News of Ned Stark's execution spreads quickly and Robb Stark vows to get vengeance. Robb's banner-men declare him to be King of the North. At Castle Black, Jon decides to desert the brotherhood and join Robb's army. Sam and his other friends have something else in mind. Having been rescued by a Night's Watchman, Arya begins her travels north to the wall. Impressed by Tyrion's good advice, Tywin sends him to King's Landing to act as the King's Hand while he is occupied with the war. Daenerys learns that she has lost the baby and realizes the error she made in trying to keep Drogo alive. At his funeral, she boldly walks into his funeral pyre and the outcome is a surprise to everyone but her. Written by
Two of the scenes - Arya's brutal encounter with Hot Pie and Lommy, and the conversation between Jaime and Catelyn - are not included in the original novel, but in the sequel "A Clash of Kings". See more »
At the end of the episode when the Dothraki all kneel after Daenerys Targaryen stands up, the men behind her next to the horses drop completely on the ground. However, in the wider shot of the scene, the men are still standing with just their heads down. When the final shot is widened further, some of the men near the horses have disappeared. See more »
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 »
Fire and Blood hits all of the right emotions in this season finale!
Fire and Blood is another classic episode in the first season of Game of Thrones. It hits all of the right emotions and it leaves you on a cliffhanger to what would really happen to some of the Stark family members in the future seasons while focusing on Daenerys and the Lannister family now that Sansa is with Joffrey now after her father Lord Ned was executed for treason.
The story is still well-written, the script is great, the dialog is still fresh, the pacing is still more tighter and it takes it's time to develop the relationship and where it would go in the later seasons. And the music score from Ramin Djawadi hits the emotional moments really well. Much like the previous episode, I have no problem at all with this episode. I'm glad I decided to review the entire first season and only eleven more days until Season 6 arrives. So, overall, another classic episode that is more emotional and satisfying. Thumbs up from me! :)
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