Episode 14 Preview: “Garden of Bones”
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“Every time the Qarthians shut their gates on a traveler, the garden of bones grows.

Youtube Link for Episode 14 Preview

Some vague spoilers from the episode description (as expected in a post like this) after the jump.

In this week’s episode, Renly and Stannis face-off over their conflicting ambitions. Davos Seaworth accompanies the priestess Melisandre on a dark mission. Arya and Gendry try to keep their secrets, having fallen under the control of House Lannister and the terrifying Ser Gregor Clegane. The armies of the North cause trouble for King Joffrey, while Daenerys Targaryen fights for entry into the rich eastern city of Qarth.

Ours is the Fury:
I’m looking forward to seeing the results of Melisandre’s mission. This should be a pretty eye-popping episode!


100 Comments

  1. Dan
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Winner

  2. Nick Larter
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Nice to see The Tickler there and also I’m impressed how much the new Gregor looks like the old one – at least with a helm on.

  3. Dee
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Should be a peach of an ep. ;)

  4. Paco
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    It makes me happy to see a peach. Although, the peach is inside a tent so hopefully it gets to see the light of day!!

    Nick Larter,

    I didnt even notice the Mountain! I had already resigned to his absence. He does look a lot like the Season 1 actor… with that helmet on.

  5. sjwenings
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve seen and heard many grumblings from non-readers that “nothing is happening” so far this season – this ep should satisfy us all.

  6. King In The North
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to getting to see some of the Robb stuff described in the book first hand. Although I bet my house that the scene starts with Robb walking through the battlefield at Oxcross after all the fighting has taken place. Seems like the price to pay for Blackwater is that pretty much every other battle is either scaled down to the max or skipped over

  7. Tytos Blackwood
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    King In The North,

    well oxcross wasnt in the books either so i dont see the problem

  8. Dave
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    It’s going crescendo. And it will be for the next 2 seasons, until they come to that awful awful Feast.

  9. Mirri Maz
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Super excited for this episode SHADOW BABIES

  10. Roose Bolton
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    I appear in this episode.

  11. Eugene Toussaint
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    is it me or does it appear like shadow baby #2 (Storms End) is going to appear before shadow baby #1 (Renly) or may they are just going to blend the two?

  12. Ramsay Bolton
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Roose Bolton,

    It’s a shame I don’t. Fucking HBO…

  13. Adam Austin
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    “Garden of Bones” ?
    That just means a Cemetery, Rite?
    … or does it have other connections?

  14. Winter Is Coming
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone else find it strange that this preview opens with a split-second shot of Littlefinger walking out of frame? And it’s not like there wasn’t a better establishing shot to choose from. In the episode, the camera literally holds on him standing there for two seconds and then he walks out of frame. But for some reason, the preview only has the last split-second of that shot. Whoever edits these previews did a sloppy job with that one.

  15. alex
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    why does dany have to fight for entry into qarth?
    here’s a new one… they might be trying to merge qarth with the cities in slaver’s bay?

  16. Ye Olde Wolfe
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Ya I was going to say, based on the apparent conflict outside the gates of Qarth, it might be taking the place of the “knot” cities.

  17. Mirri Maz
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Eugene Toussaint,

    Probably just one, i doubt we’re getting Storm’s End at all this season.

  18. fuelpagan
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    They must be a fan of the Littlefinger is behind everything idea.

  19. LordEddardStark
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Gregor Clegane at 0:14. Damn, he looks just like Conan Stevens in that shot. Guess there was no reason to worry after all. Sure, he has a helmet on, but by the face, I don’t see how he’d look much different without a helmet.

    And the shadow baby scene looks like the Storm’s End shadow baby. Don’t see why they’d have to go in a tunnel to… you know.

  20. Mimsy
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    Maybe it has something to do with the task Tyrion gave him in the last episode. The “why are you here?” could also be asked of Littlefinger in his scene?

  21. Ours is the Fury
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Mimsy,

    That’s how I interpreted it- Littlefinger carrying out what Tyrion asked of him in the last episode. Makes sense to me, since we know Catelyn is with Renly at the moment.

  22. Ingemar Svensson
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Eugene Toussaint:
    is it me or does it appear like shadow baby #2 (Storms End) is going to appear before shadow baby #1 (Renly) or may they are just going to blend the two?

    Blending would be my guess. As far as I know we haven’t heard anything about an actual Storms End set (though it seems they are in a building of some sort) and I’m pretty sure there is no Ser Courtnay Penrose cast.

  23. rhymes with freak
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    -Renly gets a peach!
    -Tickler doing work
    -Roose sighting
    - Doubt we’ll have any Jon this week but i hope we see more Bran dreams
    -Will probably be one of the iconic endings of the series thus far.

  24. Nick Larter
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m wondering if they’re all Bolton men in the shot where Robb and Roose are walking the field at Oxcross. The black cloaked style of garb seems a bit different from Stark standard. And also there’s now a killer portrait of Roose in the cast listing – hadn’t seen it before – love the flayed man in black leather tooling on his chest!

  25. rhymes with freak
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Also, need more Greyjoys. What is dead may never die (chest bump)

  26. Winter Is Coming
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Mimsy,
    Ours is the Fury,

    Yes, that is how we are supposed to interpret his presence in this episode. I was just commenting on the sloppy editing job they did in promo where at the beginning their establishing shot of Littlefinger was a split-second profile of him walking out of frame.

    Although they didn’t include the now-cliched “I will take what is mine with FIRE AND BLOOD!” so I give the promo editor points there. ;)

  27. MW
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I am not looking forward to the shadow baby scene because I don’t know how they are going to do it so as not to look really campy. I hope I am wrong. I was concerned about the dragon scene at the end of last season also, and that turned out great. Still, I can’t stop worrying.

  28. Mimsy
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,
    lol.. yeah if I hear fire and blood one more time.. I think I’ll explode

  29. NoHeddardStark
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    MW:
    I am not looking forward to the shadow baby scene because I don’t know how they are going to do it so as not to look really campy. I hope I am wrong.I was concerned about the dragon scene at the end of last season also, and that turned out great. Still, I can’t stop worrying.

    Well, Michelle Fairley said it was one of her favorite scenes of the season. Can’t be all bad, then. It will come down to the acting and the CGI, and I think both have been pretty stellar thus far.

  30. Conor
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Really looking forward to:

    Sansa and Joffrey in the Throne Room
    Renly and Stannis word war
    Why LF is there
    Roose Bolton
    and Shadow Babies

    Hoping that:

    Sansa recieves a “Note” and goes walking in the woods.
    Arya begins her prayers
    Joffrey gets Slapped

  31. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    alex: why does dany have to fight for entry into qarth?here’s a new one… they might be trying to merge qarth with the cities in slaver’s bay?

    I doubt it, I think they’re just trying to up the “drama” in Dany’s storyline since in the books it was, frankly, a little boring, with the exception of a couple notable scenes.

  32. NoHeddardStark
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    Conor,

    There’s probably only one shadow baby. I’ll bet anything it’s condensed to feature the conceit just once. Does anyone else think otherwise? I mean, I’ll be shocked if Courtney Penrose materializes out of thin air.

  33. Steelyuhas
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    King In The North,

    I’m afraid of that.

    Still excited to get the King in the North back in the show. Two straight episodes without him was painful.

  34. Pepi
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Nick Larter,

    Wasn’t that the Weasel character with the torch?

  35. Conor
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    NoHeddardStark: ord war
    Why LF is there
    Roose Bolton
    and Shadow Babies

    I agree, I don’t know why I wrote “Babies”

    Also, I don’t remember if the Book explained how The Tickler tortures his victims but from the looks of the show, I’m guessing there’s a rat (Or some other small animal) in that bucket. The only way out is through the victim.

  36. Adam Austin
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    I think Qarth has shut it’s gates because one of the Khalessar’s is in the area. Maybe it was the Qarthans that beheaded Rakharo and when Dany is denied his body is when she screams the “I will take what is mine” line. Only reason I can think for her saying this at this point.
    Pyat Pree is behind the Spice King character and doesn’t he delight to welcome the Mother of Dragons? Can’t Remember.

  37. Nick Larter
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Pepi,

    Not sure, but it’s definitely The Tickler sitting or crouching next to him.

  38. purplejilly
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    I was wondering if that was supposed to be some sort of ‘magical’ thing, or just sloppy editing.. LOL

  39. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    NoHeddardStark:
    Conor,

    There’s probably only one shadow baby. I’ll bet anything it’s condensed to feature the conceit just once. Does anyone else think otherwise? I mean, I’ll be shocked if Courtney Penrose materializes out of thin air.

    I think that’s better for one . Less useless minor characers please !

  40. LordStarkington
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Re: one offspring or two

    I don’t think there’s as much need for two shadowbabies (at least on screen) in the TV series as there is in the book. In the book, it’s not immediately clear whose shadow it was that killed Renly or what’s going on, but the Davos chapter makes it perfectly clear. Ser Cortnay isn’t as important other than as an obstacle to Stannis getting his hands on Edric Storm.

    In the TV series, a single shadow baby (with Davos/Melisandre in place to show the one killing Renly) should suffice for the informative purposes. The details by which Storm’s End falls aren’t quite as important (although they could always just hint at a second shadow baby)

  41. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,
    “In the episode, the camera literally holds on him standing there for two seconds and then he walks out of frame?
    So does that mean you have seen this episode?? If you have what’s your opinion on it? I know FaB said it had a lot of issues but I also know a lot of critics have said it’s a really great episode.

  42. LoF
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t that Amory Lorch in the trailer, and not the Mountain?

  43. Adam Austin
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    Conor,

    What a Revolting Thought! :oD
    Looks like D&D like “American Psycho” too! :o)

  44. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    There is a scene in this episode with Joffrey and some prostitutes and after reading comments from critics about it I am really wondering what exactly goes on it that scene. Supposedly it is really disturbing.
    “the rivalry between Tyrion and Joffrey will be taken up a few nauseating notches, thanks to what is likely the most disturbing scene I’ve ever witnessed on television.” http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/04/game-of-thrones-episode-teaser-garden-of-bones/

    “Yes, the sex is raw and explicit here. So is the torture — perhaps the sickest ever shown on TV. This week’s episode even combines sex and torture in one scene, when the cruel boy-king Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) gets sadistic with a pair of prostitutes sent by his uncle (Peter Dinklage). “Your grace, too much pain would spoil the pleasure!” says one of the unfortunate beauties just before things get really out of control.” http://sacurrent.com/screens/film/39-game-of-thrones-39-drama-nearly-sunk-by-rampant-sadism-1.1301417
    I’ve read a few more similar critic comments about that scene describing it as horrific and one of the most disturbing things even seen on TV. Really makes me wonder what the hell happens in that scene. I’m somewhat worried that it will be a really over the top scene and will put off a lot of viewers especially because it is mixing sex and violence but I also know that Ran from Westeros has said it is a really good scene so hopefully it will be an intense disturbing scene in a good way.

  45. Elaine Ewing
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

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  46. Niall O'D
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Pepi,

    That indeed is Weasel holding the torch played by Mr. Paul Kealyn. And yes that also is the tickler crouched down beside him!

  47. King In The North
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    If Joff ends up killing Roz in this scene he will instantly become the book readers new favourite character!

  48. JamesL
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    King In The North,
    I’m pretty sure Ros is involved in this scene, but if one of the prostitutes does end up dying I doubt it will be Ros.

  49. JJ
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Nick Larter,

    Are we sure that isn’t Amory Lorch from last episode?

  50. Felt Pelt
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I just want to stick up for the preview editor’s split section shot of Littlefinger walking past with ghostly sound effect. It’s not too jarring for me, and it’s a refreshing change from the stately style of “talking heads standing and delivering quotes” of most of the smaller previews. It emphasizes Littlefinger’s suddenly at Renly’s camp, and up to no good.

  51. ThePinkDragon
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Aw, poor Sansa. :(

    Sophie does a really good job at making her sympathetic, because I could not stand her in the first few books. Only after she started getting all PTSD up in there did I start to feel bad.

  52. Joel
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    The beginning of the preview is a new establishing shot. Did you notice how calm, cool and collected Littlefinger looks? I think that they are trying to establish that he is no longer the idiot from the ‘power is power’ scene. At least I hope he isn’t.

  53. Rheostatik
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Still not feelin’ the new Gregor. While I’m sure the actor will be good, he’s too tall and LEAN, as opposed to tall and scary-as-hell.

  54. Restore The Day
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    As many have mentioned, I really look forward to this episode and what marks the real beginning of Renly’s arc for the next 2 seasons. Can’t wait for his no no no no no i won’t spoil it :P from book 3 on screen! Also, blended or not, shadow babies can kiss my arse.

    Team Renly!!

  55. darrylzero
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Add me to the chorus of people who think we’re getting a condensation of the two shadow babies, and to those who think it’s probably a good thing for TV. However, while I don’t think they need to cast Courtnay Penrose, I do hope they work in the drama surrounding Edric Storm at some point (next season probably, not this one). I think that’s pretty important for the development of Stannis and Davos as characters.

  56. Bob Loblaw
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Restore The Day, that is my favorite comment.

  57. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Niall O’D: Pepi, That indeed is Weasel holding the torch played by Mr. Paul Kealyn. And yes that also is the tickler crouched down beside him!

    Do you mean Weese? Weasel was the young girl traveling through the woods with Arya and pals.

  58. Fer
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    My speculation is that they will make it so that Littlefinger is suspect in the Murder of Renly and that most of Renly army joins with Stannis because they want to attack Kings Landing to avenge Renly

  59. Joel
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    Fer,

    Interesting speculation. You may be right. I hope not, but based on comments by those who have seen the first 4 episodes, I get a feeling that something screwy in this part of the plot is coming. Two days to go!

  60. LordStarkington
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Re LF:

    I think his presence there is to set up the Tyrell-Lannister alliance more quickly, as Blackwater is only a few episodes away. In the book he isn’t sent until after Renly’s death.

  61. Lex
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Haven’t watched the video, have only skimmed the comments (it’s SOOO much better being unspoiled this year, every scene surprises me).

    But THANK THE GODS Renly has his peach! I was quite certain they would have cut out that detail. Still, I’m wondering how it will work. What I remember about the whole peach thing in the books was that it kind of symbolized Renly’s general carefree attitude. But this Renly seems much more angry and uptight. Somehow I can’t imagine HBO’s stressed-out Renly eating a peach! XD

  62. Ours is the Fury
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Steven Swanson,

    No, they named a Bloody Mummer-type character as “Weasel.” They eliminated the little girl called Weasel. I think it makes sense, so they can keep the name Weasel Soup for the ruckus later on.

  63. Steven Swanson
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Ah, interesting.

  64. Greedalox
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    JamesL,

    Well, it’s either that, or have him disembowel a pregnant cat, I guess. The book probably won’t go there, though, since that was told as flashbacks in the book. He is a sadist, and the show needs to convey that some way or another. This is the first I’ve heard of the scene, so I’ll reserved judgment until I see it. It might turn out to be well done. I’ve been going through Joffrey withdrawal the last couple of weeks.

    It’s also worth considering that some people are simply squeamish. One reviewer expressed a somewhat hysterical reaction to Lommy’s death this past week. The story is simply not for everyone, and I don’t think they should be pulling any punches to cater to them.

  65. PeterD
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Permalink

    I’m generally not a squeamish person and I love realism in works of art. I rarely get squicked by anything except graphic horror, but frankly I’m dreading this far more than I am the Red Wedding. For as explicit and game-changing as the RW is, at least for Robb it’s all over in seconds, and he is, after all, a major player in the Game. Here, it’s something far different and unless it’s needed to advance the plot significantly, I can’t see how graphically torturing women on-screen is a necessary plot device. We know he’s brutally sadistic and the message could probably be conveyed without anything that graphic. I hope this doesn’t cost HBO a significant number of viewers next week.

  66. Puri
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:
    Steven Swanson,

    No, they named a Bloody Mummer-type character as “Weasel.” They eliminated the little girl called Weasel. I think it makes sense, so they can keep the name Weasel Soup for the ruckus later on.

    I thought Arya took the name Weasel when asked what her name is at Harrenhal when she becomes the helper at the castle, and that Polliver is the blonde one that took Needle and the Tickler would be the one holding the bucket and stick torture device and asking the questions, am I way off or maybe we’ll just have to wait and see Sunday?

  67. Puri
    Posted April 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    PeterD:
    I’m generally not a squeamish person and I love realism in works of art. I rarely get squicked by anything except graphic horror, but frankly I’m dreading this far more than I am the Red Wedding. For as explicitand game-changing as the RW is, at least for Robb it’s all over in seconds, and he is, after all, a major player in the Game. Here, it’s something far different and unless it’s needed to advance the plot significantly, I can’t see how graphically torturing women on-screen is a necessary plot device. We know he’s brutally sadistic and the message could probably be conveyed without anything that graphic. I hope this doesn’t cost HBO a significant number of viewers next week.

    Frankly, I’m glad to be forewarned about a new and disturbing scene ahead of time. I thought that they had already established pretty well what a monster Joffrey had become by this point, and could elaborate some of the other characters and their importance in future plot points rather than beating a dead “whatever.” But I also trust in the wisdom of D&D since they’ve pretty much hit home runs at every time at the plate so far.

  68. Russian FAN
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    Show us Ned Stark again !

  69. Bill Volk
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Adam Austin,

    In the books, Dany’s bloodriders find a random abandoned city in the Red Waste and name it Vaes Tolorro, “city of bones.” They use it as a temporary base until they find Qarth. In the show, it looks like they’re changing the city to an asylum for refugees who get turned away from Qarth.

  70. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    For this sunday and all the other sundays to come…..Game of Thrones drinking game!

  71. Ramah
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 3:52 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    For this sunday and all the other sundays to come…..Game of Thrones drinking game!

    LOL! That’s awesome… would get you hammered though. :)

  72. Nick Larter
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    Replying to various folks:

    It’s definitely the Mountain not Lorch – I’m using the cast page as my reference here.

    On the same basis, it’s definitely Tickler crouching to the side.

    It would seem that the new character, Weasel, is holding the torchand I’d say it’s definitely a rat in the bucket :O. As people have noted little girl Weasel was dropped and so Arya couldn’t be choosing that name as a nom-de-guerre: don’t know if she’ll go straight from Arry to Nan, or if they’ll invent something else for her. So they needed a new Weasel so as to be able to keep the name of the iconic broth later. Obviously they’ll have to rename or drop Weese as it’s too similar to Weasel (god these people make sticks for their backs – ’tis the butterfly effect writ large)If they drop Weese, then at least one of Jaqen’s three will be different – NOW THAT’S a notion I hadn’t pondered before – might they decide to get rid of Lorch that way????? :O

  73. Conor
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    I’m ridiculously excited for this episode, mainly because I can’t wait to see it but also because I can’t wait to see my family’s (Who haven’t read the books) reaction when they see it.

    They had great reactions to Melisandre’s poisoning, Joffrey being a dick, Rakharo and Yoren’s deaths so I can’t wait to see what they do in this episode with its apparent gruesome torture, beatings and the shocking death at the end.

  74. Carne
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Nick Larter,

    I’ve heard Chiswyck is in.

  75. userj
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Lex:
    But THANK THE GODS Renly has his peach! I was quite certain they would have cut out that detail. Still, I’m wondering how it will work. What I remember about the whole peach thing in the books was that it kind of symbolized Renly’s general carefree attitude. But this Renly seems much more angry and uptight.

    I kinda thought the peach was a symbol of sexuality, specifically youthful sexuality, given the context of the conversation was mocking each others love lives. Renlys like maybe you should try “a peach” some time, bro, it’ll help you loosen up.

    There’s parallel symbolism because in her first chapter, Jorah gives dany a peach as well (when she realizes he wants her).

  76. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Conor:
    I’m ridiculously excited for this episode, mainly because I can’t wait to see it but also because I can’t wait to see my family’s (Who haven’t read the books) reaction when they see it.

    They had great reactions to Melisandre’s poisoning, Joffrey being a dick, Rakharo and Yoren’s deaths so I can’t wait to see what they do in this episode with its apparent gruesome torture, beatings and the shocking death at the end.

    Dude, why do you watch GOT with your family ? I mean I can never do that because with all the sex and violence it would uncomfortable to watch it with someone else .

  77. King In The North
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Claudiu Gherganu,

    I remember watching GOT with family for the first time last season and the Littlefinger brothel scene came on. Safe to say from that moment onwards I decided that I would watch the show each week either alone or with friends who are fans too!

  78. jfhammer
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    soooo has anyone on this thread actually seen the episode? is it better than “what is dead may never die”??

  79. Claudiu Gherganu
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    jfhammer:
    soooo has anyone on this thread actually seen the episode?is it better than “what is dead may never die”??

    Well I heard some critics say that it is the best episode of the four screened so far but Fab of this website said that he had some issues with it .

  80. Alex
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    It’s a slow build so far this year but that’s how novels are written….once more intrigue starts to happen, I believe the audience will grow again…maybe starting after the birth this week.

    I do think it could help the non-readers and fans in general if they could snag another big name actor (to replace Bean) for one of the new characters yet to come. Oberyn or Victarion perhaps could be an option for that.

  81. Tomer Segal
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    Why does he need to look like Conan Stevens? he SHOULD be Conan Stevens, he was made for that damn part.

  82. Blaat
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Tomer Segal,

    Based on what? One horse-decapitating scene? I never understood the love for Stevens. He seemed a little bit too big a buffoon in that particular episode. He didn’t scare me, and Gregor Clegane should scare people. I always thought him to be quite intelligent (in a malevolent way) in the books. He didn’t live that long, because he was hilariously tall in my opinion.

  83. Watson
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    If anyone wants to read a review of Garden of Bones, here is one:

    http://nerdbastards.com/2012/04/21/review-game-of-thrones-s2-e4-garden-of-bones/

    It isn’t very detailed.

  84. Carne
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    Blaat,

    Because Stevens is tall AND big.

    Whyte is just tall.

  85. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Now that we know Joffrey does some fucked up sadistic stuff in the upcoming episode I wonder if the client that Littlefinger told/threatened Ros about in “Night Lands” was Joffrey? If so, that could be seen as foreshadowing as to what’s to come….is Ros going to suffer under Joffrey’s vicious attentions?

  86. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 21, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    I think AICN has sunk to a new low. Hercules has stated that Renly is still alive by the end of episode 4…

    Is this true? Are they going to hold off Renly’s death until episode 5? And have Melisandre kill an extra/Courtney Penrose instead?

    Come to think of it, it would be a great way to start the episode, as if coming out nowhere….not to mention all of the chaos that ensues afterwards.

  87. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Also according AICN’s Hercules’s breakdown of tonight’s episode:

    * A character we’ve not seen since season one, one of my favorites, makes a welcome return.

    Who could this be? A certain Ser or a certain Lord? It is not Ser Gregor as he is mentioned in episode description.

  88. Soup chef
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Nick Larter and others

    Just a thought, but would it make sense if the animal in the bucket was a Weasel? They’re vicious wee carnivores so could be trusted by a torturer to nibble and gnaw their way through whatever was put in front of them to avoid getting burned. And, guessing ahead, wouldn’t that make quite a fitting ingredient to go in a certain soup?

  89. Knurk
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    can only be ser Barristan the Bold?! MAKE IT SO!

  90. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Indeed! I would love the episode on that basis. I know a lot of non-reader fans who instantly loved the character. It’s a smart move if it’s true!

  91. Carne
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Makes sense to me. Shadow baby AND Renly’s death in one episode? That’d be too much. I talked to an extra and he said they filmed a scene where everyone in the camp was running around in panic, and I believe that was for episode 5.

  92. Magnus
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Bill Volk,

    Sounds more like the Garden of Bones is the piles of skeletons formed by travelers who were denied admittance to Qarth.

  93. Knurk
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Knurk,

    Indeed!I would love the episode on that basis. I know a lot of non-reader fans who instantly loved the character. It’s a smart move if it’s true!

    I really really hope they don’t make Belwas just a glorified extra, or even worse: don’t pair him up with Arstan.

  94. Juice
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Also according AICN’s Hercules’s breakdown of tonight’s episode:

    * A character we’ve not seen since season one, one of my favorites, makes a welcome return.

    Who could this be? A certain Ser or a certain Lord? It is not Ser Gregor as he is mentioned in episode description.

    I’m pretty sure he’s talking about Lancel.

  95. Dee
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    It’s probably Tywin arriving at Harrenhal

  96. Joshua Taylor
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Dee,

    That’s what I’m thinking…

  97. Dogmayor
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I seem to remember Michelle Fairley saying she was in a scene in episode 4 with a lot of special effects. To me this sounds like Renly’s untimely end at the hands of a shadow baby.

  98. Carne
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Dogmayor,

    That’s not the scene according to some rumors I heard.

    Spoilers beware: After Renly is killed, a big amount of Stannis’ ships show up in the distance, which cause people in the camp to panic.

    Might be false, but we’ll have to see I guess.

  99. Knurk
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Shoot, it probably is Tywin. Got a little carried away with my hope for Barristan.

  100. Corn
    Posted April 22, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Makes sense that maybe the shadow baby is bornat the end or toward the end of this episode, but we don’t see the deeds performed until the beginning of ep 5? Would be a bit of a cliff-hanger, no?


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