Game of Thrones - Season 2, Episode 4 - Rotten Tomatoes

Garden of Bones



Critic 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
Maisie Williams
as Arya 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
Michael McElhatton
as Roose Bolton
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

"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.

March 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.

March 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Episodes like "Garden of Bones" certainly capture the intrigue and mystery of Westeros.

June 11, 2018 | Full Review…

Just entertaining stuff from start to finish this week, with Joffrey at his cruelest, Tyrion at his funniest/most savvy, Daenerys at her bravest and Melisandre at her... smokiest.

March 18, 2016 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

'Garden of Bones' was a particularly wicked episode that I'll always remember as the chapter that really upped the ante as far as child performers tackling dark, sadistic content. And thriving.

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

If the character of Melisandre hadn't drawn you in yet in "Game of Throne's" second season, I'm betting she had by the end of episode four, 'Garden of Bones.'

March 24, 2016 | Full Review…

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