Game of Thrones Season 2 Spoilers: Find Out What's in Store for the First 5 Episodes!

Game of ThronesIt’s not an early April Fool’s Day joke, folks: HBO’s epic drama Game of Thrones returns April 1 at 9/8c, and the network has released major spoilers about the first five episodes.

Needless to say, read the following (official) episode descriptions at your own risk!

Game of Thrones Hot Shots: Season 2 Is Coming

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 “The North Remembers”
As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.

SUNDAY, APRIL 8 “The Night Lands”
In the wake of a bloody purge in the capital, Tyrion chastens Cersei for alienating the king’s subjects. On the road north, Arya shares a secret with Gendry, a Night’s Watch recruit. With supplies dwindling, one of Dany’s scouts returns with news of their position. After nine years as a Stark ward, Theon Greyjoy reunites with his father Balon, who wants to restore the ancient Kingdom of the Iron Islands. Davos enlists Salladhor Saan, a pirate, to join forces with Stannis and Melisandre for a naval invasion of King’s Landing.

SUNDAY, APRIL 15 “What Is Dead May Never Die”
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.

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 “Garden of Bones”
Joffrey punishes Sansa for Robb’s victories, while Tyrion and Bronn scramble to temper the king’s cruelty. Catelyn entreats Stannis and Renly to forego their ambitions and unite against the Lannisters. Dany and her exhausted khalasar arrive at the gates of Qarth, a prosperous city with strong walls and rulers who greet her outside them. Tyrion coerces a queen’s man into being his eyes and ears.  Arya and Gendry are taken to Harrenhal, where their lives rest in the hands of “The Mountain,” Gregor Clegane. Davos must revert to his old ways and smuggle Melisandre into a secret cove.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 “The Ghost of Harrenhal”
The end of the Baratheon rivalry drives Catelyn to flee and Littlefinger to act. At King’s Landing, Tyrion’s source alerts him to Joffrey’s flawed defense plan and a mysterious secret weapon. Theon sails to the Stony Shore to prove he’s worthy to be called Ironborn. In Harrenhal, Arya receives a promise from Jaqen H’ghar, one of three prisoners she saved from the Gold Cloaks. The Night’s Watch arrive at the Fist of the First Men, an ancient fortress where they hope to stem the advance of the wildling army.

What do you think of Season 2’s adventures?

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  1. Mikaylah says:

    Sounds epic. :)

  2. Courtney says:

    There’s a huge spoiler called “A Clash of Kings” published twelve years ago…

    • Jess says:

      lol yes. unfortunately this season won’t be nearly as epic as ACOK story-wise, but the visuals will make up for it!

      • Josh says:

        Why do you say that? It’s following ACOK’s story, and given what we saw of Game of Thrones, they’re excellent at adapting the epicness of these books.

        • Jill says:

          I agree! I think it’s great that they can faithfully follow a such a dense book so far and actually be able to add interesting nuggets without disappointing fans of the book series. Plus, the visuals are so creative that it still adds an element of surprise.

        • Samwell says:

          I agree with Jess.
          3 words: Jojen, Meera, Blackfish. And you know tBoB won’t be as epic as the book because HBO can’t sink $30 million into one episode. Understandable. I have faith in D&D but like Jess said, won’t be as epic as ACOK but the visuals will be amazing! (have you seen the red waste in the trailer!? damn!)

    • Melinda says:

      Courtney, you are correct about that, but not everyone wants to read the books. I can’t for the life of me imagine why though. I was going to only read the first book and wait until the end of season 2 before reading the 2nd and so on. Needless to say, that didn’t work very well and I find myself in the position of waiting for Mr. Martin to get the next book finished.

  3. Nerdlinger says:

    Well if you look at this, some events are out of order…maybe.

  4. Vicki says:

    No need to be snarky…

  5. Melinda says:

    This kind of thing rarely follows chronologically by the book. I’m fine with that, I know how the real story goes. ;-)

  6. Waitng for a new book... says:

    The order is non-sequiter as the author has said all of the actions/chapters in the books take place concurrently.

  7. Sally says:

    Will Roose Bolton appear this season at Harrenhal? Or am I totally remembering things wrong?

    • Jess says:

      I think so. Roose was cast but Reek is not… so they’re definitely moving some stuff around. Also moving things from book 3 up so Dany can actually have some actions.

  8. KS Winchester says:

    I guess this season is going to be boring. Not expecting positive reviews, not as much as first season.

    • James says:

      Why would you say that?? Did you just base that off these little summaries of episodes. They would have to really mess up to make this season boring. This season will have a lot more action and supernatural elements. The first half of season 1 was slow, there was a lot of exposition and explaining the world and inducing the characters. Season 2 should overall be a lot more exciting than season 1.

    • samwell says:

      i doubt “boring” can ever be used to describe any part of asoiaf. My favorite stuff in book 2 is Tyrion manipulating everyone in King’s Landing. Not that much action, but really suspenseful so i can’t wait to see peter dinklage.

  9. Ugh says:

    So not looking forward to episode five.

  10. Mike says:

    The battle of the blackwater is going to be EPIC!!!!!!!!!!

  11. asdf;lkj says:

    only 2 thoughts really. First, I so wanna see the massacre of the Snows at the banquet hall, and I wanna see the sea battle that tyrion owns. First one was one of the most emotional scenes in the books, and the second one made a tryion fan. Before that I really liked him for standing up to his siblings, but that battle just made me stand up and cheer for him

    • Jess says:

      If your “first” is what I think it is, that won’t be till book 3 and I’m sure D&D is not moving it up to season 2. We’ll see that season 3 perhaps as a finale kind of thing, especially since most people are speculating ASOS will be adapted into 2 seasons.

  12. Aaron says:

    It seems like they are making every effort to stay as true to the books as is possible in a 1 hour show. Looks to be a great season!

  13. Mindy says:

    Funny to see spoilers for a story that was published 12 years ago. Which is probably why HBO doesn’t mind releasing them.

    This season should be great if it follows the book as closely as the summaries indicate. Looking forward to seeing Peter Dinklage kick butt. Tyrion is an awesome character in book 2.