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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 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 8: “The Pointy End”

Arya is taking her “dancing lessons” with Syrio Forel, unaware that elsewhere in King’s Landing her father has just been taken prisoner and Lannister soldiers are killing all remaining men loyal to the Starks. Her sister is walking with her … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 1, Episode 10: “Fire and Blood”

The bloody sword. The first thing we see is the sword that took the life of Ned Stark. We hear the crowd cheering, we see Ned’s head being raised by the executioner, Ilyn Payne, and then we’re faced with poor … Continue reading

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Recap of Season 2, Episode 5: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”

It’s nighttime at Renly Baratheon’s camp and Catelyn and Renly are agreeing to terms. Robb Stark can continue to call himself King in the North and the Starks will have dominion over all lands north of Moat Cailin so long … Continue reading

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