A Song of Ice and Fire
A Game of Thrones
PART 1: The Snow Witch Project
We enter a snowy forest with three men. They are part of the Night’s Watch. They have sworn an oath on keeping the lands safe and if they ever run from their post then they are punished by death.
One of them comes across a group of dead men, women and children. He returns to tell his other Night Watchers, they follow him to the destination and all the dead people are gone. Turns out these dead people were called White Walkers, which are creatures that aren’t really talked about so far. They kill two of the Night Watchers.
We are then treated to the opening title sequence which is amazing. It shows each of the important areas that the show will talk about.
PART 2: Stark’s Ancestors
We are at the house of Stark, where the Stark family resides. One of their children Bran is practicing his archery, his brothers are helping him. The house of Stark is lead by Lord Eddard Stark. His wife Catelyn Stark and his sons Bran, Robb, and Rickon, his daughter Sansa, and his bastard son Jon Snow.
They are all having fun on what seems to be a normal day, when one of the Night Watchers has been captured. He tells Lord Stark about what he saw before he is executed for leaving his post.
We then cut to King’s Landing where the recent Hand of the King has died. Queen Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime Lannister are talking. Cersei is worried that her husband the king Robert Baratheon will find out about their relationship.
Lord Stark’s wife receives a raven with a message. The message states that King Robert is riding to their home. Robert is looking to make Lord Stark his name Hand to the King.
The sons of Lord Stark are all getting shaved and their hair cut, all of them are shirtless, which intrigues me greatly.
As the royals arrive and party within their festivities, Cersei and Jaime’s brother a dwarf named Tyrion Lannister. He talks to Jon Snow about him being the bastard child. Jon Snow asks how he would know what being a bastard is like. Tyrion responds that every dwarf is a bastard in the eyes of their father. So far this is my favorite character.
PART 3: Dungeons & Dragons
Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen are brother and sister. Viserys is an asshole who lost his kingdom and is willing to prostitute his sister Daenerys to Khal Drogo, who is part of the Dothraki khalasar, a vicious group of warriors who love to fight, so he may obtain Khal’s army to retake the Iron Throne. Which Robert is the king of. Daenerys is not completely for this, but doesn’t really fight it. She seems a bit weird to me. She is going to be one of those characters that I either love or hate.
She receives dragon eggs as a wedding present as well as a white horse from Khal. He proceed to ride off with her to a cliff where they consummate the marriage, while she cries.
PART 4: Things You Can’t Do
Back at the House of Stark, Bran is climbing around the castle walls again when he hears a sound. He finds that Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime Lannister are having sex. This could cause a lot of troubles for these two. Cersei is now extremely afraid since Bran saw them. Jaime asks how old Bran is, he responds that he’s 10. Jaime looks at Cersei and says "the things I do for love" and pushes Bran out the window.
END OF EPISODE
So where to even start with this? We have all these different stories going on at once, with all these different characters, who all have practically the same goals. It is quite interesting in terms of the writing and characters, even if their names aren’t exactly easy to remember (or spell). The next episode should be a fun one, seeing as how I want to know what happens to Bran and these dirty, dirty, Lannister twins.