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.
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
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 »
All throughout the series the same trick is used - whenever there is an open wound on the screen, the sound of buzzing flies is heard. However, flies don't live in the desert where Drogo's wounds are shown. See more »
Stark, Tully, Lannister, Baratheon. Give me one good reason why I should waste a single thought on any of you?
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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 »
Baelor is a classic episode that is more frightening and dramatic
Baelor receives a perfect 10/10 from me. Why you may ask? Two reasons. 1) It raises the stakes and 2) The ending is not only well-written, but more frightening and dramatic possible. The first eight episodes were great, if not spectacular, but episode 9 is where things got real and it's a classic that engaged me from beginning to end.
The story is great, the writing is still perfect, the pacing is much more tighter and took it's time to develop the characters' motivations, the music score from Ramin Djawadi is still excellent, the dialog is well-written, and the performances excel with the episode's dramatic moments.
There are no problems that I have with this episode because I have never been blown away by an episode of a live-action TV show like this. Which is why I will tip my hat to the writers for doing a successful job in keeping engaged to what would happen to the Stark family and the Lannisters. So, overall, I'll say this once more, Baelor is a classic episode that is more frightening and dramatic. :)
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