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What Is Dead May Never Die 

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Tyrion tries to see who he can trust in the Small Council. Catelyn visits Renly to try and persuade him to join Robb in the war. Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb.


Alik Sakharov


George R.R. Martin (based on "A Song of Ice and Fire" by), David Benioff (created by) | 2 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Dinklage ... Tyrion Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
John Bradley ... Samwell Tarly
Natalie Dormer ... Margaery Tyrell
James Cosmo ... Jeor Mormont
Jerome Flynn ... Bronn
Conleth Hill ... Lord Varys
Sibel Kekilli ... Shae


Jon is reprimanded for interfering with Craster and Sam has a gift for one of Craster's wives. In Winterfell, Bran continues to dream but begins to believe they are visions. Lady Catelyn approaches King Renly Baratheon to form an alliance with her son Robb. In the Iron Islands, Balon decides to attack the north while the Robb Stark's armies are in the south fighting the Lannisters. Theon is given the command of a ship while his sister Yara is put in command of a fleet of 30 ships. In King's Landing, Tyrion plays the council members against one another and learns the identity of the spy among them. He also wants to protect Shae from those who might try to find his weaknesses and she soon begins work as Sansa's new hand maiden. The King's guards return and Arya and Gendry are taken prisoner. Written by garykmcd

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Release Date:

15 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tyrion finds out which of three members of the small council (Pycelle, Varys or Littlefinger) is spying for his sister, by giving each suspect a different unique piece of information, and then seeing which one his sister finds out about. This method, commonly known as "Barium meal test" or "canary trap" (the latter term was coined by Tom Clancy in the novel "Patriot Games"), has been used in real intelligence agencies for decades. See more »


Shae: You won't let me leave this room. You won't let me...
Tyrion Lannister: Shh. Shh. Keep your voice down.
Shae: Why? Do you think your father can hear me?
Shae: He's three hundred miles away!
Tyrion Lannister: [sighs] I don't intend for you to stay here. I might be able to bring you into the castle kitchens. Again, only temporary.
Shae: Every man who's tasted my cooking, has told me what a good whore I am.
Tyrion Lannister: But you wouldn't be a cook. You'd pose as a scullion.
Shae: A scullion? What is a scullion?
Tyrion Lannister: Kitchen wench.
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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Bells (2019) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Very Interesting
16 September 2018 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Season 2, episode 3. Jon in the wilds learned of the wildlings ways but not exactly what it was that took the boy child. Theon is torn between his family and swearing loyalty to Robb Stark. Tyrion tests loyalty of three men and one of them tells the queen and thus put into a cell. Catlyn is steady making alliances. Arya and Gendry Baratheon are taken away along with some of the others who were out looking for Gendry.


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