Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 1 : Winter is Coming
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Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 1 Recap
This is the very first story of ‘Game of Thrones’. The title “Winter is Coming” is brilliantly portrayed by the opening scene of the premiere. There is a horrifying view north of the Wall. The White Walkers killed some wildlings and chopped them and arranged them in the form of circle. A brother of the Night’s Watch sees it and when he tells his friends, no one believes it. They are all killed in the end, except for the brother who sees the corpses. As death is occurring north of the Wall, it also occurs in King’s Landing, as the Hand of the King, Jon Arryn, is also dead. King Robert Baratheon then marches to Winterfell to ask Ned Stark to be the Hand of the King. At Ned’s place, he also discovers something dead; a female direwolf with her six pups. The pups are three males, two females, and one runt, which are given to his five legitimate children and one bastard.
Robert arrives at Winterfell and asked Ned to become his Hand. Catelyn, Ned’s wife, does not really agree and is hesitant to give up on her husband to leave for King’s Landing. Ned has not decided what he is going to do, but it looks like the Queen, Ser Jaime Lannister, Cersei, and her twin brother are not happy with Ned becoming the Hand. The Queen, particularly, might not be happy with it since King Robert was initially about to marry Lyanna, Ned’s sister. Even when he’s just arrived at Winterfell, King Robert immediately visits Lyanna’s grave, which makes the Queen even more displeased.
Besides Ned, his bastard son, Jon Snow, has to decide his life journey. He is still considering whether he will go to the Wall and join the brothers of the Night’s Watch. Thus, he will protect the kingdom in the north just like his uncle, Benjen Stark. Another decision is in Catelyn’s side. After receiving a letter from her sister, stating that the Lannisters might be behind Jon Arryn’s death, she has to decide whether she will stop her husband from leaving or let him go. Meanwhile, Sansa, Ned’s second child and eldest daughter, is striving to get the attention of the Crown Prince, Joffrey. She hopes that one day she will become the queen of the kingdom.
Far in the land of Essos, Targaryen’s heir, Viserys, is trying to gather an army to take the Iron Throne back. He “sold” her sister, Daenerys, to Khal Drogo, the leader of a Dothraki tribe. Daenerys is married to him, but Viserys still hasn’t received his army. However, Dany is more lucky in the term of gifts, as she receives a horse from Khal Drogo and three ancient dragon eggs from Ser Jorah Mormont.
Back again at Winterfell, Bran, Ned’s fourth child is climbing the walls of Winterfell, ignoring his mother’s warning. He caught Jaime and Cersei having incestuous intercourse in one of the towers. Thinking about his and her sister’s reputation, he pushes Bran out of the tower while saying, “The things I do for love.”