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.
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
Maester Luwin, Ros and Theon mention the Greyjoy's Rebellion that took place nine years before the beginning of the series. The rebellion was crushed and Balon Greyjoy (Theon's father) was forced to surrender to Robert Baratheon. 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 »
[Eddard Stark and Jory exit the brothel. Lannister guardsmen appear, armed with pikes, blocking the street. Jaime Lannister gallops in on his white horse]
Such a small pack of wolves...
Stay back, Ser. This is the Hand of the King!
WAS the Hand of the King. I'm not sure what he is. Lord of somewhere very far away.
[steps out of the brothel]
What's the meaning of this, Lannister?
Get back inside, where it's safe.
I'm looking for my brother. You ...
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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 »
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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