Game of Thrones

Season 1 Episode 5

The Wolf and the Lion

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 15, 2011 on HBO



  • Trivia

    • The title for this episode, "The Wolf and the Lion", refers to the Starks and the Lannisters respectively. A direwolf is the sigil of house Stark and a lion the sigil of house Lannister.

  • Quotes

    • Cersei Lannister: Was it ever possible for us? Was there ever a time, ever a moment?
      Robert Baratheon: No. (pauses) Does that make you feel better or worse?
      Cersei Lannister: It doesn't make me feel anything.

    • Eddard Stark: Jon was a man of peace. He was Hand for seventeen years, seventeen good years. Why kill him?
      Lord Varys: He started asking questions.

    • Cersei Lannister: What was she like?
      Robert Baratheon: You've never asked about her, not once. Why not?
      Cersei Lannister: At first, just saying her name, even in private, felt like I was breathing life back into her. I thought that if I didn't talk about her, she'd just fade away for you. When I realized that wasn't going to happen, I refused to ask out of spite. I didn't want to give you the satisfaction of thinking I cared enough to ask. Eventually it became clear that my spite didn't mean anything to you. As far as I could tell, you actually enjoyed it.
      Robert Baratheon: So why now?
      Cersei Lannister: What harm could Lyanna Stark's ghost do to either of us that we haven't done to each other a hundred times over?

    • Bronn: You need a woman. Nothing like a woman after a fight.
      Tyrion Lannister: (both look toward Catelyn Stark) I'm willing if she is.

    • Robert Baratheon: (to Eddard Stark, about the Seven Kingdoms) Do you think it's honor that's keeping the peace? It's fear--fear and blood.

    • Petyr Baelish: All desires are valid to a man with a full purse.

    • Tyrion Lannister: The Eyrie. They say it's impregnable.
      : Give me ten good men and some climbing spikes...I'll impregnate the bitch.

    • Tyrion Lannister: A Lannister always pays his debts.

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