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The Wolf and the Lion 

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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£6,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the novels, the homosexual relationship between Renly and Loras is only implied, while in the show it is openly depicted. See more »

Goofs

When Maester Luwin is doing lessons with Bran, while Luwin is discussing how Bran's mother loves him, Bran is playing with a silver figure. He is using the sharp end to carve into the table, yet when the shot changes he is holding it in a different position in his hand with the dull end of the figure to the table. See more »

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Lord Varys: How is your son, my lord?
Eddard Stark: He'll never walk again.
Lord Varys: But his mind is sound?
Eddard Stark: So they say.
Lord Varys: A blessing, then. I suffered an early mutilation myself. Some doors close forever, others open in most unexpected places.
[Varys points to a chair]
Lord Varys: May I?
[Ned nods]
Lord Varys: If the wrong ears heard what I'm about to tell you, off comes my head. And who would mourn poor Varys then? North or south, they sing no songs for spiders. But there are things you must know. You are the King's Hand and the king is a fool. Your ...
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Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Game of Thrones: The Queen's Justice (2017) See more »

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Main Title
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Written by Ramin Djawadi
Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Wow
4 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

This one was really good, i mean really good. It had everything you want from an episode and then some. What more could you ask for.

The cast is so talented. Every single one. Also the people who work behind the spotlight. The writers and directors and make up artists and so on.

10 out of 10. Fantastic episode, this show just gets better after each episode. It really does. HBO is the best.


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