Eddard and his men are betrayed and captured by the Lannisters. When word reaches Robb, he plans to go to war to rescue them. The White Walkers attack the Wall. Tyrion returns to his father with some new friends.
Joffrey has claimed the throne and he and is mother eliminate Ned Stark's supporters. Ned is imprisoned and Sansa remains engaged to Joffrey but Arya seems to have escaped. Cersei gets Sansa to write to her eldest brother Robb to ask him to swear loyalty to the new King. Robb agrees to go, but at the head of an army. Catelyn receives word of her husband's imprisonment and learns that her sister will not support her. Tyrion and Bronn encounter the Stone Crows and makes them an offer they can't refuse. At the wall Jon's wolf, Ghost, alerts him to trouble and it seems that the White Walkers have returned. Daenarys has trouble accepting the rape of new female slaves and when Drogo supports her, he is called out by one his men.Written by
While walking through the woods with Bronn, Tyrion whistles Beethoven's 6th Symphony (the Pastoral Symphony). See more »
During Tywin and Tyrion's discussion in the tent, just after Tyrion has returned with Bronn and the hill tribes, Tywin's breath is visibly condensing in some shots (most noticeably when the camera is behind his shoulder), but not in others. See more »
[Tyrion is whistling as he and Bronn walk through the Vale]
Will you shut up? There's hill tribes all around here.
If I'm going to die, it may as well be with a song in my heart.
I should just take your food and leave you here. Eh? What would you do then?
Starve, most likely.
You don't think I'd do it, do you?
What do you want, Bronn? Gold? Women? Gold and women? Stick with me and you'll have them all, for as long as I'm around and not a moment longer. But you knew that. That is why you so ...
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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 »
In Episode 8 of Game Of Thrones things get very serious indeed for the Starks. Robb learns of his father's arrest and makes a decision from which there will be no turning back.
My favourite scene of the season so far is in this episode, (Tyrions confession previously held it, with Arya's first 'dancing class before it) and it is one of the first, a pivotal moment featuring Arya and Syrio. Sansa's also has a significant role to play in this episode, Sophie Turner really shines in her scenes.
Tyrion is back, and again he gets the best lines (when asked how he wants to die, his reply his hilarious) and he is forming a great double act with Bronn.
We see Jon Snow and Khal Drogo in combat and both impress. Though Daenerys compassion (her "gentle heart" as Ser Jorah calls it) could cause her problems, but with Drogo by her side nobody will dare cross her.
For my money this is the best episode to date.
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