Game of Thrones
Episode 203 – What Is Dead May Never Die
Aired April 15th, 2012
9 PM, HBO
Alas poor Yoren, we … didn’t really know you all that well, except you went out like a boss, which is really all anyone can ask for. Yes, another episode, another gruesome death, but at least it was a fantastic scene. Again, all you could ask for.
Also a new character is introduced – a Teutonic tower of a woman who becomes one of Renly’s knights, much to Loras’s chagrin. But hell, I would have hired her, ‘cause not only does she kick ass, but she looks to be about a foot taller than everyone around her. Even if she falls down as a warrior – which I doubt – she’s a fantastic human shield.
But the heart of this episode is power, and how the perception of it may be more important than the reality of it. Tyrion schools everyone with his fantastic string pulling, shrinking the “small council” in hopes that he doesn’t end up like Ned, betrayed and headless. Was it me, or did all the rest of you hear the screams of agonized hipsters in Portland when the “Cut off his beard”
line was spoken? Maybe it was just me.