What Is Dead May Never Die

Season 2, Episode 3 -  Air Date: 4/15/2012
11 Ratings


From HBO: “At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin tries to decipher Bran’s dreams.”

‘Game of Thrones‘ Recap: Who Has the Illusion of Power?

This week on Game of Thrones, Lord Varys tells Tyrion a riddle about three great men and a common sellsword, the answer of which tells us everything we need to know about the show. The point of the riddle is that power is an illusion and that perception is more important than reality. If people see you as powerful, then you are. This is true at King‘s Landing, it‘s true of Renly Baratheon and it‘s true of a dead boy. It may or may not be true for Daenerys, but we don‘t know because she doesn‘t appear this week.
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