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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According to the novels, Cersei never gave birth to child of Robert. As she revealed to Eddard, she was once pregnant with a child of Robert, but had the child aborted out of hatred for him. Robert was unaware to both the pregnancy and the abortion. See more »

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(at around 30 mins) When a group of riders are leaving south out of Winterfell, they reach "The Kingsroad" which runs north and south. At the fork of the road, the riders split into two groups: Eddard Stark is heading south to serve at King's Landing, and Jon Snow is heading north to guard the Wall. But after they say their goodbyes, Eddard Stark takes the north road, and Jon goes south. The meeting is at a crossroads but the exact orientation of the roads, the p.o.v of the camera and the time of day are not specified. Both men could well have headed in their correct respective directions. See more »

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Jon Snow: Why do you read so much?
Tyrion Lannister: Look at me and tell me what you see.
Jon Snow: Is this a trick?
Tyrion Lannister: What you see is a dwarf. If I had been born a peasant, they might have left me out in the woods to die. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock. Things are expected of me. My father was the Hand of the King for twenty years.
Jon Snow: Until your brother killed that king.
Tyrion Lannister: ...Yes. Until my brother killed him. Life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king, and my repulsive nephew will be king after ...
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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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15 May 2011 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

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Re: Ned regretfully leaves his broken and unconscious son behind, along with his wife and eldest son to head off and be the King's Hand. Jon travels north to join the watch, accompanied by Tyrion, who wants to urinate off the edge of the world. And Daenerys learns the art of love in a time of horses.

Outstanding: A little better than the first episode in my opinion. The stories are starting to solidify and everyone seems to do a great job here.

Unacceptable: The little scene in the tower with the long golden hair made me roll my eyes a bit. A little bit of pandering to the audience that might be a bit confused, I guess.

Summary: A strong second episode. Not too radically better or worse, but the first was pretty dang good, so no complaints there.

4/5


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