Although his son Bran is lying in bed unconscious from his fall, Ned Stark must return with King Robert to King's Landing. His wife Catelyn stays behind in Winterfell, though there appears to be little hope of Bran's recovery. The King has agreed that his son Joffrey and Ned's daughter Sansa should marry, uniting their families forever. Problems arise when Joffrey challenges the butcher's boy who is out playing with Sansa's younger sister Arya. Joffrey is injured when Arya's pet wolf attacks him. The King's justice is swift but fair even if his wife Cersei doesn't agree. Meanwhile, Ned illegitimate son heads north to join the Night Watch. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys is having some difficulty accommodating herself to married life. She turns to one of her servants, a slave whose job it once was to pleasure men, to learn how she could make her husband happy.Written by
While filming the early episodes of season 1, Lena Headey was pregnant. You can clearly see her "concealed" bump at the end of this episode during the aftermath of the direwolf incident. See more »
Jon's beard changes in the last shot of the scene where he talks to Jaime. See more »
You need to drink, child. And eat.
[Jorah hands Daenerys a piece of dried meat]
Isn't there anything else?
The Dothraki have two things in abundance: grass and horses. People can't live on grass.
[Daenerys finds the taste of dried horse meat repulsive]
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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 »
The Wall. And the Dothraki. And Nedd Stark as the Head of the King. And the nuances of a familiar story who is so far by you , being part from you. An episode about power and sacrifice, in which the delicacy of Daenerys and the greed of her brother are basic pillars to define a cruel, savage and , in bizarre way, Medieval world.
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