Promo For GAME OF THRONES S203 "What is Dead May Never Die"

"You think that piece of paper keeps you safe? Ned Stark had a piece of paper too". The second ep of season 2 of HBO's fantasy series has just ended, now have a look at the promo for next week's ep..

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/8/2012
A bit less violence, but a lot more scheming and bizarrely funny sex in this week's episode. But more on that in my review which should be up tomorrow. For now here is an exciting promo for the third episode, entitled "What Is Dead May Never Die", the words spoken by the Greyjoys of Pyke..




At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.


Next Sunday sees the introduction of the lovely Natalie Dormer (Captain America: TFA) as Margaery Tyrell, and also Gwendoline Christie as a character that is sure to become a fan favorite, Brienne Of Tarth.









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SamWinchester - 4/8/2012, 7:56 PM
CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PreparationH - 4/8/2012, 8:22 PM
Game Of Thrones & Breaking Bad will likely be the best dramas of 2012 with good reason. Only complaint about GoT right now is way to munch sex scenes. Thats more of spartacus's strong suite, this season is to short and the second book is to long for it to be wasted. Titties are fine though, just progress the story with it.
RorMachine - 4/8/2012, 8:25 PM
Yeah I kinda agree. I mean sex scenes are all well and good, and most of this week's shagging was played for laughs, but I do feel it's also being used just for shock value at times. "It's HBO so we can", but that doesn't mean you have to.
ValarMorghulis - 4/8/2012, 8:28 PM
If that's supposed to be Asha Greyjoy @ 00:18 I am so disappointed.
soforizo - 4/8/2012, 9:05 PM
It was a good episode as usual, but have to agree. Maybe the sex didn't took a whole lot of minutes, but with so few minutes to spare, it felt like the story was advanced at a snail pace.
SymbioteSpidey1 - 4/8/2012, 9:17 PM
i love the series but i do agree that there is way too many sex scenes in it. i mean seriously, a whore walks by in the brothel with her tits out while people are having a conversation relevant to the plot, that fine. but im getting kinda tired of seeing greyjoy nailing every girl he sees.
Asterisk - 4/8/2012, 9:23 PM
I'm reading the first book right now and loving it! :D But I think that quote in the description might be a spoiler to me...
Ceejay - 4/8/2012, 10:22 PM
The books have loads of sex scenes, the show has loads of sex scenes, its a ancient time where being a prude was not even a 2nd thought and Political Correctness type rules were light years from being invented. Viewers complaining about sex scenes should really find a less realistic show to watch like Merlin. This show set out for mature viewers only and aint about to change for a handful of moaning prudes. The first episode of last season set the standard, if you didn't want to see more of that content, then you shouldn't of got on board this ship!
STARKILLER21 - 4/8/2012, 10:49 PM
I can't wait for the next episode, the sex scenes waste too much time in the show but I find it easy to ignore it.
I read the first 3 books and LOVE them, reading the 4th book, only 1/4 into the book and I like it.
I respect George RR Martin for making the books but don't like some of his decisions he made in them.

STARKILLER21 - 4/8/2012, 11:05 PM
However still have to give him credit for making the books epic and if not for him, Game of Thrones wouldn't be on tv.
Hellsing - 4/9/2012, 1:41 AM
oh wow people are actually complaining about sex, ok then didn't think it was distracting or anything. excellent episode. And If I remember correctly the book probably has more sex in it, dare I say the sex in the show is quiet tame.
soforizo - 4/9/2012, 2:39 AM
Ceejay: "Viewers complaining about sex scenes should really find a less realistic show to watch like Merlin."

Cuz nothing speaks "realistic" as a show with effin dragons! Then again, you seem to think GoT minus the sex does = effin' Merlin. Really? This has little to do with maturity, as there's plenty of sex going around in real life before most of us get to be "mature".

I love GoT, but very little was done last night to advance the story and not for lack of material.
Ceejay - 4/9/2012, 2:50 AM
'Realism' in context of its genre or are you incapable of making that distinction? 'Realism' by definition does not mean simply the world you live in and its rules! Fantasy as a genre naturaly has to define its world by making it as realistic to the OPEN MINDED as possible by relating situations and elements that we are familiar with through our own knowledge, experiences and historical references. GoT goes very far to recreate similar set designs, costumes and social elements of what we would consider our own histories into its fabled land to make the show as realistic as possible and for you prudes that still think storks deliver babies, unfortunately back in those days, people had a lot more frequent and unbound sex unlike the PC world we live in today. Grow up!

And as for Merlin, yes its more unrealistic because they have way inaccurate elements like black people playing knights hundreds of years before they even arrived in England! I could give you a simple history lesson but I think you really need to just go back to school if you consider something like Merlin as artistically realistic as GoT.
Ceejay - 4/9/2012, 3:44 AM
soforizo:"I love GoT, but very little was done last night to advance the story and not for lack of material."

Really?

1: We're introduced to Jaqen H'ghar in the cage with three prisoners.

2: We discover that Gendy knows Arya's secret.

3: Everyone learns that The royal house is searching for Gendy and has a price on his head.

4: We learn that Vary's knows the secret location of Tirions whore whom his father forbid to bring to the city.

5: We learned that the west still do not take heed of the Black watch's warning of the dead walkers returning.

6: We learned that one of Crasters young wives is pregnant and wishes to escape with the Nightwatch.

7: Rhakaro died!

8: Theon Greyjoy finally returned home to join his fathers forces with Robb Stark and we're introduced to Lordsport.

9: We're introduced to Theon Sister who has learned to fight and lead in the place of her dead brothers who died in the rebellion that Theon was taken as a prisoner and ward to Ed Stark.

10: We are introduced to Theon's father and learn he has his own plans to reclaim his position as King.

11: We learned that LittleFinger does not have a single remorseful bone in his body and only cares about coin and acquisition of power.

12: We learned that it wasn't Cersei Lannister who ordered the killing of Robert's Bastards but Jofferey!

13: We learn that Tyrion as the new hand of the king intends to usurp his sisters control of Kings Landing by initially taking control of the City Watch and placing Bronn in charge.

14: We also learn Tyrion has a sense of justice when he accuses the old City Watch commander of betraying Ed Stark and the immoral killing of children, banishing to take the Black and join the brothers on the Wall.

15: We Learn that Stannis's forces are the smallest out of all claiming the thrones and he has to enlist pirates to bolster his only strong point, his fleet.

16: We learned that the main reason Cersei despises Tyrion is because their mother died giving birth to him, not because he was born an unfavourable midget.

17: We learn that Melisandre has designs to further control Stannis by giving him a son where his estranged wife could only produce daughters.

18: We finally discover what Craster does to his boy children and his pact with the "Others".

..none of these points drove the story any further for you? Either you're watching with the sound on mute or content and exposition does not equate to story in your opinion!

16: We learn that Davos's son is more devout a follower of Stannis and the God of Light than his father which could lead to future conflict.

17:
HavocPrime - 4/9/2012, 5:06 AM
What Ceejay said, and if your bothered by the amount of sex in this show, then avoid Spartacus: Gods of the Arena at all costs, as it's pretty much an orgy for three episodes straight
RorMachine - 4/9/2012, 5:46 AM
Nah, once again Ceejay is almost completely missing the point and seizing an excuse to have a little moan as usual. It has absolutely nothing to do with being a prude. You ever heard of the word "gratuitous"? Because last night's little double peephole/blowjob/cumwipe scene was the very definition of the word. Don't you understand that those scenes don't bother people (at least most people that have issue with it on here I suspect) because of how graphic they are, they bother them because they are so clearly shoved in simply because it's completely obvious that the show makers are only doing it because they know they can. It only happens to be sex, if we saw the characters playing fracking ping pong frequently in scenes that weren't at all relevant to the plot it would be just as annoying!
MarkJulian - 4/9/2012, 6:16 AM
@CeeJay GRRM's books are usually very very slow in the beginning and then ties all the early stuff into larger reveals at the end.

@Ror WTF? Stannis and Melisandre?
RorMachine - 4/9/2012, 7:14 AM
@GC, yeah I know..bit of a deviation from the books, although it's hinted that she is using sex to partly influence and control Stannis, it's never confirmed. Didn't bother me too much though.

Oh and just as an addition top the "sexposition" discussion, I think the reviewer over at Vulture sums it up pretty well..

Before we end for today, let’s talk about sex. There was a lot of it on display last night, even more so than usual (which is saying something). Was all of it worth it? The sexposition scene with the captain’s daughter made me incredibly uncomfortable: the girl seemed so exposed, so obviously exploited. But ultimately, I felt the graphicness of the scene was justifiable. Her vulnerability, and Theon’s callousness with her, made an important point about Theon’s character — though the choice to let the camera linger on her seemed less than necessary. The scenes in Littlefinger’s brothel, on the other hand, seemed entirely gratuitous. It’s a brothel. We know what happens there. And did we really need to see him wipe the cum off one girl’s face before sending her off to another client? What are we supposed to learn from that moment — that sex involves a lot of stray fluids?
mctrinket - 4/9/2012, 7:18 AM
A bit wordy last night. Lots of jibber-jabbing. Littlefinger seems to get far too much screen time. The scene with the whore was completely unnecessary and far too long. The scene with the pirate was likewise far too long and chatty. Overall it was a very lackluster episode that probably tried to cover too much ground.

Still love the show though!
ThaMessenger07 - 4/9/2012, 7:30 AM
I don't mind the sex scenes in GoT. They fall well within the story and do tend to move a characters individual arch along, at the very least.

Spartacus is imo just extra. The sex scenes there are clearly for Shock value. While the ancient Greeks were probably one of the most outrageously sexual societies to exist, the show clearly throws the sex in there to match it violence, which is exaggerated and unnecessary at times.
nonserviam - 4/9/2012, 7:35 AM
If you think there is too much sex now, wait until we're introduced to Jon Snow's "Fire Born" friend.......

Aside from Stannis going at it with Melisandre, which I don't actually remember happening in the book (I'll have to reread it now,) it's all there in the books given to George RR Martin himself. If you don't like it, I'm sure he'll be more than happy to take your advice into account and just kill off the rest of your favorite characters in the next book.....
Gmoney84 - 4/9/2012, 7:41 AM
Last night was a great episode. I have to agree with Ceejay completely that it drove to story along nicely.

Gendry is being played brilliantly. Last nights episode was a nice showing for him.

Jaqen is interesting. One of my favorite characters from the books. He will be interesting when they reach Harrenhal.

There was a good bit of sex in the episode but it was all warranted. Theon's scene with the ships captain's daughter is straight out of the book. And the Littlefinger scene was used primarily to show one thing...Kings Landing is a dirty, vile place and those who play the Game of Thrones care very little for anything outside of their own gain and power. It also showed the citizens reaction to the Gold Cloak's murdering all of those people at Joffrey's command. That will play a huge role later in the season when things get rather difficult in King's Landing.

The world of Westeros is hard, dangerous and mean. Last nights episode did a great job of further conveying that.
ThaMessenger07 - 4/9/2012, 7:48 AM
I disagree with the Peephole complaint.

He was watching and making sure the performance was appropriate(running his business).

The other guy was a pervert and got off on getting blown while watching other people have sex.

The blow job was just to show how visceral a businessman he is. The young girl blew the guy, finished him off. She came outside and a man was complaining about bad service. He said all is well, cleaned the nut off her mouth and presented her to the man. They kissed, showing how disgusting a human he is when it comes to making that extra penny.

After this clear display of dirty business management, he threatens one of his employee's that is sad because her newborn baby has been killed in front of her.

IMO it was a growing display of how awful a human being he really is.
RorMachine - 4/9/2012, 8:08 AM
Nope, we knew absolutely everything about what type of person Littlefinger was, what type of place Westeros (particularly Kings Landing) was and what goes on in a damn whorehouse before witnessing that scene. It was shoved in there for the sake of it, end of. The content didn't bother me..who doesn't enjoy seeing hot naked women shagging?..the reasons for it did. GOT is far too classy and well put together series to start to fall into these type of traps imo.
DarkDefender - 4/9/2012, 9:23 AM
We also learned that fingerblasting your sister is cool on a horse.
Talontd - 4/9/2012, 9:36 AM
@MCTRINKET

LITTLEFINGER is integral to the storyline, in lots of ways he ties SOOOOO many things together.


@CEEJAY

Great breakdown for those who obviously weren't paying attention.


@ROR

I disagree as well, i think the brothel scene was used to remind the audience of just how viscious LITTLEFINGER is. The monologue he delivered to the girl was EXCELLENT (that dude is a fantastic actor), and i think the scenes preceding that go towards events coming in the future. LITTLEFINGER thinks he he is above all that, never does he sleep with those "whores", instead saving himself for someone highborn. You don't think it bothers him that he's stuck wiping the mouth of whores and putting out these petty fires?

You've read the books as well, so you know how high of station LITTLEFINGER yearns to be. I thought that brothel scene was brilliant.



***************SPOILER********************




This year, wiping semen from a whores mouth....next year, King of......

Ya get me? :)
Gmoney84 - 4/9/2012, 9:38 AM
@ThaMessenger...that wasn't Ros' kid that was killed it was another chick. The girl that Ned Stark met before his fight with Jaime in season 1.
Mentok - 4/9/2012, 9:58 AM
I'm with @ROR on this one. We already know how things work in King's Landing and the kind of person Littlefinger is, yesterday's brothel scene did nothing for the character IMO.

I love me some T&A but last night's scenes felt clumsy (Greyjoy and the girl/Brothel/Stannis and Melisandre), I'd rather have that time spent in something else.
ThaMessenger07 - 4/9/2012, 10:50 AM
I'm sorry you are correct Gmoney, none the less she cried due to the horrible act, rightfully so.

Not to mention the scene was still meant to showcase how ruthless "Littlefinger" is when it comes to his paper.

Ror, I completely disagree. We had an Idea of how the people were but it was never elaborated on in this light. There not falling into a trap, it's not nearly as bad a Spartacus. There is still purpose for plot in these sequences. Seeing as all the sex scenes, carried dialogue I think it's quite stupid to feel they were slapped in for "Shock Value". Not to mention, the characters in the show are all at some point a lesser evil, when we begin to find favor in them, it is necessary to remind the viewer what they are capable of.

Gusto always going with the opposite of me.

I'm Young, he's older than Daylight!
I'm handsome, he's uglier then Sin!
I'm tall and tough, he's a short Nancy!
I like Pizza & Burgers, he likes Penis!
I like Women, he super likes penis!

Never see eye to eye with this guy.....
ThaMessenger07 - 4/9/2012, 11:25 AM
Gusto Supports the Taliban....so yeah...

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