Game of Thrones - Season 2, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Night Lands



Critic Consensus: Moodier than the premiere and full of dark intrigue, "The Night Lands" introduces viewers to exotic new locations in Westeros and delivers some pivotal character moments.

Episode Info

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.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Maisie Williams
as Arya Stark
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
John Bradley
as Samwell Tarly
Julian Glover
as Grand Maester Pycelle
Robert Pugh
as Craster
Patrick Malahide
as Balon Greyjoy
Dominic Carter
as Janos Slynt
Tom Wlaschiha
as Jaqen H'ghar
Ben Crompton
as Dolorous Edd
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Eros Vlahos
as Lommy Greenhands
Gemma Whelan
as Yara Greyjoy
Kerr Logan
as Matthos Seaworth
Lucian Msamati
as Salladhor Saan
Karl Davies
as Alton Lannister
Ian Whyte
as White Walker
Sam Callis
as Goldcloak
Amy Dawson
as Captain's daughter
Daniel Portman
as Podrick Payne
Jer O'Leary
as Lordsport dockhand
Derek Reid
as Ros's dissatisfied customer
Josephine Gillan
as New prostitute
Dennis Stokes
as Male prostitute
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Critic reviews for The Night Lands

So maybe it's not a surprise that the smartest guy in the room is the one who no one wanted at all. Peter Dinklage is really taking Tyrion to an entirely different level this season.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

'The Night Lands' does not disappoint despite leaving Robb, Joffrey, Sansa and Catelyn on the bench.

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

Very good episode, if maybe a notch below the premiere. Overall, though, the combination of Benioff, Weiss and director Alan Taylor tends to mean very good things for this show.

March 21, 2016 | Full Review…

On an episode that depicted just how deep family ties can cut, simply put, I can't wait to see what happens next.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, "The Night Lands" was a great place-holder episode. Game of Thrones episodes are always amazing, but some, of course, are more eventful than others.

March 17, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Tonight's Game of Thrones delivered more devious backstabbing intrigue, more exotic locations and gobs of explicit - and occasionally even necessary - sex (we'll debate that later).

March 22, 2016 | Full Review…

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