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The Old Gods and the New 

Theon seizes control of Winterfell. Jon captures a wildling, named Ygritte. The people of King's Landing begin to turn against King Joffrey. Daenerys looks to buy ships to sail for the Seven Kingdoms.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
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Storyline

In a surprise attack, Theon Greyjoy captures Winterfell demanding an oath of loyalty from everyone there in return for their lives. He is chastised however by the locals for turning on the family that raised him. The execution of a Stark family retainer shows just how serious Theon is. Robb Stark can't believe what's happened and swears to get his revenge. He is also growing fonder of Lady Talisa. At King's Landing, Tyrion knows better than most that war will devastate them and makes arrangements for Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, to be send away to marry. On returning to the palace after seeing her off, King Joffrey and others of the royal court learn exactly what the public thinks of them. North of the wall, Jon Snow and others are on patrol looking for wildlings. They kill a few but one of the survivors is an attractive young woman, Ygritte. At Harrenhall, Arya continues to work as Lord Tywin Lannister's cup bearer. She's taken aback however when a visitor from King's Landing - ... Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 May 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Gods and the New See more »

Filming Locations:

Vík, Iceland See more »

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Budget:

GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the novel, Qhorin did not tell Jon to kill Ygritte, but left it to him to decide her fate. Jon let her go, and immediately afterwards joined his companions. See more »

Goofs

When Jon is talking to Ygritte, it is quite apparent his sword is made of aluminum. See more »

Quotes

Cersei Lannister: [to Tyrion, as Myrcella is sent away in a boat] One day I pray you love someone. I pray you love her so much, when you close your eyes, you see her face. I want that for you. I want you to know what it's like to love someone, truly love someone, before I take her from you.
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References Game of Thrones: The Ghost of Harrenhal (2012) See more »

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Main Title
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Escalation
23 June 2019 | by IamIngeSee all my reviews

This a great episode: Now things are starting to get really interesting. By the way, an inconspicuous letter serves as a first introduction to a very brutal storyline (in later seasons).


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