Tywin Lannister gives his son Jaime a new sword and wants him to return to rule at Casterly Rock in his stead. Jaime wants to rejoin the King's guard. Cersei hasn't forgiven her brother for leaving her. Prince Oberyn Martell arrives in King's Landing for the royal wedding. He and his lover, Ellaria Sand, take their pleasure at Littlefinger's establishment. His hatred of the Lannisters becomes apparent as he blames them for the death of his sister. Daenerys' army is marching toward the slave city of Meereen. She comes to realize that her dragons can never be tamed. Sansa still grieves over the loss of her family at the Red wedding. At Castle Black, Jon Snow faces an enquiry before the commanders of the Watch. Arya and Sandor Clegane come across someone from Arya's past.Written by
The process shown at the beginning of the episode is called casting, and cannot be used to make swords - they'd be too brittle; forging is a much more elaborate and lengthy process. If the secret of the steel is lost, as both Tywin and Jaime mention, it is impossible to just melt an old sword to make a new one. It is necessary to cut the old sword into parts and reforge it, and to know the exact method (i.e. "secret") to do that, and even then, it'd be a totally different steel. See more »
The first episode in all seasons has been more like an allusion to what comes next, and two swords just served that purpose. ' Vengeance - ' lannisters are not the only ones to pay their debts' - with that Oberryn is introduced, who is seeking revenge against the lannisters for the gruesome murder of his sister.Arya is shaping into what looks like one psychopath girl, who now has the audacity to kill for what is rightfully hers. Honour - with the new sword being forged from the ICe - Ned's sword, the honourable house of Starks has fallen, Ser Jamie Lannister is still struggling to get his honour back as a knight in the Kingsguard , refusing his inheritance to Casterly Rock. There is Danearys , struggling to tame her own dragons, trying to bring the honur back to the house of Targaeryans.there was Jon Snow, trying to regain his position in the night's watch, and the wildlings still fighting.
Emotions - Cersei tussling with her own thoughts, her love for Jamie now estranged! Brienne still trying to restore Catelyn's honour, and Sansa now becoming strong, and Shae turning green with envy.
This episode had action, story and drama. Shot with attention to the minutest detail, the graphics( dragons have now grown big), their clothes, two swords marks a great beginning to the season 4.
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