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Recap of Season 1, Episode 1: “Winter is Coming”

The show begins on a cold open, literally and figuratively. A gate slides open and three men on horseback are riding through a tunnel. We don’t know who these characters are or what they are doing. One of the men … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 2: “The Kingsroad”

The map opens just beyond the narrow sea, at King’s Landing (where we see the Baratheon stag sigil), north to Winterfell (where we see the Stark direwolf sigil), north to the Wall, then back down and east to the Dothraki … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 3: “Lord Snow”

Title sequence begins with King’s Landing, held by the House Baratheon whose sigil is the stag. Next to Winterfell, where we see the direwolf sigil of the House Stark. Up to the Wall and then down and east to the … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 4: “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things”

At the start of the episode, note not only the various locales identified for the episode, but look closely at each actor’s name. In front of their name is a thumbnail of their character’s house sigil! A raven is cawing … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 5: “The Wolf and the Lion”

The opening credits include a new location for this episode, the Eyrie.  But we start in King’s Landing, dealing with the aftermath of the joust that saw Ser Hugh of the Vale taking a lance to the throat courtesy of … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 6: “The Golden Crown”

Ned wakes up in bed with the king and queen standing in front of him. He is not in prison, or dead, but he has angered the queen and he’s badly injured. Cersei tells a false story of him coming … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 7: “You Win or You Die”

In a tent set up at the edges of the Riverlands, Jaime Lannister is talking with his father, Lord Tywin Lannister, as the latter skins and butchers a recent kill. Tywin is methodical and precise and seems to possess little … Continue reading

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