A Man Without Honor
Game of Thrones Season 2



Critic Ratings: 25
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.


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Jaime Lannister
Emilia Clarke
as Daenerys Targaryen
Kit Harington
as Jon Snow
Lena Headey
as Cersei Lannister
Sophie Turner
as Sansa Stark
Alfie Allen
as Theon Greyjoy
Michelle Fairley
as Catelyn Stark
Peter Dinklage
as Tyrion Lannister
Aidan Gillen
as Petyr Baelish
Jack Gleeson
as Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
as Jorah Mormont
Richard Madden
as Robb Stark
Rory McCann
as Sandor "The Hound" Clegane
Donald Sumpter
as Maester Luwin
Ian Hanmore
as Pyat Pree
Nicholas Blane
as Spice King
Ralph Ineson
as Dagmer Cleftjaw
John Stahl
as Rickard Karstark
Karl Davies
as Alton Lannister
Forbes KB
as Black Lorren
Steven Cole
as Kovarro
Ian Whyte
as Ser Gregor Clegane
Art Parkinson
as Rickon Stark
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Critic Reviews for A Man Without Honor

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

Mar 21, 2019 | Full Review…

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…

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…

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…

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…