"Game of Thrones" You Win or You Die (TV Episode 2011) Poster

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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.
Charles Dance (Tywin Lannister) learned to skin a real stag in his very first scene. According to D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, the scene was shot for about 50 takes.
The episode title is part of a quote Cersei Lannister says to Eddard Stark: "When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." This catchphrase has been frequently used during the promotion of both the novels and the TV series.
The oath which the Night's Watch members must swear according to the TV series is almost identical to the oath in the novels, except one line "I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers" which was omitted from the oath in the show.

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