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Game of Thrones: A Man Without Honor

Jaime meets a distant relative; Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying; Theon leads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness; Cersei counsels Sansa.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x7
Airdate: Sunday May 13th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 14, 2012
HU (HBO) May 27, 2012

  • Currently 9.1/10
9.1/10 (18 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Art Parkinson
As Rickon Stark (Youngest Son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark)
Donald Sumpter
As Maester Luwin (Maester of Winterfell)
Forbes Keir-Bucknall
As Black Lorren (Veteran Ironborn Raider Working For Theon Greyjoy)
Gwendoline Christie
As Brienne of Tarth (Former Member of King Renly Baratheon's Kingsguard)
Ian Hanmore
As Pyat Pree (Warlock from Qarth, Member of The Thirteen)
Ian Whyte
As Gregor Clegane (Head of House Clegane)
John Stahl
As Lord Rickard Karstark (Head of House Karstark, Fighting For Robb Stark)
Karl Davies
As Alton Lannister (Captive Knight from House Lannister)
Kristian Nairn
As Hodor (Bran's Servant at House Stark at Winterfell)
Laura Pradelska
As Quaithe (Woman From The Shadow Lands)
Michael McElhatton
As Roose Bolton (Lord of the Dreadfort and Head of House Bolton)
Natalia Tena
As Osha (Woman of The Free Folk, Servant to House Stark)
Nicholas Blane
As Spice King (Resident of Qarth, Member of The Thirteen)
Nonso Anozie
As Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Powerful Merchant in City of Qarth)
Oona Chaplin
As Lady Talisa (Healer Working on The Battlefields)
Ralph Ineson
As Dagmer Cleftjaw (Ironborn Reaver Working For Theon Greyjoy)
Rose Leslie
As Ygritte (Wildling North of The Wall, Prisoner of Jon Snow)
Sara Dylan
As Hand Maid (Handmaiden to Sansa Stark)
Steven Cole
As Kovarro (Dothraki Bloodrider fo Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen)
David Coakley
As Drennan (Ironborn Raider Killed By Osha)
David Sheehan
As Stark Guard (Guarding Jaime Lannister)
Donagh Deeney
As Winterfell Shepherd (Shepherd Murdered by Dagmer Cleftjaw)
Duncan Lacroix
As Torrhen Karstark (Son of Rickard Karstar)
Paul Caddell
As Jacks (Guardsman Fighting For Robb Stark)
Peter Ballance
As Farlen (Kennelmaster at Winterfell)
Slavko Juraga
As The Silk King (Member of The Thirteen)
Main Cast
Charles Dance
As Lord Tywin Lannister
Alfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
As Sandor Clegane
Nikolaj Coster Waldau
As Ser Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
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


The episode begins with Winterfell Theon waking up alone in bed. He chews out his men for letting Hodor, Bran, Rickon and Osha escape. One of his men points out Theon was busy having sex with Osha, so he beats and stomps on him. They head out after the Stark boys, bringing Maester Luwin with them. Meanwhile, Theon tells Luwin he won't kill the boys if he finds them soon. He's counting on his sister and her men to beat Robb's men back to Winterfell. The dogs start barking. But way ahead, the Stark boys are clear. They didn't bring enough food, but Bran doesn't want to risk stopping at a nearby farm and putting the family there at risk if Theon catches up to them. The Stark boys remember two young orphan boys that live there...

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 3.69 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'A Man Without Honor' refers to a comment Catelyn Stark makes to Jaime Lannister, "You are a man without honor".

Trivia: The scene in which Jaime Lannister kills his relative to try and escape Robb Starks' camp never occurred in the novels.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Theon Greyjoy: A cripple. You let a cripple escape. The boy can't walk, but somehow he slipped past you.
Lorren: The giant must've took him.
Theon Greyjoy: The giant? Hodor? Oh, that's all right, then. You let a halfwit escape with a cripple. And Rickon too, the little one?
Lorren: Gone. Along with the Wildling woman. The one you were f--king.
Theon Greyjoy: Right. Get the horses. And the hounds.

Tywin Lannister: Wolfsbane. A rare substance. This is no common assassin.
Gregor Clegane: We hanged twenty men last night.
Tywin Lannister: I don't care if you hanged a hundred. A man tried to kill me. I want his name and I want his head.
Gregor Clegane: We think it was an infiltrator from the Brotherhood Without Banners.
Tywin Lannister: Pretentious name for a band of outlaws. We can't allow rebels behind our lines to harass us with impunity. We look like fools and they look like heroes. That's how kings fall. I want them dead, every one.
Gregor Clegane: Killing them isn't the problem. It's finding them.
Tywin Lannister: Have you gone soft, Clegane? I always thought you had a talent for violence. Burn the villages, burn the farms. Let them know what it means to choose the wrong side.

Arya Stark: Visenya Targaryen was a great warrior. She had a Valyrian steel sword she called "Dark Sister."
Tywin Lannister: Hm. She's a heroine of yours, I take it. Aren't most girls more interested in the pretty maidens from the songs? Jonquil, with flowers in her hair?
Arya Stark: Most girls are idiots.
Tywin Lannister: You remind me of my daughter. Where did you learn all this stuff about Visenya and her Valyrian steel sword?
Arya Stark: From my father.
Tywin Lannister: He was a well-read stonemason? Can't say I've ever met a literate stonemason.
Arya Stark: Have you met many stonemasons, my lord?
Tywin Lannister: Careful now, girl. I enjoy you, but be careful.

Sansa Stark: Does it give you joy to scare people?
Sandor Clegane: No, it gives me joy to kill people.

Jaime Lannister: I'm not well suited for imprisonment. Shocking, I know. Some men are. Ned Stark...I imagine he made an excellent prisoner right up until the end. Not me, though...my life has left me uniquely unfit for constraint.

Tyrion Lannister: It's just you, me, and Joffrey. The Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.
Cersei Lannister: I'm sure you'll make a point eventually.
Tyrion Lannister: He needs to start acting like a king. This war you started is coming to our doorstep. And if the entire city wants Joffrey dead...
Cersei Lannister: I'm not the one giving the boy whores to abuse.
Tyrion Lannister: I thought the girls might help him.
Cersei Lannister: Did you?
Tyrion Lannister: I was wrong!

Ygritte: You could be free too. You don't need to live your whole life taking commands from old men. Wake up when you want to wake up. I could show you the streams to fish, the woods to hunt. Build yourself a cabin and find a woman to lie with in the night. You're a pretty lad. Girls would claw each other's eyes out to get naked with you.
Jon Snow: Walk.
Ygritte: I could teach you how to do it.
Jon Snow: I know how to do it.
Ygritte: You know nothing, Jon Snow.

Episode Goofs
Editing Error:

Guest star David Sheehan, who plays a Stark Guard, has his name spelled incorrectly in the credits. It is spelled instead as 'David Sheenan.'

Cultural References
Muammar Gaddafi: 'A Man Without Honor' was filmed shortly after Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed, and filmed.

The footage of the mob surrounding his body loosely inspired the scene where Jaime Lannister is captured and dragged into camp by soldiers who want him killed.

Episode References
Season 2, Episode 6: Jon Snow was separated from the rest of the men of the Night's Watch in 2x06 "The Old Gods and the New" while looking for wildlings.

Season 2, Episode 6: Theon Greyjoy took over Winterfell in 2x06 "The Old Gods and the New".

Season 2, Episode 6: Bran and Rickon escaped Winterfell at the end of 2x06 "The Old Gods and the New" with the help of Osha and Hodor.

Season 2, Episode 6: Daenerys' dragons were stolen from her in 2x06 "The Old Gods and the New" while in Qarth.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence  |  Christopher Newman
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus  |  Oliver Butler
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorRaymond Kirk
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
Story EditorBryan Cogman
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