RECAP: No One Is Safe On 'Game Of Thrones'
HBO's Emmy-winning medieval drama Game of Thrones has fans hooked with cliffhangers and multiple story arcs that often send beloved (or reviled) characters to their graves, and Sunday's episode — "A Man Without Honor" — was no exception. If you haven't seen it yet, then you should know that what follows contains MAJOR SPOILERS, so beware.
Following up on last week's "The Old Gods and the New," which left us in suspense over the theft of Princess Daenerys Targaryen's (Emilia Clarke) three baby dragons, we return to the walled city of Qarth to find Daenerys scrambling to decide who to trust. As it turns out, neither rags-to-riches merchant/suitor Xaro Xhoan Daxos nor warlock Pyat Pree were good candidates, considering their conspiracy to [SPOILER ALERT!] kidnap Daenerys's dragons, kill her people, and crown Xaro the King of Qarth. And, perhaps for the first time in the entire series, it is overwhelmingly clear that Daenerys's seemingly most loyal companion, Ser Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) has his own agenda, after his unnerving conversation with the masked woman Qaithe.
Meanwhile, in Winterfell, which has been haphazardly seized by Theon Greyjoy (Alfie Allen), the seductive wilding Yara manages to escape under cover of night with Bran and Rickon Stark and the giant Hodor, but an angry Greyjoy enlists his men to return them safely to capture. The final, gut-wrenching scene in Winterfell shows two tarred bodies hanging from nooses in Winterfell, but it's unclear at this point whether or not those bodies belong to the Stark boys. If not them, then who?
In Robb Stark's camp (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Jaime Lannister returns after a six-episode hiatus, though not much has changed — he's still chained to pole and under strict watch. After a daring attempt at escape, with his bludgeoning of a fellow Lannister as catalyst, Jaime is brought back to camp, where everyone wants him dead — except Catelyn Stark, who fights to keep him alive as bounty, though she calls him "a man without honor" (episode title alert!). Jaime is ostensibly grateful to Catelyn but can't help pushing her buttons about her dearly departed Ned, and the scene wraps with Catelyn, very much on the edge, drawing a sword in front of Jaime's helpless body.
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington, pictured) is also in a bit of pickle North of the Wall, as he struggles not to yield to the bawdy advances of Ygritte, wilding and prisoner. Snow, holding fast to his vow never to touch female flesh, also must keep a handle on Ygritte's leash, but she's so wiley she escapes and leads him into a trap where — at episode's end — he is surrounded by wildlings.
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