Garden of Bones
Game of Thrones Season 2



Critic Ratings: 29
Critics Consensus

"Garden of Bones" continues GoT's stellar second season with a bleak, disturbing, and powerful episode that culminates in a bizarre confirmation that the night is indeed dark and full of terrors.

Episode Info

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.


Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Charles Dance
as Tywin Lannister
Liam Cunningham
as Davos Seaworth
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Stephen Dillane
as Stannis Baratheon
Natalie Dormer
as Margaery Tyrell
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Gethin Anthony
as Renly Baratheon
Nicholas Blane
as Spice King
Nonso Anozie
as Xaro Xhoan Daxo
Eugene Simon
as Lancel Lannister
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Ben Hawkey
as Hot Pie
Finn Jones
as Loras Tyrell
Ian Whyte
as Gregor Clegane
Ian Beattie
as Meryn Trant
Tony Way
as Dontos Hollard
Anthony Morris
as The Tickler
Fintan McKeown
as Amory Lorch
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Critic Reviews for Garden of Bones

It's still competent and watchable, but Garden Of Bones was frayed at the edges.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

For all the beheading, incest and cursing we've seen over the previous 13 hours, this was perhaps the grimmest episode of Game of Thrones yet.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

"Garden of Bones" was the gnarliest episode of Game of Thrones to date, a bleak hour that started with savage sexual violence and an unanesthetized field amputation, then only got darker from there.

Mar 24, 2016 | Full Review…

As the title sequence rolls, the map of Westeros gets much more complex this week, with the addition of two new locations: Harrenhal, made of up of conical grey towers that almost look like they're made of blackened bone, and Qarth.

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

A jaw-dropping end to an episode that goes further than ever before in exploring the depths of depravity existent on Westeros.

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

The show never fails to impress.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall I feel this was one of the stronger episodes of the season so far. Everyone's story, for the most part, moved forward at least a bit,

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Episode 4 continues the pace that blossomed last week and furthers the fantastic character/family dynamics that have been established since episode 1.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…

"Garden of Bones"' [brings the] single most stunning rupture of the rules that hold the Seven Kingdoms - and this story - together:

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

The sadistic scene involving Joffrey and his gift-whores... it was important-if maybe lingered on a little too long for shock value-but tough to watch. Which was very much the point, of course.

Mar 19, 2019 | Full Review…