Game of Thrones: Season 1, Episode 9

Baelor (12 Jun. 2011)

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Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

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Sansa begs King Joffrey to spare her father's life. With his mother's support he agrees to spare him provided Ned publicly confesses that he is a traitor and recognizes him as the rightful king. Ned refuses at first but soon recognizes that the lives of his children are at stake and eventually agrees. Arya has eluded capture living in the town and scrounging for food. She goes to the square when she hears her father is to appear. What happens is something no child should have to witness. Tyrion arrives at his father's camp but the elder Lannister is dismissive of his diminutive son. He also tells him that he will be in the vanguard of the attack to take place the next day against Robb Stark's forces arriving from the north. For his part, Robb is proving to be an able field general and takes a Lannister prisoner. Daenerys finds she has little influence after Drogo falls ill and is unable to ride. Written by garykmcd

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Tyrion's story about Tysha is similar to its version in the novels, with several changes: according to the novels, Tyrion was thirteen at that time, not sixteen; Tysha was the orphaned daughter of crofter, not wheelwright's; after Tysha was gang-raped by the guards while Tyrion was forced to watch, his father forced him to be the last to take her. See more »

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The Lord Commander of the Night's Watch gives John Snow his family sword. He says that he sent another brother to King's Landing with the white walker hand that his wold tore off. However, John's wolf was outside the building when John battled the zombie, John cut the hand off of the zombie when he was being held up in the air by his neck. I believe in the book the wolf tears the hand off the zombie which is where the dialogue most likely comes from. See more »

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Shae: What do you want from me?
Tyrion Lannister: What do I want from you? I want you to share my tent. I want you to pour my wine, laugh at my jokes, rub my legs when they're sore after a day's ride. I want you to take no other man to bed as long as we're together. And I want you to fuck me like it's my last night in this world. Which it may well be.
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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 »

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Jaw dropping game changer
6 September 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It's taken me a while to wrote this review, due to my feelings after watching it.

WOW if I disliked the sissy Prince Joffery before this episode I despise him now!! And I've gone from wanting to slap him, to wanting to outright kill the little prat.

Daenerys has to make a difficult decision, as does honourable Ned Stark. Oh noble Ned and his honour. His so Robb is forced to make some tough decisions of his own too. An old charmer named Walder Frey makes an appearance, and is decidedly sleazy.

My favourite scene of the episode for me was a drinking game between Tyrion, Bronn and a prostitute Shae, where he revealed the tale of his doomed first marriage. If this was the year he won the Emmy it is deserved. I have loved watching his performances and he is a firm favourite of mine.

But the most memorable part of this episode still has to be the end. I was in a furious shock!! And was straight on the phone to my brother (who has seen them all) going mad!!

As I said in previous reviews, I am not a Sean Bean fan, and feel he is the weak link in everything I see him in (Goldeneye, Ronin, LOTR). But I love his Ned Stark, and he is excellent here.

All bets are off after this episode.


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