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Monday, June 4, 2012

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 2 finale, 'Valar Morghulis'

"Look around you, we're all liars here and every one of us is better than you." -- Littlefinger to Sansa Stark.

'Game of Thrones' recap: Season 2 finale, 'Valar Morghulis' photo courtesy of HBO

The episode, "Valar Morghulis" (which means "All Men Must Die" in High Valyrian), ended with two major revelations that cast the future of southern Westeros into doubt: Not only has a giant wildling (wild men) army, led by former Night's Watch ranger Mance Rayder, amassed itself in hopes of a southward attack, but a horde of frozen zombies is also quickly growing and plotting violence. (A moment of introduction/explanation: The zombie leaders are called "The Others" in the books, but "White Walkers" on the show. The men, horses, bears, etc., they kill and then turn into zombies are called "wights." The Others are skilled fighters and a different, mysterious type of race from humans, while the wights are pretty much the typical type of clumsy, mindless zombies you might know from other legends.)More...

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