The North Remembers
Game of Thrones Season 2



Critic Ratings: 27
Critics Consensus

"The North Remembers" underscores Joffrey's capacity for cruelty and Tyrion's development as a key player in a compelling sophomore season opener.

Episode Info

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.


Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Ron Donachie
as Rodrik Cassel
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Oliver Ford Davies
as Maester Cressen
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Eros Vlahos
as Lommy Greenhands
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Karl Davies
as Alton Lannister
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Callum Wharry
as Tommen Baratheon
Aimee Richardson
as Myrcella Baratheon
Pat Mooney
as Northern Lord
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
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Critic Reviews for The North Remembers

The biggest name may be gone, but the GoT formula of political intrigue, beautiful people and scenery, enthusiastic sex and unflinching brutality is still very much in place.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything feels thrillingly unsettled, as if the rules are constantly changing and the biggest prize may actually be a booby trap.

Mar 24, 2016 | Full Review…

So there you have it -- sex, blood, infanticide, incest, rebellion, poison and great big wolves. Man, I missed this show, didn't you?

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

"The North Remembers" sets the tone for season two of Game of Thrones - less sex, more violence. And a million dizzying subplots

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

I guess this is me being a spoiled brat more than anything else, but I was certainly ready for more when the final credits came up.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

It was once again a beautifully acted and directed episode, providing all of the darkness and delightful intrigue that we've come to love about the show.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Everything about this episode feels bigger, better and more sure-footed than last season.

Apr 11, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

This season seems more willing to take liberties with the order of events in the narrative than season 1.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

All in all, a very solid start for season two. Naturally, it couldn't be full-on amazing, as everything just became very cloudy,... but the foundation is laid for another outstanding season.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Joffreyʼs actor is amazing. This kid has got subtle malice with a sprinkling of smarm and the twinkle of becoming unhinged in his teenage eye.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…