Ned begins to look into the death of his predecessor and mentor John Arryn. He learns that Arryn was interested in a particular book and also visited a local blacksmith known for making quality arms. There he meets someone quite interesting. At the northern wall, Jon befriends Samwell Tarly an overweight, bumbling young man whose father gave him the choice of joining the Night's Watch or dying in a hunting 'accident'. Sam is the object of scorn from other trainees and their instructor. Jon makes it clear that no harm will come him. Sansa is still not speaking to her father after he was forced to kill her wolf. She is preparing to become Queen someday. Her sister Arya meanwhile is taking sword fighting lessons and sees herself as a knight. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys defends herself when her brother Vyseris slaps her making it very clear that she too can exercise some authority. Written by
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The episode title is based on a quote of Tyrion Lannister: "I have a tender spot in my heart for cripples and bastards and broken things". See more
In Bran's dream he is about to shoot at a target when the three-eyed crow flies across. We see in closeup that the forefinger of his shooting glove is
twisted under the bowstring, which would spoil the loose. See more
You are boys still. When the winter comes, you will die like so many flies.
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
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi See more