Game of Thrones

Season 1 Episode 10

Fire and Blood

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Unknown on HBO
8.6
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  • Episode Summary

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    The Starks plot their revenge after devastating news from King's Landing. Jon decides where his loyalty lies. Daenerys pays her price for her love.

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    • how exactly? help

      8.0
      How can I watch the episodes? Do I need to click something or go somewhere? Help, anyone
    • Rajko

      8.5
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    • Not perfect, yet a great way to end a great first season

      9.0
      There really weren't many things happening in Game of Thrones' first season and therefore it seems quite disappointing that it's over by now and this episode already is a set-up for season 2. But that is definitely the only disappointing thing to find with this season finale.



      Directly continuing where 'Baelor' left off, 'Fire and Blood' shows us the dramatic aftermath of Eddard Stark's beheading. We see the reaction of every Stark family member and those scenes are some of the emotionally best in the series yet. After that, the matter changes somewhat too quickly, and Robb Stark's army is back to planning for war with all of them now recognising the eldest Stark child as the true king of Westeros, however, this was also a very interesting moment. Preventing the story from dragging in the middle part are a great conversation between Tyrion and his father and Daenerys waking up again (in case you've forgotten: there was some serious shit going on with her in the last episode too!)



      The only part that wasn't as good as it could've been was, once again, the storyline at the Night's Watch. Unfortunately, some of the acting was weak and the pacing didn't work very well either. All in all, I didn't feel as thrilled as I felt when I saw 'Baelor' for the first time. But then, there comes this awesome final scene that will impress the hell out of you. Emilia Clarke is completely Emmy-worthy in these last five minutes and the closing shot is freaking amazing.



      I really liked almost everything about 'Fire and Blood' and I would say that it's the 3rd best episode of GoT's first season. It's utterly entertaining and I could hardly think of a better way to end this excellent first season.moreless
    • Fire and Blood

      9.5
      The Good:

      -"Robb, you've ruined your sword." Robb's violence against a tree represents his anger at his father's Gods, and calls to mind what Cersei muttered earlier about the things men do to show that they care.

      -The monstrous baby does not make an appearance. The notion of it is more frightening than actually seeing it may have been.

      -"You're my son." For once, Tywin admits it to Tyrion.

      -Dragons appear, to replace what Daenerys has lost. The game just got more interesting.

      The Bad:

      -It would have been nice if Jon's ride from the Wall had spanned two episodes instead of part of one. The suspense of the event was lacking.moreless
    • A Song of Ice and Fire

      9.0
      Fantastic ending to a wonderful season. I thought there were some things that could have been done better. The first is the storyline with Robb Stark's war against Tywin Lannister. The declaration of his coming as king came way too early in the episode. It's like they just sort of threw that early to get it out of the way. Maybe it's understandable because having three storylines coming off with a dramatic cliffhanger like that in succession may have been a little too overboard. If that's really the case, then it's better that Robb's ascension to kinghood was the first to conclude because the last two were the most important.



      It's difficult to explain, but the events in Westeros seems to be the main focus of the story, and yet the two plots that are happening outside of Westeros, such as the war with Mance Rayder beyond the wall and the coming of dragons from Daenerys, are the biggest. It creates this effect that these two less concentrated story lines are going to have a huge impact on the one getting the most attention, and those in Westeros won't have any idea what's going to hit them.



      Nonetheless though, a fantastic episode that wrapped everything together nicely. Saw all my favorite characters (Tyrion, Jon Snow, Daenerys), and the season finale set up the events of the second book almost too beautifully.moreless

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • The title of this episode, "Fire and Blood", is the Targaryen family motto. Each noble family has its own motto. For example, "Winter Is Coming", the title of episode 1 of season 1, is the Stark family motto.

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Kevan Lannister: Perhaps we should sue for peace.
        Tyrion Lannister: (knocks a glass cup on the ground) There's your peace. (gestures to the broken cup) Joffrey saw to that when he decided to remove Ned Stark's head. You'll have an easier time drinking from that cup than you will bringing Robb Stark to the table now. He's winning, in case you hadn't noticed.

      • Robb Stark: (after discovering that the Lannisters have beheaded his father) I'll kill them all. Every one of them. I'll kill them all.
        Catelyn Stark: My boy. They have your sisters. We have to get the girls back, and then we will kill them all.

      • Greatjon Umber: My lords, here is what I say to these two kings. (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? And their gods are wrong. Why shouldn't we rule ourselves again? It was the Dragons we bowed to, and now the Dragons are dead. (unsheathes his sword and gestures to Robb Stark) There sits the only king I mean to bend my knee to. The King in the North!

    • NOTES (1)

      • The DVDs to season one were are recalled due to the scene in this episode where all the severed heads are shown because one of them bared a resemblance to former president George W. Bush. The head was digitally removed in subsequent publications.

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