Game of Thrones Episode 12: The Night Lands
Rakharo’s horse returns to Daenerys and her dwindling tribe, smeared with red paint and carrying Rakharo’s severed head in a saddlebag. Daenerys loses hope further.
Game of Thrones Episode 12: The Night Lands Video
On a happier note, Shae, the woman that Tywin forbade his son to bring to court, finds a new friend in Lord Varys. Although the eunuch has promised to keep the secret of her presence from the rest of the castle, Tyrion is dubious. There are many changes the Imp wishes to make at King’s Landing, and the first on his list is to get rid of Janos Slynt. After inviting the new Lord to sit down and share a drink, Tyrion utilizes his cunning with words to accuse Janos of betraying Ned Stark. “I am not questioning your honor Lord Janos, I’m denying it’s existence.” With that Tyrion installs Bronn as the new commander of the City Watch and sends the man who personally murdered the baby in Littlefinger’s brothel to the Wall.
In the meantime, Theon Greyjoy sails to the Iron Islands and rides on a horse with a young woman to his father’s keep at Pyke. Once there, he presents Robb Stark’s proposal to Balon. Theon offers to lead the men in battle with Stark, but Balon has different plans. He burns the proposal and proclaims Yara more fit to lead. Yara turns out to be Theon’s sister (*Yara was nammed Asha in the books), whom he did not recognize when he groped her on their ride up from the docks.
The other sailor, Davos Seaworth, asks a favor from the pirate Salladhor Saan. He wants Salladhor’s ships to join Stannis’ forces to launch an invasion on King’s Landing. The renowned smuggler agrees. On their return, Davos’ son pushes him to become a true believer of the Lord of the Light, but Davos only retorts “King Stannis is my god.” Stannis himself is overcome with desire for Melisandre when the priestess promises to give him a son.
“I sharpened this blade before breakfast,” Yoren informs the soldier from King’s Landing while he holds a knife to his groin. “I could shave a spider’s arse if I wanted to.” The rider has come to the camp of men headed for the Night’s Watch in search of Gendry, though Arya thought they had come for her. Later, she reveals who she really is to him.
Yoren sends the soldiers back home, where Cersei is busy ripping up Robb Stark’s peace terms. The Imp reads the raven’s message from Castle Black outlining the incident with the dead man that attacked Mormont. While Cersei dismisses the news, the once skeptical Tyrion reminds her “the Night’s Watch is the only thing that separates us from what lies beyond the Wall.”
Jon Snow gets a hazy glimpse of a creature that lies beyond the Wall when he follows Craster out into the woods with a newborn son. When Craster leaves the baby boy for the grotesque figure, Jon runs toward it, only to be knocked on the head by the perverted Craster and cast into darkness.
Marko:Inside Episode 12: “The Night Lands”, The Father of the Faith of Seven was the main focus of this Sunday’s episode. It may seem that this episode was dedicated to his persona. The negative side as well as the positive side of the father character in the show is being brought out in the open in this particular episode.