Game of Thrones

Season 2 Episode 3

What Is Dead May Never Die

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Apr 15, 2012 on HBO



  • Quotes

    • Lord Varys: Power is a curious thing, my lord. Are you fond of riddles?
      Tyrion Lannister: Why, am I about to hear one?
      Lord Varys: Three great men sit in a room: a king, a prince, and a rich man. Between them stands a common sellsword. Each great man bids the sellsword kill the other two. Who lives? Who dies?
      Tyrion Lannister: Depends on the sellsword.
      Lord Varys: Does it? He has neither crown nor gold nor favor with the gods.
      Tyrion Lannister: He has a sword, the power of life and death.
      Lord Varys: But if it's swordsmen who rule, why do we pretend kings hold all the power? When Ned Stark lost his head, who was truly responsible? Joffrey? The executioner? Or something else?
      Tyrion Lannister: I've decided I don't like riddles.
      Lord Varys: Power resides where men believe it resides. It's a trick, a shadow on the wall. And a very small man can cast a very large shadow.