Game of Thrones season 2 Premiere will kick off Sunday, April 1 at 9 P.M. ET on HBO. Dishing on the challenge faced by her character Dany in the first episode titled “The North Remembers”, Emilia Clarke said, “You think you can’t beat dragons, but actually the reality of that is that they’re stuck in a wasteland.
She went on explaining, “And whilst having dragons is the kind of the biggest miracle that this world has seen, it’s not going to put a roof over their heads or food on their table. That’s the first struggle that you see her deal with.
With Mark Addy and Sean Bean having their characters going with the gods last season, when the opening credits for Game of Thrones roll this time around, it’s Peter Dinklage, playing Tyrion Lannister, whose name comes up first, and it’s only appropriate as he is the strongest part of the first two episodes of the highly anticipated second season. But that’s not to say the rest of the premiere is weak; far from it.
In fact, the second season is merely more of the same in the best way possible as it picks up almost immediately after the end of the first season as war begins between the Lannisters and the Starks and the stakes and drama have never been higher.
And along with all the familiar faces fighting for their families honor and respect amongst the rest of the kingdoms, there’s plenty of new characters to keep things interesting. Read my full take on the second season premiere of Game of Thrones after the jump.
There’s not much bloodshed in the same vein that brought many sword battles and throat slitting in the first season, but that’s not to say that death isn’t still the driving force of a lot of drama, especially in the case of one particular action by the sniveling, weasel of a king that is Joffrey Lannister (Jack Gleeson). This season further proves that while the entire Lannister clan is full of conniving, deceptive, excuses for human beings, at a young age, Joffrey might very well be the worst of them all. Even Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) seems a little less villainous by comparison after the first couple episodes.
HBO has released six clips from the first episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 2, which premiers April 1. The episode, titled “The North Remembers,” picks up with the Starks leading a rebellion against the Lannisters. Tyrion Lannister returns to King’s Landing at his father Tywin’s request to advise the young and impudent King Joffrey.
Meanwhile, the yet unseen Stannis Baratheon, older brother of the late King Robert, plots his own succession to the iron throne and Daenerys Targaryen travels east in search of allies with her three young dragons and loyal khalasar. To the north at the Wall Jon Snow departs for his first ranging mission.