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Second Sons 

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Daenerys tries to persuade the Second Sons to join her against Yunkai. Stannis releases Davos from the dungeons. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker. Sansa and Tyrion wed.

Director:

Michelle MacLaren

Writers:

George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Charles Dance ... Tywin Lannister
Liam Cunningham ... Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane ... Stannis Baratheon
Carice van Houten ... Melisandre (as Carice Van Houten)
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Joe Dempsie ... Gendry
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae
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Storyline

The time for Tyrion's wedding to Sansa has arrived. His resolve to not go through with wedding has evaporated and he now accepts its inevitability. He explains to Sansa why he feels he has to go through with it and she too is prepared to do her duty. Joffrey goes out of his way to embarrass them both at the ceremony. Arya assumed Sandor Clegane was taking her to King's Landing and is surprised when tells her where they're going. The Yunkai have hired an army to protect them and Daenerys tries to convince their leaders to come to her side. Most reject her proposal but one decides to take matters into his own hands. Melissandre returns home intent on showing the power of a king's blood. Sam and Gilly encounter a white walker. Written by garykmcd

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

GBP4,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

In the novel, Daario and Prendahl na Ghezn are two of three captains of sellsword company called Stormcrows. In the show, the Stormcrows are combined with the Second Sons. See more »

Goofs

At the wedding of Tyrion and Sansa, Tyrion fills his wine to the brim of the glass. In the next shot, the glass is far less full. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: [as Arya snuck up on him with rock, poised to strike] I'll give you one try, girl.
[looks up at her]
Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane: Kill me and you're free. But if I live, I'll break both your hands. Go on, hit me. Hit me hard.
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Connections

Referenced in Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall (2017) See more »

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Main Title
(uncredited)
Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Czech Film Orchestra and Choir
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A long way from second rate
16 January 2018 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Came to 'Game of Thrones' fairly late in the game and due to being so busy the binge-watching was gradual. Have found myself truly loving the show, very quickly becoming one of my favourites. It totally lives up to the hype and not only does it do the brilliant source material justice (a rarity in television) it is on its own merits one of the finest, most addictive and consistently compelling shows in recent years and quality-wise it puts a lot of films in recent years to shame.

"Second Sons" is not my favourite episode of Season 3, that belongs to "And Now His Watch is Ended" (though it is one of the better ones), but it is a step up from the previous episode "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" (very good still, but not great). It sets up the following episodes very well with a huge amount to recommend. Some meandering pacing is the sole drawback from personal opinion to a great episode that is a long way from second rate.

The scenes between Tyrion and Sansa, both humorous and intense, and Ser Davos and Stannis are particularly strong in the character interaction, but the highlight of the episode is the electrifying ending, one of the season's best bar none. The acting is uniformly very strong, outstanding in the case of especially Peter Dinklage.

Visually, "Second Sons" looks amazing. The scenery is throughout spectacular, the sets are hugely atmospheric and beautiful on the eyes with a real meticulous eye for detail and the costumes suit the characters to a tee. The make-up is beautifully done. The visual effects are some of the best of any television programme and are not overused or abused, the scale, the detail and how they actually have character and soul are better than those in a lot of the big-budget blockbusters. As well the cinematography and editing, which are cinematic quality as well.

One cannot talk about "Second Sons" without mentioning the thematically, orchestrally and atmospherically multi-layered music scoring and the unforgettable main theme. Again, worthy of a high-budget fantasy/action/drama film.

It is hard not to be bowled over by the quality of the writing, outstanding isn't a strong enough adjective to describe how good the writing is once again. It always has a natural flow, is layered and thought-provoking and demonstrates a wide range of emotions such as suspenseful tension, poignant pathos and witty humour. The story is paced beautifully, structured with such nuance and attention to coherence, a high emotional level and is done with intelligence, passion and sensitivity.

In summation, great episode. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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