'Game Of Thrones' Recap: The Calm Before The Storm

Do not read on unless you've seen Season 2, Episode 8 of HBO's "Game of Thrones," entitled "The Prince of Winterfell."

As was the case with last week's episode, "The Prince of Winterfell" was something of a set-up episode. Enjoyable as it was -- and there were a lot of solidly rewarding scenes -- you could be forgiven for occasionally thinking, as I did, that there was a slightly scattered quality to the episode, as the pieces were put into place for the Giant Battle They Have Been Talking About Forever. It was a little like those episodes you'd get near the end of a season of "Lost," where characters trekked all over the island so that they were all in place for the final act of that year's drama. Read More...



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