about this but did not we hear about infamous Stannis and Renly meeting in Ep. 4?
    Could be some vague and strange reference to Highgarden?

  8. KINGSLAYER
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:32 am | Permalink

    Renly’s death?

  9. the goat
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Probably the name of either Dave or Dan’s high school garage band, which they chose as a title to eternally frustrate us.

    Assuming it actually has a tie to the episode, I’m guessing its Quarth/Pyat Pree-lated, but that’s probably just my insatiable desire to see the HotU.

  10. sbj2k1
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:58 am | Permalink

    Rattleshirt? maybe?

  11. Black Lion
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    Either it has something to do with Essos or with Craster’s Keep.

  12. Deftera
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:00 am | Permalink

    An intersection of the separate plotlines? Something invloving Team Renly and Vaes Tolorro?

  13. snipz
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    My guess is…

    Episode One see’s the aftermath of Dany from episode 110.
    Episode Two is their journey across the Red Waste.
    Episode Three they find Vaes Tolloro.
    And in Episode Four they settle into Vaes Tolloro and start exploring it, hence the title, and in the end they’re found by Pyat and Quaithe and that.

    Also during 204 could be the battle Robb is involved in that we see in the trailers. Seeing as “Garden of Bones” could also refer to a battlefield.

  14. Owen Parker
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:39 am | Permalink

    Max:A bad translation of Vaes Tolorro? Garden of Bones instead of City of Bones?

      

    I don’t think it necessarily has to be a bad translation – could be simply related to Vaes Tolorro.

    Quotes from A Clash of Kings chapter 12 Daenerys I below (spoilered for non-readers but very minor):


    They find the city and explore it finding “fruit trees, hidden behind closed doors in secret gardens.” Later Dany muses that as their time in Vaes Tolorro passes “Women harvest fruit from the gardens of the dead.”

    Garden of Bones doesn’t seem too much of a stretch to me. Shame it rhymes with the show title though!

    Hear Me Roar:
    Max,

    Michael Jarantilla,

    Thought of that, but … the fourth episode seems a bit late for the Red Waste and the City of Bones.

    I agree. Of Dany’s five chapters she spends the first one travelling and the remainder in Qarth. I would have guessed at her spending episode 1 in the Red Waste and episode 2 in Vaes Tolorro. However, I have been thinking they have prolonged that first chapter over more than two episodes for a little while now. The publicity photos released in February had two shots of Dany in Dothraki gear in desert settings and those images were listed as being from episode 3. Links below.

    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:DanyMainSliderSeason2.jpg
    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gameofthrones12_10.jpg

    I wonder if they have scaled down Vaes Tolorro to an oasis and gardens while she is crossing the Red Waste rather than the large abandoned city of the books?

    snipz: My guess is…

    Episode One see’s the aftermath of Dany from episode 110.
    Episode Two is their journey across the Red Waste.
    Episode Three they find Vaes Tolloro.
    And in Episode Four they settle into Vaes Tolloro and start exploring it, hence the title, and in the end they’re found by Pyat and Quaithe and that.

    Also during 204 could be the battle Robb is involved in that we see in the trailers. Seeing as “Garden of Bones” could also refer to a battlefield.

    This sounds entirely sensible.

  15. biliki
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    I immediately thought it had to do with Tyrells, because of the word garden. Maybe it goes to show that they are not a ”garden of roses” but of bones, therefore dangerous, IDK!

  16. Steven Attewell
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:58 am | Permalink

    Maybe the shorter time is because they’re storing up time for a giant-sized Ep 9?

  17. Owen Parker
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Owen Parker,

    snipz: My guess is…

    Episode One see’s the aftermath of Dany from episode 110.
    Episode Two is their journey across the Red Waste.
    Episode Three they find Vaes Tolloro.
    And in Episode Four they settle into Vaes Tolloro and start exploring it, hence the title, and in the end they’re found by Pyat and Quaithe and that.

    Also during 204 could be the battle Robb is involved in that we see in the trailers. Seeing as “Garden of Bones” could also refer to a battlefield.

    I think thematic tie ins to Robb’s battles (especially given that we see Silent Sisters in the trailer footage) and (Major book spoilers ahead) Renly’s fate are both likely.

    Potential spoilers based on cast interviews, trailers and promo photos:

    I have also read speculation that Renly and Stannis will parley in episode 4 based on the list of episodes that Carice Van Houten gave that she worked on as Melisandre.


    Supporting that theory the promo shots of Davos and Stannis and Melisandre at the clifftop location we see for the parley in the trailers were listed as being from episode 4 which we now know is “Garden of Bones”.

    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Gameofthrones12_02.jpg
    http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/File:Davos_Seaworth2.jpg

  18. the goat
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Steven Attewell,

    Honestly, you may be on to something here. Not literally, in that Ep 9 will all of a sudden be 2 1/2 hours long, but shorter episodes = cheaper episodes, which in turn means more money for Ep. 9.

  19. Matt S
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Seems weird that the episodes are shorter for the longer book, but ah well what you gonna do, I have faith in these guys that they know what they’re doing and won’t miss out anything too important.

  20. the goat
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    OursIsTheFury,

    Awesome, thanks!

    Ghost of Harrenhal seems a lil early for Ep 5, but Vaes Tollorro seems too late for Ep. 4, so I guess it’ll all work out. Everyone should remember that there was an episode with no Dany/Essos and two episodes without Jon/the Wall last year, and the characters are even more scattered this season, so a great deal of shifting around from the book order is possible.

  21. Michael Harper
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    In what part of the story I wonder would ‘The Old Gods and the New’ title allude too? I was thinking it was referring to R’hllor as “the new” as opposed to the often mentioned New Gods…and would feature the “Shadow” scene.

  22. Elizabeth
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Just thought I’d put it out there that showcase, the channel that airs Game of Thrones in Australia, has the titles for episode 5 and 6 up. They call episode 5 The Ghost of Harrenhal, and episode 6 The Old Gods and the New.

    http://showtime.com.au/showcase/show/13201/season2

  23. Имран Захаев
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    204!!?? Maybe 24??

  24. Ours is the Fury
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Already checking into that to see if it’s legit, Elizabeth. Thanks :)

    Имран Захаев,

    Episodes are numbered usually with a pattern like 204, meaning season 2 episode 04.

  25. Ryan E
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    My first thought was a reference to Craster’s Keep.

  26. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Elizabeth,

    Thanks, updating!

  27. tysnow
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    Come on D & D, give us a full hour please, none of this 51-53 minute. Ten episodes is short enough for CoK, why trim it to 9 hours, we want 59-60 minute episodes.

  28. Ours is the Fury
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    That sort of thing is up to the networks, generally.

  29. Mormegil
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Owen Parker: I wonder if they have scaled down Vaes Tolorro to an oasis and gardens while she is crossing the Red Waste rather than the large abandoned city of the books?

    From the Trailers I was under the impression it was gone completely (we see the Three Riders sent forth but they do not start out from a ruined city) but having them find an oasis makes more sense.

  30. Имран Захаев
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Понял)

  31. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    First season’s average was a bit under 57 minutes per episode.

  32. spacechampion
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    tysnow:
    Come on D & D, give us a full hour please, none of this 51-53 minute. Ten episodes is short enough for CoK, why trim it to 9 hours, we want 59-60 minute episodes.

    Speak for yourself! I want 3 hour episodes!!! ;-D

  33. Steven Attewell
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    The goat – precisely. 10 minutes runtime per episode is 100 minutes over the season, so you could have two two-hour extravaganzas for episodes 9 and 10.

    Edit: or it could be a quality/quantity issue. Maybe 100 minutes of film pays the cost of kickass battle sequences.

  34. Prankster
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    On the one hand–Dany doesn’t show up at ALL until, what? 150, 200 pages into ACoK. So it’s entirely possible that she’s not in episode 2 or 3 (it would be cruel to leave her out of episode 1, I think, since everyone who hasn’t read the books will be dying to see what happened with the dragons). It’s certainly true that all the Dany footage we’ve seen in the trailers has been from the red waste, except for, apparently, her arrival in Qarth; I think these trailers tend to mostly rely on footage from the first few episodes, so that makes sense.

    On the other hand, I got the impression her storyline had actually been beefed up, so that doesn’t leave a lot of episodes for her to explore Qarth. And since she’s arguably one of the three leads at this point (with Jon and Tyrion) it seems a little weird to cut her screen time this much.

    The cool thing about Jon and Dany in ACoK is that their storylines are so thin, yet with a cool framework of travelling from place to place, that there’s plenty of opportunity for D&D to add new, single-episode storylines. So I’m guessing there’ll be a more substantial plot at Vaes Tolorro…maybe involving the death of her handmaiden? Or maybe we’ll spend more time getting to know the three riders before they arrive at Qarth? And of course there’s always room for a plot where Dany gets to know her dragons a little more…

    I wonder if this season we’ll see some episodes more strongly devoted to specific characters and storylines. Say, for instance, most of the screentime in “The Ghost in Harrenhal” would be devoted to Arya, like 75% of it, with only a scene or two each of Tyrion, Robb, Jon, etc. to move the plot along. Likewise, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the House of the Undying episode was focused on Dany–I think that’ll work much better if the whole sequence is one long, unbroken nightmare. With the various other storylines, if they’re included at all, packed into the beginning or the end. We already know “Blackwater” is going to be focused pretty strongly on the defense of King’s Landing, so we may not see much of Jon, Dany, or the rest there. But taking care of that sequence in that episode means that, say, the final episode could be largely devoted to Jon and the Night’s Watch (whether they include a bit of the Fist of the First Men or not.)

  35. Daniel Moitz
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Since there’ll be dialogue between Renly and Margaery (see “The More You Love”) as opposed to the books, where Margaery didn’t have a line until she invited Sansa to her rooms, there could be some early focus on the involvement of the Tyrells in the War of the Five Kings.
    Though, the points made for Vaes Tolorro sound valid as well – maybe both topics?

  36. cabins
    Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    biliki,

    My thoughts exactly.

  37. Adam Whitehead
    Posted March 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Writer update. In addition to Bryan Cogman, DB Weiss & David Benioff and GRRM, there is one more writer this season. Based on Tweets from HBO staff, this looked like Vanessa Taylor (presumably the one who used to work on ALIAS), and Westeros just confirmed it. She actually wrote two episodes, but we don’t know what one.

    http://www.westeros.org/GoT/News/Entry/One_More_Season_2_Writer/

  38. Chris
    Posted March 13, 2012 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    I wonder if the whole Margary-Renly interaction will be something along the lines of “Clueless.” Interesting to see dialogue and what looks like a pretty intimate scene.
    From Season 1, it seems Renly’s persuasion is something of an open secret …and the Tyrells are supposed to be pretty canny. Surely Margary won’t be surprised to find Renly bats for the other team. …or will she?

  39. Dark Star
    Posted March 13, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Chris:
    I wonder if the whole Margary-Renly interaction will be something along the lines of “Clueless.” Interesting to see dialogue and what looks like a pretty intimate scene.
    From Season 1, it seems Renly’s persuasion is something of an open secret …and the Tyrells are supposed to be pretty canny.Surely Margary won’t be surprised to find Renly bats for the other team.…or will she?

    Looks to me like Margaery is quite unsurprised at Renly and Loras. Seems like they’re gonna use that invented plot line to advance Margaery and Loras’ characters. This may expose Margaery to be the schemer that GRRM only hints at in the book.

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