Cast & Crew
Queen Cersei Lannister
Lady Catelyn Stark
Ser Jaime Lannister
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Ser Jorah Mormont
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Rioter No. 1
Rioter No. 2
Rioter No. 3
The Old Gods and the New Photos
The show gets better as its characters start to reach the point of no return. Theon Greyjoy has passed that point, and the other characters are approaching it.
The chaos and animal savagery that has always lurked just below Westeros's scrim of courtliness and gentility has finally broken through the surface and is bleeding out everywhere.
This week -- after a trip across the map that contains no new territory -- we plunge into media res so fast my head is spinning... Welcome back, Theon!
After a slightly slow episode five... series two took off explosively again in episode six.
Much as we saw in the first season, mercy is a complicated thing in Game of Thrones. It's not always the best move, but it's also not always the wrong one.
There's no show on TV with higher stakes than Game of Thrones, and in vicious hours like 'The Old Gods and the New', it makes for captivating drama.
It's not just that grimness and fear that propels the show, it's an uncommon depth of writing and strength of character that makes it so remarkable an achievement.
King's Landing was the location of this week's most satisfying moment as Joffrey finally gets what he deserves.
Game of Thrones, even in the quietest episode, is still full of killing, but this week's episode featured more killing, and more graphic killing, than any episode of the entire series thus far.
So, lots of plot development this week and it's all really meaty. I love the direction that the show is going in and we're really starting to feel the race for the Iron Throne take off.
All in all, a very satisfying episode. A new character, plus plenty of solid action and pacing make for an enjoyable watch.