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Peter Dinklage

The Old Gods and the New

6 May, 2012

Dinklage appears as Tyrion Lannister in the sixth episode of the second season, The Old Gods and the New. Jack Gleeson plays Tyrion’s nephew, King Joffrey Baratheon. Sophie Turner plays Sansa Stark, the oldest daughter of the Lannisters’ main rival family, who is betrothed to marry Joffrey. Rory McCann plays the king’s bodyguard Sandor Clegane, nicknamed The Hound, and Lena Headey plays Queen Regent Cersei Lannister. Tyrion, Sansa, Cersei and Joffrey flee as peasant refugees from the war for the Iron Throne riot in the streets of King’s Landing. At the royal stronghold, Joffrey refuses to send his men back out to find Sansa, who has been lost in the confusion. Tyrion harshly berates him for his stupidity. Sansa is rescued from a violent mob by The Hound moments before she was about to be brutalized.