Joffre has claimed the throne and he and is mother eliminate Ned Stark's supporters. Ned is imprisoned and Sansa remains engaged to Joffre but Anya 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. Tyrian and Bron 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
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The episode title refers to the first lesson about sword fighting that Jon gave to Arya before their farewell in Game of Thrones: The Kingsroad
(2011): "stick them with the pointy end". See more
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
Grand Maester Pycelle
[reads the day's proclamations in court
Lastly, in these times of treason and turmoil, it is the view of the council that the life and safety of King Joffrey be of paramount importance.
Ser Barristan Selmy.
[steps forward and kneels
Your Grace. I am yours to command.
Rise, Ser Barristan. You may remove your helm.
[Selmy does so
You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is ...
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
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi See more