What is Dead May Never Die
Season 2, Episode 3
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Series Game of Thrones
Air date 15 Apr 2012
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Tyrion plots to gain alliances through the promise of marriage; Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands; Luwin tries to decipher Bran's dreams.

Plot Summary

Craster drags Jon back to the keep. He evicts the Night's Watch from his home and puts the blame on Jon. Jeor pulls Jon aside to asks what he has done. When Jon explains what he had saw, Jeor tells Jon that he already knew what Craster was doing. He explains that the Night's Watch need Craster because of the information he supplies to the Watch about the area beyond the wall. Catelyn Stark travels to the camp of King Renly Baratheon to asks for his assistance. The king eagerly gives his loyalty to her when she asks for his help. At night, Queen Margaery tries to seduce Renly so they could have a son. She fails, but she is willing to adapt to his sexual orientation. She suggests including her brother into the mix and emphasizes that producing an heir is important to keeping their power. However, Renly is not up to the task.

At Winterfell, Bran continues to have strange dreams where he sees himself as his direwolf. When he asks Maester Luwin to interpret his dream, he is told that they are just dreams. At King's Landing, Tyrion tests the small council by giving them each a plan of how he is going to form an alliance with another power through marriage using Princess Myrcella Baratheon. When Cersei confronts about the plan he had given to Pycelle, Tyrion learns that Pycelle is Cersei's spy and has him arrested. Petyr is offended when he realizes that he had been duped by Tyrion. However, he is appeased when Tyrion offers him a job that lets him see Catelyn Stark. On the Iron Islands, Balon allows his son to join his war council and reveals that he is planning on invading Winterfell and rest of the north. Theon is forced to either join in his father's attack or warn Robb about the attack. He chooses to take his father's side and is blessed by a drowned priest in the morning.

Elsewhere, Arya struggles to sleep because of bad memories she had witnessed. Yoren gives Arya advice on how to deal with her father's death. Through a story, he tells her to focus on revenge in order to cope. Suddenly, they are attacked by group of soldiers who are there to capture Gendry. Yoren is killed after fighting valiantly against the men. During the fighting, Arya saves a man named Jaqen H'ghar from a fire by handing him an ax to to free himself from the cage. Shortly after, she is captured by a man named Polliver and has her sword taken from her. A boy named Lommy is incapacitated when he is shot by a crossbow. He begs Polliver to carry him since he can no longer walk. Instead, Polliver kills him with Needle. The soldiers are then commanded take the prisoners to a place called Harrenhal.

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