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May 08 2013



Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 | Watch Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 While the men of Westeros are once again preparing for battle, wallowing in long-lasting wounds, or just hanging on for dear life, the women are doing their own part to stave off a full-on civil war. Be it by brains or brawn, females are becoming key to the future of Westeros, playing the long game and demonstrating that all the swords in the Seven Kingdoms may be worthless without a wise political strategy.

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 Wisdom seems to be the weapon of choice of House Tyrell, who is quietly scheming to amass a wealth of power without spilling a single drop of blood. The torchbearer for this plan is Margaery Tyrell, who is deftly spinning a new image for her soon-to-be husband while keeping the rest of the Lannister cabal at arms length.

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 King Joffrey - who is growing into his role as a maniacal little despot - displays both ignorance and apathy to his mother’s warnings of the Margaery’s true intentions, on one hand believing that she’s an intelligent woman “doing what she’s told,” the other hand enchanted by her subtle curiosity in Joffrey’s bloodlust.

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 However, Margaery’s political play is not a solo endeavor, as we are introduced to the matriarchal mastermind behind the Tyrells, Lady Olenna. A mix of wit, charm and grace, Olenna and Margaery pull Sansa Stark aside in order to gain some valuable intel on King Joffrey’s mindset. A gravely frightened Stark gives the Tyrells just enough insight to rein in some political capital, informing them of Westeros’s worst kept secret: Joffrey is a “monster.”

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 In other areas of Westeros, we are reunited with a trio of women who are more inclined to wield their sword than curry political power. Brienne of Tarth is still stuck transporting Jaime Lannister to King’s Landing. Arya Stark is on a quest to meet up with her brother, Robb, before he heads into battle. Osha, Bran Stark’s wildling servant, is trying to keep the smaller Starks safe as they move to safer ground.

Game of Thrones Season 3 Episode 2 All three women soon find out that their weapons will only get them so far. Arya is taken in by a traveling bunch of outlaws and refugees, the Brotherhood Without Banners, who embarrass her in a swordfight before learning her true identity, with some help from the freshly captured Sandor Clegane.

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