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Game of Thrones: The Wolf and the Lion

Tyrion's predicament becomes known in King's Landing, making life difficult for Eddard Stark. Ned's position is already precarious due to a disagreement with King Robert over plans to assassinate Daenerys before she can rally the Dothraki to invade Westeros. In the Eyrie, Catelyn is shocked by her sister Lysa's paranoia and distrust.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Sunday May 15th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

FI (YLE TV2) Feb 09, 2012


Guest Stars
Aimee RichardsonAimee Richardson
As Myrcella Baratheon (Daughter of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister)
Brendan McCormackBrendan McCormack
As Ser Vardis Egen (Captain of The Guards at The Eyrie)
Callum WharryCallum Wharry
As Tommen Baratheon (Son of Robert Baratheon and Cersei Lannister)
Ciaran BerminghamCiaran Bermingham
As Mord (The Turnkey at The Eyrie)
Conan StevensConan Stevens
As Ser Gregor Clegane (Head of House Clegane)
Conleth HillConleth Hill
As Varys (Eunuch and Master of Whisperers)
Donald SumpterDonald Sumpter
As Maester Luwin (Maester of Winterfell)
Emun ElliottEmun Elliott
As Marillion (Singer in The Seven Kingdoms)
Esmé BiancoEsmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in Winterfell Brothel)
Eugene SimonEugene Simon
As Lancel Lannister (Squire to King Robert Baratheon)
Finn JonesFinn Jones
As Loras Tyrell (Heir to Highgarden, Lover of Renly Baratheon)
Francis MageeFrancis Magee
As Yoren (Recruiter for The Night's Watch)
Gethin AnthonyGethin Anthony
As Lord Renly Baratheon (Robert Baratheon's Brother, Lord of Storm's End)
Ian McElhinneyIan McElhinney
As Lord Commander Barristan Selmy (Lord Commander of the Kingsguard)
Jamie SivesJamie Sives
As Jory Cassel (Captain of The Guards to House Stark)
Jefferson HallJefferson Hall
As Ser Hugh of the Vale (Knight Killed By The Mountain)
Jerome FlynnJerome Flynn
As Bronn (Bodyguard for Tyrion Lannister)
Julian GloverJulian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Kate DickieKate Dickie
As Lysa Arryn Tully (Lady Regent of the Vale, Sister of Catelyn Stark)
Kevin KeenanKevin Keenan
As Kurleket (Defends Lady Stark at The Vale of Arryn)
Lino FacioliLino Facioli
As Robin Arryn (Son of Lysa Arryn Tully)
Robert SterneRobert Sterne
As Royal Steward
Roger AllamRoger Allam
As Illyrio Mopatis (Magister of Pentos)
Ron DonachieRon Donachie
As Ser Rodrik Cassel (Master-at-Arms at Winterfell)
Ryan McKennaRyan McKenna
As Willis Wode (Knight of House Whent, Defends Lady Stark)
Susan Brown (1)Susan Brown (1)
As Septa Mordane (Tutor and Septa at Winterfell)
Alan ParisAlan Paris
As Goldcloak
Antonia ChristopherAntonia Christopher
As Mhaegen (Prostitute and Mother of Royal Bastard Barra)
Emily DiamondEmily Diamond
As King's Landing Prostitute
Main Cast
Peter DinklagePeter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Nikolaj Coster-WaldauNikolaj Coster-Waldau
As Ser Jaime Lannister
Lena HeadeyLena Headey
As Queen Cersei Lannister
Mark AddyMark Addy
As King Robert Baratheon
Sean BeanSean Bean
As Lord Eddard Stark
Rory McCannRory McCann
As Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
As Petyr Baelish
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Michelle FairleyMichelle Fairley
As Lady Catelyn Stark
Sophie Turner (2)Sophie Turner (2)
As Sansa Stark
Maisie WilliamsMaisie Williams
As Arya Stark
Alfie AllenAlfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy


The scene opens with Ned Stark walking up to see Sir Hugh’s body where he meets with Lord Commander Barristan Selmy. He goes outside with Ned and Ned says that he is glad that he and him never met in combat. Ned asks how Sir Hugh, who was only a squire just a little ago, afforded new armor. Next gets in to find King Robert trying to fit on a breast plate, but it won’t fit. Ned calls him fat and Robert gives Lancel a hard time. Ned tells that Robert isn’t going to have a fair joust because no one dares hit their king. Robert tells that he doesn’t like that he can’t do what he wants and Robert tries to exit with his stomach open and he laughs that he didn’t fix it. They all get down to the joust and a knight with a rose gives it to Sansa. However, he gives looks toward Renly. The horse of the knight who gave the flower is in Heat clearly and Gregor’s horse is a Stallion. They get ready to joust and Petyr bets Renly that Gregor will win. However that is not the case and Renly wins. Gregor knows that he was played and tries to kill the knight. However, the Hound steps in and protects him. Robert stands up and Gregor storms off. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.58 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'The Wolf and the Lion' refer to the sigils of the House Stark (the Direwolf) and House Lannister (the Lion).

Trivia: The official motto of House Lannister, which Bran couldn't remember, are "Hear Me Roar!"

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Tyrion Lannister: The Eyrie. They say it's impregnable.
Bronn: Give me ten good men and some climbing spikes. I'll impregnate the bitch.
Tyrion Lannister: I like you.

Barristan Selmy: I hear the king wants to joust today.
Eddard Stark: Eh, that will never happen.
Barristan Selmy: Robert tends to do what he wants.
Eddard Stark: If the king got what he wanted all the time, we'd still be fighting a damned rebellion.

Lord Varys: The first to arrive and the last to leave. I admire your industry.
Petyr Baelish: You do move quietly.
Lord Varys: We all have our qualities.
Petyr Baelish: You look a bit lonely today. You should pay a visit to my brothel this evening. First boy is on the house.
Lord Varys: I think you are mistaking business with pleasure.

Bran Stark: I will never shoot another arrow.
Maester Luwin: And where is that written?
Bran Stark: You need legs to work a bow.
Maester Luwin: Hmmm. If the saddle Lord Tyrion designed actually works, you could learn to shoot a bow from horseback.
Bran Stark: Really?
Maester Luwin: Dothraki boys learn when they're four years old. Why shouldn't you?

Cersei Lannister: I'm sorry your marriage to Ned Stark didn't work out. You seemed so good together.
Robert Baratheon: I'm glad I could do something to make you happy.

Lord Varys: The wolf and the lion will be at each other's throats. We will be at war soon, my friend.
Magister Illyrio Mopatis: What good is war now? We are not ready. We need time. Khal Drogo will not make his move until his son is born.
Lord Varys: Delay, you say. Move fast, I reply. This is no longer a game for two players.

Loras Tyrell: Do you know who should be king?
Renly Baratheon: Be serious.
Loras Tyrell: I am. My father could be your bank. I've never fought in a war before. But I'd fight for you.
Renly Baratheon: I'm fourth in line.
Loras Tyrell: And where was Robert in the line of royal succession? Joffrey is a monster, Tommen is eight.
Renly Baratheon: Stannis?
Loras Tyrell: Stannis has the personality of a lobster.
Renly Baratheon: He's still my older brother.

Episode Goofs

When The Hound is rushing in to protect Loras Tyrell from The Mountain his sword appears suddenly in his hands without him having had time to draw it.


When Maester Luwin is doing lessons with Bran, Bran is holding silver figure and using the sharp end to carve into the table. The camera angle changes and Bran in holding the figure in a different position so that the dull end is to the table.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 4: Lord Eddard Stark found out that King Robert Baratheon has an illegitimate son in 1x04 "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things."

Season 1, Episode 4: Lady Stark took Tyrion Lannister prisoner in 1x04 "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things," thinking him responsible for the murder attempt on Bran.

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)
Script SupervisorJeanette McGrath
Script CoordinatorSusie McIlwaine
GafferTom Gates
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Jennings (2)
Production SecretaryZara Hamill
Art DirectorAshleigh Jeffers  |  Tom McCullagh  |  Thomas Brown
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
Additional Sound MixerPaddy Kelly
Dialoge CoachBrendan Gunn
Rigging GafferSteve Casey
Assistant Art DirectorMark Lowry  |  Laura Ng  |  Sophie Hervieu  |  Heather Greenless
Graphic ArtistJim Stanes
Makeup ArtistLiz Boston  |  Clare Ramsey  |  Melissa Lackersteen
Concept ArtistJulian Caldow  |  Mark Holmes  |  Kimberley Pope
Supervising Art DirectorPaul Inglis
Construction ManagerTom Martin (4)
Still PhotographerHelen Sloan
Make-up DesignerPaul Engelen
Hair DesignerKevin Alexander (1)
Financial ControllerNeil Chaplin
Set SupervisorJames O'Dee
Make-up AssistantDaniel Lawson Johnson
Hair AssistantRosalia Culora  |  Dana Kalder
Best Boy ElectricCarlo McDonnell
SFX SupervisorStuart Brisdon
Video AssistLisa Trinder
A Camera GripRonan Murphy
B Camera GripDean Morris
Stunt ManagerAmie Stephenson
Extras Coordinator NiCarla Mercer
Grip AssistantIan McGurrell
Transportation AssistantGail McIlvenny
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