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Game of Thrones: The North Remembers

As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne. Stannis allies himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Airdate: Sunday April 01st, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 02, 2012
HU (HBO) Apr 15, 2012
FI (YLE TV2) Feb 07, 2013

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Guest Stars
Aimee Richardson
As Myrcella Baratheon (Daughter of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister)
Recurring
Amrita Acharia
As Irri (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Recurring
Ben Crompton
As Eddison Tollett (Brother of The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Ben Hawkey
As Hot Pie (Orphan Headed for The Wall)
Recurring
Callum Wharry
As Tommen Baratheon (Son of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister)
Recurring
Dominic Carter
As Commander Janos Slynt (Commander of The City Watch in King's Landing)
Recurring
Donald Sumpter
As Maester Luwin (Maester of Winterfell)
Recurring
Elyes Gabel
As Rakharo (Daenerys Targaryen's Dothraki Bodyguard)
Recurring
Eros Vlahos
As Lommy Greenhands (Orphan Headed for The Wall)
Recurring
Esmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Recurring
Hannah Murray
As Gilly (Daughter and Wife of Craster)
Recurring
Ian Beattie
As Ser Meryn Trant (Knight of The Kingsguard)
Recurring
Joe Dempsie
As Gendry (Bastard Son of Robert Baratheon)
Recurring
Julian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Recurring
Karl Davies
As Ser Alton Lannister (Captive Knight from House Lannister)
Recurring
Kerr Logan
As Matthos Seaworth (Son of Ser Davos Seaworth)
Recurring
Kristian Nairn
As Hodor (Bran's Servant at House Stark at Winterfell)
Recurring
Mark Stanley
As Grenn (Ranger in The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Natalia Tena
As Osha (Woman of The Free Folk, Servant to House Stark)
Recurring
Robert Pugh
As Craster (Member of The Free Folk, Ally of The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Ron Donachie
As Ser Rodrik Cassel (Master-at-Arms at Winterfell)
Recurring
Roxanne Mckee
As Doreah (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Recurring
Sahara Knite
As Armeca (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Recurring
Steven Cole
As Kovarro (Dothraki Bloodrider fo Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen)
Recurring
Tony Way
As Dontos Hollard (Attends Tournament Drunk)
Recurring
Andrew Wilde (2)
As Tobho Mott (Master Armorer and Blacksmith)
Antonia Christophers
As Mhaegen (Prostitute, Mom of Bastard Son of Robert Baratheon)
Oliver Ford Davies
As Maester Cressen (Maester of Dragonstone, Killed by Poisoned Wine)
Main Cast
Alfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
As Sandor Clegane
Nikolaj Coster Waldau
As Ser Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Jack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
As Jon Snow
Lena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
As Robb Stark
Michelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Conleth Hill
As Lord Varys
Jerome Flynn
As Bronn
James Cosmo
As Lord Commander Jeor Mormont
Stephen Dillane
As Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley (2)
As Samwell Tarly
Carice Van Houten
As Melisandre
Liam Cunningham
As Davos Seaworth
Aidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish

Recap

The episode begins, and King's Landing the Hound beats the tar out of another warrior for King Joffrey's entertainment on his Name Day. Sansa tries to feign enthusiasm. They call up the next warrior and Joffrey notices the man's drunk. Joffrey's men force feed him wine, ye olde beer bong-style. Sansa is appalled and shouts "You can't!" then covers for her impertinent by saying its bad luck. The Hound concurs; whatever you do on your Name Day follows you all year. Sansa suggests the man would make a better fool than knight, and Joffrey agrees, sparing his life. In strides Tyrion, mocking Joffrey for missing out on the battle. He says hi to Princess Myrcella and Prince Tommen. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.86 Million Viewers

Opening Credits: The city of 'Dragonstone' rises from the mechanical model of the world for the first time.

Casting: When the Seven idols are burnt Selyse Baratheon (Stannis Baratheon's wife), played by Sarah Mac Keever, is shown standing in the background of the crowd but is not acknowledged or named.

Episode Title: 'The North Remembers' is a reference to the rebellion of the North under King Robb Stark after the death of his father.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits


Episode Quotes
Tyrion Lannister: Starks love their children as well. And we have two of them.
Cersei Lannister: One.
Tyrion Lannister: One?
Cersei Lannister: Arya, little animal, she disappeared.
Tyrion Lannister: Disappeared? What, in a puff of smoke? We had three Starks to trade. You chopped one's head off and let another escape. Father would be furious. Must be hard for you to be the disappointing child.

Ser Jorah Mormont: If we go south to the land of the Lhazareen, the Lamb Men will kill us and take your dragons. If we go west to the Dothraki Sea the first khalasar we meet will kill us and take your dragons.
Daenerys Targaryen: No one will take my dragons.

Melisandre: Lord of Light, come to us in our darkness. We offer you these false gods. Take them and cast your light upon us, for the night is dark and full or terrors. After the long summer, darkness will fall heavy on the world. The stars will bleed. The cold breath of winter will freeze the seas...and the dead shall rise in the North.

Jaime Lannister: King in the North. I keep expecting you to leave me in one castle or another for safekeeping, but you drag me along from camp to camp. Have you grown fond of me, Stark? Is that it? I've never seen you with a girl.
Robb Stark: If I left you with one of my bannermen, your father would know within a fortnight and my bannerman would receive a raven with a message, "Release my son and you'll be rich beyond your dreams. Refuse and your house will be destroyed, root and stem."
Jaime Lannister: You don't trust the loyalty of the men following you into battle?
Robb Stark: Oh, I trust them with my life, just not with yours.



Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

Stannis mentions that he heard about the truth of Cersei's children from Eddard Stark, who sent him a letter. Eddard Stark did write a letter to Stannis, and gave it to Tomard to deliver. However, Tomard was killed before he had the chance to deliver the letter, and so, Stannis could not have learned the news from Eddard Stark.

Continuity:

During a discussion between Cersei and King Joffrey, Cersei's necklace changes directions. The lion emblem flips back and forth several times.




Cultural References
The Ten Commandments: When the soldiers of King's Landing invade the brothel to look for King Robert's bastard sons, the scene is an allusion to a scene in the 1956 version of 'The Ten Commandments' by B. DeMille.



Episode References
Season 1, Episode 10: Arya left for The Wall in 1x10 "Fire and Blood," disguised as a boy, to escape being killed by the Lannisters.

Season 1, Episode 10: Jon Snow left for north of The Wall in 1x10 "Fire and Blood" with the rest of The Night's Watch.

Season 1, Episode 10: Khal Drogo died in 1x10 "Fire and Blood" and Daenerys Targaryen emerged from the fire of his pyre with dragons.

Season 1, Episode 9: Rob Stark took Jaime Lannister captive during battle in 1x08 "Baelor."

Season 1, Episode 6: Tyrion tells Cersei that he had to sleep in a sky cell. In 1x06 "A Golden Crown" Tyrion was imprisoned in a sky cell while still a prisoner of Catelyn Stark's.

Season 1, Episode 1: The horse that dies while the Dothraki are walking is the horse that was given to Daenerys in 1x01 "Winter is Coming" as a wedding gift from Khal Drogo.



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence  |  Christopher Newman
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorRichard Goodwin
Second Assistant DirectorCiara Tinney
Music EditorDavid Klotz
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
HairstylistRosalia Culora  |  Candice Banks
Key GripPat Garrett
Set DecoratorTina Jones (1)
Property MasterGordon Fitzgerald
Construction CoordinatorBrian Martin (3)
Production AssistantLucy McCutcheon
Production Sound MixerRonan Hill
Script SupervisorLynda Marshall
Production CoordinatorLisa Byrne
Re-Recording MixerMathew Waters (1)  |  Onnalee Blank
GafferTom Gates
Story EditorBryan Cogman
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Herbert (2)
Storyboard ArtistWilliam Simpson
Art DirectorAshleigh Jeffers  |  Heather Greenless
Costume SupervisorRachael Webb Crozier
Best BoyCarlo McDonnell
Visual Effects ProducerSteve Kullback
Makeup ArtistMelissa Lackersteen  |  Daniel Lawson Johnson
Best Boy GripJames Philpott
Concept ArtistNick Ainsworth  |  Kimberley Pope
Construction ManagerTom Martin (4)
Make-up DesignerPaul Engelen
Hair DesignerKevin Alexander (1)
Prosthetics DesignerConor O'sullivan
SFX SupervisorStuart Brisdon
Transportation ManagerAlan Crozier
Accommodation CoordinatorZara Hamill
Casting (ni)Carla Stronge
Art Director - CroatiaTom McCullagh
Boom Operator Sound MaintenanceSimon Kerr (1)
Crowd HairDana Kalder
Post Production Supervisor (la)Melissa Demino
Post Production Supervisor (uk)Martin Mahon
 
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