Game of Thrones

Season 2 Episode 8

The Prince of Winterfell

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

Episode Fan Reviews (12)

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  • Even compared to the books, this episode was pretty great.

    First of all I have read the books so this review will be from that perspective. So far this season, the episodes have been a bit of a let down compared to the epicness of the books and also quite slow which is really saying something about the quality of this episode.

    This episode sees Jon get back on track with what happens in the book which is great cause his storyline just keeps getting better and more interesting as it goes on.

    Arya's storyline is altered quite a bit but still heading in the right direction. I love the actor who plays Gendry, he's great. Also having Tywin involved with Arya in the first place makes it pretty interesting.

    I really liked Rob and his love interest in this (although it's a different person in the book), even though it's a pretty bad choice on his part.

    Catelyn's decision to let Jaime free is ridiculous but more justified in the books (she had been told that Bran and Rickon had been killed)

    Joffrey starting to take a back seat in things which is good as he is abnormally ignorant.

    The whole 'dragons stolen' subplot with Dany doesn't actually exist in the book. I also kind of wish they would speed her storyline up a bit to get back to what's in the book, it also doesn'tt really add too much.

    All in all this episode was very entertaining and faster-paced than previous ones. I look forward to Blackwater and seeing how each storyline is interpreted.