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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The Kingsroad is one of the roads leading through Westeros, going all the way to King's Landing. This episode is named after it because many of the characters, for example Eddard and Jon Snow are traveling on this road throughout the episode. 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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Eddard Stark: The butcher's boy... you ran him down?
Sandor Clegane: He ran. Not very fast...
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The sun tells an important part of the series back story, on its panels. It does so in three segments. First, as the credits start up, the sun depicts how the Targaryens and their dragons conquered Westeros. The second time the sun is shown, a dragon is depicted in a mortal struggle with 3 other animals: The Stag, the Lion and the Wolf. It is a very literal way to show how Robert Beratheon and Ned Stark rebelled, with Tywin Lannister reluctantly supporting them, in the end. Finally, the third time the sun is shown, before the series title enter the scene, a lion (among other animals) is shown "kneeling" to a triumphant Stag. Just as Robert was crowned King after winning the war. See more »

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A Fantastic Follow-Up!
21 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the second episode of the first season of Game of Thrones. It is a great follow-up to the pilot of the Game of Thrones. We can tell right away that the show does not have a problem being controversial, and there is yet another controversial happenstance in this episode. That being said, it's a quieter, more reflective episode, but that doesn't stop the show from being excellent. The ending is fantastic and kind of sad.

In this episode, "The Kingsroad," Ned Stark takes his daughters with him to Kings Landing where it's agreed that Sansa will marry Prince Joffey. Trouble arises when Arya's pet wolf attacks Joffey. Meanwhile, Bran is unconscious from his fall and little hope remains about his recovery. Jon Snow travels with his uncle to the Wall. Finally, Daenerys is having trouble pleasing her new husband, the warlord Khal Drogo.

Overall, this is an excellent episode. The technical side of the series remain a high point. I really enjoyed the story throughout. It started slow, but picked up steam towards the end. The ending was quite a shocker. But after the first two episodes, consider me hooked.

My Grade: A


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