Season Two refresher course
By Hear Me Roar on in Editorial, Humor.

It is often hard to keep track of all the moves in the game of thrones. The number of characters and storylines provides for a very broad playing field. But fret not, faithful followers of House Gatewatch of Wyknett - Hear Me Roar provides an overview of the events from S2 to get you all ready and geared up for the coming season.

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Stannis Baratheon, the late King Robert’s oldest surviving brother and the rightful king of Westeros, discards the old gods and adopts the religion of the fire god R’hllor. When fringe benefits include a hot charismatic priestess and a prophecy that you will win the throne, theology comes very naturally to a man. He lacks ships and men, though, so his ultimate two‑part solution is a) promising pirates speed dates with queen Cersei, and b) making shadow babies with Melisandre. The gestation period of the latter is kind of short, so Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon’s short-fingered right hand, gets to witness the creepiest thing crawling out of a woman’s nether parts since [insert your favorite inappropriate reference].

Tyrion returns from the field to crash King Joffrey’s party and take over as acting Hand of the King. No mean feat what with Cersei being uncooperative, and Joffrey going all Herod on his father’s bastards and fifty shades of psychopath on both Sansa and any gift-wrapped whores he can find. Tyrion manages to ship off his niece Myrcella to the safety of Dorne in the far south in order for her to get some tan and a new alliance. Joffrey has no PR skills and royally mishandles the situation during the one percent protests in King’s Landing. It takes several torn limbs, spilled guts, and one rabid Hound to get it back under control. With some suspiciously green pig shit in store, Tyrion awaits the inevitable siege.

Robb is on a winning streak in the Riverlands, weaponizing his direwolf Grey Wind, and using the once cute furry pup to intimidate Jaime Lannister, his captive. Catelyn is sent south to negotiate with Renly Baratheon, another pretender to the throne, who has married Margaery Tyrell, the sister of his lover Loras, which makes for a triangle to excite even Pythagoras. But Stannis commits fratricide by proxy as Renly is skewered through the heart by the shadow assassin Melisandre sent forth, and Catelyn has to flee. She is joined by Brienne, the woman warrior in Renly’s Kingsguard and a grown-up version of Arya the Stereotype Breaker. Robb falls in love with Talisa, a foreign field nurse apparently sharing his foot fetish. When Catelyn frees Jaime and sends him to King’s Landing escorted by Brienne in exchange for Sansa and Arya, who the Lannisters claim to have in custody, Robb has her put under guard. He then marries Talisa, because a girl in the hand is worth two under Walder Frey’s bridge.

Theon is sent home to the Iron Islands by Robb to secure the allegiance of his people. There he fondles his sister and deals with a metric ton of daddy issues, so it is good that at least his mother is out of the picture. Theon is compelled to make a name for himself, so he turns on Robb and seizes Winterfell while everyone is playing the king of the hill game down south. Bran and Rickon prefer other childhood games such as hide and seek, so they escape, double back, and hide in the crypts, aided by Osha and Hodor. Theon cannot find them and is a sore loser, so he burns two orphan boys and passes their corpses as the Stark kids, which does wonders for his campaign of winning the northern hearts and souls. Even his ironborn warriors get fed up with him, and once Winterfell gets surrounded by Robb’s allies, he receives a green-on-blue smack to the head and is transformed into a one-way pass through the siege lines. Bran, Rickon, and their two companions emerge from the crypts to find Winterfell an empty, smoldering ruin. They head north, with Hodor grinning all the way, thankful for the wheelbarrow.

Arya travels with fresh recruits for the Night’s Watch, hoping to reach the north and keeping out of pissing contests, but they get attacked by Lannister forces. Alas, poor Yoren, we loved thee well. Arya manages to save Jaqen H’ghar from a burning maximum security wagon before she is rounded up with the rest. Still hiding her identity, she gets to serve as Tywin’s cupbearer at Harrenhal, the temporary Lannister base of operations in the Riverlands. Jaqen, now in Lannister employ, turns out to be this mysterious assassin with the skills of David Copperfield and Houdini (except no death he delivers is an illusion) and he offers Arya a three-for-one deal. Two of her tormentors meet their maker, but Tywin gets away riding out to war in time. Arya cashes in her store credit on Jaqen helping her, Gendry, and Hot Pie escape. One extreme makeover later, Jaqen parts ways with the rest of the bunch, leaving Arya the means to reach the free city of Braavos if and when she so chooses.

The army of King Stannis, bolstered by all his late brother Renly’s former bolt-of-cloth holders – save for the Tyrells, who retreated after the assassination – converges on the capital, but Tyrion’s fireproof (well, not exactly) plan blows much of the fleet out of the water in an absinthe-hued wildfire explosion. Tyrion rallies the men and defends the city against the survivors until a Kingsguard knight acting on Cersei’s orders provides him with a facial rearrangement. The combined Lannister and Tyrell forces arrive to win the day before Cersei can empty the wine cellar and finish telling her bedtime story to Tommen. Stannis is forced to retreat with the meager remains of his army, Tywin is lauded as the savior of the city, and Tyrion’s powers are taken away from him. The Lannister-Tyrell alliance is cemented by Joffrey’s betrothal to Margaery, so we get to see Littlefinger explain to Sansa that her prospects of marital rape have just been downgraded to regular rape. Oh joy.

Across the Narrow Sea, Dany has figured out that new-born dragons, awesome pets as they might make, lack firepower and overall usefulness before they grow up. Stranded in the Red Waste, Dany’s gamble of sending out three scouts pays off, for one comes back with the head still attached and an X on his map labeled Qarth. The ragtag group manages to get admitted to the city despite the fact that the spice merchant of Qarth, or the spice king as he calls himself, is a keen linguists who likes to argue pronunciation, meaning, and grammar. Dany’s visa sponsor is Xaro Xhoan Daxos, another wealthy merchant member of the Thirteen, the ruling council. Thanks to Xaro’s self-inflicted supersized papercut, Dany does not have to reveal how weak her lizard babies still are. While she is trying to negotiate a good shipping deal for a pack of Dothraki before next Christmas, her dragons get stolen by the deceitful Xaro, who is in cahoots with the warlock Pyat Pree. Dany manages to retrieve the dragons from the House of the Undying, stopping at a vision-fuelled 3D tour of the known world first, and toasting Pyat Pree second. Dracarys is apparently Valyrian for ‘set phasers to crisp’. Once they get rid of Xaro as well by imprisoning him in his spacious stone vault, Dany’s Dothraki can finally satisfy their itch and start a fundraiser to buy ships to take them west. That is to say, they pillage Xaro’s mansion.

Meanwhile, beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch (no, not a band name, but it could work) are a-ranging to figure out what the deal is with wildlings, the walking dead, White Walkers and other things starting with W. They stop at Hostel Craster, known for its conditional hospitality and gender-biased employment opportunities. Oh, and for incestuousness, the perennial GoT theme. Sam Tarly gets the hots for Gilly, Craster’s daughter-wife, but before he can make a pass, the crows are kicked out because Jon wants to find out what happens to Craster’s male progeny. So off they go further north, setting camp at the Fist of the First Men, from where the renowned ranger Qhorin Halfhand leads the Night’s Watch equivalent of Seal Team Six to infiltrate the amassing wildling army and assassinate Mance Rayder, the self-styled King Beyond the Wall. The mission goes FUBAR, Black Crow Down style, when Jon the ranger‑wannabe fails to execute the POW Ygritte, gets lost, and is led into a wildling trap. He redeems himself somewhat by helping Qhorin commit assisted suicide in a duel, gaining a measure of trust from the wildling band and a backstage ticket to see Mance. Back at the Fist, an army of the undead controlled by White Walkers closes in, bypassing Sam, who is too scared to register as a blip on their living being radars. This shit just got real. Again.


62 Comments

  1. Summer Is Coming
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    First.

    Very interesting summary. Entertaining actually :))

  2. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Hod…….SEVEN HELLS!!!!

    I needed that, thanks.

  3. NickTargaryen
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the write-up WiC!

  4. Cary Storm
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    You mean I rewatched Season 2 for nothing????

  5. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCDpH4o8sEY

    Off topic, but a few of the cast are asked how they would like their character to die and some of the answers are interesting. Tobias Menzies’ answer reminds me of Balon’s death and Natalia Tena is just mad :)

  6. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    This whole thing is filled with spoilers!

  7. the other guy
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    Very entertaining summary, especially the Night’s Watch paragraph :)

    #Longest72hoursever

  8. Mike Chair
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:44 pm | Permalink

    Very well done, HMR. Concise and precise. And humorous:

    Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch (no, not a band name, but it could work)

    LMAO. That’s the best way to do it — not chronologically, but by character/location.

    Slate.com has, in my opinion, an inferior review with a video called Game of Thrones in 9 Minutes that summarizes the first two seasons. It’s really fast, has some mistakes, but it’s entertaining. I loved their commentary and choice of clips, e.g. “Joffery proves himself a dick and Arya takes sword lessons from Syrio Forel ‘…and there is only one thing we say to death… .’” There’s only a few errors, but it’s fun to try to find them at high speed.

  9. Hearmeprocrastinate
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t read this for refreshing, but for sentences like this:

    The Lannister-Tyrell alliance is cemented by Joffrey’s betrothal to Margaery, so we get to see Littlefinger explain to Sansa that her prospects of marital rape have just been downgraded to regular rape. Oh joy.

    Pure awesomeness. Didn’t expect anything else from you!

  10. Anne
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Black Crow down, LOL. FUBAR!

  11. Mike Chair
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    BTW, HBO marathon of season 2 begins Sunday morning at 11:00AM.

    3 Days.

  12. GeekFurious
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink
  13. Mike Chair
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    Nice glossary. But, their definition of “Winter is Coming” should be thus, “1. The official motto of House Stark … 2. The best effing fansite on the internet.”

  14. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Black Crow Down!

    Actually, you had me at “short-fingered right hand.”

    Bravo.

  15. Yago
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Do you mind some more questions Fab?

    If not…
    How’s the nudity this season? I’m not talking about the inevitable tits, more if there’s a scene like the 2 in LF’s brothel…
    What about the Snow Patrol singer guy, forgot his name?
    Do we get to see a certain inn?
    Has Karstark’s head already been removed?
    Ep 3 ends with Jaime’s hand. Are they already at Harrenhal in ep4?
    Have the wildlings already discovered the corpses at the fist?
    Does Arya reveal herself to the brotherhood? Does someone recognize her? I’m curious about her meeting them. And does she try to escape later on?
    Has the Tyrion-Sansa marriage already been spoken of? Did the Tyrells plan to marry her to Loras, like some of us speculated? Has he joined the KG yet?

    (I have asked this in an older post somewhere, but I figured that was a bit too… old for you to have seen.)

  16. Cary Storm
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    Yago,

    Can we limit the show spoilers to that one thread? Some of us are used to viewing book spoilers but really don’t want to see unaired show spoilers. It’s really obnoxious.

  17. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Answering Yago! These are all SPOILERS. (If that wasn’t already apparent enough.)

    Q: How’s the nudity this season? I’m not talking about the inevitable tits, more if there’s a scene like the 2 in LF’s brothel…

    A: Nudity is on-par. Two topless women, two naked women, one topless Bronn (all in brothels)… and more than a few topless male extras in the streets of King’s Landing, if that counts for you (YMMV). No sex so far, just naked pre-sex flirtations.

    Q: What about the Snow Patrol singer guy, forgot his name?

    A: Gary Lightbody. I did not see him so far, but admittedly wasn’t looking for him. He could have whooshed past my screen.

    Q: Do we get to see a certain inn?

    A: We have scenes in the Inn of the Kneeling Man, but the actual innkeepers are not featured. It’s a scene between Arya and Thoros (Paul Kaye is quite charismatic), as well as the place where the Hound is dragged in by Anguy to meet the BwB.

    Q: Has Karstark’s head already been removed?

    A: Not yet! We’ve just been introduced to the captured Martyn and Willem Lannister, both played by very young (age 13 or 14) actors. They will have to die first, obviously.

    Q: Ep 3 ends with Jaime’s hand. Are they already at Harrenhal in ep4?

    A. No, they’re en route. As in the books, Jaime is not having a good time of it.

    Q: Have the wildlings already discovered the corpses at the fist?

    A. Yes. Well, sort of. I don’t want to spoil that visual though. Has to be seen to be believed.

    Q: Does Arya reveal herself to the brotherhood? Does someone recognize her? I’m curious about her meeting them. And does she try to escape later on?

    A: It’s the Hound who identifies Arya at the Inn of the Kneeling Man. Just as Thoros is about to let her go! She has not tried to escape yet. The Hound is about to fight Beric in the BwB cave, but it hasn’t begun yet.

    Q: Has the Tyrion-Sansa marriage already been spoken of? Did the Tyrells plan to marry her to Loras, like some of us speculated? Has he joined the KG yet?

    A: No mention of a Tyrion/Sansa wedding. Whoever first guessed Loras should get a prize — they hit the nail on the head. Poor Sansa. She’s so hopeful now… And no, he’s not a member of the Kingsguard yet, but it is established quite forcefully that they cannot marry, as Tywin is still pissed that Jaime was made a member of Aerys’s Kingsguard (though I don’t remember him blaming anyone in particular for that, either Jaime or Aerys). The scene between Dance and Dinklage is as good, if not better, than in the book.

  18. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm:
    Yago,

    Can we limit the show spoilers to that one thread? Some of us are used to viewing book spoilers but really don’t want to see unaired show spoilers. It’s really obnoxious.

    Like Varys, I am in all places and none. ~FaB~

  19. Cary Storm
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Okay, another thread spoiled. Thanks.

  20. Cary Storm
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Unfortunately, some of us have spoiler text viewable as default, because we expect it to apply to book spoilers. Seeing unaired show spoilers that we don’t want to see is not really something I expect to happen on every thread. We can’t unsee them. That’s why I ask that we limit the show spoilers to threads that are specifically about that.

  21. Yago
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm,

    I’m really sorry, I hadn’t considered some of you had the spoilers turned on while not wanting to hear about anything of the new season. I’ll stop my curiosity here.

    But thanks very much for the answers Fab!

  22. whiteladder
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm,

    Maybe you should turn your spoilers off. WiC has never distinguished between book and show spoilers for the spoiler tags. In fact, if anything, show spoilers make more sense here since WiC is a website focused on the show more so than the books. Just a suggestion…

  23. Anonymous
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm:
    Fire And Blood,

    Unfortunately, some of us have spoiler text viewable as default, because we expect it to apply to book spoilers.Seeing unaired show spoilers that we don’t want to see is not really something I expect to happen on every thread. We can’t unsee them. That’s why I ask that we limit the show spoilers to threads that are specifically about that.

    I turned the spoilers off after noticing that in another thread.

    But I couldn’t control myself and looked anyway. Silly me.

  24. Cary Storm
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    whiteladder,

    There’s a big difference between shows that have aired somewhere and those that haven’t. There’s entire threads devoted to those, that we can avoid if we choose, until we’ve seen them. This thread has everything to do with Season 2 and nothing to do with unaired episodes. (edited)

    The spoiler tag also doesn’t work on my phone. I have to have spoiler tags turned off if I want to read the thread, or else I can’t read it. We need a way of distinguishing it that’s friendly to everyone.

    Anonymous,

    I did too, after I saw that Yago had written some stuff about it. Doesn’t make Yago’s questions any more forgettable.

  25. Here Be Dragons
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Ugh!
    Trying to find ways to disengaged the wait and stop checking out WiC every waking 1/2 hour.
    Tried out 2 new books, Joe Abercombie’s “The Blade Itself” and Brendan Sandersons “The Way of Kings”.
    Half way thru both and, as always, the curse of ISOFAI remains, no fantasy novel can now hold my attention without failing to be judged and disregarded by it. Only Raymond E Feists “Daughter of the Empire” series comes close.
    I’m Cursed, I tell you… CURSED!!! Surrounded by a ring of Weirwoods, in a 7-pointed star with the Light of Rhollar forever shining on my poor unimaginative soul!
    When’s the Next Post?????????????????? :oD

  26. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Permalink

    Okay, here’s my two penith .. There are people here who want questions answered about the up coming series and there are people who do not want to know and there are people all to keen to answer said questions … you know who you are FaB ;p
    Why don’t you set up a thread just for Q &A and then the non wanna hear abbies can boycott? Sound good ?

  27. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm:
    Fire And Blood,

    Unfortunately, some of us have spoiler text viewable as default, because we expect it to apply to book spoilers.Seeing unaired show spoilers that we don’t want to see is not really something I expect to happen on every thread. We can’t unsee them. That’s why I ask that we limit the show spoilers to threads that are specifically about that.

    Agreed. I find myself having to gloss through every damned thread because for some reason, there a lot of people who cannot wait a few more days to watch the show. Threads about the season, or about reviews of the season, are one thing, but this is about Season 2.

  28. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    If we’re talking Season 2 recaps, here, a random list:

    Favorite Badass Moments of Season 2:

    1. “Always hated crossbows. Take too damn long to load!” (Yoren goes out like a boss)
    2. Bronn fires the arrow into Blackwater Bay (followed by the gleefully psychotic look on Wisdom Hallyne’s face, he being the only one who gets any real pleasure from that moment)
    3. Melisandre’s ominous warning to Renly: “Look to your sins, Lord Renly. For the night is dark and full of terrors.” Oooooh, that just creeps me out thinking about it.
    4. Danys locks Xaro Xhoan Daxos in the vault, followed by Jorah’s joyous bellow for them to loot everything they can.
    5. Tyrion: “That was a threat. See the difference?”
    6. Sandor Clegane cuts a goddamned guy in half.
    7. Tyrion slaps his nephew, always a good time.
    8. “Three blasts…?”
    9. Stannis: “Come with me and take this city!”
    10. Arya stares down Jaqen: “A man can kill himself.”

  29. Choomanama
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    HA ‘I’m Brienne of Tarth! I can’t die’

  30. Joshua Taylor
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Permalink
  31. Mike Chair
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Here Be Dragons: Joe Abercombie’s “The Blade Itself”

    I read all six of Abercrombie’s novels. I liked them all and each one gets better. Say one thing for Joe Abercrombie, say he finds his rhythm.

  32. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Hee hee funny thanks :D

  33. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    I am hearing the wise words of many!

    Henceforth I will be giving no more spoilers away. Ye craven fools can wait another three days!

    (If you just have ONE NAGGING, BURNING QUESTION, pop me an email at axechucker@gmail.com. I will do my best to answer. But henceforth no more public spoilers.)

    Always Support the Bottom!

    ~FaB~

  34. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    A true Gent Ser ! Thanks honey ..

  35. ebevan91
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    How many boobs? :D

  36. yxor
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I love this recap… so witty and entertaining :D Look forward for your reviews on each and every episode.

  37. pntrlqst
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    I always wondered if there was some type of prohibition against it by HBO for those who have screeners. Was worried you might get in trouble. Not the case?

  38. Monica
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Why am I the only one who likes spoilers? Thanks, FaB!

  39. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Monica,

    You aren’t … just saying make it in one place and keep it that way is all …that’s fair isn’t it?

  40. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    pntrlqst:
    Fire And Blood,

    I always wondered if there was some type of prohibition against it by HBO for those who have screeners. Was worried you might get in trouble. Not the case?

    I probably could get in trouble. Or at least get the Catelyn Stark side-eye from a few suits. But… I’m only technically prohibited from showing it to anyone. As a TV reviewer I am free to put whatever detail I want in my review.

    (If we’re splitting hairs, I can consider interaction a part of an active review, so long as no footage is shown.)

    But… hey. Valar dohaeris.

    And Valar morghulis.

  41. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    What? So I don’t get a reply , when I’m being the devil’s advocate and perfectly polite ?
    Nice.

  42. Dynasty9
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Have you read the Riftwar Saga by Fiest? Probably my favorite series prior to Martin’s books.
    McKiernan’s, The Iron Tower is epic also, but I fear I have read no one that touches GRRM.
    Here Be Dragons,

  43. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    YvyB:
    Fire And Blood,

    What?So I don’t get a reply , when I’m being the devil’s advocate and perfectly polite ?
    Nice.

    I was told a separate post that screamed out “LOOK, HBO! WE’RE TALKIN’ SPOILERS!” would probably be a bad idea. Is that what you mean?

    And thank you! I am nice.

  44. YvyB
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Ooooh we’re going for sarcasm … sorry, I missed that memo.

    I haven’t got a problem with spoilers , but I have a good friend that does . About the up and coming show . I think I have been open and fair in coming up with a solution. Do you really have to belittle me ? When I’m asking for open converse? Clearly you do. Which is a shame , as I thought we could be friends .

  45. Josla
    Posted March 28, 2013 at 11:56 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Your spoilers have been keeping me sane while the wait ends. Im truly thankful for them ;)

  46. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    YvyB:
    Fire And Blood,

    Ooooh we’re going for sarcasm … sorry, I missed that memo.

    I haven’t got a problem with spoilers , but I have a good friend that does . About the up and coming show . I think I have been open and fair in coming up with a solution. Do you really have to belittle me ? When I’m asking for open converse? Clearly you do. Which is a shame , as I thought we could be friends .

    Dear Sweet YvyB, a woman is taking FaB’s comments all wrong! It is known that FaB would not want to hurt your feelings. Chill.

  47. Joe
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    This is a good recap of the series, from comic book girl19 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnfYj-cHM5c

  48. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    YvyB:
    Fire And Blood,

    Ooooh we’re going for sarcasm … sorry, I missed that memo.

    I haven’t got a problem with spoilers , but I have a good friend that does . About the up and coming show . I think I have been open and fair in coming up with a solution. Do you really have to belittle me ? When I’m asking for open converse? Clearly you do. Which is a shame , as I thought we could be friends .

    Clearly I am missing something here. I only belittle myself and my Schnauzer.

    I will still be your friend.

  49. Cary Storm
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Come visit again at the geeks forum and chat with us, be our friend :)

  50. Shadowcat85
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 1:29 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Not the Schnauzer!

  51. BlackTalon
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    When will people who don’t like spoilers learn to stay off ASOIAF or HBO GOT related websites and youtube videos??? Seriously, it is like the only thing they enjoy more than being not spoiled is bitching about BEING spoiled.

    When I got ADWD I completely stayed off the internet until I had finished it.

  52. Fire And Blood
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    Cary Storm:
    Fire And Blood,

    Come visit again at the geeks forum and chat with us, be our friend :)

    I do need to return to the WicGeeks chatroom! I’ve been so frakking busy. But I shall!

  53. TJeff
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    I actually just finish rewatching Season 1&2 last week, but thanks anyway

  54. Hear Me Roar
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Thank you all for the kind comments :) Glad you enjoyed the write-up.

  55. Juego de tronos
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Very good summary. Now, I am ready for the third season.

  56. Hollyoak
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    This is kind of off topic. I wish WiC had a message forum, but I’m sure it may be a costly and difficult thing to set up with a lot of Beta testing and stuff.

    Anyway, to prepare myself for Season Three, I’ve been listening to and watching different versions of the Rains of Castamere on the You Tubes. And every time I hear the line: And now the rains weep o’er his hall with no one there to hear, I START GETTING ALL FREAKING MISTY-EYED! Well, cry, actually. DAMN THE LANNISTERS! DAMN THE FREYS! DAMN ROOSE BOLTON! If this song plays when Rob Stark is killed I will truly freak out. My wife is going to think I have totally lost it.

    If I remember, they play the song as a signal to start the massacre at the RW.

    I just wanted to share. Man this is going to be depressing.

  57. Jen
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the “spoilers” you HAVE given us … I know some people don’t want to know in advance, but I really appreciate being teased/spoilered on show execution :) It’s disappointing to be waiting for something to happen / a certain character to appear and then nothing … so I’m now extra excited for the first four episodes (and the rest, of course!)

  58. Hollyoak
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Jen:
    Fire And Blood,

    Just wanted to say thank you so much for all the “spoilers” you HAVE given us … I know some people don’t want to know in advance, but I really appreciate being teased/spoilered on show execution :) It’s disappointing to be waiting for something to happen / a certain character to appear and then nothing … so I’m now extra excited for the first four episodes (and the rest, of course!)

    Everyone has a different cup of tea. Personally, I’m fine with trailers, but when we get into episode titles and what happens in each episode, that is a huge spoiler in my book. Half of the excitement is finding out how D&D are going to weave the threads of the story.
    Just my preference, of course!

  59. BlackTalon
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I have read all the books but don’t like show spoilers (but I accept the risk coming here and won’t complain). Unlike the last two years I have managed to refrain from any of the teasers except the first one this year. It was hard …

  60. Currer Bell
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Summary score: 9.9 (You lost .1 of a point for failure to include a required element, i.e. reference to Darth Vader and/or the Deathstar)

    Favorite line: “Set phasers to crisp.” Heh Heh

    Question too late to ask but one is dying to know: How much of Jaime do we get to see? Does one again have to reproach D&D for gender discrimation?

  61. m3shwerks
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Cary Storm,

    can someone send that forum link again? thanks.

    Also, no mention of Rodrik’s death in the Theon summary. YaY, he lives. :)

  62. Mimsy
    Posted March 29, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m giddy with joy seeing my dvr blasted with GOT episodes. HBO demands that I not miss a previous episode. :)

    I started laughing when Cersei was tearing up paper. Thanks a lot GOT paradies!


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