S2 Recap Show “A Gathering Storm” airs on HBO
By Winter Is Coming on in Media.

Tonight HBO aired a Game of Thrones Season 2 Recap Show, entitled “A Gathering Storm”, to help refresh viewers ahead of the Season 3 premiere. The show featured clips from the past season as well as interviews with the writers and some of the cast. You can watch it all right here.

Winter Is Coming: I feel well and truly recapped! Despite my snark, I actually really liked having the cast catch us up on last season. Much more interesting than just a series of clips.


60 Comments

  1. Zack
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    Oh good, I missed this. Didn’t know it would be posted here. Thanks :)

  2. The Dear Hunter
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    I swore I’d never do this… First!!!

    *never mind:(

  3. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Ooooooooh, I caneee wait to see what happens next. Viva la Stannis!

  4. Hounded
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    I thought they would talk about season 3…….

  5. Joshua Taylor
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Shallow comment but could Sophie Turner be any more breathtaking? She is officially in hottie territory.

    Lena’s Cersei looks incredible. I can’t believe how much I have accepted her interpretation and how rich it actually is. And now she even resembles book Cersei.
    Hoping for some Stephen Dillane insight…oh well. Jack Gleeson made up for that. Love his Irish accent.

  6. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    The Dear Hunter,

    Are you two seriously having a massive argument about this? About first commenting? Calm your tits both of you. Tyrion would impslap some sense into you. Artem, seriously dude, I don’t get this saying first thing either, but no need to go all Mt St Helens on us.

  7. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Omg, she so, so does.

    She will be mine, oh yes, she will be mine! :P

  8. Sandsnake
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Sophie Turner <3

  9. Zack
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Tomas Hedwyn Savage,

    Okay Wayne.

    (But I agree. She’s a head Turner alright.)

  10. Toast
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Is it just because I know what will happen, or does Catelyn put too much emphasis on how dangerous Walder Frey is? Seems like they might be hinting a little too hard there.

  11. Artem russia
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    I sorry.but this shit (i first)- really stupid. Please people dint do this again…its not cool, its boring.

  12. The Dear Hunter
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    Tomas Hedwyn Savage,

    I didn’t get it and still don’t haha but the opportunity presented itself. And I don’t look at something as an argument if its done hiding behind a screen, so I’m not arguing. I’m just enjoying the tantrums, much thanks to Artem here. Thanks for the concern though man!

  13. Zack
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Artem russia,

    I can’t even take my simple pleasure of denying people their first and not having to read a goddamn threadful of talk about it…good grief.

    Comment section’s fucked no matter if someone is able to post a useless one word first post or not.

  14. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    The Dear Hunter,

    Tantrums are always amusing. lol

  15. Joshua Taylor
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Seriously guys STFU about who’s First! Is this an Abbott and Costello routine? Just sit back and bask in Sophie Turner’s beauty.

  16. Bran The Builder
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    It seems every man except Robb got a scar this season!!!

  17. The Dear Hunter
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    This is very true hahaha. Sorry for causing a fuss ya’ll! Forgive me of this wretched sin! On another note, great video! Hope this season is as spectacular as it ought to be:)

  18. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    Ha, turner! Very clever. :P

  19. Bran The Builder
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Ah! Fond memories. It seems every man except Robb got a scar this season!!! Brienne will be awesome this season!!!

  20. Zack
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    The Dear Hunter,

    No man, I mean I get it. I won’t say I’m never tempted. I try and post as quick as I can if I don’t see other posts, but I try to actually do something with it. And if I don’t make it in time, no big.

    But yeah let’s not turn this all horrible. It really doesn’t matter :)

  21. ebevan91
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Seriously guys STFU about who’s First! Is this an Abbott and Costello routine? Just sit back and bask in Sophie Turner’s beauty.

    Yeah she’s maturing nicely.

  22. Tomas Hedwyn Savage
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    I have the urge too, I think the whole internet needs some sort of first comment therapy. :L

  23. CaroH
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    Yay glad to see Sophie and Rory!! :D

  24. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    The thing that stood out to me was that Nicolaj looks a bit more clean cut. More so than what we see in the trailer. His beard is trimmed. I’m assuming this was after he gets to Harrenhal and has had some time to clean up and heal.

  25. Juego de tronos
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I am going to see it rigth now!

  26. Damryn of Dorne
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    First!!11

    edit: missed it, sorry lag.

  27. Al Swearengen
    Posted March 8, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Ser Davos FTW !!!

  28. Ser Lemon Cakes
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Mostly interesting to see everyone in their s3 costumes. Love Lena’s lion necklet.

  29. Nezzer
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    LOL Jaime apparently is going to be lynched at some point in season 3. He’s got like a dozen scars on his face.

    I’m a bit disappointed for having just a few members of the cast talking in this video. I expected at least one member of team Dragonstone and one of team Tyrell, but none of them appeared. Not even Theon appeared. Well, I hope we still get something this sunday. I could use another trailer :D

  30. Elia
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:07 am | Permalink

    Nezzer, Jaime has scars since season 2. You can see them at the last episode.

  31. Stu
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Was that a “new” shortened trailer that aired afterward? There was one shot I didn’t notice from the others. Not sure if it was established already but it showed that the Varys voiceover from the original was directed at Tyrion. “The revenge you want will be yours in time.” Perhaps I just missed this before though.

  32. Isabelle
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Don’t they all look a little worn and weary? I can’t wait for the next season!!! Strange to see Jon not wearing black.

    Joshua Taylor:
    Just sit back and bask in Sophie Turner’s beauty.

    Or Kit’s. It’s all about Kit in the this neck of the woods! :-)

  33. Selmy
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Those are all the characters who appeared in the ”Chaos” preview in the same costume. Must have been a one day job. Woudn’t have hurt to put a ” Where will we see our characters in the beginning of next season” 30 secs kimd of thing at the end but, oh well.

  34. KatyR
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Maisie! :D She looks great in this video.

    I’m trying to ‘decipher’ the set behind her. It looks like it could be the interior of a castle – that might be a staircase to her right. Acorn Hall, perhaps? (A girl can dream)

  35. Jakub Šnorbert
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink
  36. MRR
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I love how everyone refers to the characters they play in the third person except for Emilia.

  37. Valdred Dethstorm
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Can’t believe people are ranting and fighting over something so retarded as posting “First!!”.

  38. Elia
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    MRR,

    Robb does too. He says ‘he betrayed me’ at one point.

  39. feyrband
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    Elia,

    I want to say they’ve both been pretty consistent about this throughout the whole series. Emilia at least is really easy to remember doing it because she was always so enthusiastic in the early (and every) interviews.

  40. Baihu1983
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    Toast:
    Is it just because I know what will happen, or does Catelyn put too much emphasis on how dangerous Walder Frey is?Seems like they might be hinting a little too hard there.

    From what i remember she does in the books as well?

  41. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    That’s a nicely done recap!
    Last year, they tied the themes to what is coming in the next season, gave us glimpses of that … This year they are really economical with previews. I actually like it that way, hard as it is!
    Surely the BwP concurs :)

  42. Marc Blazel
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 5:27 am | Permalink

    The lack of season 3 content is just making me more excited! So many things (and characters) I’m looking forward to seeing.

  43. Matt
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Toast,

    That and the seemingly arbitrary mention of the dragon glass ;)

  44. sjwenings
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 5:41 am | Permalink

    Nice recap.

    Speaking of season 2, I just went to purchase the set – at Platekompaniet, which is the biggest DVD/Blue ray/CD store-chain in Norway, and was very pleased to see that it was no 1 on the best-seller list! So not just tv-shows, but Blueray/DVDs in general.

  45. JamesL
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Stop praising HBO for the lack of S3 footage they have released. Some of us really enjoy seeing glimpses of whats to come to help ease the wait. Some of you act as though you are forced to watch everything HBO releases. If you are one of those people who thinks seeing quick glimpses of scenes from S3 will ruin it then a good idea would be to just not watch them. I really wish they would release new character profiles like they did for S1 and 2.

  46. Nick_Scryer
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    Great recap! If I didn’t have a full re-watch with friends and family planned for a week before S3 starts I would have used this but alas…

    Wow! Sophie Turner is absolutely gorgeous and Nikolaj is one handsome dude (no homo).

  47. Abyss
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Off Topic:
    Little leaked scene from the season 3 filming in Dubrovnik. There is another one even shorter on on the channel, but belive it is known.

    “It is known!”

    “Shut up Irri…”

  48. Abyss
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    Strange, my edit option is gone… Well, I guess the text above must remain the mass that it is than…

  49. Abyss
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Good Lord… *mess

    I think I stop posting for today…

  50. Watson
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Abyss,

    Ooh Tywin catching a live fish. I can’t imagine what that might be meant to symbolize.

  51. mariamb18
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:30 am | Permalink

    Nice to see Jack Gleeson and Rory McCann in the recap. Nikolaj gets better looking with each season.

    Sophie is great; she talks about Sansa with such enthusiasm.

  52. iRaven
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Robb looks a bit like king Humperdink with his new do…

    Sent from my iRaven.

  53. Mormegil
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    Stu: Was that a “new” shortened trailer that aired afterward? There was one shot I didn’t notice from the others. Not sure if it was established already but it showed that the Varys voiceover from the original was directed at Tyrion. “The revenge you want will be yours in time.” Perhaps I just missed this before though.

    That version of the trailer first appeared on TV the same day as the 1 minute trailer did.

  54. WildSeed
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I viewed the S2 Recap while finishing up a fantastic vintage Terry Gilliam movie,
    Time Bandits. The recap was a full 15 minutes of unexpected pleasure. However
    I cringed when Jon began touching on the subject of Qhorin Halfhand. The
    reflex turned out to be premature, as Jon filled in the intent and true
    purpose of those scenes ( with Qhorin and the Wildings ). The result was an
    absent sore spot , and a welcome to upcoming scenes he has yet to portray.
    Before this, I had only thought of Mance to reunify the story.

    Seeing glimpses of what was to come in season three, and characters we long to
    see again really was nice as always, but in this context, an allotted 15 min
    timeframe which included a succinct review of the past season proved wise
    and balanced. No amount of facet paced snippets , spread out over the past
    several weeks could have been more fruitful than this recap. Bravo HBO *>*

  55. MUGger
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Bran The Builder:
    It seems every man except Robb got a scar this season!!!

  56. See Lemoncakes
    Posted March 9, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Off Topic:
    Little leaked scene from the season 3 filming in Dubrovnik. There is another one even shorter on on the channel, but belive it is known.

    Nice call back to the stag gutting scene. I see what you did there D&D!

  57. Tom O' Sevens
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  58. Ser Lemon Cakes
    Posted March 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Tom O’ Sevens

    The link is from the comment by Abyss above. Whole thing is a spoiler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85DgQd6NSyM

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