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As tragic news spreads across the Seven Kingdoms, Bran and Rickon share a prophetic dream, Catelyn interrogates Jaime about her son?s fall, and Robb?s destiny is forever changed. After a surprising decision by his father, Tyrion heads south. Arya assumes a new identity in an attempt to escape King?s Landing, and Sansa is terrorized by Joffrey. At the Wall, Jon is forced to choose between the Night?s Watch and the family he left behind. Across the sea, Dany pays a terrible price for her love, but finds new hope.
At Lord Stark’s execution, a man holds Arya away from the ghastly scenes of her father’s bloody death. She will have to do as he says. He takes her aside, and cuts her hair so that he can disguise him as a boy. No one should know who she really is, a traitor’s daughter. She will have to escape North. At Master Luwin’s castle, Bran finds an ominous crow, and stops his practice. He goes jollying with Osha, and shows her the sculptures of his ancestors. That’s when a wolf attacks them, but Bran’s younger friend comes in taming it. He has seen father, but how many times does Bran have to tell him he is at King’s Landing? No, he has seen him, last night when sleeping. When Osha and Bran meet Master Luwin, he is holding the scroll – it is the announcement of Stark’s execution. At Robb’s banners camp, grieving Catelyn needs some time by herself. She moves into the woods, and grabs on to a tree weeping. She hears a grunting sound at a distance. When she moves closer, she finds Robb hammering his sword on a tree out of frustration – he swears to kill the rulers at King’s Landing. Catelyn reminds him they have his sisters. Save them first, and then they will kill them...Read the full recap
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Trivia: The scene with Sam falling off the horse while chasing Jon Snow for deserting was not part of the script. Sam's stunt double had low visibility due to the darkness and a wig which obscured vision, and hit a low branch, knocking her off her horse.
Episode Title: 'Fire and Blood' is the motto of House Targaryen.
Jaime Lannister: If your gods are real, if they're just, why is the world so full of injustice?
Catelyn Stark: Because of men like you.
Jaime Lannister: There are no men like me. Only me.
Joffrey Baratheon: I'll tell you what. I'm going to give you a present. After I raise my armies, and kill your traitor brother, I'll give you his head as well.
Sansa Stark: Or maybe he'll give me yours.
Tywin Lannister: I always thought you were a stunted fool. Perhaps I was wrong.
Tyrion Lannister: Half wrong.
Jeor Mormont: When dead men, and worse, come hunting for us in the night, do you think it matters who sits on the Iron Throne?
Jon Snow: No.
Jeor Mormont: Good. Because I want you and your wolf with us when we ride out beyond the Wall tomorrow.
Jon Snow: Beyond the Wall?
Jeor Mormont: I will not sit meekly by and wait for the snows. I mean to find out what's happening. The Night's Watch will ride in force against the wildlings, the White Walkers, and whatever else is out there. And we will find Benjen Stark, alive or dead. I will command them myself. So I will only ask you once, Lord Snow, are you a brother of the Night's Watch, or a bastard boy who wants to play at war?
Daenerys Targaryen: I am Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyeria. I am the dragon's daughter, and I swear to you that those who would harm you will die screaming.
Mirri Maz Duur: You will not hear me screaming.
Daenerys Targaryen: I will. But it is not your screams I want. Only your life.
Greatjon Umber: (to Robb Stark) My Lords! Here is what I say to these two kings. (Greatjon spits) Renly Baratheon is nothing to me, nor Stannis neither. Why should they rule over me and mine from some flowery seat in the South? What do they know of the Wall or the Wolfswood? Even their gods are wrong! Why shouldn't we rule ourselves again? It was the dragons we bowed to...and now the dragons are dead. There sits the only king I mean to bend my knee to. The King in the North!
George W. Bush:
A prop was made to look like the head of former President George W. Bush
and used in a beheading scene in the original copy of this episode.
After it was made known, HBO was forced to remove the episode from all digital platforms and halt the shipments of the DVD box set which featured the commentary that pointed out the prop. The episode was then edited and put back online on June 25th, 2012.
Season 1, Episode 9:
Lord Eddard Stark was killed at the end of 1x09 "Baelor
" under the orders of King Joffrey.
Season 1, Episode 1:
Catelyn talks to Jaime about the incident with her son Bran. She accuses him of pushing Bran from the tower in 1x01 "Winter is Coming
Season 1, Episode 9:
Daenerys Targaryen tried to save her husband, Khal Drogo, from death in 1x09 "Baelor
" through the use of blood magic.
Season 1, Episode 9:
Jon Snow tries to desert the Night's Watch after hearing of his father's death in 1x09 "Baelor
" and that his brother is at war.