Garden of Bones
Season 2, Episode 4
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Series Game of Thrones
Air date 22 Apr 2012
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Joffrey punishes Sansa; Catelyn tries to get Stannis and Renly to unite against the Lannisters; Dany arrives at the gates of Qarth; Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal; Davos must smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

Plot Summary

In the Westerlands, Robb Stark wins an overwhelming victory over the Lannister troops. When news of the victory reaches King's Landing, Joffrey orders the public shaming of Sansa. The event is broken up when Tyrion and Bronn enter the room. Bronn suggests that Joffrey might behave if he has sex. Tyrion sends over two prostitutes, but Joffrey does not sleep with them. Instead, he sadistically forces one of them to beat the other to send a message to Tyrion. Later, Ser Lancel informs Tyrion that Cersei has ordered the release of Pycelle. Tyrion tells him that he knows about his affair with Cersei and is willing to keep his secret from Joffrey if he can spy on Cersei for him. At Harrenhal, Arya and Hot Pie are put into incarceration. They watch as prisoners are taken out to be tortured and killed for information regarding "The Brotherhood."

The torture and brutality ends when the castle is visited by Tywin Lannister. He orders the men to put the prisoners to work. When he sees Arya, he is quickly able to figure out that she is a girl dressed as a boy. He asks why she is dressed as a boy and she tells him it is safer to travel that way. Impressed with her intellect, he hires her as his cupbearer. Across the narrow sea, Daenerys is told that the city of Qarth will receive her and her party. When arrive at the city, they are met by the leaders of the city known as the thirteen. They ask to see her dragon in exchange for allowing entrance. When Daenerys asks to them to feed her people first, they decide to refuse her entrance. It is only when Xaro Xhoan Daxos, a member of the thirteen, vouches for the group with a blood oath that they are allowed passage.

Patyr Baelish arrives in the Stormlands to meet Catelyn in order to strike a deal for the return of Jaime Lannister. However, Catelyn is not pleased to see and refuses to listen. Though she changes her mind when Petyr offers the remains of Ned Stark as a sign of good will. Later, Stannis and Renly meet. Stannis demands that Renly should surrender to him, but Renly refuses because he has a larger army and more support from the noble families. Stannis warns him that he will be destroyed if he does not surrender before midnight. At night, Davos takes Melisandre to the shore under Stannis' orders. Once they are on the shore, Melisandre reveals that she is in a late stage pregnancy and gives birth to a shadowy figure.

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