Game of Thrones

Season 1 Episode 10

Fire and Blood

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Jun 19, 2011 on HBO

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  • "It's Going to be a long war" (Spoilers Ahead)

    Following the climactic death last week we are shown the aftermath and how Arya is taken in by Yoren of the Night's Watch and passed off as a boy with the new recruits to head North thus ensuring an escape from King's Landing. Sansa remains Joffrey's prisoner and he is determined to keep her. Daenerys learns the consequences of her actions to keep Drogo alive last week when her child dies and the sorceress reveals that she was indeed duplicitous in her dealings with Dany and she ordered to burn alive along with Drogo's now vegetable like corpse after Dany euthenizes him as well. She is reborn with the dragon eggs being hatched and while naked her new makeshift khalasar bows to her. Jon runs but is brought back and agrees to ride out with the rest of the Night's Watch to discover the mysteries beyond the Wall. Catelyn questions Jaime Lannister about Bran's fall and he discloses that he did the crime but not why. Robb and the rest mourn Ned's death and Tywin, now taken aback by Robb's battlefield prowess plans to retreat as Renly and Stannis Baratheon both claim the throne and he intends to send Tyrion to King's Landing to serve as Hand of the King in his stead while he fights the other armies. Robb is also named a king of sorts by his bannermen saying that they will serve the one who rules the North. This was a very good set up episode for things to come and there is a little bit of Book 2 put in there to get us ready for next year. This was not the episode that last week's was but definitely one of the best season ender's I've seen in a long time and I can't wait to see Season 2 as Game of Thrones has blossomed into a truly captivating fantasy epic with some of the richest characters on television. RIP Ned Stark.