“Game of Thrones” has been even more intense in Season 2 than Season 1. After the build up in the first four episodes, the show has been bombarding audiences with amazing relationships, dangerous alliances and a new plot point a minute. Gone are the days of naked exposition. We’re in the thick of it now, kids.
In “A Man Without Honor,” everyone is on a knife’s edge. Robb (Richard Madden) is flirting with a highborn lady and disaster. Arya (Maisie Williams, who continues to amaze with her acting), who is melting the ice that is Tywin (Charles Dance) Lannister, still contemplates stabbing him in the neck.
Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) is showing her actual age. She’s finally acting like a teenager. A pretty butt-kicking teenager, but still. She may not have a “gentle heart,” but all the stress is finally getting to her. Jon (Kit Harington) has found himself the prisoner of Ygritte’s (Rose Leslie) people. Sansa (Sophie Turner), poor thing, is now officially a woman and able to marry the monster Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). And we finally see Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) again! What a comeback!