Season two will give us some answers, new faces, dragons and more Hodor
How do you bounce back after Sean Bean's death?
Bean wasn't just the biggest star on the show in season one, he was also the rigid moral center of the show. Now that he's gone, the show is going to have to find a way to fill the void he leaves, and part of that is going to be dealing with the fallout from his death, while they'll also be introducing new characters like Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), determined to claim their place as rulers of the Seven Kingdoms, or Ygritte (Rose Leslie), a mysterious figure who lives in the terrifying wilds outside the Wall. If nothing else, the way Eddard Stark died made sure the audience understands that anyone can die in this series, at any time, in ways we will never expect. Smart.
- Drew McWeeny