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Game of Thrones: The Night Lands

In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany's scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x2
Airdate: Sunday April 08th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 09, 2012
HU (HBO) Apr 22, 2012
FI (YLE TV2) Feb 14, 2013


Guest Stars
Daniel PortmanDaniel Portman
As Podrick Payne (Young Squire Who Wants to Be A Knight)
Sahara KniteSahara Knite
As Armeca (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Karl DaviesKarl Davies
As Alton Lannister (Captive Knight from House Lannister)
Hannah MurrayHannah Murray
As Gilly (Daughter and Wife of Craster)
Lucian MsamatiLucian Msamati
As Salladhor Saan (Supporter of King Stannis Baratheon, Owns Warships)
Kerr LoganKerr Logan
As Matthos Seaworth (Son of Ser Davos Seaworth)
Gemma WhelanGemma Whelan
As Yara Greyjoy (Theon Greyjoy's Older Sister)
Andy BeckwithAndy Beckwith
As Rorge (Criminal Recruited Into The Night's Watch)
Esmé BiancoEsmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Eros VlahosEros Vlahos
As Lommy Greenhands (Orphan Headed for The Wall)
Ben HawkeyBen Hawkey
As Hot Pie (Orphan Headed for The Wall)
Steven ColeSteven Cole
As Kovarro (Dothraki Bloodrider fo Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen)
Amrita AchariaAmrita Acharia
As Irri (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Roxanne MckeeRoxanne Mckee
As Doreah (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Ben CromptonBen Crompton
As Eddison Tollett (Brother of The Night's Watch)
Mark StanleyMark Stanley
As Grenn (Ranger in The Night's Watch)
Joe DempsieJoe Dempsie
As Gendry (Bastard Son of Robert Baratheon)
Tom WlaschihaTom Wlaschiha
As Jaqen H'ghar (Criminal Joining The Night's Watch)
Dominic CarterDominic Carter
As Commander Janos Slynt (Commander of The City Watch in King's Landing)
Francis MageeFrancis Magee
As Yoren (Recruiter for The Night's Watch)
Patrick MalahidePatrick Malahide
As King Balon Greyjoy (Head of House Greyjoy, Father of Theon Greyjoy)
Robert PughRobert Pugh
As Craster (Member of The Free Folk, Ally of The Night's Watch)
Julian GloverJulian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Amy DawsonAmy Dawson
As Captain's Daughter (Sleeps With Theon Greyjoy)
Main Cast
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Kit HaringtonKit Harington
As Jon Snow
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Stephen DillaneStephen Dillane
As Stannis Baratheon
Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham
As Davos Seaworth
Carice Van HoutenCarice Van Houten
As Melisandre / 'The Red Woman'
John Bradley (2)John Bradley (2)
As Samwell Tarly
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Conleth HillConleth Hill
As Lord Varys
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
As Bronn
Alfie AllenAlfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy


The scene opens, and Arya taunts prisoners in a cage, who think she's the boy Ary. Gendry warns her to stay away. She hides when she sees riders from King's Landing. She thinks they're there for her; and is visibly terrified by the thought. The soldier cites a warrant for someone, but the leader of the caravan holds a knife to his balls. He announces they're looking for a boy called Gendry with a bull's head helmet and there's a reward; for anyone who can give any information about the boy. They ride off, threatening to be back later for his head. The camp eyes Gendry. In the castle, Tyrion comes home to find Shae chatting with Lord Varys. She told Varys they met in Tywin's kitchen. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.76 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'The Night Lands' refers to the term the which in Dothraki means the "land of the dead."

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Tyrion Lannister: Tell me, when your men slaughtered Ned Stark's men at the throne room, did you give the orders?
Janos Slynt: I did, and I would again. The man was a traitor. He tried to buy my loyalty.
Tyrion Lannister: The fool. He had no idea you were already bought.
Janos Slynt: Are you drunk? I won't have my honor questioned by an imp!
Tyrion Lannister: I'm not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I'm denying its existence.

Arya Stark: You're a liar.
Gendry: You know you shouldn't insult people that are bigger than you are.
Arya Stark: Then I wouldn't get to insult anyone.

Balon Greyjoy: Who gave you those clothes? Is it Ned Stark's pleasure to make you his daughter?
Theon Greyjoy: My clothes offend you, I will change them.
Balon Greyjoy: You will. That bauble 'round your neck, did you pay the iron price for it or the gold? I asked a question. Did you pull it from the neck of a corpse you made or did you buy it to match your fine clothes? Iron or gold?
Theon Greyjoy: Gold.

Petyr Baelish: Sometimes those with the most power have the least grace.

Salladhor Saan: I've been all over the world, my boy, and everywhere I go people tell me about the 'true gods', they all think they found the right one. The one true god is what's between a woman's legs, and better yet a queen's legs.

Arya Stark: Gendry's an armorer's apprentice. Hot Pie, tell Gendry what makes a fight into a battle.
Hot Pie: It's, um...when they've got armor on.
Gendry: And who told you that?
Hot Pie: A knight.
Gendry: How'd you know he was a knight?
Hot Pie: Well...'cause he's got armor on.
Gendry: You don't have to be a knight to buy armor. Any idiot can buy armor.
Hot Pie: How do you know?
Gendry: 'Cause I sold armor.

Cersei Lannister: You want to be Hand of the King? You want to rule? This is what ruling is; lying on a bed of weeds, ripping them out by the root, one by one, before they strangle you in your sleep!
Tyrion Lannister: I'm no king, but I think there's more to ruling than that.
Cersei Lannister: I don't care what you think! You've never taken it seriously; you haven't, Jaime hasn't! It's all fallen on me.
Tyrion Lannister: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.
Cersei Lannister: You're funny. You've always been funny, but none of your jokes will match the first one, will they? Do you remember, back when you ripped my mother open on your way out of her and she bled to death?
Tyrion Lannister: She was my mother too.
Cersei Lannister: Mother gone, for the sake of you. There's no bigger joke in the world than that.

Episode Goofs

When Sam is talking with the other Rangers he is wearing a fur coat. The collar of the padded coat is sticking up with a metal ring on it. In the next shot, the collar has been tucked in.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 1: In 2x01 "The North Remembers," the name of King Robert's bastard son, Gendry, and his location (on his way to the Wall) were discovered.

Season 2, Episode 1: In 2x01 "The North Remembers" both King Robb Stark and Lord Stannis Baratheon send letters to King's Landing about the unlawful reign of King Joffrey.

Season 2, Episode 1: Melisandre named Lord Stannis Baratheon the rightful heir to the throne in 2x01 "The North Remembers," and plans to help him take it from Joffrey and the Lannisters.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence  |  Christopher Newman
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorRichard Goodwin
Second Assistant DirectorCiara Tinney
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
Story EditorBryan Cogman
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Herbert (2)
Visual Effects ProducerSteve Kullback
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