Game of Thrones: “What Is Dead May Never Die” Review

"What Is Dead May Never Die," written by Bryan Cogman and directed by Alik Sakharov, was easily the best Game of Thrones episode thus far in season 2. The reason is simple: excellent writing, excellent direction, slavish devotion to the source material, and enough revelatory "new" scenes to make even the purists sit up and reassess how they view this brilliant series. I want the purists to slap themselves. That’s what I want.

We opened as Jon Snow (Kit Harington) was dragged back to consciousness, bloody and beaten and looking worse than Benjamin Linus ever looked on Lost. Snow’s realization that Lord Commander Mormont (James Cosmo) had known about Craster sacrificing his sons was another step taken as Jon haphazardly staggers toward leadership… though clearly this was a step he didn’t see coming, and one he really didn’t want to take. Read More... 


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