The North Remembers
Game of Thrones Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 28
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.

Cast & Crew

Peter Dinklage
Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
Queen Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley
Lady Catelyn Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Ser Jaime Lannister
Aidan Gillen
Petyr Baelish
Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark
Jack Gleeson
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Alfie Allen
Theon Greyjoy
Rory McCann
Sandor Clegane
Iain Glen
Ser Jorah Mormont
John Bradley
Samwell Tarly
James Cosmo
Commander Mormont
Liam Cunningham
Davos Seaworth
Stephen Dillane
Stannis Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell
Donald Sumpter
Maester Luwin
Ron Donachie
Rodrik Cassel
Julian Glover
Grand Maester Pycelle
Oliver Ford Davies
Maester Cressen
Ben Crompton
Eddison Tollett
Eros Vlahos
Lommy Greenheads
Kerr Logan
Matthos Seaworth
Karl Davies
Alton Lannister
Ian Beattie
Meryn Trant
Pat Mooney
Northern Lord
Maisie Dee
Daisy
Callum Wharry
Tommen Baratheon
Aimee Richardson
Myrcella Baratheon
Andrew Wilde
Tobho Mott
Natalia Lee
Chella
Gordon Fulton
Lord Portan
Marko Cindric
Tourney Herald
Dennis Stokes
Male Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for The North Remembers

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…

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, this 'The North Remembers' serves as both a great premiere episode, and a fantastic teaser for what is to come the rest of the season.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: B+ | 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…

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…

All in all this was a pretty awesome way to start the season and shed any doubts about the series being great without Ned Stark.

Mar 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Where 'The North Remembers' is less than excellent is in the inevitable grot-work of bringing people up to speed.

Mar 18, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…