A calmer King Robert mends fences with Ned Stark and reinstates him as the King's Hand despite the objections of his wife Cersei. While he goes hunting with his brother Renly he puts Ned on the throne. A group of farmers complain of having been attacked by a Knight and his army and knowing the culprit orders him stripped of all titles and lands. Ned decides to send Arya and Sansa back to Winterfell for their protection. Sansa in particular doesn't want to leave saying she wants to marry Joffre and have blond babies. Her offhand remark leads Ned back to the book his predecessor was so interested in and he now understands why John Arryn was visiting King Robert's bastard children. Meanwhile, Daenerys and her brother Viserys have yet another confrontation but this one is settled by Drogo himself. An imprisoned Tyrion Lannister demands to be tried and asks for trial by combat.Written by
When Viserys tries to steal the dragon eggs, he mocks Jorah who blocks his path by saying "And yet here you stand", to which Mormont replies "And yet here I stand." According to semi-canon sources, "Here We Stand" is the motto of House Mormont. It is not clear whether this is an intentional reference. See more »
When Robb is fighting off the bandits, his sword's blade is already bloodied before he's able to cut anyone down, though the blade was clean when he removed it from the scabbard. See more »
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 »
Another great episode that features non-stop entertainment
A Golden Crown is another great episode that features non-stop entertainment. The interactions from the characters are great including Ned Stark and the King and the trial sequence is really interesting. Even the story arc for the Lannister family shines and the interactions between them (and sorry for forgetting to mention that name) are also interesting. My only quibble is that it did drag a bit long.
Still, the acting's still great with the performances continuing to shine, the scenery remains gorgeous, the script is smart, the story is good, the dialog is fresh, and the music score continues to have an atmosphere. So, overall, another great episode. Thumbs up! :)
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