Eddard and his men are betrayed and captured by the Lannisters. When word reaches Robb, he plans to go to war to rescue them. The White Walkers attack The Wall. Tyrion returns to his father with some new friends.

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Joffrey has claimed the throne and he and is mother eliminate Ned Stark's supporters. Ned is imprisoned and Sansa remains engaged to Joffrey but Arya seems to have escaped. Cersei gets Sansa to write to her eldest brother Robb to ask him to swear loyalty to the new King. Robb agrees to go, but at the head of an army. Catelyn receives word of her husband's imprisonment and learns that her sister will not support her. Tyrion and Bronn encounter the Stone Crows and makes them an offer they can't refuse. At the wall Jon's wolf, Ghost, alerts him to trouble and it seems that the White Walkers have returned. Daenarys has trouble accepting the rape of new female slaves and when Drogo supports her, he is called out by one his men. Written by garykmcd

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This is the first episode in the series written by George R.R. Martin, and the first screenplay which Martin has written in almost a decade and a half. See more »

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After Barristan Selmy tosses his sword in front of Joffrey and leaves, the right-most Kingsguard facing him (from Joffrey's view) is unable to sheathe his sword as the four other Kingsguards do. See more »

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Lord Varys: [while visiting Ned in the black cells] Lord Stark. You must be thirsty.
[he offers Ned a canteen]
Eddard Stark: Varys.
Lord Varys: I promise you, it isn't poison.
[Ned doesn't move]
Lord Varys: Why is it no one ever trusts the eunuch?
[he opens the canteen, takes a drink, and hands it to Ned, who gulps it down]
Lord Varys: Not so much, my lord. I would save the rest if I were you. Hide it. Men have been known to die of thirst in these cells.
Eddard Stark: What about my daughters?
Lord Varys: The younger one seems to have escaped the castle. Even my little birds cannot ...
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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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The Pointy End successfully sets-up the last two episodes
13 April 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Pointy End does a very successful job in setting up the last two episodes while still bringing character study to the Starks and Lannisters. Also, the relationship between Daenerys and Khal Drogo played by Jason Momoa is very interesting especially the way they speak the Dothraki language especially in the last few episodes. Also, the end scene where Joffrey promises to show mercy to Ned Stark if he confesses his treason and accept him as the rightful king is very intense. My only quibble is that some of the other side characters weren't given much to do, but it doesn't matter.

It's still well-acted, it's still well-written, and the pacing is much tighter this time around. The music score still manages to be beautiful and the direction is really good. So, overall another great episode and a great set up to the last two episodes of Season 1.


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