Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
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Fire and Blood 

Robb vows to get revenge on the Lannisters. Jon must officially decide if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Daenerys says her final goodbye to Drogo.

Director:

Alan Taylor

Writers:

David Benioff (created by), D.B. Weiss (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Bean ... Eddard 'Ned' Stark (credit only)
Michelle Fairley ... Catelyn Stark
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Jaime Lannister
Lena Headey ... Cersei Lannister
Emilia Clarke ... Daenerys Targaryen
Iain Glen ... Jorah Mormont
Aidan Gillen ... Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Kit Harington ... Jon Snow
Richard Madden ... Robb Stark
Sophie Turner ... Sansa Stark
Maisie Williams ... Arya Stark
Alfie Allen ... Theon Greyjoy
Isaac Hempstead Wright ... Bran Stark
Jack Gleeson ... Joffrey Baratheon
Rory McCann ... Sandor 'The Hound' Clegane
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Storyline

Robb's banner-men declare him to be King of the North. At Castle Black, Jon decides to desert the brotherhood and join Robb's army. Sam and his other friends have something else in mind. Having been rescued by a Night's Watchman, Arya begins her travels north to the wall. Impressed by Tyrion's good advice, Tywin sends him to King's Landing to act as the King's Hand while he is occupied with the war. Daenerys learns that she has lost the baby and realizes the error she made in trying to keep Drogo alive. At his funeral, she boldly walks into his funeral pyre and the outcome is a surprise to everyone but her. Written by garykmcd

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 June 2011 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

GBP6,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Atmos (Blu-ray release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Highest billing Michelle Fairley received throughout her run on the show. See more »

Goofs

Yoren states that they have to travel "a thousand leagues" from King's Landing to the Wall. Depending on the exact measurement of a league (varying from 3 to 3.45 miles in English-speaking regions), this would amount to a journey of at least 3,000 miles. The continent of Westeros, measured from the Wall to the southern sea, is said to be less than 2,000 miles. The journey from King's Landing to the Wall would be around 1,000 miles, so either Yoren's statement is way off, or a league is measured differently in Westeros. See more »

Quotes

Tywin Lannister: [pouring wine] You were right about Eddard Stark. If he were alive, we could've used him to broker a peace with Winterfell and Riverrun, which would've given us more time to deal with Robert's brothers, but now? Madness! Madness and stupidity!
[he pauses]
Tywin Lannister: I always thought you were a stunted fool. Perhaps I was wrong.
Tyrion Lannister: Half wrong. I'm new to strategy, but unless we want to be surrounded by three armies, it appears we can't stay here.
Tywin Lannister: No one will stay here. Ser Gregor will head out with 500 riders ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The sun tells an important part of the series back story, on its panels. It does so in three segments. First, as the credits start up, the sun depicts how the Targaryens and their dragons conquered Westeros. The second time the sun is shown, a dragon is depicted in a mortal struggle with 3 other animals: The Stag, the Lion and the Wolf. It is a very literal way to show how Robert Beratheon and Ned Stark rebelled, with Tywin Lannister reluctantly supporting them, in the end. Finally, the third time the sun is shown, before the series title enter the scene, a lion (among other animals) is shown "kneeling" to a triumphant Stag. Just as Robert was crowned King after winning the war. See more »

Alternate Versions

One of the severed heads was a mask of George W. Bush, but this scene was edited out in later airings and home video releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Main Title
(uncredited)
Written and Performed by Ramin Djawadi
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Best Debut Season I've ever seen
13 May 2013 | by GibsonExplorer1976See all my reviews

The title of this review says it all. Never have I been so pulled into a series and made to care for its characters the way this show has done. This season has been overall spectacular in all departments.

One of my favourite qualities of this series is that there are multiple connected story lines happening simultaneously, so the second half of the season is non-stop payoff with episodes drowning in riveting scenes. Almost every actor portrays their part flawlessly and the dialogue is sharp and unforgettable.

The final two episodes might be the two best hours in television, and that says a lot considering the competition.

Best Episode: Baelor (09) Best Actor: Sean Bean


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