The Lannisters press their advantage over the Starks; Robb rallies his father's northern allies and heads south to war; 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
George R.R. Martin wrote in a montage of various Northern lords receiving Robb's call to arms, which included a beer-drinking Greatjon enthusiastically reading his letter and Roose Bolton causally flaying a man when the news reached him. This was cut because the extensive cost of hiring actors to play the lords, constructing sets and CGI-elements like castles. 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 »
Grand Maester Pycelle:
[reads the day's proclamations in court]
Lastly, in these times of treason and turmoil, it is the view of the council that the life and safety of King Joffrey be of paramount importance.
Ser Barristan Selmy.
[steps forward and kneels]
Your Grace. I am yours to command.
Rise, Ser Barristan. You may remove your helm.
[Selmy does so]
You have served the realm long and faithfully. Every man and woman in the Seven Kingdoms owes you thanks. But it is time to put aside your armor and your sword. It is ...
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The cities and places featured in the opening credits change as the series progresses. For example, in the first episode, Pentos is shown whereas in later episodes, because it is not pertinent to the episode's narrative, it is not. See more »