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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Unlike the show, the novel does not indicate any connection between Lady's death and Bran's awakening from coma. See more »

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In the first scene of the episode where Jorah is telling Daenerys about the Dothraki's beliefs, the clips of Emilia Clarke's (Daenerys) hair extensions are visible in a close up. See more »

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[Catelyn watches Bran, still in coma. Cersei enters. Catelyn stands, embarrassed for not being dressed properly]
Cersei Lannister: Please.
Catelyn Stark: I would have dressed, your Grace.
Cersei Lannister: This is your home. I'm your guest.
[Catelyn sits. Cersei approaches Bran's bed]
Cersei Lannister: Handsome one, isn't he? I lost my first boy.
[surprised, Catelyn stares at Cersei]
Cersei Lannister: A little black-haired beauty. He was a fighter too... tried to beat the fever that took him. Forgive me. It's the last thing you need to hear right now.
Catelyn Stark: [shakes her head] I never knew.
Cersei Lannister: ...
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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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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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