Play Now Game of Thrones Season 4 Episode 2 “The Lion and the Rose”
Roose Bolton returns to the Dreadfort with his bride, one of Walder Frey’s daughters. He chastises Ramsay for torturing and castrating Theon, devaluing him as a hostage. Theon, who has degenerated into a subservient persona called ‘Reek’, discloses that Bran and Rickon Stark are alive and threaten Roose’s legitimacy as Warden of the North. Roose orders Ramsay to reclaim the territories under Ironborn occupation, promising a reward if he succeeds. In Dragonstone, Melisandre sacrifices three people, including Stannis’ brother-in-law, burning them to death as a tribute to the Lord of Light, delighting Queen Selyse and disgusting Ser Davos and Princess Shireen. To protect Shae from his family, Tyrion arranges to send her to Pentos on Essos, leaving her distressed. Bronn coaches Jaime in left-handed swordplay. King Joffrey and Margaery Tyrell are wed. During the Royal Wedding feast, Joffrey humiliates Tyrion and taunts Sansa just before Joffrey fatally succumbs to poisoned wine. A distraught Cersei has Tyrion arrested for his murder, while Ser Dontos, a former knight, persuades Sansa to leave the feast with him for her protection.
Joffrey and Margaery’s wedding has come. Tyrion breaks up with Shae. Ramsay tries to prove his worth to his father. Bran and company find a Weirwood tree.
Sansa still hasn’t recovered from the death of her family and refuses to eat despite Tyrion’s requests that she do so. She receives a gift from an unexpected source. It’s time for the royal wedding and King Joffrey is on his worst behavior with Tyrion the object of his dislike. He adores the sword given to him by his grandfather but uses it to chop up a book given to him by Tyrion. At the reception after the wedding ceremony, a drunken Joffrey ridicules his uncle and orders him to become his cup bearer. Tyrion does as he’s told but Joffrey gets his comeuppance. Meanwhile, Lord Bolton returns home to find what his bastard son did to Theon Greyjoy.
Creators: David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Based on: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
Director: Alex Graves
Star Cast: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Iain Glen, Harry Lloyd, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Richard Madden, Alfie Allen, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jack Gleeson, Rory McCann, Peter Dinklage, Donald Sumpter, Jamie Sives, Ron Donachie, Joseph Mawle, Roger Allam, Dar Salim, Esmé Bianco, Susan Brown, Bronson Webb, John Standing, Rob Ostlere, Dermot Keaney, Art Parkinson, Callum Wharry, Aimee Richardson, Kristian Nairn, Rania Zouari, Ian Whyte, Spencer Wilding, Claire Wright, Jason Momoa,
Producer (s): Mark Huffam, Joanna Burn, Frank Doelger, Chris Newman, Greg Spence, Lisa McAtackney, Bryan Cogman, Duncan Muggoch
Executive producer(s): David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield, Bryan Cogman, Miguel Sapochnik, David Nutter
Production House: Home Box Office (HBO), Television 360, Grok! Studio, Canal+, Generator Entertainment
Music: Ramin Djawadi
Original network / Official Sites: HBO
Release Year: 13 April 2014
Runtime: 54 min.
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance