Game of Thrones

Aired: Apr 29, 2012 , Sunday at 21:00 on HBO

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Episode Summary: The Baratheon rivalry ends, driving Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King's Landing, Tyrion's source alerts him to Joffrey's defense plan - and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he's worthy to be called Ironborn. At Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H'ghar, one of the prisoners she saved from the Gold more
...Cloaks. The Night's Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient ringfort where they hope to stem the wildings' advance.
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Hard Truths

With the exception of the one overriding theme each Sunday on Game of Thrones - the battle for King Joffrey's iron chair - it's difficult to tie most episodes together under a single umbrella or motif. This is a series that unspools so many arcs on a weekly basis that it's challenging enough to keep up, let alone find a common tread to unite every character or storyline. But something Davos said stood out to me on "The Ghost of Harrenhal." Various individuals found themselves facing some h... more

One Down, Two to Go

War is coming on Game of Thrones, and this week everyone steps up their games to take control. Some betray their old friends (Theon), some collect wildfire (Tyrion), some get marriage proposals (Daenerys), and some decide to become assassins (Jon Snow). And after Saturday Night Live made a big joke about how this show is a male fantasy with naked ladies having sex, the female fans of Game of Thrones get some eye candy  of heir very own courtesy of Gendry. Arya Makes a Deal more



Game of Thrones Backlash: HBO Boss Says Media 'Not Responsible'

Game of Thrones cast member Conleth Hill may hold the media accountable for the intense vitriol surrounding the show’s final season, but HBO’s top exec does not. At the show’s Comic-Con panel last week, Hill dismissed the Season 8 backlash as a “media-led hate campaign.” But in an interview with TVLine, HBO president Casey Bloys counters, “I do not think the media is responsible for this.” Bloys believes the incendiary reaction to the fi... more

Game of Thrones Finale Backlash Won't Force George R.R. Martin to Change Book Ending

Martin told EW that the internet age has made it more difficult to surprise readers, since correct theories and interpretations can spread like dragon fire online. "The internet affects all this to a degree it was never affected before," he said. "Like Jon Snow's parentage. There were early hints about [who Snow's parents were] in the books, but only one reader in 100 put it together. And before the internet that was fine — for 99 readers out of 100 when Jon Snow's parentage gets revealed it would be, 'Oh, that's a great twist!' Bu... more

Over 20,000 Angry 'Game of Thrones' Fans Sign Petition to Remake Season 8

“Game of Thrones” backlash has hit a fever pitch with an online petition that has gone viral, amassing over 20,000 signatures and counting. The petition urges series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to remake the final six episodes, many of which have divided “Thrones” fans around the world. The series’ penultimate episode, “The Bells,” proved to be one of its most divisive for a twist in which Daenerys Targaryen went full Mad Queen and burned King&rsq... more


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