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Game of Thrones: Garden of Bones

Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them. Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears. Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane. Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Sunday April 22nd, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Apr 23, 2012
HU (HBO) May 06, 2012


Guest Stars
Amrita AchariaAmrita Acharia
As Irri (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Andy KellegherAndy Kellegher
As Polliver (Man-At-Arms in Service of House Lannister)
Anthony Morris (1)Anthony Morris (1)
As The Tickler (Torturer and Interrogator)
Ben HawkeyBen Hawkey
As Hot Pie (Orphan Headed for The Wall)
Esmé BiancoEsmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Eugene SimonEugene Simon
As Lancel Lannister (Squire to King Robert Baratheon)
Finn JonesFinn Jones
As Loras Tyrell (Heir to Highgarden, Lover of Renly Baratheon)
Fintan McKeownFintan McKeown
As Amory Lorch (Knight Fighting for House Lannister)
Gethin AnthonyGethin Anthony
As Lord Renly Baratheon (Robert Baratheon's Brother, Lord of Storm's End)
Gwendoline ChristieGwendoline Christie
As Brienne of Tarth (Member of King Renly Baratheon's Kingsguard)
Ian BeattieIan Beattie
As Ser Meryn Trant (Knight of The Kingsguard)
Ian HanmoreIan Hanmore
As Pyat Pree (Warlock from Qarth, Member of The Thirteen)
Ian WhyteIan Whyte
As Ser Gregor Clegane (Head of House Clegane)
Joe DempsieJoe Dempsie
As Gendry (Bastard Son of Robert Baratheon)
Maisie DeeMaisie Dee
As Daisy (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Michael McElhattonMichael McElhatton
As Lord Roose Bolton (Lord of the Dreadfort and Head of House Bolton)
Nicholas BlaneNicholas Blane
As Spice King (Resident of Qarth, Member of The Thirteen)
Nonso AnozieNonso Anozie
As Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Powerful Merchant in City of Qarth)
Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
As Talisa Maegyr (Healer Working on The Battlefields)
Roxanne MckeeRoxanne Mckee
As Doreah (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Steven ColeSteven Cole
As Kovarro (Dothraki Bloodrider fo Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen)
Tony WayTony Way
As Dontos Hollard (King Joffrey Baratheon's Court Fool)
Main Cast
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Rory McCannRory McCann
As Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish
Charles DanceCharles Dance
As Lord Tywin Lannister
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
As Queen Margaery Tyrell
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Stephen DillaneStephen Dillane
As Stannis Baratheon
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
As Robb Stark
Liam CunninghamLiam Cunningham
As Davos Seaworth
Michelle FairleyMichelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
Carice Van HoutenCarice Van Houten
As Melisandre / 'The Red Woman'
Sophie Turner (2)Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
As Bronn


The episode begins and two guards are talking about Loras. Just then, they see their horses behave weirdly. Suddenly out of the darkness comes a dire wolf, which attacks them. Meanwhile Rob Stark and his men attack. Robb does not want to execute the prisoners, who have been taken in after his attack. He doesn’t want to torture the prisoners, because the Lannisters too hold prisoners, and he doesn’t want to give them an excuse to torture his sisters. He then restrains an injured man, whose foot is rotting, so it can be amputated. Later Robb talks to the nurse, who amputated the boy’s foot. She is clearly not happy with Robb as he waged this battle which has resulted in many deaths and injuries. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.65 Million Viewers

Opening Credits: This is the first episode since the beginning of the series in which Vaes Dothrak is not shown in the title sequence.

Casting: The Spice King (played by Nicholas Blane) does not appear in the novels.

Episode Title: 'Garden of Bones' is a reference to a description of Qart by Jorah Mormont to Daenerys: "The desert around their walls is called the Garden of Bones".

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain Title 

Episode Quotes
Tyrion Lannister: What kind of knight beats a helpless girl?
Meryn Trant: The kind who serves his king, Imp!
Bronn: Careful now. We don't want to get blood all over your pretty white cloak.
Tyrion Lannister: Someone get the girl something to cover herself with. She's to be your queen! Have you no regard for her honor?
Joffrey Baratheon: I'm punishing her.
Tyrion Lannister: For what crimes? She's not fighting her brother's battle, you halfwit.
Joffrey Baratheon: You can't talk to me like that. The king can do as he likes!
Tyrion Lannister: The Mad King did as he like. Has your uncle Jaime ever told you what happened to him?
Meryn Trant: No one threatens his grace in the presence of the Kingsguard!
Tyrion Lannister: I'm not threatening the king, Ser, I'm educating my nephew.
Tyrion Lannister: Bronn, the next time the Ser Meryn speaks, kill him.
Tyrion Lannister: That was a threat. See the difference?

Stannis Baratheon: For the sake of the mother who bore us, I will give you this one night to reconsider. Strike your banners, come to me before dawn, and I will grant you your old seat in the council. I'll even name you my heir...until a son is born to me. Otherwise, I shall destroy you.
Renly Baratheon: Look across those fields, brother. Do you see all those banners?
Stannis Baratheon: You think a few bolts of cloth will make you king?
Renly Baratheon: No. The men holding those bolts of cloth will make me king.
Stannis Baratheon: We shall see, Renly. Come the dawn, we shall see.
Melisandre: Look to your sins, Lord Renly. The night is dark and full of terrors.
Renly Baratheon: (to himself) Would you believe? I loved him once.

Roose Bolton: In my family we say, "A naked man has few secrets, a flayed man none."
Robb Stark: My father outlawed flaying in the North.
Roose Bolton: We're not in the North.
Robb Stark: We're not torturing them!
Roose Bolton: The high road's very pretty, but you'll have a hard time marching your army down it.

Melisandre: You should kneel before your brother. He's the Lord's Chosen, born amidst salt and smoke.
Renly Baratheon: Born amidst salt and smoke? Is he a ham?

Talisa: You're going to kill Joffrey?
Robb Stark: If the gods give me strength.
Talisa: And then what?
Robb Stark: I don't know. We'll go back to Winterfell. I have no desire to sit on the Iron Throne.
Talisa: So who will?
Robb Stark: I don't know.
Talisa: You're fighting to overthrow a king, and yet you have no plan for what comes after?
Robb Stark: First we have to win the war.

Daenerys Targaryen: When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who have wronged me. We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground. Turn us away and we will burn you first.

Episode Goofs
Audio Error:

When Arya is adding Polliver and The Mountain to her list of people to kill for the death of her father, when she says "The Mountain," her lip movements don't match the word.


Catelyn accuses Littlefinger of betraying Lord Eddard Stark. Catelyn should have no way of knowing that Littlefinger was responsible for Lord Eddard Stark's downfall.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 3: Arya and Gendry were captured at the end of 2x03 "What is Dead May Never Die".

Season 1, Episode 9: Littlefinger brings Catelyn Stark the head of her late husband, Eddard Stark, as a token of friendship. In 1x09 "Baelor" Lord Eddard Stark was executed on the orders of King Joffrey Baratheon.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence  |  Christopher Newman
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus  |  Oliver Butler
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorMark Taylor (2)
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
HairstylistGary Machin  |  Candice Banks  |  Rosalia Culora
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
Script CoordinatorAlanna Riddell
Assistant EditorRaphi Hill  |  Alan Freir  |  Jesse Parker
GafferTom Gates
OtherMaria Mulhall (Trainee Assistant Director)
Story EditorBryan Cogman
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Herbert (2)
Storyboard ArtistWilliam Simpson
Art DirectorAshleigh Jeffers  |  Heather Greenless
Costume SupervisorRachael Webb Crozier
Art Department CoordinatorKaren Batley
Visual Effects SupervisorRainer Gombos
Sound AssistantJames Atkinson
Best BoyCarlo McDonnell
Visual Effects ProducerSteve Kullback
Unit ManagerDamien Glenholmes
Rigging GafferSteve Casey
Assistant Art DirectorMark Lowry  |  Laura Ng
Makeup ArtistDaniel Lawson Johnson  |  Martina Byrne  |  Melissa Lackersteen
Best Boy GripJames Philpott
Concept ArtistKimberley Pope  |  Nick Ainsworth
Construction ManagerTom Martin (4)
Make-up DesignerPaul Engelen
Hair DesignerKevin Alexander (1)
Second Assistant DirectorAlex Jones (4)  |  Therese Friel
Prosthetics DesignerConor O'sullivan
Transport CaptainMaurice Brown
SFX SupervisorStuart Brisdon
Transportation ManagerAlan Crozier
Children's Acting CoachJulie Austin
A Camera GripRonan Murphy
B Camera GripGuy Bennett
Extras Coordinator NiStephen Kirk
Transportation AssistantGail McIlvenny
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
Crowd MakeupPam Smyth
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