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The North Remembers



Critic 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
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
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
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Ron Donachie
as Rodrik Cassel
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Robert Pugh
as Craster
James Cosmo
as Jeor Mormont
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
Elyes Gabel
as Rakharo
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
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
Kristofer Hivju
as Tormund Giantsbane
Pilou Asbæk
as Euron Greyjoy
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Rose Leslie
as Ygritte
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
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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.

March 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?

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

It's not the battles or the trysts that make the show compelling-it's the maneuvering in courts and councils, the power game turning vices, secrets, lies and betrayal into trump cards.

March 22, 2016 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

A great beginning. Funny in spots, scary in others, never blinking away from the cruelty of this world and this war.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

The pieces are moving into place and, thankfully, the game isn't simply back. It's finally on.

March 18, 2016 | Full Review…

'The North Remembers' was an excellent way to kick off the season, using a ominous, glowing comet to connect our characters, both old and new.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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