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12th Aug '15 2:12:35 PM MrThorfan64
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* OnlySaneMan: Renly views himself as this after Ned rejects his plan. At the very least, he's a far more sensible person than his brothers or Joffrey.

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* OnlySaneMan: Renly views himself as this after Ned rejects his plan. At the very least, he's a far more sensible person than his brothers Robert or Joffrey.
18th Jul '15 3:18:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: After Robert is fatally wounded, Renly knows that the only way to prevent Joffrey from taking the throne and keep Ned as Protector of the Realm is to immediately capture Joff as a hostage. Renly's wisdom in this matter sharply contrasts Ned's GenreBlindness, as everything the younger man says does come to pass. Renly is also smart to flee King's Landing when Ned refuses to carry out his plan.
-->'''Renly''': Strike! Tonight, while the castle sleeps! We must get Joffrey away from his mother and into our custody. Protector of the Realm or no, he who holds the king holds the kingdom. Every moment you delay gives Cersei another moment to prepare. By the time Robert dies, it will be too late for the both of us.
15th Dec '14 11:33:17 AM Silverblade2
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* CallBack: When Jaime and Cersei are talking in the first episode, one of the things Jaime does is mimic his father by saying "Lannisters don't act like fools." Cut to this episode when Tywin's first lines are "Lannisters don't act like fools".


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* MeaningfulEcho: When Jaime and Cersei are talking in the first episode, one of the things Jaime does is mimic his father by saying "Lannisters don't act like fools." Cut to this episode when Tywin's first lines are "Lannisters don't act like fools".
30th Jun '14 8:02:50 PM Odon
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Next comes a "sexposition" scene where Littlefinger watches his new hire Ros perform and delivers a major dollop of motivation while he's at it, including when he dueled Brandon Stark (Ned's older brother) for Catelyn's hand. This is reproduced below, so we'll [[DistractedByTheSexy skip over it]], [[TropesAreNotGood much as a fair number of fans wished they could have]], and instead go to '''Winterfell''', where Osha is now a servant and Theon teases her about her bondage before Maester Luwin reminds him of his own chains. Finally, we complete our northward migration at the Wall, where Jon and Samwell happen to be on watch when Benjen Stark's horse returns from his ranging. ...His horse, but no Benjen.

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Next comes a "sexposition" {{sexposition}} scene where Littlefinger watches his new hire Ros perform and delivers a major dollop of motivation while he's at it, including when he dueled Brandon Stark (Ned's older brother) for Catelyn's hand. This is reproduced below, so we'll [[DistractedByTheSexy skip over it]], [[TropesAreNotGood much as a fair number of fans wished they could have]], and instead go to '''Winterfell''', where Osha is now a servant and Theon teases her about her bondage before Maester Luwin reminds him of his own chains. Finally, we complete our northward migration at the Wall, where Jon and Samwell happen to be on watch when Benjen Stark's horse returns from his ranging. ...His horse, but no Benjen.
3rd Jun '14 8:53:12 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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-->('''Dany:''' "And when he falls?"
-->('''Jorah:''' "...[[YouDontWantToKnow I saw a man last nine miles once]].")

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-->('''Dany:'''
-->'''Dany:'''
"And when he falls?"
-->('''Jorah:'''
falls?"\\
'''Jorah:'''
"...[[YouDontWantToKnow I saw a man last nine miles once]].")
"
3rd Jun '14 8:52:47 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Morning breaks over a camped army, where Jaime Lannister gloats over the raven sent by the Hand of the King last episode. His father, Lord Tywin Lannister, is having none of it. He gives Jaime the kind of verbal bitch-slapping that no one in this series has ever given to ''anyone'', much less the Kingslayer, all the while skinning a Stag ('''[[BadMovieBeatdown SYMBOLISM!!]]'''). "Stop being a SlaveToPR," he says, "and teach Catelyn Stark that kidnapping Lannisters is a bad idea. The family name is all that matters." Jaime, who shares Tyrion's quality of having a glib answer for anyone, is speechless in the face of his father. That should [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast tell you something about Tywin Lannister]].

Eddard Stark meets with Cersei Lannister in a secluded courtyard of the Red Keep. For a change, no one offers to seduce her, nor her to seduce anyone. Instead, Ned asks her about the {{Twincest}} he has deduced from the color of Joffrey's hair. Cersei confirms it without shame. Ned tells her to flee the city before Robert returns from his hunt, and Cersei warns him to watch his step as well: "When you play [[TitleDrop the Game of Thrones, you win or you die]]. There is no middle ground."

Next comes a "sexposition" scene where Littlefinger watches his new hire Ros perform and delivers a major dollop of motivation while he's at it, including when he dueled Brandon Stark (Ned's older brother) for Catelyn's hand. This is reproduced below, so we'll [[DistractedByTheSexy skip over it]], [[TropesAreNotGood much as a fair number of fans wished they could have]], and instead go to Winterfell, where Osha is now a servant and Theon teases her about her bondage before Maester Luwin reminds him of his own chains. Finally, we complete our northward migration at the Wall, where Jon and Samwell happen to be on watch when Benjen Stark's horse returns from his ranging. ...His horse, but no Benjen.

Now it's back to King's Landing! Eddard finds out that Robert has returned from the hunt when Renly runs up with bloody hands and a panicked expression. In the king's chambers, Robert is saying a good-bye to Joffrey and apologizing for being a DisappearedDad all these years. Hmm, this bodes well. When Ned shows up and peels the bedsheet back, it's pretty much as it seems. Robert confesses that it's entirely his fault: "Too much wine, missed my thrust." He makes plans for the funeral feast and then dismisses the others so that he can dictate his will. He names Ned Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm "until my son Joffrey comes of age." Ned, unwilling to tell his dying friend the truth, substitutes this with "my rightful heir," intending that the throne should pass to Stannis. Robert also rescinds his kill order on Daenerys.

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Morning breaks over a an army camped army, on the borders of '''the Riverlands''', where Jaime Lannister gloats over the raven sent by the Hand of the King last episode. His father, Lord Tywin Lannister, is having none of it. He gives Jaime the kind of verbal bitch-slapping that no one in this series has ever given to ''anyone'', much less the Kingslayer, all the while skinning a Stag ('''[[BadMovieBeatdown SYMBOLISM!!]]'''). "Stop being a SlaveToPR," he says, "and teach Catelyn Stark that kidnapping Lannisters is a bad idea. The family name is all that matters." Jaime, who shares Tyrion's quality of having a glib answer for anyone, is speechless in the face of his father. That should [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast tell you something about Tywin Lannister]].

In '''King's Landing''', Eddard Stark meets with Cersei Lannister in a secluded courtyard of the Red Keep. For a change, no one offers to seduce her, nor her to seduce anyone. Instead, Ned asks her about the {{Twincest}} he has deduced from the color of Joffrey's hair. Cersei confirms it without shame. Ned tells her to flee the city before Robert returns from his hunt, and Cersei warns him to watch his step as well: "When you play [[TitleDrop the Game of Thrones, you win or you die]]. There is no middle ground."

Next comes a "sexposition" scene where Littlefinger watches his new hire Ros perform and delivers a major dollop of motivation while he's at it, including when he dueled Brandon Stark (Ned's older brother) for Catelyn's hand. This is reproduced below, so we'll [[DistractedByTheSexy skip over it]], [[TropesAreNotGood much as a fair number of fans wished they could have]], and instead go to Winterfell, '''Winterfell''', where Osha is now a servant and Theon teases her about her bondage before Maester Luwin reminds him of his own chains. Finally, we complete our northward migration at the Wall, where Jon and Samwell happen to be on watch when Benjen Stark's horse returns from his ranging. ...His horse, but no Benjen.

Now it's back to King's Landing! '''King's Landing'''! Eddard finds out that Robert has returned from the hunt when Renly runs up with bloody hands and a panicked expression. In the king's chambers, Robert is saying a good-bye to Joffrey and apologizing for being a DisappearedDad all these years. Hmm, this bodes well. When Ned shows up and peels the bedsheet back, it's pretty much as it seems. Robert confesses that it's entirely his fault: "Too much wine, missed my thrust." He makes plans for the funeral feast and then dismisses the others so that he can dictate his will. He names Ned Lord Regent and Protector of the Realm "until my son Joffrey comes of age." Ned, unwilling to tell his dying friend the truth, substitutes this with "my rightful heir," intending that the throne should pass to Stannis. Robert also rescinds his kill order on Daenerys.



If the next scene is any indication, it's not. Dany is combing out her husband's RapunzelHair and seems quite the opposite of corpselike; in fact, she's trying (in mostly-fluent Dothraki) to convince him to invade the Seven Kingdoms. Khal Drogo is largely unimpressed, and Jorah the Andal is of similar mind as they walk to the market. Jorah takes his leave to seek out news from Westeros, and he gets some: one of the Spider's "little birds," who hands him a royal decree lifting his exile. Meanwhile, Daenerys stops to shop with a wine merchant selling vintages from the Seven Kingdoms. When he finds out who she is, he offers her one of his best wines from the Arbor... but Jorah Mormont, swooping in from nowhere, demands the cask be broached. The wineseller, growing increasingly frazzled, follows Jorah's orders and pours a cup. Jorah makes him taste it first. The wineseller runs... but not very far.

Up at the Wall, a graduating class of recruits are promoted to sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch. While most of them swear their oaths in the sept, Jon chooses to take his vows before a heart tree, which can only be found on the other side of the Wall, and Sam asks to go with him. The recruits are then assigned to the various departments of the Watch--Builders, Stewards and Rangers. Sam, of course, will be a steward under Maester Aemon; Jon, an excellent rider and swordsman and nephew to the current First Ranger, expects to be named to a ranger as well, but is furious to find he's been named a steward, and will squire for Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He throws a tantrum, convinced Ser Alliser Thorne has managed to wreak some petty revenge, before Sam points out that he will be attending The Old Bear in official matters and will be involved in everything. In the book Sam further points out that his own father, Randyll Tarly, required him to do the same until he got himself an heir more to his liking, lending credence to his conclusion: "[[NumberTwo He wants to groom you for command]]!" Jon, though still desirous of the office of ranger, decides to sweat it out and see where his path takes him.

As Ned hobbles through the halls of the Red Keep, Renly accosts him, offering him a hundred swords with which to separate Joffrey from his mother: "He who holds the king holds the kingdom." He also proclaims that he himself is best suited to be king, dismissing his older brother Stannis with a wave: "Yes, he's a good soldier, everyone knows that. So was Robert. Tell me something: do you still believe that good soldiers make good kings?" Ned, clinging to HonorBeforeReason, turns Renly down flat. He writes a letter to Stannis explaining his intentions to turn the throne over to him, and then entertains an audience with Littlefinger. Baelish advises that Ned make peace with the Lannisters, ingratiate himself with Joffrey, and play the long game. But one look at the Valyrian steel dagger, the one Lannisters sent to open his son's throat, is all it takes to for Ned to make his decision. "So it will be Stannis, and war?" Littlefinger says. "So why ''did'' you call me here? Not for my wisdom, clearly." The answer is that Ned needs the City Watch, and Littlefinger spends some time chortling over Ned's inability to actually say the word. But that's what's called for, and that's why Ned called him.

At the Wall, Jon and Sam set off to the weirwood where they will say their vows, several rangers and Ghost in their company. After they say their vows and are welcomed by their new family, Ghost emerges from the white gloom with a grisly token. It's someone's hand.

Daenerys and Ser Jorah have the poisoner tied up for Khal Drogo's inspection. To the khal's credit, his first concern is for his wife, whom he embraces tenderly; after that, it is to reward Jorah the Andal for his leal service. Drogo then pledges a gift to his unborn son, the Stallion who will Mount the World: "the iron chair his mother's father sat upon." His khalasar sets out the next day. To quote the book: "The wineseller hurried behind them, naked, on foot, chained at throat and wrists. His chains were fastened to the halter of Dany's silver. As she rode, he ran after her, barefoot and stumbling. No harm would come to him . . . so long as he kept up."

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If the next scene is any indication, it's not. Near '''Vaes Dothrak''', Dany is combing out her husband's RapunzelHair and seems quite the opposite of corpselike; in fact, she's trying (in mostly-fluent Dothraki) to convince him to invade the Seven Kingdoms. Khal Drogo is largely unimpressed, and Jorah the Andal is of similar mind as they walk to the market. Jorah takes his leave to seek out news from Westeros, and he gets some: one of the Spider's "little birds," who hands him a royal decree lifting his exile. Meanwhile, Daenerys stops to shop with a wine merchant selling vintages from the Seven Kingdoms. When he finds out who she is, he offers her one of his best wines from the Arbor... but Jorah Mormont, swooping in from nowhere, demands the cask be broached. The wineseller, growing increasingly frazzled, follows Jorah's orders and pours a cup. Jorah makes him taste it first. The wineseller runs... but not very far.

Up at the Wall, '''the Wall''', a graduating class of recruits are promoted to sworn Brothers of the Night's Watch. While most of them swear their oaths in the sept, Jon chooses to take his vows before a heart tree, which can only be found on the other side of the Wall, and Sam asks to go with him. The recruits are then assigned to the various departments of the Watch--Builders, Stewards and Rangers. Sam, of course, will be a steward under Maester Aemon; Jon, an excellent rider and swordsman and nephew to the current First Ranger, expects to be named to a ranger as well, but is furious to find he's been named a steward, and will squire for Lord Commander Jeor Mormont. He throws a tantrum, convinced Ser Alliser Thorne has managed to wreak some petty revenge, before Sam points out that he will be attending The Old Bear in official matters and will be involved in everything. In the book Sam further points out that his own father, Randyll Tarly, required him to do the same until he got himself an heir more to his liking, lending credence to his conclusion: "[[NumberTwo He wants to groom you for command]]!" Jon, though still desirous of the office of ranger, decides to sweat it out and see where his path takes him.

As At '''King's Landing''', as Ned hobbles through the halls of the Red Keep, Renly accosts him, offering him a hundred swords with which to separate Joffrey from his mother: "He who holds the king holds the kingdom." He also proclaims that he himself is best suited to be king, dismissing his older brother Stannis with a wave: "Yes, he's a good soldier, everyone knows that. So was Robert. Tell me something: do you still believe that good soldiers make good kings?" Ned, clinging to HonorBeforeReason, turns Renly down flat. He writes a letter to Stannis explaining his intentions to turn the throne over to him, and then entertains an audience with Littlefinger. Baelish advises that Ned make peace with the Lannisters, ingratiate himself with Joffrey, and play the long game. But one look at the Valyrian steel dagger, the one Lannisters sent to open his son's throat, is all it takes to for Ned to make his decision. "So it will be Stannis, and war?" Littlefinger says. "So why ''did'' you call me here? Not for my wisdom, clearly." The answer is that Ned needs the City Watch, and Littlefinger spends some time chortling over Ned's inability to actually say the word. But that's what's called for, and that's why Ned called him.

At the Wall, '''the Wall''', Jon and Sam set off to the weirwood where they will say their vows, several rangers and Ghost in their company. After they say their vows and are welcomed by their new family, Ghost emerges from the white gloom with a grisly token. It's someone's hand.

Near '''Vaes Dothrak''', Daenerys and Ser Jorah have the poisoner tied up for Khal Drogo's inspection. To the khal's credit, his first concern is for his wife, whom he embraces tenderly; after that, it is to reward Jorah the Andal for his leal service. Drogo then pledges a gift to his unborn son, the Stallion who will Mount the World: "the iron chair his mother's father sat upon." His khalasar sets out the next day. To quote the book: "The wineseller hurried behind them, naked, on foot, chained at throat and wrists. His chains were fastened to the halter of Dany's silver. As she rode, he ran after her, barefoot and stumbling. No harm would come to him . . . so long as he kept up."



The final scene is Ned being summoned by "King" Joffrey to the throne room to swear fealty to the new monarch. Littlefinger meets him outside, confirming that he has the gold cloaks, as does Janos Slynt, Lord Commander of the City Watch, but Varys mentions that Renly has fled the city, the Knight of Flowers alongside him. Ned tries to defuse the throne room situation by handing over Robert's will, indicating Ned's own stewardship of the realm, but Cersei simply rips it up. "We have a new king now." When the situation comes to swords, Ned summons his new City Watch, who take their spears... and turn on the Stark contingent, slaughtering Ned's remaining guardsmen. The episode ends with Littlefinger holding Ned's own dagger, the Valyrian steel one, to Ned's throat. "[[ApologeticAttacker I did warn you not to trust me]]."

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The final scene is takes place in '''King's Landing''', where Ned is being summoned by "King" Joffrey to the throne room to swear fealty to the new monarch. Littlefinger meets him outside, confirming that he has the gold cloaks, as does Janos Slynt, Lord Commander of the City Watch, but Varys mentions that Renly has fled the city, the Knight of Flowers alongside him. Ned tries to defuse the throne room situation by handing over Robert's will, indicating Ned's own stewardship of the realm, but Cersei simply rips it up. "We have a new king now." When the situation comes to swords, Ned summons his new City Watch, who take their spears... and turn on the Stark contingent, slaughtering Ned's remaining guardsmen. The episode ends with Littlefinger holding Ned's own dagger, the Valyrian steel one, to Ned's throat. "[[ApologeticAttacker I did warn you not to trust me]]."
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* WhatTheHellHero: Littlefinger calls Ned Stark on his hypocrisy -- he won't consider a dishonorable means of resolving the SuccessionCrisis, but still wants Littlefinger to bribe the Gold Cloaks to come over to his side.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Littlefinger calls Ned Stark on his hypocrisy -- he won't consider a dishonorable means of resolving the SuccessionCrisis, but still wants Littlefinger to bribe the Gold Cloaks to come over to his side.side.
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9th Apr '14 12:20:03 AM AthelstanRex927
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Eddard Stark meets with Cersei Lannister in a secluded courtyard of the Red Keep. For a change, no one offers to seduce her, nor her to seduce anyone. Instead, Ned asks her about the {{Twincest}} he has deduced from the color of Joffrey's hair. Cersei confirms it without shame. Ned tells her to flee the city before Robert returns from his hunt, and Cersei warns him to watch his step as well: "When you play [[TitleDrop the Game of Thrones]], [[TitleDrop you win or you die]]. There is no middle ground."

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Eddard Stark meets with Cersei Lannister in a secluded courtyard of the Red Keep. For a change, no one offers to seduce her, nor her to seduce anyone. Instead, Ned asks her about the {{Twincest}} he has deduced from the color of Joffrey's hair. Cersei confirms it without shame. Ned tells her to flee the city before Robert returns from his hunt, and Cersei warns him to watch his step as well: "When you play [[TitleDrop the Game of Thrones]], [[TitleDrop Thrones, you win or you die]]. There is no middle ground."
4th Feb '14 4:06:31 PM siberia82
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* GenreSavvy: After Robert is fatally wounded, Renly knows that the only way to prevent Joffrey from taking the throne and keep Ned as Protector of the Realm is to immediately capture Joff as a hostage. Renly's wisdom in this matter sharply contrasts Ned's GenreBlindness, as everything the younger man says does come to pass. Renly is also smart to flee King's Landing when Ned refuses to carry out his plan.
-->'''Renly''': Strike! Tonight, while the castle sleeps! We must get Joffrey away from his mother and into our custody. Protector of the Realm or no, he who holds the king holds the kingdom. Every moment you delay gives Cersei another moment to prepare. By the time Robert dies, it will be too late for the both of us.
16th Oct '13 8:45:13 PM siberia82
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* CruelMercy: Littlefinger re Cat. "In the end, she wouldn't even let him kill me."
* DavidVersusGoliath: "I'd read all the stories. The little guy always defeats the big guy in the end." Unfortunately Littlefinger lost out to the betrothed of the woman he loved, and thereon realises [[ManipulativeBastard he's got to play things his way]].

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* CruelMercy: Littlefinger re Cat.with regards to Catelyn. "In the end, she wouldn't even let him kill me."
* DavidVersusGoliath: "I'd read all the stories. The little guy always defeats the big guy in the end." Unfortunately Unfortunately, Littlefinger lost out to the betrothed of the woman he loved, and thereon he realises [[ManipulativeBastard he's got to play things his way]].
16th Oct '13 8:43:08 PM siberia82
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* OnlySaneMan: Renly views himself as this after Ned rejects his plan. At the very least, he's a far more sensible person than his brothers or Joffrey.
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