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#WinterIsHere Countdown: “Second Sons” (S3E8)

Previous Episode: “The Bear and the Maiden Fair”


Episode: “Second Sons” (Season 3, Episode 8)

Original Air Date: May 19, 2013

Director: Michelle MacLaren


Plot (via HBO)

Dany meets the Titan’s Bastard; King’s Landing hosts a royal wedding.


Best Moment: Sam kills a White Walker

The Season 2 finale gave viewers their first good look at the army of the dead via Samwell Tarly trembling in fear as they marched by him, and he is forced to face a White Walker once again at the end of “Second Sons” when it comes for Gilly’s baby. You know something isn’t right when a bunch of ravens gather and squawk at a nearby Hearth tree—and then it really gets creepy when they suddenly stop. The Night’s Watch member meets and warns the White Walker to stay back, but he simply grabs Sam’s sword to shatter it and throws him aside as he heads for the baby. Before the White Walker can reach Gilly, Sam sprints at him with dragonglass and stabs him in the back, which causes the evil being to dissipate into the wintry air.


Best Quote

“If you ever call me ‘sister’ again, I’ll have you strangled in your sleep.” – Cersei Lannister to Margaery Tyrell


Trivia (via IMDb)

This episode marks the first death of a White Walker in thousands of years.


Character Deaths


-Prendahl na Ghezn

-White Walker


MVP: Samwell Tarly

When you’re the first and only person alive to ever kill a White Walker, an episode MVP is well deserved. Sam has come a long way from being frozen with fear in Season 2 when the army of the dead surrounded him, as he doesn’t hesitate to put his life on the line in an attempt to protect Gilly and her baby here. The quick thinking to use the dragonglass not only saves himself, Gilly, and the baby, but also gives him the knowledge that he can spread to others about what can and cannot kill a White Walker.


Inside The Episode


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