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Game of Thrones: Lord Snow

Arriving at King's Landing after his long journey, Ned is shocked to learn of the Crown's profligacy from his new advisors. At Castle Black, Jon Snow impresses Tyrion at the expense of greener recruits. Suspicious that the Lannisters had a hand in Bran's fall, Catelyn covertly follows her husband to King's Landing, where she is intercepted by Petyr Baelish, aka "Littlefinger," a shrewd longtime ally and brothel owner. Cersei and Jaime ponder the implications of Bran's recovery; Arya studies swordsmanship. On the road to Vaes Dothrak, Daenerys finds herself at odds with Viserys.

Source: HBO

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Sunday May 01st, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

UK (sky ATLANTIC) May 02, 2011
FI (YLE TV2) Jan 26, 2012

  • Currently 8.9/10
8.9/10 (36 Votes cast)


Starring Roles
Jason Momoa
As Khal Drogo (Chieftain of Dothraki People, Daenerys' Husband)

Guest Stars
Amrita Acharia
As Irri (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Conleth Hill
As Lord Varys (Eunuch and Master of Whisperers)
Elyes Gabel
As Rakharo (Daenerys Targaryen's Dothraki Bodyguard)
Eugene Simon
As Lancel Lannister (Squire to King Robert Baratheon)
Francis Magee
As Yoren (Recruiter for The Night's Watch)
Gethin Anthony
As Lord Renly Baratheon (Robert Baratheon's Brother, Lord of Storm's End)
Ian McElhinney
As Lord Commander Barristan Selmy (Lord Commander of the Kingsguard)
James Cosmo
As Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (Lord Commander of The Night's Watch)
Jamie Sives
As Jory Cassel (Captain of The Guards to House Stark)
Josef Altin
As Pypar (Steward in The Night's Watch, Friend to Jon Snow)
Joseph Mawle
As Benjen Stark (First Ranger of Nights Watch, Son of Rickard Stark)
Julian Glover
As Grand Maester Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Luke McEwan
As Rast (Ranger in The Night's Watch)
Margaret John
As Old Nan (Elderly Servant at Winterfell, Tells Bran Stories)
Mark Stanley
As Grenn (Ranger in The Night's Watch, Fights Jon Snow)
Miltos Yerolemou
As Syrio Forel (Master Sword-Fighter Training Arya Stark)
Owen Teale
As Alliser Thorne (Castle Black Master-at-Arms, Trains New Recruits)
Peter Vaughan (1)
As Maester Aemon (Maester at Castle Black)
Robert Sterne
As Royal Steward (Summons Lord Eddard Stark to The Small Council)
Ron Donachie
As Ser Rodrik Cassel (Master-at-Arms at Winterfell)
Susan Brown (1)
As Septa Mordane (Tutor and Septa at Winterfell)

Co-Guest Stars
Nickovich Sammut
As Goldcloak 1
Paul Portelli
As Drunk Patron
Seamus Kelly
As Goldcloak 2
Main Cast
Harry Lloyd
As Viserys Targaryen
Mark Addy
As King Robert Baratheon
Sean Bean
As Lord Eddard Stark
Nikolaj Coster Waldau
As Ser Jaime Lannister
Peter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Jack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
Kit Harington
As Jon Snow
Lena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Richard Madden
As Robb Stark
Michelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
Emilia Clarke
As Daenerys Targaryen
Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Aidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish


The scene opens with Ned Stark, Sansa and Arya arriving in King’s Landing and are welcomed. Ned tells Jory to get Sansa and Arya settled in and goes inside. Jaime Lannister is there and Ned comments on Jaime’s armor and says that there isn’t a scratch on it. He gloats and says that people have tried to hit him, but have failed. Jaime talks about how King Targaryen killed Ned’s father and mother. Ned tells that Jaime stabbed the “Mad King” in the back and Jaime asks if he would have stabbed him in the belly, who he still give him such grief. Ned tells that Jaime served King Targaryen well when it was safe to serve. He walks in the court to meet Varys. Ned tells him to give prayers to the butcher’s boy instead of Joffrey. He says hello to Renly Baratheon and is introduced to Petyr Baelish. Petyr says that he has been waiting a while to meet Ned. He says that remembers that Petyr fought with his brother. Petyr says that he was interested in Ned’s wife when she was Catelyn Tulley back then. Ned greets Grand Maester Pycelle and says that it has been too long. Ned asks where the King is and Varys says that he gives the small matters to them to discuss. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.44 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'Lord Snow' is the nickname that Ser Alliser Thorne gives to Jon Snow to mock him.

Trivia: This episode was dedicated to Margaret John (Old Nan) who passed away on February 2nd, 2011 after a brief illness.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Old Nan: Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know about fear? Fear is for the winter, when the snows fall a hundred feet deep. Fear is for the long night, when the sun hides for years, and children are born and live and die all in darkness. That is the time for fear, my little lord, when the White Walkers move through the woods... Thousands of years ago, there came a night that lasted a generation. Kings froze to death in their castles, same as the shepherds in their huts, and women smothered their babies rather than see them starve, and wept, and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks. So is this the sort of story that you like?

Eddard Stark: Handsome armour. Not a scratch on it.
Jaime Lannister: I know. People have been swinging at me for years and they always seem to miss.
Eddard Stark: Chosen your opponents wisely, then.
Jaime Lannister: I have a knack for it.

Yoren: Bear's balls.
Tyrion: Oh, you're joking.
Yoren: And his brains, and his guts, his lungs, and his heart, all fried in his own fat. Well, when you're a hundred miles north of the Wall and you ate your last meal a week ago, you leave nothing for the wolves.
Tyrion: And how do a bear's balls taste?
Yoren: Bit chewy. What about you, my lord? What's the strangest thing you've eaten?
Tyrion: Do Dornish girls count?

Benjen Stark: We've been receiving disturbing reports.
Jon Snow: What kind of reports?
Benjen Stark: The kind I don't want to believe.

Cersei Lannister: When Aerys Targaryen sat on the Iron Throne, your father was a rebel and a traitor. Someday, you'll sit on the throne, and the truth will be what you make it.
Joffrey Baratheon: (about Sansa) ...Do I have to marry her?
Cersei Lannister: Yes, she's very beautiful, and young...and if you don't like her, you only need to see her on formal occasions, and when the time comes, to make little princes and princesses. And if you'd rather f--k painted whores, you'll f--k painted whores. And if you'd rather lie with noble virgins, so be it. You are my darling boy, and the world will be exactly as you want it to be.

Robert Baratheon: Surrounded by Lannisters. Every time I close my eyes I see their blonde hair and their smug, satisfied faces. It must wound your pride, huh? Standing out their like a glorified sentry. Jaime Lannister, son of the mighty Tywin...forced to mind the door while your king eats and drinks and shits and fucks. So come on. We're telling war stories. Who was your first kill, not counting old men?
Jaime Lannister: One of the outlaws in the brotherhood.
Barristan Selmy: I was there that day. You were only a squire, 16 years old.
Jaime Lannister: You killed Simon Toyne with a counter riposte. Best move I ever saw. A good fighter, Toyne, but he lacked stamina.
Robert Baratheon: Your outlaw... any last words?
Jaime Lannister: I cut his head off, so no.
Barristan Selmy: Hmm.
Robert Baratheon: What about Aerys Targaryen? What did the Mad King say when you stabbed him in the back? I never asked. Did he call you a traitor? Did he plead for a reprieve?
Jaime Lannister: He said the same thing he'd been saying for hours..."Burn them all."

Episode Goofs
Visual Error:

When Daenerys is lying in bed with Drogo you can see the imprint of a bra left on her skin.

Audio Error:

When Lord Eddard Stark is walking into the throne room, the number of steps he takes does not audibly sync up with the sounds of his footsteps.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 2: At the end of 1x02 "The Kingsroad," Bran woke up from his coma.

Season 1, Episode 2: Lord Eddard Stark left for King's Landing and Jon Snow for The Wall in 1x02 "The Kingsroad."

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus
Line ProducerChristopher Newman
Unit Production ManagerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorMartin Harrison
HairstylistCandice Banks
GripFelix Milburn Foster
Set DecoratorRichard Roberts
Location ManagerRobert Boake
Property MasterGordon Fitzgerald
Construction CoordinatorBrian Martin (3)
Production CoordinatorLisa Byrne
Script CoordinatorSusie McIlwaine
GafferTom Gates
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Jennings (2)
Production SecretaryZara Hamill
Storyboard ArtistWilliam Simpson
Art DirectorAshleigh Jeffers  |  Tom McCullagh  |  Thomas Brown
Assistant Production CoordinatorStacey Quigley
Sound MixerRonan Hill
Costume SupervisorRachael Webb Crozier
Visual Effects SupervisorAdam McInnes
Transportation CaptainAlan Crozier
Casting AssociateKharmel Cochrane
Visual Effects ProducerLucy Ainsworth-taylor
Unit ManagerDamien Glenholmes
Dialoge CoachBrendan Gunn
Rigging GafferSteve Casey
Assistant Art DirectorSophie Hervieu  |  Heather Greenless  |  Laura Ng  |  Mark Lowry
Graphic ArtistJim Stanes
Makeup ArtistClare Ramsey  |  Liz Boston  |  Melissa Lackersteen
Concept ArtistKimberley Pope  |  Mark Holmes  |  Julian Caldow
Supervising Art DirectorPaul Inglis
Construction ManagerTom Martin (4)
Still PhotographerHelen Sloan
Make-up DesignerPaul Engelen
Hair DesignerKevin Alexander (1)
Second 2nd Assistant DirectorAdam Philpott
Financial ControllerNeil Chaplin
Set SupervisorJames O'Dee
Assistant Stunt CoordinatorBuster Reeves
Make-up AssistantDaniel Lawson Johnson
Hair AssistantRosalia Culora  |  Dana Kalder
Best Boy ElectricCarlo McDonnell
Prosthetics DesignerConor O'sullivan
SFX SupervisorStuart Brisdon
Children's Acting CoachJulie Austin
A Camera GripRonan Murphy (1)
B Camera GripDean Morris
Stunt ManagerAmie Stephenson
Travel/accomodation CoordinatorMichelle Burns
Extras Coordinator NiCarla Mercer
Transportation AssistantGail McIlvenny
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