A Man Without Honor
Game of Thrones Season 2

96%

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Critic Ratings: 26
Critics Consensus

Quieter and more meditative than previous episodes, "A Man Without Honor" is bolstered by incredible performances and a welcome return to an unlikely but surprisingly satisfying onscreen duo.

Episode Info

Jaime meets a distant relative; Dany receives an invitation to the House of the Undying; Theon leads a search party; Jon loses his way in the wilderness; Cersei counsels Sansa.

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
Donald Sumpter
Maester Luwin
Nonso Anozie
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Oona Chaplin
Talisa Stark
Ralph Ineson
Dagmer Cleftjaw
John Stahl
Rickard Karstark
Karl Davies
Alton Lannister
Forbes KB
Black Lorren
Ian Whyte
White Walker No. 1
Art Parkinson
Rickon Stark
Donagh Deeney
Winterfell Shepherd
Sara Dylan
Bernadette
Steve Wilson
Theon's Master of Hounds
Tyrone McElhennon
Torrhen Karstark
Neill Fleming
Karstark Soldier No. 1
David Coakley
Drennan
Paul Caddell
Jacks
Duncan Lacroix
Karstark Soldier No. 2
David Sheehan
Stark Guard
Aidan Crowe
Quent
Reg Wayment
Rioter No. 1
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Critic Reviews for A Man Without Honor

I would not have expected to say that arguably the show's best episode would have only one major event combined with a series of dialogues.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Even with this focus on the family, "A Man Without Honor" was a strange and digressive episode of Game of Thrones. It featured as many wonderful character... But the pacing felt stiff and uncomfortable.

Mar 24, 2016 | Full Review…

I enjoy these scenes between Arya and Papa L. -- probably not least for frisson of fear that runs through them.

Mar 23, 2016 | Full Review…

[It] was terrific: intelligent, moving, neatly plotted.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Nearly every storyline in "A Man Without Honor"-maybe the season's most thrilling and horrifying Game of Thrones episode yet-involved prisoners or captives and their imprisoners.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Characters who were once at the center (Ned, Jaime) have been moved aside, while other characters who were once on the margins (Theon, Stannis) are now driving much of the action.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

All in all, another solid episode, even if its frenetic, jumpy pace leads to some jarring scenery changes throughout.

Feb 13, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A Man Without Honor was another excellent episode, a dialogue-heavy series of scenes that once again showed why this show is one of the best on television when it comes to drama and characters that you will inevitably love.

Apr 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Overall, I enjoyed the episode as long as I don't obsess over the book too much. It's a wonderful TV series, but it's wavering a teensy bit on the adaptation.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

A Man Without Honor felt much more organic with all its seeds long planted and set a new standard for excellence in the second season and entire series.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though this episode lacked action and excitement in certain ways, it is, thus far, my favorite episode of the series. Wonderful scenes with wonderful actors doing what they do best.

Mar 21, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The show goes on to illustrate how, in their own unique way, the title of 'A Man Without Honor' can and does apply to most men in the series.

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…