Episode: 10 Season 1 Airdate: 6/19/11
Sean Bean, Lena Headly, Jason Momoa
A bloody sword and Arya being shielded by one of the Knights
from the wall. He calls her a boy and tells her not to look as her
father’s body is being hauled away. The man takes her away and
down a side street where he cuts her hair off telling her he will
take her out of the city and up to the wall.
At Winterfell Bran and the wildling Rob captured walk near the crypt and he tells her about the dream he had about his father, seeing him in the crypt. Stopping short of the door the wildling won’t go down there. Bran tells her that he’s not afraid to go down there and he’s a cripple. She takes him down there against her better judgment. Down there he points out his family, his grandfather and his aunt. In the space where he saw his father, then deep in the dark hey hear growling. Instantly Rickons Dire Wolf comes out with Rickon calling it back saying his was looking for father.
At Rob’s camp Catelyn learns of her husband’s public death. She stumbles into the woods close by where she collapses against a tree crying. Her husband is dead and she is now a widow. Then a close by sound draws her attention. Catelyn pushes away from the tree where she see’s her son Rob beating out his frustration with his sword against the trunk of a large tree. He see’s her and stops with Catelyn telling him that he ruined his sword. Rob comes to her telling her that he will kill them all. To that she replies they have to save Sansa and Arya first, and then Rob can kill them all. Catelyn embraces her son and they cry together over the loss of Lord Eddard Stark.
In the Red Keep Joffrey and the court listen to a bard sing. After he is done Joffrey exchanges a few words with the bard before having his throat slit to bleed out on the floor while he goes up to ask Sansa to walk with him. Coming to a section of the wall Sansa see’s what is up there; heads mounted on pikes. She immediately looks away but Joffrey commands her to look at her father’s head. When she doesn’t Joffrey tells her that a King never hits his lady. A signal to one of the guards with them has Sansa turned and she is struck twice across the mouth making her lip bleed. After that Sansa looks down to the level below and then at Joffrey. She moves towards him with the intent of pushing off the small cross over. As she nears him the Hound stops her under the guise of offering her a cloth for her bloody lip.
At Rob’s cam all the commanders are assembled, eating and drinking. They talk about who to join. Stannis Baratheon or Renly Baratheon? Lord Umber stands saying that the only King he will recognize is sitting right in front of him; Rob Stark. He goes on to say that the Lannisters can have the Red Keep in the south; the only land he cares about is in the North. Rob stands acknowledging them as one by one pledge their loyalty to him. Theon Greyjoy pledges his loyalty and brotherhood to Rob Stark as their king in the north.
Away from the tent with all the commanders Catelyn goes to talk to Jaime, their prisoner. But before she says anything she strikes Jaime across the mouth a few times and then shows the rock she used to the Lannister. Jaime then taunts her, telling her that being a widow looks good on her; she should go a head and hit him some more. Jaime tells Catelyn that she is stronger than she looks.
At the Lannister army encampment Tywin has learned that Jaime was captured at the battle with Rob Stark. Tyrion pipes up saying that Rob wasn’t as green as they all had hoped. One of the men tosses in that he heard Rob’s wolf killed more than a dozen men. Then Tyrion’s uncle steers the subject towards the Baratheon brothers and how they have gone to war against the Lannisters as well. He moves that they should try for peace now. Tyrion knocks his wine glass to the floor and says that there is their peace. Any hope of peace was taken off the table when Joffrey had Ned Stark killed. Tywin, not able to listen to his commanders anymore tells them all to get out; all but Tyrion. Tywin is sending Tyrion to King’s Landing as Hand of The King in his stead to try and reign in Joffrey and Cersie. But Tywin commands Tyrion not to take his “whore” with him.
Jorah, still at the side of Daenerys waits for her to wake. She slowly comes to asking for her son, but her son is dead. The dark magic in which she had asked the healer to perform on Drogo took the life of their son and left Drogo comatose. Most of Drogo’s warriors are gone, with the exception of a loyal few to the Khaleesi. The Healer left Drogo to his fate for the simple reason that if he was made better then his army would have gone on killing, and raiding, and taking slaves. She did their land a kindness by leaving Drogo weak and taking the life of his son.
At the wall Jon has decided to abandon is oath to the Knight’s Watch so he can join his brother Rob in war against the Lannister’s; Rob is his brother. Sam is with him telling him that men of the watch are Jon’s brothers, that he can’t abandon them. Jon mounts his horse and leaves the Wall heading south towards his brother’s camp with his Dire Wolf Ghost following him.
In his tent Tyrion is talking with Shay retelling to her what his father demanded of him. Shay isn’t surprised and knows that she would not fit in with the Ladies of the court, but Tyrion doesn’t care. He wants her to go with him, because in his mind Shay could teach the Ladies of court a thing or two.
Riding through the night Jon makes haste towards the South when Ghost howls, someone is following them. Jon spurs his horse to go faster so he can lose his pursuers until he hears a girlish scream as one of them is knocked off their horse. Jon knows who is it and get’s his horse to turn around where he finds Sam trying to get back on his horse with three of his other friends from the Knight’s Watch. He tells them all to leave, not to get caught, but they all recite the Oath of the watch while standing in a circle reminding Jon of his oath, his promise to the Watch and to the Brothers on the Wall.
Having had her husband moved into a tent Daenerys wets a piece of cloth so she can clean the dirt off of Drogo. She just talks to him, but he can’t hear her. His body may be with her, but his soul is gone. Drogo is nothing but an empty shell. She makes up her mind; Daenerys puts Drogo out of his misery by putting a pillow over his face and smothering him as she cries.
Back in King’s Landing the man sent to find recruits warn Arya not to try to run or he would lock her in the cage with other men who would harm her. If she kept to herself then no one would find out that she was a girl. Heading off to the wagon the man leaves Arya, now named Arrie, alone where two other kids see her, sees her sword. They try to take it from her. They shove her until she falls to the ground. Then, Baratheon’s bastard son comes over and leaps to Arya’s defense. Finding the fire inside of her Arya gets up, draws needle, and tells the fat boy that she’s killed where he probably never has. If he continues to bother her she’ll kill him to.
Jon, serving Commander Mormont, waits to be arrested for trying to abandon the Watch. The Commander asks if Jon enjoyed his moon light ride. Jon turns to him but the Commander keeps on speaking. It’s not as if they were going to execute everyone who took a ride through the night or went whoring in the town. If they did that then there would be no one left on the wall. Later that day Mormont is addressing all of his Knights telling them that they were going out beyond the wall to attack the White Walkers and bring back the ranger Benjen Stark.
Across the Narrow Sea Daenerys and the others who decided to stay with her have Drogo up on a pyre. By her side jorah tells her that he can not stand by and watcher her walk into the fire that would consume Drogo’s body. But Daenerys knows the fire will not harm her. Knowing that Jorah will do as she asks, Daenerys commands him to tie the healer to one of the beams of the pyre. The Healer tells Daenerys that she will not beg for her life. Daenerys doesn’t want her to screams; all she wants is the Healer’s life. After the Healer is tied Daenerys takes the dragon eggs she was given and sets them next to Drogo. Before she lights her husband’s funeral pyre Daenerys promises those assembled that she will make all the people who have wronged them pay. Jorah hands her the torch and Daenerys sets the pyre alight. Following the fire she walks into it. In the morning as the sun rises so does Daenerys with three newly hatched baby dragons. All those who chose to stay with her bow down to her.