Game of Thrones: Season 2 (2012)

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Season 2
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Game of Thrones follows up a strong debut with an even better second season, combining elegant storytelling and vivid characters to create a rich fantasy world.

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Critic Ratings: 37

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Air date: Apr 1, 2012

Season 2 Premiere. Tyrion arrives to save Joffrey's crown from threats old and new; Daenerys searches for allies and water in the Red Waste; Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face the wilderness beyond the Wall.

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Air date: Apr 8, 2012

Arya shares a secret with a familiar recruit; a scout returns to Dany with disturbing news; Theon comes home to the Iron Islands and his real family; Tyrion administers justice; Jon witnesses a terrible crime.

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Air date: Apr 15, 2012

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 in mind.

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Air date: Apr 22, 2012

Catelyn tries to save two kings from themselves; Tyrion practices coercion; Robb meets a foreigner; outside the gates of salvation, Dany finds her ally; Melisandre casts a large shadow on the Stormlands.

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Air date: Apr 29, 2012

The Baratheon rivalry ends; Tyrion learns of Cersei's secret weapon; Dany suffers a loss; Arya collects a debt she didn't know was owed; Jon and the Night's Watch man an ancient fortress and meet a legend.

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Air date: May 6, 2012

Theon completes his master stroke. In King's Landing, the Lannisters send Myrcella from harm's way in the nick of time. Arya gets a surprise visitor; Dany vows to take what is hers; Robb and Catelyn receive crucial news; Jon has a chance to prove himself.

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Air date: May 13, 2012

Jaime meets a distant relative; Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying; Theon leads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness; Cersei counsels Sansa.

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Air date: May 20, 2012

At Winterfell, Theon receives a visitor and holds down the fort. Arya calls in her final debt with Jaqen. Robb is betrayed. Tyrion and Varys find common ground. Dany ignores Jorah's advice. Stannis and Davos approach their destination.

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Air date: May 27, 2012

Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis' fleet assaults King's Landing.

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Air date: Jun 3, 2012

Season 2 Finale. Tyrion awakens to a changed situation. King Joffrey doles out rewards. As Theon stirs his men to action, Luwin offers some final advice. Brienne silences Jaime; Arya receives a gift; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself.

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The cold winds of winter are rising in Westeros...war is coming...and five kings continue their savage quest for control of the all-powerful Iron Throne. HBO presents Season 2 of this epic series based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin.

Cast

Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Ralph Ineson
as Dagmer Cleftjaw
Nonso Anozie
as Xaro Xhoan Daxo
Nicholas Blane
as Spice King
Ron Donachie
as Rodrik Cassel
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
Forbes KB
as Black Lorren
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Ian Whyte
as White Walker
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Karl Davies
as Alton Lannister
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Roy Dotrice
as Pyromancer Hallyne
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Fintan McKeown
as Amory Lorch
Callum Wharry
as Tommen Baratheon
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Aimee Richardson
as Myrcella Baratheon
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Eros Vlahos
as Lommy Greenhands
Wilko Johnson
as Ser Ilyn Payne
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Anthony Morris
as The Tickler
Oliver Ford Davies
as Maester Cressen
Ian Gelder
as Kevan Lannister
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Sam Callis
as Goldcloak
Amy Dawson
as Captain's daughter
Jonathan Ryan
as Iron Island Priest
Jer O'Leary
as Lordsport dockhand
Derek Reid
as Ros's dissatisfied customer
Patrick Fitzsymons
as Reginald Lannister
Jason Momoa
as Khal Drogo
Josephine Gillan
as New prostitute
Dennis Stokes
as Male prostitute
Pat Mooney
as Northern Lord
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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Critic Reviews for Game of Thrones Season 2

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (19)

Game of Thrones is absurd in its ambition and scope.

Sep 16, 2013 | Full Review…

Once you sort out all the teams and players, Game of Thrones falls together like a good Western.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones nonetheless is an undertaking worth applauding for its audacity if not always for its overall senses of direction or cohesion.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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TV's best (but do your homework before diving in).

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

That Thrones remains so utterly unpredictable makes it even more mesmerizing.

Apr 1, 2012 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Peter Dinklage's Tyrion is the series' MVP, but there's not a single character without meat on their bones. Unless you count the White Walkers.

Nov 1, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Game of Thrones gets off to a fantastic start with its second season premiere.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[Game of Thrones] is a great political epic, in which the nature of power and government is questioned, over and over again, and it's left to the audience to come up with its own disquieting answers.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 2 of Game of Thrones gets more expansive, even literally - it covers more ground, roams new corners of the kingdom, even introduces new characters.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

Because of the limits set within the books, the screenwriters have to choose how to make the most out of every line written. For just 10 hours this season, I don't envy them, and yet it's fascinating watching it unfold.

Feb 7, 2014 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The season 2 finale did justice to nearly every character and subplot, and it tied them all together under a unified thematic umbrella that gave significant weight and meaning to every part of this vast, wide-ranging fantasy epic.

Sep 26, 2013 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

The second season has more fantasy elements than the first, but otherwise it's largely more of the same.

Apr 8, 2014 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Game of Thrones: Season 2

  • 3d ago
    The cast tries its best to carry the show, but the writing is already becoming weak whereever it needs to deviate from the source material.
  • Aug 11, 2020
    after established the ambient in first season, here we saw a amazing cast, great battles and a screen play well developed with some episodes that we are never forget.
  • Aug 07, 2020
    There are some great moments in this season but are otherwise surrounded by boring bottom of the barrel wizard trash.
  • Aug 04, 2020
    Just as great as the first season
  • Jul 29, 2020
    Even better than the first season.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Who's going to die next? I don't even know
  • Jul 14, 2020
    Game of Thrones Season 2 | Detailed note: 9.2
  • May 23, 2020
    Most overrated show of all time I was waiting for some character or even just some welly filmed action but never got either in all of these seasons
  • May 15, 2020
    an improvement from its predecessor for sure, but this time it feels a little slower which may or may not be good.
  • Apr 22, 2020
    continues to be fucking amazing

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