'Game of Thrones' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap - 'A Man Without Honor'
At long last, some of the more powerless characters, in their imprisoned state, are starting to make their moves and shake things up. Here's what happened, by location, in "A Man Without Honor."
North of The Wall:
Jon Snow is still carting around his alluring prisoner, Ygritte, who continues to be a bit of a tease. She's also surprisingly adept with the boner jokes. She's even more adept with breaking out of her ropes, though, as she tears away from Jon and lures him right into a Wildling trap. He's going to have a hell of a time explaining this to the rest of the Crows when and if they find him and save his curly-haired butt. I mean head. You know what I mean.
Arya continues to be exceedingly bad at covering up who she really is. She has a conversation with Tywin about the Targaryens, and idolizes the two women who rode their dragons and generally kicked ass. The problem with this is that she once again reveals her station and education, and Tywin is onto the fact that she is not a commoner. It's only a matter of time before he figures out that she's a Stark, at this rate. Really, I wouldn't be all that surprised if she just said "hey, I'm Arya Stark" next episode.
With all this talk of dragons lately, it's an important little tidbit of history to know that dragons burnt Harrenhal down back in the day. So, that's a little preview of what they can do, if Dany ever gets them to grow bigger than a large hamster.
Speaking of Dany, she's still looking for the dragons, and she seems to have Xaro as an ally: he claims that she is under his protection, which is a point that the lovestruck Jorah might argue.
Xaro and Pyat Pree are the only ones who come to Dany's aid when she confronts the council, but it might not be her interests that they have in mind. In fact, Pyat does some of his warlock stuff and murders every member of the council (except for Xaro, of course), which might officially make Xaro the King of Qarth at this point.
Pyat, meanwhile, attempts to convince a very alarmed Dany to come to the House of the Undying, where her dragons are supposedly being held.
Talisa the super-hot medic is back, so that she and Robb can exchange very flirty looks while she asks for more supplies. More importantly, though, Jamie ends up killing his newly captured cousin and making a quick escape, only to be recaptured and confronted by Catelyn. Catelyn doesn't seem to understand that Jamie is very good at pissing people off, as she stands there and takes more abuse, this time about her cheating husband and the result of his wandering eye, Jon Snow.
Sansa gets her period, which wouldn't be that big a deal if it weren't for the fact that her horrible, sadistic soon-to-be husband can now impregnate her. She and Shae (bless her) do their best to keep it a secret, but the still-loyal Hound discovers it, and the next thing you know, Cersei knows. "Love no one but your children" is her advice to Sansa. In Cersei's case, just "love no one" might be better advice.
Cersei seems to be having a moment of truth here, as she opens up to Tyrion about her relationship with Jamie. Poor Tyrion probably doesn't want to hear about it, but Cersei's remorse seems pretty real, and almost gets Tyrion's sympathy: she remembers how the Targaryens (lotta talk about them this week) would in-breed, and half of them ended up mad. Is Joffrey the punishment for her sins? Maybe. I don't think even incest and the attempted murder of a child would warrant having to deal with Joffrey.
Bran continues his escape with Hodor and Osha. Hodor says "Hodor" twice, for those of you playing the drinking game.
Theon rages about the escape, beating up anyone he can gets his hands on. Past that, he seemingly hunts the Stark boys down and burns them, showing them to the crowd at the end of the episode. But that's all a little shady... did Theon actually find and kill Bran, or are these bodies just some other poor burned kids to make Theon look like he's getting stuff (horrible stuff) done?
So: Sansa's in trouble, Jon's clearly in trouble, Arya's going to be in trouble if she doesn't learn to lie better, and Bran is burnt to a crisp, perhaps?
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