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Game of Thrones: Inside The Episode “A Man Without Honor” (S02E07)

Game of Thrones Review/Reaction: “A Man Without Honor” Season 2 Episode 7 (Episode 17)

It’s hard to believe there’s only three more episodes left in the season. I’m gonna savor every moment because its gonna be a year-long wait for Season 3, which I’m trying not to think about.  “A Man Without Honor” is another jam-packed episode with many character moments and memorable dialogue, so I’ll just give my thoughts and reactions to certain scenes.

Ygritte’s verbal assault was playful, hilarious and picked apart at Jon’s insecurities, cutting deep into his manliness and the choices he has made. “You got sheep at the wall?”  Ygritte is not only toying with him, she’s also challenging everything Jon believes in including his oath to the Night’s Watch. “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” The expression on actor Kit Harrington’s face shows Jon sees the truth in her words, at least about a life of freedom. Although her hands were tied up by the rope held by Jon, it seems like he was the prisoner led by Ygritte; a prisoner to his own life and way of thinking. As a result of being captured by the wildling, Jon’s loyalties will be tested. Ygritte mentioned last episode, the wildling would allow him to join them. Will Jon choose to a be member of the wildling – the free people who plan to cross the Wall or keep his vows to the Night’s Watch? “It don’t have teeth.” I wonder what a conversation between Ygritte, Tyrion and Bronn would sound like?

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