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 »
Grand Maester Pycelle:
Kings? I can tell you all there is to know about kings. The thing you need to understand about kings: in the past 67 years, I have known - truly known - more kings than any man alive. They're complicated men, but I know how to serve them. Yes. And keep on serving them.
Grand Maester Pycelle:
Aerys Targaryen... of all the thousand thousand maladies the gods visit on us, madness is the worst. He was a good man, such a charmer. To watch him melt away before my eyes, consumed by dreams of fire and blood.....
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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 »
So we have manipulative characters, more manipulative characters, very blatant plans that unfold way too plainly, stabbing in the back by characters that look so obviously devious there's no surprise, and they even cheat characters so gullible and straight it's not even a challenge. Oh and yes we have the elf looking prince that wants to unite barbarians to reclaim a throne of an empire that doesn't exist anymore ... Hey! that could be a good sitcom! Anyway, I hope that people will realise when they re watch this amateur mess they were caught in the enthusiasm of the hype and have fun at watching it in some years. However 2 characters are charismatic and likable, Tyrion and Arya, and Iain Glen is a good actor. I put a vote of 2 as votes of 1 and 10 are less taken into consideration for the final note (yeah the IMDb rating system is quite broken).
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