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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.
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. ..Read the full recap
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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!"
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.