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Game of Thrones: Valar Morghulis

Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards to his subjects. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift from Jaqen; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself to Qhorin.

Source: HBO


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x10
Airdate: Sunday June 03rd, 2012


Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) Jun 04, 2012
HU (HBO) Jun 17, 2012

  • Currently 9.5/10
9.5/10 (23 Votes cast)
Starring Roles
Jason MomoaJason Momoa
As Khal Drogo (Appears In A Vision To Daenerys)
Recurring

Guest Stars
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
As Rickon Stark (Youngest Son of Eddard and Catelyn Stark)
Recurring
Ben CromptonBen Crompton
As Eddison Tollett (Brother of The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Ben HawkeyBen Hawkey
As Hot Pie (Orphan Travelling with Gendry and Arya)
Recurring
Daniel PortmanDaniel Portman
As Podrick Payne (Young Squire Who Wants to Be A Knight)
Recurring
Donald SumpterDonald Sumpter
As Maester Luwin (Maester of Winterfell)
Recurring
Edward DoglianiEdward Dogliani
As Rattleshirt (Leader Among The Free Folk)
Recurring
Esmé BiancoEsmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in King's Landing Brothel)
Recurring
Finn JonesFinn Jones
As Loras Tyrell (Heir to Highgarden, Lover of Renly Baratheon)
Recurring
Forbes Keir-BucknallForbes Keir-Bucknall
As Black Lorren (Veteran Ironborn Raider Working For Theon Greyjoy)
Recurring
Gwendoline ChristieGwendoline Christie
As Brienne of Tarth (Escorting Jaime Lannister to King's Landing)
Recurring
Ian HanmoreIan Hanmore
As Pyat Pree (Warlock from Qarth, Member of The Thirteen)
Recurring
Joe DempsieJoe Dempsie
As Gendry (Bastard Son of Robert Baratheon)
Recurring
Julian GloverJulian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Recurring
Kristian NairnKristian Nairn
As Hodor (Bran's Servant at House Stark at Winterfell)
Recurring
Mark StanleyMark Stanley
As Grenn (Ranger in The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Natalia TenaNatalia Tena
As Osha (Woman of The Free Folk, Helping Bron and Rickon)
Recurring
Nonso AnozieNonso Anozie
As Xaro Xhoan Daxos (Powerful Merchant in City of Qarth)
Recurring
Oona ChaplinOona Chaplin
As Talisa (Healer, Love Interest of Robb Stark)
Recurring
Ralph InesonRalph Ineson
As Dagmer Cleftjaw (Ironborn Reaver Working For Theon Greyjoy)
Recurring
Rose LeslieRose Leslie
As Ygritte (Wildling North of The Wall)
Recurring
Roxanne MckeeRoxanne Mckee
As Doreah (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Recurring
Simon ArmstrongSimon Armstrong
As Qhorin Halfhand (Experienced Member of The Night's Watch)
Recurring
Steven ColeSteven Cole
As Kovarro (Dothraki Bloodrider fo Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen)
Recurring
Tom WlaschihaTom Wlaschiha
As Jaqen H'ghar (Former Criminal Of The Night's Watch, Helps Arya)
Recurring
Patrick OPatrick O'Kane
As Jaqen's New Face
Terry ByrneTerry Byrne
As Septon (Marries King Robb Stark and Lady Talisa Maegyr)
Wren Ros Elliot-SloanWren Ros Elliot-Sloan
As Rhaego (Daenerys' Son, Seen In A Vision)
Main Cast
Charles DanceCharles Dance
As Lord Tywin Lannister
Natalie DormerNatalie Dormer
As Queen Margaery Tyrell
Alfie AllenAlfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy
Nikolaj Coster WaldauNikolaj Coster Waldau
As Ser Jaime Lannister
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain GlenIain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit HaringtonKit Harington
As Jon Snow
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Richard MaddenRichard Madden
As Robb Stark
Michelle FairleyMichelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
Emilia ClarkeEmilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner (2)Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Conleth HillConleth Hill
As Lord Varys
Stephen DillaneStephen Dillane
As Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley (2)John Bradley (2)
As Samwell Tarly
Carice Van HoutenCarice Van Houten
As Melisandre
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish

Recap

The episode begins and Tyrion wakes up bandaged to find Maester Pycelle standing over his bed. He calls for someone to alert Varys and Bronn that he's still alive. Meanwhile, Pycelle informs him that Stannis suffered a stunning defeat at the hands of his father Tywin. Tyrion has been moved to decidedly less comfortable accommodations. He's informed he's no longer Hand of the King. In the Throne Room, King Joffrey proclaims his grandfather Twyin the new Hand of the King. And Petyr Baelish, for uniting the houses of Lannister and Tyrell, gets the Castle of Harrenhal. In the crowd, Varys glowers. Meanwhile, Joffrey promises Loras Tyrell anything he should ask for. Loras suggests that his sister Margaery remains "innocent" and he'd like to join their two houses. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 4.20 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'Valar Morghulis' is a High Valyrian phrase that means "all men must die."

Trivia: The sword fight scene between Jon Snow and Qhorin Halfhand took two days to film. It was shot outside near a cliff with a 500 foot drop.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits


Episode Quotes
Petyr Baelish: My Lady. My sincerest condolences.
Sansa Stark: They're right, I'm not good enough for him.
Petyr Baelish: You shouldn't say that. You'll be good enough for many things. He'll still enjoy beating you, and, now that you're a woman, he'll be able to enjoy you in other ways as well.
Sansa Stark: But if he's not marrying me...
Petyr Baelish: He'll let you go home? Joffrey's not the sort of boy who gives away his toys. You have a tender heart, just like your mother did at your age. I can see so much of her in you. She was like a sister to me. For her sake, I'll help get you home.
Sansa Stark: King's Landing is my home now.
Petyr Baelish: Look around you. We're all liars here, and every one of us is better than you.

Arya Stark: How did you know we'd be here?
Jaqen H'ghar: After all the things you have seen, this is your question?

Lord Varys: There are many who know that without you this city faced certain defeat. The king won't give you any honors, the histories won't mention you, but we will not forget.

Tyrion Lannister: Well?
Shae: You are a mess.
Tyrion Lannister: I'm a monster as well as a dwarf...you should charge me double.

Theon Greyjoy: You hear that? That's the mating call of the Northmen. They want to f--k us. Well, I haven't had a good f--k in weeks. I'm ready for one. They say that every ironborn man is worth a dozen from the mainland. You think they're right? We die today, brothers. We die bleeding from 100 wounds with arrows in our necks and spears in our guts, but our war cries will echo through eternity. They will sing about the battle of Winterfell until the Iron Islands have slipped beneath the waves. Every man, woman and child will know who we were and how long we stood. Aggar and Gelmarr, Wex and Urzen, Stygg and Black Lorren. Ironborn warriors will cry out our names as they leap onto the shores of Seagard and Faircastle. Mothers will name their sons for us. Girls will think of us with their lovers inside them. And whoever kills that f--king horn-blower will stand in bronze above the shores of Pyke! What is dead may never die!
(Theon gets hit over the head and knocked out)
Black Lorren: I thought he'd never shut up.
Dagmer Cleftjaw: It was a good speech, I didn't want to interrupt.

Tyrion Lannister: Pod...
Podrick Payne: Yes, my lord.
Tyrion Lannister: Would it be excessive of me to ask you to save my life twice in a week?
Podrick Payne: No, my lord.



Episode Goofs
Factual Error:

When the Dothraki are ransacking the city of Quath, Jorah says to them "Mas ovray movekkhi moskay," which is subtitled as "take all the gold and jewels!" What that really translates to is "The remaining valuables are for loading." The line was ad-libbed by actor Iain Glen (Jorah) because there was no time to get the correct translation from language consultant David J. Peterson in time to shoot the episode.



Episode References
Season 2, Episode 9: The Lannisters won the Battle of Blackwater in 2x09 "Blackwater," when Tywin Lannister arrived at King's Landing.

Season 2, Episode 9: Tyrion Lannister was injured in 2x09 "Blackwater" during the battle against Stannis' army.

Season 2, Episode 7: Jon Snow was captured by wildlings in 2x07 "A Man Without Honor" after being tricked by Ygritte.

Season 2, Episode 8: Daenerys Targaryen found out where her dragons were being held in the city of Qarth in 2x08 "The Prince of Winterfell".

Season 2, Episode 5: Margaery is in King's Landing, and plans to marry King Joffrey. Her previous husband, Renly Baratheon, was killed in 2x05 "The Ghost of Harrenhal."



Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence  |  Christopher Newman
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus  |  Oliver Butler
Line ProducerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorRichard Goodwin
Second Assistant DirectorCiara Tinney
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
Story EditorBryan Cogman
 
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