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Bran’s fate remains in doubt. Having agreed to become the King’s Hand, Ned leaves Winterfell with daughters Sansa and Arya, while Catelyn stays behind to tend to Bran. Jon Snow heads north to join the brotherhood of the Night’s Watch. Tyrion decides to forego the trip south with his family, instead joining Jon in the entourage heading to the Wall. Viserys bides his time in hopes of winning back the throne, while Daenerys focuses her attention on learning how to please her new husband, Drogo.
Dany is approached by Ser Jorah, who prompts her to drink and eat. He gives her a piece of jerky while stating the the Dothraki have grass and horses in abundance, and they can't live on grass. She regrets the bite of horse jerky. He says the Dothraki believe the world will end when the grass covers everything. She stops listening as her eye is caught by her husband's passing. He takes no notice of her. They set up camp, and after an entire day on horseback, Dany cannot walk alone. Her handmaidens help her to her tent. Jorah tells Viserys that there is a place for him to stay that would be more comfortable for him, but Viserys doesn't care. He intends to remain with Drogo until he fulfills his end of the bargain. Before he leaves, he assures Jorah that when he is king, Jorah will be outlawed for slave trading...Read the full recap
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Opening Credits: The cities of King's Landing, Winterfell, the Wall, and Vaes Dothrak rise from the mechanical model world in the opening credits.
Eddard Stark: (to Jon Snow) There's great honour serving in the Night's Watch. The Starks have manned the Wall for thousands of years, and you are a Stark. You may not have my name, but you have my blood.
Jon Snow: Why do you read so much?
Tyrion: Look at me and tell me what you see.
Jon Snow: Is this a trick?
Tyrion: What you see is a dwarf. If I had been born a peasant, they might have left me out in the woods to die. Alas, I was born a Lannister of Casterly Rock. Things are expected of me. My father was the Hand of the King for twenty years.
Jon Snow: Until your brother killed that king.
Tyrion: ...Yes. Until my brother killed him. Life is full of these little ironies. My sister married the new king, and my repulsive nephew will be king after him. I must do my part for the honour of my house. Wouldn't you agree? But how? Well, my brother has his sword, and I have my mind. And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone. That's why I read so much, Jon Snow.
Jon Snow: Stick 'em with the pointy end.
Arya Stark: I know which end to use.
Jaime: But even if the boy lives he would be a cripple, a grotesque. Give me a good, clean death any day.
Tyrion: Speaking for the grotesques, I have to disagree. Death is so final, yet life is full of possibilities. I hope the boy does wake. I'd be very interested to hear what he has to say.
Jaime: Dear brother, there are times you make me wonder whose side you're on.
Tyrion: Dear brother, you wound me. You know how much I love my family.
Robb Stark: You've said goodbye to Bran? He's not going to die. I know it.
Jon Snow: You Starks are hard to kill.
Robb Stark: My mother?
Jon Snow: She was very kind.
Robb Stark: Good. Next time I see you, you'll be all in black.
Jon Snow: It was always my colour.
Robb Stark: Farewell, Snow.
Jon Snow: And you, Stark.
Sandor Clegane: (Tyrion has slapped Joffrey) The Prince will remember that, little lord.
Tyrion: I hope so. If he forgets, be a good dog and remind him.
In the previous episode Robb Stark and Jon Snow had their hair cut and their beards shaves in preparation for the arrival of the king. In this episode, which takes place directly after the end of 1x01 "Winter is Coming" they have completely regrown their hair and stubble.
Crew or Equipment Visible:
When Jorah is telling Daenerys about the way of life for the Dothraki people, you can see the clips that hold in the extensions in Emilia Clarke's hair.
When Eddard Stark and John Snow reach a crossing at "The Kingsroad" with a group of riders Eddard is planning to head south to King's Landing and Jon Snow north to The Wall. However, after they say goodbye, Eddark Stark takes the north road and Jon Snow takes the south road.