Game of Thrones: Season 1, Episode 2

The Kingsroad (24 Apr. 2011)

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While Bran recovers from his fall, Ned takes only his daughters to Kings Landing. Jon Snow goes with his uncle Benjen to The Wall. Tyrion joins them.


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Although his son Bran is lying in bed unconscious from his fall, Ned Stark must return with King Robert to King's Landing. His wife Catelyn stays behind in in Winterfell, though there appears to be little hope of Bran's recovery. The King has agreed that his son Joffrey and Ned's daughter Sansa should marry, uniting their families forever. Problems arise when Joffrey challenges the butcher's boy who is out playing with Sansa's younger sister Arya. Joffrey is injured when Arya's pet wolf attacks him. The King's justice is swift but fair even if his wife Cersei doesn't agree. Meanwhile, Ned illegitimate son heads north to join the Night Watch. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys is having some difficulty accommodating herself to married life. She turns to one of her servants, a slave whose job it once was to pleasure men, to learn how she could make her husband happy. Written by garykmcd

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Did You Know?


While filming the early episodes of season 1, Lena Headey was pregnant. You can clearly see her "concealed" bump at the end of this episode during the aftermath of the direwolf incident. See more »


In Game of Thrones: Winter Is Coming, Jon Snow and Robb Stark have their hair cut and their beard/stubble clean-shaven. By the start of this episode (which starts immediately after episode 1 left off) they have completely regrown their hair and stubble. See more »


Jaime Lannister: But even if the boy lives he would be a cripple, a grotesque. Give me a good, clean death anyday.
Tyrion Lannister: Speaking for the grotesques, I have to disagree. Death is so final, yet life is full of possibilities. I hope the boy does wake. I'd be very interested to hear what he has to say.
Jaime Lannister: Dear brother, there are times you make me wonder whose side you're on.
Tyrion Lannister: Dear brother, you wound me. You know how much I love my family.
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The cities and places featured in the opening credits change as the series progresses. For example, in the first episode, Pentos is shown whereas in later episodes, because it is not pertinent to the episode's narrative, it is not. See more »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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What Will Bran Say?
7 April 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Winterfell, Catelyn stays in Bran's room with her son that is in coma while Ned Stark travels with King Robert to King's landing. An assassin tries to kill Bran, but Catelyn protects him and Bran's wolf kills the man. Arya is playing with the butcher's boy nearby the river and Joffrey and Sansa meet them and Joffrey picks fight with the boy that does not react. Arya throws Joffrey's sword in the river and he attacks the girl but her wolf protects Arya. Daenerys has difficulties to sexually satisfy Khal Drogo and her slave teaches her how to please her man. Jon Snow travels with his uncle Benjen to The Wall to join the Night Watch. Catelyn investigates the location where Brans felt and she finds a hair. Meanwhile Bran awakes from his coma.

"The Kingsroad" is the second episode of "Game of Thrones" and shows the injustice and how despicable the Lannisters are. The poor she-wolf is killed to satisfy the nasty Lannister family and Sansa felt the price of her attitude. The Starks are separated and Catelyn now knows that her son might have been thrown off the wall. Jon Snow now knows what The Wall is. What will Bran say if the climax of this good episode. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "The Kingsroad"

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