Season two of “Game of Thrones” premiered Sunday night with a real bang.
After being nominated for numerous Emmy awards last season, “Game of Thrones” is back for what promises to be another fantastic season.
When we last left off, Westeros was in the middle of a shift in power between the important families: the Starks, the Lannisters and the Baratheons.
King Robert Baratheon had died and his wife Cersei Lannister’s bratty son Joffrey took the crown. However, the honorable “right hand to the king” Ned Stark (Sean Bean) found out that Joffrey was actually the son of Cersei and her brother Jamie as a result of an incestuous affair between the two.
When he refuses to give his allegiance to the now King Joffrey, Stark is beheaded. This breaks out a rebellion among the lands in Westeros, threatening the power the Lannister’s/Baratheon’s hold.
For those who haven’t seen the first season of “Game of Thrones” or need a refresher, check out our first season wrap up.
But come back—you don’t want to miss out on the best, bloodiest and most exciting scenes from season two’s first epic episode.
Now that evil little snot Joffrey is king, he is taking in the joys of his 'reaping day.'
And what does the psychotic child do for his reaping day?
Get people to battle to the death off of a high castle wall, of course.
The new king is nastier than ever. He's still torturing his poor bride to be, aka Ned Stark's eldest daughter Sansa, and he's ignoring advice from everyone around him including his mother Cersei.
There is a war coming with Robb Stark at the command, but Joffrey has no interest because he believes Stark cannot beat him as King.
We suspect we'll be seeing more and more of Joffrey's insufferable attitude as it grows beyond reason now that's he in charge.
Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) crashes the meeting of the small counsel, held by Cersei and tells everyone that he is now the 'Hand of the King' while Cersei's father is off at war.
Considering the tension between these two siblings, Cersei is not pleased about his return and new position.
But Tyrion turns the tables on her when he finds out Cersei has lost Arya Stark. Now the the Lannister's have only one Stark to bargain with.
Best Tyrion quotes of the night:
1. (To Cersei) 'You love your children. It's your one redeeming quality. That and your cheekbones.'
2. (When Marcella Lannister says she's glad her uncle Tryion is not dead) 'Me too dear. Death is so boring. Especially now with so much excitement in the world.'
3. (When Tyrion's lady friend says he is the 'biggest little liar ever') 'Why do you think I am so little? I am being crushed by the weight of all that truth.'
Off to dragon country we go.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is leading her people through the Red Waste only to discover there is more waste and no villages.
After one of the Dothraki's last horses dies from exhaustion, she sends out three men to take the remaining horses and find out where the nearest civilisation is.
She needs her dragons to be strong and prepared for any task, or war, at hand.
Ned Stark's illegitimate son Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) is a member of the Night's Watch and he's following his Lord Commander 'beyond the wall.'
The latest help they come to is a man, Craster, who has 19 daughters around him. The soldiers are happy to finally see women for a change but then they discover that all the daughters are also the man's wives.
Craster sets his aggression on Jon Snow for accidentally staring at the women. He threatens every man who dares try to even talk to his daughter/wives. We're sure we haven't heard the last of that plot point yet.
Stannis is now the leader of the people in Dragonstone but it looks like someone might start pulling the real strings.
Melisandre has convinced the community to take up a new god to worship, R'hllor or the 'Lord of the Light'- and it seems she thinks Stannis is the new 'light bringer' aka religious warrior.
And when Melisandre is crossed, she doesn't mess around. When one Stannis' mentors tries to kill Melisandre with poisoned wine, he ends up keeling over while she stands above him with a creepy stare.
Robb Stark has now won an impressive three battles against Tyrion and the main Westeros army.
He is also the King of Winterfell but he is having trouble uniting any armies with his to fight against the Lannister's.
On top of his other achievements, Stark has also captured Jamie Lannister who is now giving Stark grief for being just a boy.
But threaten a man with a direwolf and he's sure to stop making fun of you.
Nothing can be done for Jamie Lannister ... for now.
When Cersei goes to Petyr Baelish to help her find Arya Stark, Baelish opens his big mouth and makes a threatening quip about how boys and girls who live under the same roof can get into awkward situations, even if they are brother and sister.
'Prominent families often forget a simple truth,' he says. 'Knowledge is power.'
That line doesn't quite sit right with Cersei.
She orders her guards to slit Baelish's throat ... then changes her mind, then tells them to step back three paces, turn around and close their eyes.
Then she lets Baelish have a zinger: 'Power is power,' she says.
Robb Stark is desperately trying to figure out how to get support for his army.
Even though he's winning the battles, he needs more men.
He goes to his mother Catelyn to ask Stannis' brother Renly Baratheon for help against the Lannister's.
Renly escaped the King's Landing when Joffrey beheaded Ned Stark and now has a sizable army.
But Catelyn wonders why no one is paying attention to the fact that Arya and Sansa are still trapped with Joffrey.
Apparently no one knows that Arya has run off yet.
Cersei walks in on Joffrey making big changes to the throne room. She tells him that Arya has gone missing and that Joffrey should allocate some resources for her search.
But of course, Joffrey couldn't care less about the obvious problems at hand.
Instead he brings up the 'rumour' that Cersei slept with his uncle Jamie and outwardly states that King Robert also had affairs with other women.
When he asks who else his 'father' has slept with after he 'got bored' with Cersei, she slaps him hard across the cheek.
Joffrey does not take it well. But it's extremely satisfying to watch. Can Joffrey get a good smack on the face every episode?
Joffrey ... Or someone ... is definitely getting paranoid.
Someone orders the soldiers in the King's Landing to find the 'bastard children', as Joffrey put it, of his father and kill them all.
And yes, that is a baby that soldier is holding by the feet.
One of the illegitimate children of King Robert is on his way to join the Night's Watch and he's with someone we've been looking for this whole episode ...
We'll see what more comes of her voyage next week.
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