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"Game of Thrones" The Pointy End (TV Episode 2011) Poster

(TV Series)

(2011)

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This is the first episode in the series written by George R.R. Martin, and the first screenplay which Martin has written in almost a decade and a half.
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The episode title refers to the first lesson about sword fighting that Jon gave to Arya before their farewell in Game of Thrones: The Kingsroad (2011): "stick them with the pointy end".
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According to the novel, Mago did not defy Khal Drogo, and there was no fight between them. After Drogo fell ill, Mago stole back the girl whom Daenerys saved from him. He and other Dothraki raped her, then they cut her throat, before abandoning Daenerys. When Daenerys heard what he did, she swore to punish him.
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While walking through the woods with Bronn, Tyrion whistles Beethoven's 6th Symphony (the Pastoral Symphony).
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In the book, Drogo was injured not by Mago but by a bloodrider of Ogo, a rival khal.
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Robb mentioned the joke "Tywin shits gold". In the novels, that joke is occasionally mentioned by various characters - Jaime, Steelshanks, and mostly by Tyrion, either aloud or in his thoughts.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Like the novels, the fate of Syrio Forel after his duel with Meryn Trant is left ambiguous. Maisie Williams later asked the show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss if Forel could have survived, but they replied "No, he is dead."
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