Game of Thrones

Season 2 Episode 8

The Prince of Winterfell

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 20, 2012 on HBO

Episode Recap

In Winterfell, Theon gets an unexpected visitor: His sister, Yara. She begs him to come back to Pike with her, explaining that now that Theon's killed two Stark boys, all the Northerners will want to have him killed. Theon vehemently refuses Yara.
Jon and Ygritte are picked up by a pack of wildlings; she convinces them not to kill Jon, emphasizing that Mance Rayder will want to decide what to do with him. The wildlings have also caught the Half Hand, who pretends to be angry at Jon for the young ranger's sake.
Tywin Lannister is upset at the lack of progress in rescuing his son; he gathers together an army to surprise-attack Robb. When Tywin clarifies that he wants Arya to come along as a servant, she quickly goes to find Jaqen. Using strong negotiation, Arya convinces Jaqen to help her, Gendry, and their friend escape. Jaqen agrees; later that night, the three slip by the guards of Harrenhal.
Robb becomes closer with Talissa; the two of them share an intimate moment in his tent after he admits that he doesn't want to marry Walder Frey's daughter. However, Robb also has to imprison his mother, for Catelyn has released Jaime Lannister to exchange him for Sansa and Arya.
Jaime has a tough time getting along with Brienne, but she proves to be enough of a match for him.
In King's Landing, Cersei tells Tyrion that she has captured his whore; instead, the imp is surprised to find Ros having been beaten and shamed. Tyrion embraces Shae and tries to figure out a way to beat Stannis's army, for wildfire and the promise of Joffrey joining the ranks are not enough to quiet his anxiety.
Daenerys gets ready to enter the House of the Undying, and Bran overhears Maester Luwin and Osha discussing the two local boys that were killed to look like himself and Rickon.

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