Garden of Bones
Game of Thrones Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 30
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.

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
Gethin Anthony
Renly Baratheon
Nonso Anozie
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Eugene Simon
Lancel Lannister
Oona Chaplin
Talisa Stark
Finn Jones
Loras Tyrell
Ian Whyte
White Walker No. 1
Ian Beattie
Meryn Trant
Anthony Morris
The Tickler
Sam Mackay
Lannister Guardsman
David Flynn
Rennick
Maisie Dee
Daisy
Gina Moxley
Old Woman Prisoner
Emmet O'Riabhaigh
Wounded Lannister
Donal Gallery
Tortured Prisoner
Vanessa Taylor
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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…

"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…

"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…

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…

Part of the joy of Game of Thrones is the guarantee of great acting talent in each and every scene, and I've never been more entertained by a show with so many scenes of discussion and collective bargaining.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: B+ | 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…

Unfortunately, for my tastes, this episode was far too much stick, and it couldn't be fully salvaged with the machinations of Tyrion and Littlefinger.

Mar 19, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…