As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.
Episode number: 2x1 Airdate: Sunday April 01st, 2012
The episode begins, and King's Landing the Hound beats the tar out of another warrior for King Joffrey's entertainment on his Name Day. Sansa tries to feign enthusiasm. They call up the next warrior and Joffrey notices the man's drunk. Joffrey's men force feed him wine, ye olde beer bong-style. Sansa is appalled and shouts "You can't!" then covers for her impertinent by saying its bad luck. The Hound concurs; whatever you do on your Name Day follows you all year. Sansa suggests the man would make a better fool than knight, and Joffrey agrees, sparing his life. In strides Tyrion, mocking Joffrey for missing out on the battle. He says hi to Princess Myrcella and Prince Tommen. ..