"Halfman! Halfman! Halfman!"
On Sunday's epic Game of Thrones, that chant proved that Tyrion Lannister's years of cultivating his brain had paid off during the Battle of the Blackwater. Who else advanced? Who fled in fear? TVGuide.com breaks down the power shifts in "Blackwater"...
Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner
Sansa Stark has lost that loving feeling for King Joffrey Baratheon.
The eldest Stark daughter was betrayed by her betrothed last season on Game of Thrones, when he had her father Ned publicly beheaded. In the second season, the formerly boy-crazy Sansa (Sophie Turner) has decidedly cooler feelings toward the king. "She hates him!" Turner tells TVGuide.com. "She's seeing Joffrey in a completely different light."
Game of Thrones' Madden discusses Robb Stark's love life and patented "sex stare"
Unfortunately, as the daughter of the late nobleman, Sansa is too valuable as a political-marriage prospect to be released from her engagement. She's been confined to King's Landing, awaiting the impending wedding. "She's on her own, she's kind of caged up with the people that killed her father. So she's very much a prisoner," Turner says. The gently bred teenager hasn't buckled, however, despite repeated physical and emotional abuse.
Game of Thrones, Richard Madden
Robb Stark has been lucky on the battlefield and now he's lucky in love.
On the most recent Game of Thrones, Robb (Richard Madden) and healer Talisa Maegyr (Oona Chaplin) finally gave in to their impulses and tore each other's clothes off in a passion-filled romp. Although fans may have cheered for the hookup, it's not the wisest turn of events for the King in the North who has a war to win and an impending arranged marriage with one of Walder Frey's daughters.
After a streak of four male winners in the past four years, the eleventh season of American Idol could be the year a girl triumphs. That's what music producer and Idol mentor Jimmy Iovine thinks anyway.
"Jessica [Sanchez] is born with one of those gifts that you see very, very rarely -- the tone of her voice, the range, her poise," Iovine told reporters on a call Monday. "She has every chance to win this thing because she can strike a chord in you with the right song that, no matter what you think before that, you're going to vote for her. She can change your mind on a dime because those voices don't come around every day. There are so few people who can sing like that in the industry today.
Maisie Williams, Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones players better not underestimate Arya.
On Sunday's episode, the youngest Stark daughter proved that even a war prisoner turned cupbearer could make moves in the games. Her quick thinking definitely got her ahead. Who else triumphed? Who crashed and burned? TVGuide.com broke down the power shifts in "The Prince of Winterfell"...
Michelle Fairley, Game of Thrones
Lady Catelyn is just as noble and upstanding as her late husband Ned Stark. And we all know how that ended.
On Sunday's Game of Thrones, Catelyn continues to be torn between her wartime duties to the King in the North, her son Robb (Richard Madden), and being separated from her four younger children. "Robb is the only one that she has any sort of communication with at this time, and she doesn't know where the others are," Michelle Fairley, who plays Catelyn, tells TVGuide.com. "Her whole drive for the second season is to...
"You know nothing, Jon Snow," the wilding Ygritte tells the bastard son of Ned Stark on Game of Thrones.
She's right. The young man has led a relatively sheltered life up to now, but on Sunday's episode (9/8c, HBO), he'll get some hard lessons knocked into his naturally curly head by Ygritte's wilding friends. "Now the tables are turned, you see. She's no longer his prisoner," Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte, tells TVGuide.com. "I'm very, very happy that the power has shifted back to me.
Maggie Q and Shane West
Nikita has trapped herself in Division... again. But that won't last long.
On Nikita's Season 2 finale (Friday at 8/7c on the CW), the action picks up from the previous episode's cliff-hanger, with Nikita (Maggie Q) caught in the blast caused by the explosives she had set inside the organization. "Her comm's not working, so she's completely off the grid down there," Q told reporters during a visit to the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. "We don't know what's going to happen to her."
Nikita renewed for a third season
Dennis Quaid, Jonny Lee Miller
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Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones, Season 2: The Season of Theon Greyjoy continues with his latest effort to prove that he's willing to pay the iron price.
In Sunday's episode, Theon once again had to resort to murder to show those Northerners who's boss. Even we were shocked by the lengths he went to, and certainly the people of Winterfell were horrified. Who else exerted their influence? Who struggled? TVGuide.com weighs in on the power shifts in "A Man Without Honor":