Game of Thrones: Season 1, Episode 5

The Wolf and the Lion (15 May 2011)

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Catelyn has captured Tyrion and plans to bring him to her sister, Lysa Arryn, at The Vale, to be tried for his, supposed, crimes against Bran. Robert plans to have Daenerys killed, but Eddard refuses to be a part of it and quits.



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When King Robert learns that Daenerys and the Dothrakis are preparing for war, he decides to attack first. Ned is against the idea saying they should go slowly and learn more but the King calls him a weakling and dismisses him as the King's Hand. Playing in the dungeons, Arya overhears two men plotting against her father. She tells him what she heard and he decides the time has come for him to return to Winterfell. He delays his departure when given the opportunity to speak to the last person his predecessor spoke to, a whore who gave Robert another illegitimate son. The delay is costly however and leads to a serious injury. Catelyn meanwhile takes Tyrion to her sister Lysa, who also happens to be the John Arryn's widow. Written by garykmcd

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15 May 2011 (USA)  »

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Dedicated to Caroline Benoist, the film's animal trainer, who died of swine flu during production. See more »


When Catelyn Stark talks to her sister Lysa in Lysa's throne room, the shadows keep changing dramatically. When shot from behind Catelyn, there is one strong shadow behind her and the dwarf. But when they change angle (just after Lysa's son says, "Is that a bad man?") the shadows are suddenly vague and in the opposite direction. See more »


[at the small council meeting about Daenerys Targeryen]
Robert Baratheon: The whore is pregnant.
Eddard Stark: You're speaking of murdering a child.
Robert Baratheon: I warned you this would happen, back in the North. I warned you, but you didn't care to hear. Well, hear it now: I want them dead. Mother and child both, and that fool Viserys as well. Is that plain enough for you? I want them both dead.
Eddard Stark: You'll dishonor yourself forever if you do this.
Robert Baratheon: Honor? I've got Seven Kingdoms to rule! One king, Seven Kingdoms! Do you think honor keeps them ...
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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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Written by Ramin Djawadi
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Honor Versus Expediency
21 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Things are coming to a boil. While it's a bit hard to figure everyone's motives, we do have a group of adversaries. The expediency comes in trying to outwit not just your obvious enemies but, in some cases, those that are superficially loyal. The Hand, Lord Stark, is trying hard to be loyal to friend and kind. The king wants to have absolute power but is a fat lazy slob who is only good at shouting orders. His "marriage" is just that and there is no love involved at all. Tyrion is with Lady Stark who believes that he is responsible for the near death of Bran. She takes him to her wacko sister after he saves her life in a battle. He is left on a precipice/prison cell with few options. The king orders Lord Stark to murder the sister and brother who are riding with the barbarians. He assumes they will ultimately ride against the king whose soldiers have grown soft and displaced. Lots to think about going into the sixth episode.

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