9. I rated this episode 9 and would rate the 9th episode 10!
Season enders' cliffhangers is a requisite. Without a doubt, witnessing the white walkers (and ignoring/passing-by Sam) at the end of the episode made me want to ride a time machine and travel to March 31, 2013! It was like GoT meets The Walking Dead. LOL. Queer to think, aye. Let's see if they can pass the beyond south the Wall soon enough. Next thing I love about this episode was the part where Shae said: "You have a shit memory. I am yours and you are mine." And then Tyrion BURSTED into tears with that very compelling reaction, it made my eyes watery for quite a while. CHEERS FOR PETER DINKLAGE! COMPELLING! Well of course we know that Tyrion was scarcely given love and acceptance by his family. I wonder how their love will blossom til the next season. Next up, the very handsome and dashing Jaqen H'ghar turned in to someone not so handsome and dashing as we have seen him few episodes before. We have also known that he is part of The Faceless Man. But what highlighted this episode the most is Daenerys Targaryen in the House of the Undying. The last temptation with Khal Drogo made me laugh and cry at the same time. "Dracarys" she said and her dragons started to throw flames on the sorcerer. Wicked! We will be seeing and expecting a lot from Khaleesi especially on the 5th book.
Best episode in Season 2! Would you agree? I came to appreciate the episode more when I knew that this episode was written by George R.R. Martin, not that I'm not satisfied with the other major writers of this show, every episode is a massive production, but GRRM made justice to this episode more than the audience could have imagine!