Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.



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Ned confronts Cersei about her children but she dismisses his allegations. The head of the Lannister clan tells his son Jaime to be a leader and sends him to rescue Tyrion. Ros, the prostitute from Winterfell begins working for Littlefinger in King's Landing. At the wall, a riderless horse belonging to Jon Snow's uncle Benjen returns to the wall. Jon takes his vows as a Night's Watchman but is disappointed to not having been named a Ranger but Sam sees it differently. King Robert is injured while out boar hunting with his brother. He knows he will not survive and names Ned Lord Regent until Joffrey comes of age. Knowing that Joffrey is not Robert's son, he feels Robert's brother should succeed him but Littlefinger counsel's otherwise. A wine vendor tries to poison Daenerys and Drogo promises to put their son on the throne of the Seven Kingdoms. Written by garykmcd

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29 May 2011 (USA)  »

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£6,000,000 (estimated)

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When Tywin Lannister is talking with his son Jaime, he is skinning a stag. A stag is the sigil of the House of Baratheon, the House they are trying to overthrow. See more »


When Maester Aemon is assigning the duties for the stewards he tells Pyp to report to Bowen Marsh in the kitchens. However, when Lord Commander Mormont is assigning the new nights watchmen to their various orders, he tells 'Mick' to go to the kitchens - Pyp should have been included in those sent to the kitchens at the start instead of to the stewards (or Mick should also have been sent to the stewards). See more »


Ser Jorah Mormont: I believe what my eyes and ears report. As for the rest, it was 300 years ago. Who knows what really happened?
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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 »


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Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Snakes revealed as pace quickens as we get to the business end of the season
4 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Finally we go back to the wall after two episodes away, we see our young hero, Jon Snow, take his vows. After being mentioned so much, Charles Dance finally appears on screen as Lord Tywin Lannister and we get some more good scenes with Daenerys (not sure if it's me, but Emilia Clarke seems to be getting more attractive with each episode. She has a gorgeous smile) and Drogo (Jason Momoa) then there is the noble Ned Stark.... Oh Ned....

For me this episode suffers from it's a complete lack of Tyrion and Arya. (Two of my favourite characters) but it's still gripping TV none the less.

And of course once again.... What an ending. I seem to say that after every episode, buy this show just makes you need to watch the next episode.

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