Vote for your favourite Game of Thrones season 2 moment

There was plenty to enjoy as we returned to Westeros

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Ned Stark may have been gone, but there were still plenty of amazing moments in Game of Thrones’ second series – which was your favourite? Check out the reminders below, and then get voting!

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S2 e4 – Joffrey tortures Sansa

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRVNNMlPhGg

The unfortunate Sansa Stark faced the full cruelty of King Joffrey and Ser Meryn Trant in these uncomfortable scenes.


S2 e4 – Melisandre gives birth

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We’d seen magic in Game of Thrones before, but not like this, with The Red Woman’s “birth” of a Stannis smoke-monster remaining one of the series’ creepiest moments.


S2 e6 – Theon kills Ser Rodrik

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2zCJIkp7kk

Theon Greyjoy’s descent into darkness catalyzed in these grim and uncompromising scenes, which saw him forced to execute childhood mentor Ser Rodrik to maintain his position.


S2 e6 – King’s Landing riots

A masterclass in escalating tension, this well-choreographed riot conveyed both real danger AND a bit where Tyrion slapped Joffrey (see above). Everybody wins!


S2 e7 – Ygritte torments Jon Snow

One of the series’ most tragic love stories began with this unusual meet-cute.


S2 e7 – Arya talks to Tywin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQSE2CzRFPY

The surprise friendship (of sorts) between Arya and Lannister head honcho Tywin was a new idea not seen in the Game of Thrones source material, but their conversations were a highlight of season 2, especially this tense chat.


S2 e9 – Spreading like wildfire

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Tyrion’s grand plan was revealed as he burned Stannis’ fleet in brilliantly-realised scenes.


S2 e9 – Tyrion makes a speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icf4uUrJt00

As inspiring speeches go, this one was a little unusual – telling soldiers they’ll get no money or glory doesn’t normally work SUPER well – but Tyrion managed to sell it in the hectic Battle of Blackwater episode.


S2 e10 – Theon’s speech and knockout

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0PZdf7A4bE

Theon’s own attempt at rallying his men through words was a little less successful, even if it did have a great comedy pay-off.


S2 e10 – The White Walkers attack

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Our first proper look at the terrifying White Walkers in action saw them massacre the Night’s Watch with an army of the undead.

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