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Game of Thrones: A Golden Crown

Reinstated as the Hand, Ned sits for the King while Robert is on a hunt, and issues a decree that could have long-term consequences throughout the Seven Kingdoms. At the Eyrie, Tyrion confesses to his “crimes,” and demands that Lysa give him a trial by combat. Joffrey apologizes to Sansa; Viserys receives his final payment for Daenerys from Drogo.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Airdate: Sunday May 22nd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

FI (YLE TV2) Feb 16, 2012

  • Currently 9.2/10
9.2/10 (29 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)
Brendan McCormack
As Ser Vardis Egen (Captain of The Guards at The Eyrie)
Ciaran Bermingham
As Mord (The Turnkey at The Eyrie)
Dar Salim
As Qotho (Dothraki Bloodrider to Khal Drogo)
Elyes Gabel
As Rakharo (Daenerys Targaryen's Dothraki Bodyguard)
Emun Elliott
As Marillion (Singer in The Seven Kingdoms)
Esmé Bianco
As Ros (Prostitute in Winterfell Brothel)
Eugene Simon
As Lancel Lannister (Squire to King Robert Baratheon)
Finn Jones
As Ser Loras Tyrell (Heir to Highgarden, Lover of Renly Baratheon)
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)
Jerome Flynn
As Bronn (Bodyguard for Tyrion Lannister)
Julian Glover
As Pycelle (Former King's Grand Maester)
Kate Dickie
As Lysa Arryn Tully (Lady Regent of the Vale, Sister of Catelyn Stark)
Kristian Nairn
As Hodor (Bran's Servant at House Stark at Winterfell)
Lino Facioli
As Robin Arryn (Son of Lysa Arryn Tully)
Miltos Yerolemou
As Syrio Forel (Master Sword-Fighter Training Arya Stark)
Natalia Tena
As Osha (Woman of The Free Folk, Servant to House Stark)
Ron Donachie
As Ser Rodrik Cassel (Master-at-Arms at Winterfell)
Roxanne Mckee
As Doreah (Handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen)
Susan Brown (1)
As Septa Mordane (Tutor and Septa at Winterfell)
Amira Ghazella
As Dothraki Crone
Barrington Cullen
As Lord Eon Hunter (Lord of Longbow Hall and Head of House Hunter)
Barry O'connor
As Wallen (Wildling Deserter from The Night's Watch)
Niall Cusack
As Riverlands Refugee
Patrick Rocks
As Knight of House Lynderly
Stephen Don
As Stiv (Night's Watch Deserter)
Main Cast
Harry Lloyd
As Viserys Targaryen
Mark Addy
As King Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen
As Theon Greyjoy
Sean Bean
As Lord Eddard Stark
Peter Dinklage
As Tyrion Lannister
Jack Gleeson
As Prince Joffrey Baratheon
Iain Glen
As Ser Jorah Mormont
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 waking up to find King Robert and Cersei standing over him. Cersei calls him a dog and Ned reminds her that he is the King’s Hand. Cersei reminds him that he was the King’s Hand and that he is no more. Robert tells her to be quiet and Cersei says that she should be wearing the armor. Robert smacks her and she says that she will wear it like a badge of honor. Robert tells her to hide it or he will “honor” her again. Ned tells Robert that there is going to be a war. Robert says that he needs to return Tyrion Lannister to Cersei and tell his wife that she had her fun. Ned says that he will return to Winterfell, but Robert says that he is going to stay as King’s Hand and tells him not to take it off again. He says that he is going to go hunting and leaves Ned in charge. ..

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Episode Notes
Ratings: 2.44 Million Viewers

Episode Title: 'Golden Crown' refers to the crown that Viserys Targaryen wants, and the one that he ultimately gets.

Trivia: When Viserys Targaryen and Ser Jorah Mormont stand off over the dragon eggs, Viserys says "And yet here you stand," to which Mormont replies "And yet here I stand." "Here We Stand" is the motto of House Mormon, of which Ser Jorah is a member.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Ramin DjawadiMain TitleOpening Credits, Closing Credits

Episode Quotes
Syrio Florel: Do you pray to the gods?
Arya Stark: The old and the new.
Syrio Florel: There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: "Not today".

Tyrion Lannister: When I was twelve, I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage, I made the bald man cry, into the turtle stew! Which I do believe my sister ate, at least I hope she did.

Cersei Lannister: I shall wear this as a badge of honour.
Robert Baratheon: Wear it in silence or I'll honor you again.

Viserys Targaryen: I'm the last hope of the dynasty, Mormont. The greatest dynasty this world has ever seen on my shoulders since I was five years old and no one has ever given me what they gave to her in that tent. Never. Not a piece of it. How can I carry what I need to carry without it? Hmm? Who can rule without wealth or fear or love?

Tyrion Lannister: Have you ever heard the phrase "rich as a Lannister"? Of course you have! You're a smart man. You know who the Lannisters are. I am a Lannister. Tyrion, son of Tywin. Of course, you have also heard the phrase "a Lannister always pays his debts". If you deliver a message from me to Lady Arryn, I will be in your debt. I will owe you gold... if you deliver the message, and I live, which I very much intend to do.
Mord: What message?
Tyrion Lannister: Tell her I wish to confess my crimes.

Daenerys Targaryen: (about her brother) He was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon.

Episode Goofs

When Robb fights off the bandits, the blade of his sword is already bloody before he even starts to fight, even though it was clean when he originally removed it from the scabbard.

Factual Error:

The gold that is melted by the Dothraki to make a crown melts in the matter of a few seconds, which is much too quickly to be melted in real life.

Episode References
Season 1, Episode 5: Arya Stark overhead a plan for the assassination of her father, Lord Eddard Stark, in 1x05 "The Wolf and the Lion" while spying.

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.

Season 1, Episode 5: King Robert Baratheon learned that Daenerys Targaryen was pregnant in 1x05 "The Wolf and the Lion."

Season 1, Episode 5: Lord Eddard Stark resigned as Hand to the King in 1x05 "The Wolf and the Lion" because he disagreed with King Robert Baratheon's orders.

Other Episode Crew

Co-ProducerGreg Spence
Associate ProducerJonathan Brytus
Line ProducerChristopher Newman
Unit Production ManagerLisa McAtackney
First Assistant DirectorMartin Harrison
Second Assistant DirectorChris Stoaling
Music EditorRobin Whittaker  |  David Klotz
Music SupervisorEvyen Klean
HairstylistCandice Banks
GripFelix Milburn Foster
Set DecoratorRichard Roberts
Location ManagerRobert Boake
Property MasterGordon Fitzgerald
Construction CoordinatorBrian Martin (3)
Script SupervisorJeanette McGrath
Script CoordinatorSusie McIlwaine
Supervising Sound EditorStefan Henrix
Re-Recording MixerMark Taylor (2)
Stunt CoordinatorPaul Jennings (2)
Production SecretaryZara Hamill
Storyboard ArtistWilliam Simpson
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 DirectorHeather Greenless  |  Laura Ng  |  Sophie Hervieu  |  Mark Lowry
Graphic ArtistJim Stanes
Makeup ArtistLiz Boston  |  Clare Ramsey  |  Melissa Lackersteen
Concept ArtistMark Holmes  |  Julian Caldow  |  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
Sound MaintenanceSimon Kerr (1)
Make-up AssistantDaniel Lawson Johnson
Hair AssistantDana Kalder  |  Rosalia Culora
Prop MakerGlenn Marsh
SFX SupervisorStuart Brisdon
Video AssistLisa Trinder
Children's Acting CoachJulie Austin
A Camera GripRonan Murphy (1)
B Camera GripDean Morris
Stunt ManagerAmie Stephenson
Extras Coordinator NiCarla Mercer
Grip AssistantIan McGurrell
Transportation AssistantGail McIlvenny
Warning: Game of Thrones season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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