melisandre-stannis game of thrones.jpg“Game of Thrones” Season 2, episode 3 “What is Dead May Never Die” gives us a look, finally, at Theon’s (Alfie Allen) homeland. The Iron Islands are not exactly the best place for a seaside vacation. They’re harsh, cruel and none to happy to see the return of Theon the war prisoner. (Check out our Iron Islands primer for a more in depth look at the Greyjoys of Pyke and their barren land.)

We’re also getting our first look at two very powerful women. Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer) and Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie). Both are powerful, but in different ways. Margaery is married to Renly (Gethin Anthony) and will do anything for an heir. Brienne is a brilliant fighter, and secretly in love with Renly. We’ve also got Melisandre (Carice Van Houten) scheming. Anyone who says the women in this series aren’t strong is insane.

Check out our video review of “What is Dead May Never Die” with myself and Jennings Roth Cornet from Think Hero and let us know what you think. The big take away line from the episode? “Power resides where men believe it resides.” Truer words were never spoken. Leave your thoughts in the comments or send them to Roth and I on Twitter. We’re looking forward to a rousing discussion.

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