Robb's banner-men declare him to be King of the North. At Castle Black, Jon decides to desert the brotherhood and join Robb's army. Sam and his other friends have something else in mind. Having been rescued by a Night's Watchman, Arya begins her travels north to the wall. Impressed by Tyrion's good advice, Tywin sends him to King's Landing to act as the King's Hand while he is occupied with the war. Daenerys learns that she has lost the baby and realizes the error she made in trying to keep Drogo alive. At his funeral, she boldly walks into his funeral pyre and the outcome is a surprise to everyone but her.Written by
According to the original novel, the singer who was tried by Joffrey was not Marillion, but an unnamed tavern singer. Marillion, who was present at the Crossroads Inn when Catelyn captured Tyrion and accompanied them to the Vale, makes an appearance in the next books, but never in King's Landing. See more »
Yoren states that they have to travel "a thousand leagues" from King's Landing to the Wall. Depending on the exact measurement of a league (varying from 3 to 3.45 miles in English-speaking regions), this would amount to a journey of at least 3,000 miles. The continent of Westeros, measured from the Wall to the southern sea, is said to be less than 2,000 miles. The journey from King's Landing to the Wall would be around 1,000 miles, so either Yoren's statement is way off, or a league is measured differently in Westeros. See more »
Grand Maester Pycelle:
Kings? I can tell you all there is to know about kings. The thing you need to understand about kings: in the past 67 years, I have known - truly known - more kings than any man alive. They're complicated men, but I know how to serve them. Yes. And keep on serving them.
Grand Maester Pycelle:
Aerys Targaryen... of all the thousand thousand maladies the gods visit on us, madness is the worst. He was a good man, such a charmer. To watch him melt away before my eyes, consumed by dreams of fire and blood...
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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 »
One of the severed heads was a mask of George W. Bush, but this scene was edited out in later airings and home video releases. See more »
Fire and Blood hits all of the right emotions in this season finale!
Fire and Blood is another classic episode in the first season of Game of Thrones. It hits all of the right emotions and it leaves you on a cliffhanger to what would really happen to some of the Stark family members in the future seasons while focusing on Daenerys and the Lannister family now that Sansa is with Joffrey now after her father Lord Ned was executed for treason.
The story is still well-written, the script is great, the dialog is still fresh, the pacing is still more tighter and it takes it's time to develop the relationship and where it would go in the later seasons. And the music score from Ramin Djawadi hits the emotional moments really well. Much like the previous episode, I have no problem at all with this episode. I'm glad I decided to review the entire first season and only eleven more days until Season 6 arrives. So, overall, another classic episode that is more emotional and satisfying. Thumbs up from me! :)
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