Cast & Crew
Queen Cersei Lannister
Lady Catelyn Stark
Ser Jaime Lannister
Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Ser Jorah Mormont
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
White Walker No. 1
Theon's Master of Hounds
Karstark Soldier No. 1
Karstark Soldier No. 2
Rioter No. 1
A Man Without Honor Photos
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.
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.
I enjoy these scenes between Arya and Papa L. -- probably not least for frisson of fear that runs through them.
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.
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.
All in all, another solid episode, even if its frenetic, jumpy pace leads to some jarring scenery changes throughout.
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.
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.
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.
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.