In a surprise attack, Theon Greyjoy captures Winterfell demanding an oath of loyalty from everyone there in return for their lives. He is chastised however by the locals for turning on the family that raised him. The execution of a Stark family retainer shows just how serious Theon is. Robb Stark can't believe what's happened and swears to get his revenge. He is also growing fonder of Lady Talisa. At King's Landing, Tyrion knows better than most that war will devastate them and makes arrangements for Cersei's daughter, Myrcella, to be send away to marry. On returning to the palace after seeing her off, King Joffrey and others of the royal court learn exactly what the public thinks of them. North of the wall, Jon Snow and others are on patrol looking for wildlings. They kill a few but one of the survivors is an attractive young woman, Ygritte. At Harrenhall, Arya continues to work as Lord Tywin Lannister's cup bearer. She's taken aback however when a visitor from King's Landing - ...Written by
Daenerys tells the Spice King that she will take what is hers "with fire and blood". This is a nod to the motto of House Targaryen - "Fire and Blood". See more »
When Jon is talking to Ygritte, it is quite apparent his sword is made of aluminum. See more »
I thought they were going to kill me.
They thought so too.
He hated me, the man who hit me. I saw it in his eyes. Hated me.
[shakes her head]
He never met me before, but... he wanted to hurt me.
Of course he did.
Why? Why would a stranger...?
You are everything that he will never have. Your horse eats better than his children. It doesn't matter now. He's dead.
I would have given them bread if I had it. I hate the king more than any of them.
Don't say these things. If the wrong people hear you...
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Without question, this show is one of my top-ten favorite episodes of the show. I have no clue as to why this only has a 9.1. Without spoiling, I will say that this episode is beautifully directed, tensely written, and it opens so many doors in the show. Seriously, f***ing amazing episode, so underrated.
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