History Recap / GameOfThronesS2E10ValarMorghulis

6th May '17 3:22:18 PM XenialRupicaprine
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-->The Alternate interpretation that this troper gets: It's not just about the very real approaching winter...snow is falling on the Iron Throne. Or rather, Snow is sitting on the Iron Throne. Some possible foreshadowing.
17th Apr '17 12:41:08 PM cherrychels
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But where Martin ended the book, we still have a good 20 minutes of show remaining. How's Daenerys doing? Well, at the moment, she's wandering the halls of '''the House of the Undying''', trying to track her dragons' anguished cries. They lead her through a door to a ruined hall, one she has never seen before but which audiences are eminently familiar with, one with seven-pointed-star stained-glass windows and great braziers built around the pillars. The roof has fallen in and snow covers the ground, as well as the hulking behemoth of a chair at the far end, a chair that seems to be made of swords... Dany is about to touch it when her dragons' cries call her away from the Iron Throne of Westeros. They lead her out a door set in a wall of ice, a thousand leagues long and seven hundred feet high, and then into a tent built of hides for desert work, incongruous in the midst of all this snow. Within sits someone none of us never expected to see again: [[TheCameo Khal Drogo]], cradling a plump and adorable baby Rhaego in his arms. Daenerys quite clearly wants this dream to be true ([[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and audiences too]]), but she hears [[TheConstant her dragons' call]] and knows what she has to do. ([[CutenessProximity Rhaego was trying to stuff his mommy's hand into his mouth.]])

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But where Martin ended the book, we still have a good 20 minutes of show remaining. How's Daenerys doing? Well, at the moment, she's wandering the halls of '''the House of the Undying''', trying to track her dragons' anguished cries. They lead her through a door to a ruined hall, one she has never seen before but which audiences are eminently familiar with, one with seven-pointed-star stained-glass windows and great braziers built around the pillars. The roof has fallen in and snow covers the ground, as well as the hulking behemoth of a chair at the far end, a chair that seems to be made of swords... Dany is about to touch it when her dragons' cries call her away from the Iron Throne of Westeros. They lead her out a door set in a wall of ice, a thousand leagues long and seven hundred feet high, and then into a tent built of hides for desert work, incongruous in the midst of all this snow. Within sits someone none of us never expected to see again: [[TheCameo Khal Drogo]], cradling a plump and adorable baby Rhaego in his arms. Daenerys quite clearly wants this dream to be true ([[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and audiences do too]]), but she hears [[TheConstant her dragons' call]] and knows what she has to do. ([[CutenessProximity Rhaego was trying to stuff his mommy's hand into his mouth.]])



The Lord of Bones and his wildling raiders continue to escort their two captives towards '''Mance Rayder's camp in the Frostfangs'''. Ygritte is beating Jon Snow about the head with the flat of his own sword (which is a bit dangerous, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Valyrian steel]] being what it is), but she also seems to be tutoring him on what to say to Mance so that he's not executed out of hand. Qhorin, knowing he won't get another opportunity, grabs a wildling's sword and goes at Jon. "''Let 'em fight,''" Rattleshirt orders, and Ygritte tosses Longclaw down near Jon. It's not really a fair fight: Qhorin's blade is about the third the length of Longclaw, and he's pretty obviously holding back so that Jon will win. Which is good, because in order to ''really'' prove his [[FakeDefector disloyalty]], [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten Jon needs to kill Qhorin]]. The Halfhand, with his dying breath, reminds Jon to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what he has to]]: "[[BadassCreed We are the watchers on the Wall.]]" And so, as the Halfhand's corpse is burned, Jon -- looking very unhappy about doing what he had to do -- is freed and is taken over the ridge to Mance Rayder's camp at the head of the Milkwater. Ygritte said, back when they first captured her, that Mance had hundreds of thousands of wildlings. She was not exaggerating.

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The Lord of Bones and his wildling raiders continue to escort their two captives towards '''Mance Rayder's camp in the Frostfangs'''. Ygritte is beating smacking Jon Snow about the head with the flat of his own sword (which is a bit dangerous, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Valyrian steel]] being what it is), but she also seems to be tutoring him on what to say to Mance so that he's not executed out of hand. Qhorin, knowing he won't get another opportunity, grabs a wildling's sword and goes at Jon. "''Let 'em fight,''" Rattleshirt orders, and Ygritte tosses Longclaw down near Jon. It's not really a fair fight: Qhorin's blade is about the third the length of Longclaw, and he's pretty obviously holding back so that Jon will win. Which is good, because in order to ''really'' prove his [[FakeDefector disloyalty]], [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten Jon needs to kill Qhorin]]. The Halfhand, with his dying breath, reminds Jon to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what he has to]]: "[[BadassCreed We are the watchers on the Wall.]]" And so, as the Halfhand's corpse is burned, Jon -- looking very unhappy miserable about doing what he had to do Qhorin -- is freed and is taken over the ridge to Mance Rayder's camp at the head of the Milkwater. Ygritte said, back when they first captured her, that Mance had hundreds of thousands of wildlings. She was not exaggerating.
17th Apr '17 7:46:38 AM cherrychels
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Tyrion awakes somewhere in '''Maegor's Holdfast''', bandages across his face. The first thing he sees is Grand Maester Pycelle, who is somewhat short a beard now. He yells for Podrick and has him find Bronn and/or Varys with news that he is alive--possibly a necessary precaution, considering Pycelle's gloating. The maester brings him up to speed: Stannis defeated by the new Lannister-Tyrell alliance, Lord Tywin in town, Tyrion himself demoted from Hand. And, obviously, the bandages. Pycelle gives him [[HumiliationConga a coin for his troubles]].

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Tyrion awakes somewhere in '''Maegor's Holdfast''', bandages across his face. The first thing he sees is Grand Maester Pycelle, who is somewhat short a beard now. He yells for Podrick and has him find Bronn and/or Varys with news that he is alive--possibly alive -- possibly a necessary precaution, considering Pycelle's gloating. The maester brings him up to speed: Stannis defeated by the new Lannister-Tyrell alliance, Lord Tywin in town, Tyrion himself demoted from Hand. And, obviously, the bandages. Pycelle gives him [[HumiliationConga a coin for his troubles]].



Somewhere in '''the Riverlands''', Brienne pulls the boat up out of the Trident. Jaime stands by, snarking: "[[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon You're a virgin, I take it?]]" Nice, Kingslayer. He's trying to play on Brienne the same way Ygritte did to Jon, with markedly less success, but soon they are both distracted by the sight of three tavern wenches hanged from a tree. "They laid with lions," claims the sign that hangs round one's neck; in other words, this was done by northerners. "Must make you proud to serve the Starks," Jaime observes, but Brienne retorts, "I don't serve the Starks. I serve Lady Catelyn." She ties Jaime to a tree so that she can cut the women down and bury them, but they are interrupted by three men, those responsible for the hanging. "I hope you gave them quick deaths," is all Brienne says, and they gloat and say, "Two of 'em we did." Once the questioning begins in earnest, Brienne and Jaime put on a pretty good double act and are ''almost'' able to lie their way out... but one of the three recognizes the Kingslayer. As the bandits count down, Brienne and Jaime trade glances; he leaps out of the way and she comes out slashing sword and dagger--not even her ''own'' sword and dagger, but one from each bandit. The disarmed Stark men she kills. The last one gets Brienne's sword through his intimate regions. "[[IronicEcho Two quick deaths.]]"

Speaking of Stark men, at '''Robb's camp''' the King-in-the-North is consulting his mother on what to do with Lady Talisa now that he's dooone Lady Talisa. Catelyn thinks offending Walder Frey [[{{Foreshadowing}} would be a bad idea]], and points out that she and Ned did not love each other at the start of their ArrangedMarriage--in fact, they barely knew each other; they built their love, gradually, over time. But all Robb can see is his love for Talisa, and he makes a (rather valid) point in reminding Cat she has no right to claim a moral high ground. In the end, he walks away without another word, both of them sick at heart.

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Somewhere in '''the Riverlands''', Brienne pulls the boat up out of the Trident. Jaime stands by, snarking: "[[NoGuyWantsAnAmazon You're a virgin, I take it?]]" Nice, Kingslayer. He's trying to play on Brienne the same way Ygritte did to Jon, with markedly less success, but soon they are both distracted by the sight of three tavern wenches hanged from a tree. "They laid with lions," claims the sign that hangs round one's neck; in other words, this was done by northerners. "Must make you proud to serve the Starks," Jaime observes, but Brienne retorts, "I don't serve the Starks. I serve Lady Catelyn." She ties Jaime to a tree so that she can cut the women down and bury them, but they are interrupted by three men, those responsible for the hanging. "I hope you gave them quick deaths," is all Brienne says, and they gloat and say, "Two of 'em we did." Once the questioning begins in earnest, Brienne and Jaime put on a pretty good double act and are ''almost'' able to lie their way out... but one of the three recognizes the Kingslayer. As the bandits count down, Brienne and Jaime trade glances; he leaps out of the way and she comes out slashing sword and dagger--not dagger -- not even her ''own'' sword and dagger, but one from each bandit. The disarmed Stark men she kills. The last one gets Brienne's sword through his intimate regions. "[[IronicEcho Two quick deaths.]]"

Speaking of Stark men, at '''Robb's camp''' the King-in-the-North King in the North is consulting his mother on what to do with Lady Talisa now that he's dooone Lady Talisa. Catelyn thinks offending Walder Frey [[{{Foreshadowing}} would be a bad idea]], and points out that she and Ned did not love each other at the start of their ArrangedMarriage--in ArrangedMarriage -- in fact, they barely knew each other; they built their love, gradually, over time. But all Robb can see is his love for Talisa, and he makes a (rather valid) point in reminding Cat she has no right to claim a moral high ground. In the end, he walks away without another word, both of them sick at heart.



Five hundred northmen, led by the still-unnamed and unseen Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of the Dreadfort, have surrounded '''Winterfell''', and are [[LoudOfWar blowing horns]] at all hours to keep the defenders awake and unnerve them. In Theon's case, [[SanitySlippage it's working]]: "I will kill that man! I swear it by the Drowned God, the Old Gods, the New Gods, by every FUCKING god in every FUCKING heaven, I will ''kill'' that horn-blowing cunt before I fall." Maester Luwin stands by, trying to help as best he can, but Theon is in no mood for it. Theon reminisces on the first time he saw Winterfell (interrupted on occasion by aforementioned horn-blowing cunt) and his feelings during his childhood: "Know what it's like to be told [[TheResenter how lucky you are]] to be [[IHaveYourWife someone's prisoner]]? To be told how much you owe them? And then to go back home [[WellDoneSonGuy to your real father]]?" Who [[TheUnfavorite thinks you weak and soft]], he has no need to say; and Luwin doesn't say it. Instead he counsels that Theon take the black, which will wash out his past crimes--of which there are [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone quite a few]].

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Five hundred northmen, led by the still-unnamed and unseen Ramsay Snow, the Bastard of the Dreadfort, have surrounded '''Winterfell''', and are [[LoudOfWar blowing horns]] at all hours to keep the defenders awake and unnerve them. In Theon's case, [[SanitySlippage it's working]]: "I will kill that man! I swear it by the Drowned God, the Old Gods, the New Gods, by every FUCKING god in every FUCKING heaven, I will ''kill'' that horn-blowing cunt before I fall." Maester Luwin stands by, trying to help as best he can, but Theon is in no mood for it. Theon reminisces on the first time he saw Winterfell (interrupted on occasion by aforementioned horn-blowing cunt) and his feelings during his childhood: "Know what it's like to be told [[TheResenter how lucky you are]] to be [[IHaveYourWife someone's prisoner]]? To be told how much you owe them? And then to go back home [[WellDoneSonGuy to your real father]]?" Who [[TheUnfavorite thinks you weak and soft]], he has no need to say; and Luwin doesn't say it. Instead he counsels that Theon take the black, which will wash out his past crimes--of crimes -- of which there are [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone quite a few]].



-->"You hear that? That's the mating call of the northmen. They want to fuck us! Well I haven't had a good fuck in weeks, I'm ready for one! They say every ironborn man is worth a dozen from the mainland. [[DareToBeBadass You think they're right?]] We die today, brothers! [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie We die today]], bleeding from a hundred wounds, with arrows in our necks and spears in our guts! But our war cries will echo through eternity. They will sing about the battle of Winterfell until the Iron Islands have slipped beneath the waves. Every man, woman and child will know who we were and how long we stood! Aggar and Gelmar! Wex and Urzen! Stig and Black Lorren! Ironborn warriors will cry out ''our names'' as they leap onto the shores at Seagard and Faircastle. Mothers will name their sons for us! Girls will think of ''us'' with their lovers inside them!! --And whoever kills that ''fucking'' horn-blower will stand in bronze above the shores of Pyke!!! ''What is dead may never die!!''"

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-->"You hear that? That's the mating call of the northmen. They want to fuck us! Well I haven't had a good fuck in weeks, I'm ready for one! They say every ironborn man is worth a dozen from the mainland. [[DareToBeBadass You think they're right?]] We die today, brothers! [[GoYeHeroesGoAndDie We die today]], bleeding from a hundred wounds, with arrows in our necks and spears in our guts! But our war cries will echo through eternity. They will sing about the battle of Winterfell until the Iron Islands have slipped beneath the waves. Every man, woman and child will know who we were and how long we stood! Aggar and Gelmar! Wex and Urzen! Stig and Black Lorren! Ironborn warriors will cry out ''our names'' as they leap onto the shores at Seagard and Faircastle. Mothers will name their sons for us! Girls will think of ''us'' with their lovers inside them!! --And -- And whoever kills that ''fucking'' horn-blower will stand in bronze above the shores of Pyke!!! ''What is dead may never die!!''"



At '''Winterfell''', Osha, Hodor, Bran and Rickon emerge to find their ancestral home a smoking wreckage, people slaughtered and buildings burnt. Precisely who died, and how, and why, is not made clear, but the little lords find their direwolves waiting at the threshold to the godswood. Within, Maester Luwin waits, at peace but too injured to go anywhere else. He instructs them to head north, in the hopes that Jon Snow will shelter them at the Wall. He orders Osha to look after them--she's the only one who can--and then gives a knowing look at her dagger. "[[MercyKill Do it quickly]]," is all he says.

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At '''Winterfell''', Osha, Hodor, Bran and Rickon emerge to find their ancestral home a smoking wreckage, people slaughtered and buildings burnt. Precisely who died, and how, and why, is not made clear, but the little lords find their direwolves waiting at the threshold to the godswood. Within, Maester Luwin waits, at peace but too injured to go anywhere else. He instructs them to head north, in the hopes that north to Castle Black, as their brother Jon Snow will shelter protect them at the Wall. He and tell Catelyn that they are safe. Maester Luwin orders Osha to look after them--she's them -- she's the only one who can--and can -- and then gives a knowing look at her dagger. "[[MercyKill Do it quickly]]," is all he says.



But where Martin ended the book, we still have a good 20 minutes of show remaining. How's Daenerys doing? Well, at the moment, she's wandering the halls of '''the House of the Undying''', trying to track her dragons' anguished cries. They lead her through a door to a ruined hall, one she has never seen before but which audiences are eminently familiar with, one with seven-pointed-star stained-glass windows and great braziers built around the pillars. The roof has fallen in and snow covers the ground, as well as the hulking behemoth of a chair at the far end, a chair that seems to be made of swords... Dany is about to touch it when her dragons' cries call her away from the Iron Throne of Westeros. They lead her out a door set in a wall of ice, a thousand leagues long and seven hundred feet high, and then into a tent built of hides for desert work, incongruous in the midst of all this snow. Within sits someone none of us never expected to see again: [[TheCameo Khal Drogo]], cradling a plump and adorable baby Rhaego in his arms. Daenerys quite clearly wants this dream to be true ([[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming audiences too]]), but she hears [[TheConstant her dragons' call]] and knows what she has to do. ([[CutenessProximity Rhaego was trying to stuff his mommy's hand into his mouth.]])

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But where Martin ended the book, we still have a good 20 minutes of show remaining. How's Daenerys doing? Well, at the moment, she's wandering the halls of '''the House of the Undying''', trying to track her dragons' anguished cries. They lead her through a door to a ruined hall, one she has never seen before but which audiences are eminently familiar with, one with seven-pointed-star stained-glass windows and great braziers built around the pillars. The roof has fallen in and snow covers the ground, as well as the hulking behemoth of a chair at the far end, a chair that seems to be made of swords... Dany is about to touch it when her dragons' cries call her away from the Iron Throne of Westeros. They lead her out a door set in a wall of ice, a thousand leagues long and seven hundred feet high, and then into a tent built of hides for desert work, incongruous in the midst of all this snow. Within sits someone none of us never expected to see again: [[TheCameo Khal Drogo]], cradling a plump and adorable baby Rhaego in his arms. Daenerys quite clearly wants this dream to be true ([[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming and audiences too]]), but she hears [[TheConstant her dragons' call]] and knows what she has to do. ([[CutenessProximity Rhaego was trying to stuff his mommy's hand into his mouth.]])



The Lord of Bones and his wildling raiders continue to escort their two captives towards '''Mance Rayder's camp in the Frostfangs'''. Ygritte is beating Jon Snow about the head with the flat of his own sword (which is a bit dangerous, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Valyrian steel]] being what it is), but she also seems to be tutoring him on what to say to Mance so that he's not executed out of hand. Qhorin, knowing he won't get another opportunity, grabs a wildling's sword and goes at Jon. "''Let 'em fight,''" Rattleshirt orders, and Ygritte tosses Longclaw down near Jon. It's not really a fair fight: Qhorin's blade is about the third the length of Longclaw, and he's pretty obviously holding back so that Jon will win. Which is good, because in order to ''really'' prove his disloyalty, [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten Jon needs to kill Qhorin]]. The Halfhand, with his dying breath, reminds him to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what he has to]]: "[[BadassCreed We are the watchers on the Wall.]]" And so, as the Halfhand's corpse is burned, Jon is freed and taken over the ridge to Mance Rayder's camp at the head of the Milkwater. Ygritte said, back when they first captured her, that Mance had hundreds of thousands of wildlings. She was not exaggerating.

At his '''Qartheen''' mansion Xaro Xhoan Daxos is asleep with his brand-new bedwarmer--Doreah. Kovarro snatches the amulet from his neck and, with Daxos and Doreah unwilling spectators, opens Daxos's Valyrian vault. There is--surprise surprise--absolutely nothing inside of it. At least, until Daenerys [[CruelAndUnusualDeath uses it to imprison Xaro and Doreah for all time]]. She then gives the order to loot Xaro's house, hoping the proceeds will buy them passage to their next stop. Ser Jorah supervises the effort while Daenerys dotes on her dragons. [[CutenessProximity Drogon actually nuzzles her.]]

But wait! [[EndingFatigue We're not done yet!!]] No, we swear this is the last one. (The episode runs 5 minutes longer than normal, and this is the last five.) We're at '''the Fist of the First Men''', where Dolorous Edd, Grenn and Sam are scavenging [[Creator/DaveBarry moose doots]] from the snow to burn for fuel. Sam's still going on about Gilly: "The thing about Gilly I find so interesting is that, after all Craster's done to her, [[ThePollyanna she's still got hope life will get better]]." "The thing about Gilly you find so interesting is that she said six words to you," Dolorous Edd snorts. "And the thing about ''you'' I find interesting is [[NoYou absolutely nothing]]," Sam returns. But their banter is cut off by the sound of a horn. At the first, Sam is delighted at the idea of Qhorin and Jon returning. At the second, Grenn and Edd go for their swords.

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The Lord of Bones and his wildling raiders continue to escort their two captives towards '''Mance Rayder's camp in the Frostfangs'''. Ygritte is beating Jon Snow about the head with the flat of his own sword (which is a bit dangerous, [[AbsurdlySharpBlade Valyrian steel]] being what it is), but she also seems to be tutoring him on what to say to Mance so that he's not executed out of hand. Qhorin, knowing he won't get another opportunity, grabs a wildling's sword and goes at Jon. "''Let 'em fight,''" Rattleshirt orders, and Ygritte tosses Longclaw down near Jon. It's not really a fair fight: Qhorin's blade is about the third the length of Longclaw, and he's pretty obviously holding back so that Jon will win. Which is good, because in order to ''really'' prove his disloyalty, [[FakeDefector disloyalty]], [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten Jon needs to kill Qhorin]]. The Halfhand, with his dying breath, reminds him Jon to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo do what he has to]]: "[[BadassCreed We are the watchers on the Wall.]]" And so, as the Halfhand's corpse is burned, Jon -- looking very unhappy about doing what he had to do -- is freed and is taken over the ridge to Mance Rayder's camp at the head of the Milkwater. Ygritte said, back when they first captured her, that Mance had hundreds of thousands of wildlings. She was not exaggerating.

At his '''Qartheen''' mansion Xaro Xhoan Daxos is asleep with his brand-new bedwarmer--Doreah.bedwarmer -- Doreah. Kovarro snatches the amulet from his neck and, with Daxos and Doreah unwilling spectators, opens Daxos's Valyrian vault. There is--surprise surprise--absolutely is -- surprise surprise -- absolutely nothing inside of it. At least, until Daenerys [[CruelAndUnusualDeath uses it to imprison Xaro and Doreah for all time]]. She then gives the order to loot Xaro's house, hoping the proceeds will buy them passage to their next stop. Ser Jorah supervises the effort while Daenerys dotes on her dragons. [[CutenessProximity Drogon actually nuzzles her.]]

But wait! [[EndingFatigue We're not done yet!!]] No, we swear this is the last one. (The episode runs 5 minutes longer than normal, and this is the last five.) We're at '''the Fist of the First Men''', where Dolorous Edd, Grenn and Sam are scavenging [[Creator/DaveBarry moose doots]] from the snow to burn for fuel. Sam's still going on about Gilly: "The thing about Gilly I find so interesting is that, after all Craster's done to her, [[ThePollyanna she's still got hope life will get better]]." "The thing about Gilly you find so interesting is that she said six words to you," Dolorous Edd snorts. "And the thing about ''you'' I find interesting is [[NoYou absolutely nothing]]," Sam returns. But their banter is cut off by the sound of a horn. At the first, Sam is delighted at the idea of Qhorin and Jon returning. At the second, second sound of the horn, Grenn and Edd go for their swords.



* DownerEnding: Winterfell is sacked so the survivors head for the Wall hoping to get help from Jon, Jon is about to be taken to Mance Rayder, the Lannisters are made stronger by their alliance with the Tyrells, Tyrion is no longer Hand, Sansa's engagement to Joffrey is broken but she now needs Littlefinger's help to survive, Robb breaks his promise to the Freys by secretly marrying Talisa, Stannis is under the spell of a witch, and the White Walkers are marching.

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* DownerEnding: Winterfell is sacked sacked, so the survivors Bran and Rickon head for the Wall hoping to get help from Jon, [[BigBrotherInstinct who will protect them]], but currently Jon is about to be taken to Mance Rayder, Rayder. Meanwhile, the Lannisters are made stronger by their alliance with the Tyrells, Tyrion is no longer Hand, Sansa's engagement to Joffrey is broken but she now needs Littlefinger's help to survive, Robb breaks his promise to the Freys by secretly marrying Talisa, Stannis is under the spell of a witch, and the White Walkers are marching.



* FakeDefector: Jon must become this after having to follow Qhorin Halfhand's plan to kill him.



* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: A non-verbal version. After Loras unhappily offers his sister as a bride to Joffrey, he then stands protectively behind Margaery and stares defiantly in Joffrey's direction. The boy-king is only paying attention to Margaery at this point, so he doesn't get the message, but Loras is warning Joffrey that he had better not harm his sister.

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* IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer: A non-verbal version. After Loras unhappily offers his sister Margaery as a bride to Joffrey, he then stands protectively behind Margaery and stares defiantly in Joffrey's direction. The boy-king boy king is only paying attention to Margaery at this point, so he doesn't get the message, but Loras is warning Joffrey that he had better not harm his sister.



* KickTheDog: Dagmer casually spearing Luwin shortly before handing over an unconscious Theon to the Northmen besieging Winterfell, for the [[ForTheEvulz lulz]].

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* KickTheDog: Dagmer casually spearing Maester Luwin shortly before handing over an unconscious Theon to the Northmen besieging Winterfell, Winterfell -- for the [[ForTheEvulz lulz]].



* LastStand: Subverted with the Ironborn, teased with respect to the Watchmen on the Fist.

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* LastStand: Subverted with the Ironborn, Ironborn; teased with respect to the Watchmen on the Fist.



* TheMole: Jon becomes this by killing Qhorin Halfhand.



** Jon when he sees the massive encampment of the wildling army united under Mance Rayder

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** Jon when he sees the massive encampment of the wildling army united under Mance RayderRayder.



** The troupe of Osha, Hodor, Bran, and Rickon stick together after leaving Winterfell with a concrete plan of seeking shelter at Castle Black with Jon Snow.
** The alteration of Robb's storyline, which took place entirely off-page in the books.

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** The troupe of Osha, Hodor, Bran, and Rickon stick together after leaving Winterfell with a concrete plan of seeking shelter at Castle Black with Bran and Rickon's half-brother Jon Snow.
** The alteration of Robb's storyline, which either took place entirely off-page in the books.books or was seen through the perspective of Catelyn's POV chapters.



* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Brienne and Jaime are able to pull this off effectively... until one Stark soldier tells them both to name Jaime's identity simultaneously.
* SerialEscalation: The way we are left with how bad it's gotten worse: House Lannister is strengthened by its alliance with House Tyrell; Robb and Talisa marry in secret, costing him his alliance with House Frey; Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor have to trek all the way to the Wall for salvation after mercy killing Luwin; Sansa now depends on Littlefinger for survival in the court; Jaqen has left Arya and her group; Dany believes its time to return to Westeros now that her dragons are already breathing fire; Tywin is appointed Hand of the King and has dismissed Bronn and the Hill Tribesmen, leaving Tyrion completely without any means of defending himself from Cersei, who already tried to assassinate him; Brienne kills some House Stark soldiers to ensure Jaime is escorted to the Lannisters; Jon is forced to kill Qhorin to solidify his [[FakeDefector fake defection]]; so by the time we check in with the Night's Watch at the Fist of the First Men, you're left wondering, how can things possibly can get any worse? Turns out Sam gets left behind when [[BiggerBad the White Walkers]] finally decide to make their presence known to the Night's Watch. [[ZombieApocalypse And they brought friends.]]

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* SeamlessSpontaneousLie: Brienne and Jaime are able to pull this off effectively... until one Stark soldier tells them both to name reveal Jaime's identity simultaneously.
* SerialEscalation: The way we are left with how bad it's gotten worse: House Lannister is strengthened by its alliance with House Tyrell; Robb and Talisa marry in secret, costing him his alliance with House Frey; Bran, Rickon, Osha, and Hodor have to trek all the way to the Wall for salvation after [[MercyKill mercy killing killing]] Luwin; Sansa now depends on Littlefinger for survival in the court; Jaqen has left Arya and her group; Dany believes its time to return to Westeros now that her dragons are already breathing fire; Tywin is appointed Hand of the King and has dismissed Bronn and the Hill Tribesmen, leaving Tyrion completely without any means of defending himself from Cersei, who already tried to assassinate him; Brienne kills some House Stark soldiers to ensure Jaime is escorted to the Lannisters; Jon is forced to kill Qhorin to solidify his [[FakeDefector fake defection]]; so by the time we check in with the Night's Watch at the Fist of the First Men, you're left wondering, how can things possibly can get any worse? Turns out Sam gets left behind when [[BiggerBad the White Walkers]] finally decide to make their presence known to the Night's Watch. [[ZombieApocalypse And they brought friends.]]



* UnfriendlyFire: Vaerys tells Tyrion that Cersei tried to have him killed during the battle of Blackwater.

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* UnfriendlyFire: Vaerys tells Tyrion that Cersei tried to have him killed during the battle Battle of Blackwater.
13th Nov '16 12:39:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlasphemousBoast: The illusion of Drogo explains his presence as "Maybe I told the Great Stallion to go fuck himself and came back here to wait for you." Dany says that [[BadAss that sounds like the sort of thing he'd do]].

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* BlasphemousBoast: The illusion of Drogo explains his presence as "Maybe I told the Great Stallion to go fuck himself and came back here to wait for you." Dany says that [[BadAss that sounds like the sort of thing he'd do]].do.



-->''(Brienne and Jaime exchange a MeaningfulLook, then she [[BadAss kills all three]])''

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-->''(Brienne and Jaime exchange a MeaningfulLook, then she [[BadAss kills all three]])''three)''



-->"You don't want [[BadAss this one]] coming back for you."

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-->"You don't want [[BadAss this one]] one coming back for you."



-->'''Tyrion:''' ''POD!'' (Tyrion's loyal squire rushes in) Find [[BadAss Bronn]], or [[TheSpymaster Varys]]. Tell them I am here with Maester Pycelle. Tell them, I am ''very'' much alive.

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-->'''Tyrion:''' ''POD!'' (Tyrion's loyal squire rushes in) Find [[BadAss Bronn]], Bronn, or [[TheSpymaster Varys]]. Tell them I am here with Maester Pycelle. Tell them, I am ''very'' much alive.
25th Oct '16 7:48:58 PM nombretomado
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-->--GeorgeRRMartin, ''A Clash of Kings'', final paragraph (pg. 968-969, paperback)

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-->--GeorgeRRMartin, -->--Creator/GeorgeRRMartin, ''A Clash of Kings'', final paragraph (pg. 968-969, paperback)
25th Sep '16 11:05:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ArmyOfTheDead: A White Walker leads one of these on the Fist of the First Men in the final scene.


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* NightOfTheLivingDead: A White Walker leads an army of wights on the Fist of the First Men in the final scene.
27th Aug '16 7:10:01 PM tsstevens
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* DontAskJustRun: One horn blast means hope for the Night Watch. Two means The Wildings are on the march. [[ZombieApocalypse Three horn blasts?]] Three is meant to be a myth but as soon as they are heard no chances are taken, everyone bolts.
30th Jul '16 5:41:31 PM nombretomado
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But wait! [[EndingFatigue We're not done yet!!]] No, we swear this is the last one. (The episode runs 5 minutes longer than normal, and this is the last five.) We're at '''the Fist of the First Men''', where Dolorous Edd, Grenn and Sam are scavenging [[DaveBarry moose doots]] from the snow to burn for fuel. Sam's still going on about Gilly: "The thing about Gilly I find so interesting is that, after all Craster's done to her, [[ThePollyanna she's still got hope life will get better]]." "The thing about Gilly you find so interesting is that she said six words to you," Dolorous Edd snorts. "And the thing about ''you'' I find interesting is [[NoYou absolutely nothing]]," Sam returns. But their banter is cut off by the sound of a horn. At the first, Sam is delighted at the idea of Qhorin and Jon returning. At the second, Grenn and Edd go for their swords.

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But wait! [[EndingFatigue We're not done yet!!]] No, we swear this is the last one. (The episode runs 5 minutes longer than normal, and this is the last five.) We're at '''the Fist of the First Men''', where Dolorous Edd, Grenn and Sam are scavenging [[DaveBarry [[Creator/DaveBarry moose doots]] from the snow to burn for fuel. Sam's still going on about Gilly: "The thing about Gilly I find so interesting is that, after all Craster's done to her, [[ThePollyanna she's still got hope life will get better]]." "The thing about Gilly you find so interesting is that she said six words to you," Dolorous Edd snorts. "And the thing about ''you'' I find interesting is [[NoYou absolutely nothing]]," Sam returns. But their banter is cut off by the sound of a horn. At the first, Sam is delighted at the idea of Qhorin and Jon returning. At the second, Grenn and Edd go for their swords.
17th Jul '16 5:36:26 PM Cintari
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* ShootYourMate: Halfhand sets this up, knowing that he's going to be killed anyway, so the wildlings will believe John Snow has gone over to them.

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* ShootYourMate: Halfhand sets this up, knowing that he's going to be killed anyway, so the wildlings will believe John Jon Snow has gone over to them.
1st Jul '16 8:21:17 AM damus2300
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: The Night's Watch went beyond the Wall in force to see what's threatening then, whether it be wildlings or white walkers. By season's end, they've found both.


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* {{Cliffhanger}}: The Night's Watch face down a zombie horde as the season ends.
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