Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5: The Wolf and the Lion
Game of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5 Recap
Here is the fifth episode and the title suggests something. There will be a confrontation between the wolf and the lion this time, between the Starks and the Lannisters. This is shown at the tourney, which is still continued in this episode. Ned perceives the killing of Jon Arryn’s former squire as an intentional act by the Lannisters, that he is put up against The Mountain to warn Ned not to continue his search. Robert wants to join the jousting as well, but unfortunately he is too fat for his armor. So the show continues. Now, it is between The Mountain and Ser Loras Tyrell, the Knight of the Flowers. Ser Loras is smaller than The Mountain, but he surprisingly wins over The Mountain. He manipulates the chances though, by using a mare in heat so The Mountain’s stallion becomes frisky. In the end, The Montain chops his horse’s head off and attacks Loras. Luckily, The Hound saves Loras from his brother.
Meanwhile, Catelyn brings Tyrion to Eyrie, where her sister lives. Her sister is Jon Arryn’s wife. However, on their way, they are attacked by some wild people who live in the woods. The situation is even worse for Tyrion as he is bond. He then asks Catelyn to cut his bonds so that he can defend himself, and at least helps to defend the band. He gains a friend during the fight, a mercenary named Bronn. When they arrive at the Eyrie, Lysa Arryn doesn’t seem happy with the presence of Tyrion. Even she is mad, because she has told Catelyn to stay away from the Lannisters and not to bring one Lannister under her roof. In the end, Tyrion is locked inside a terrifying jail of Eyrie.
Back to Ned’s investigation on Jon Arryn’s death, he finds new information from Lord Varys. He tells Ned that it was the Tears of Lys, which is a tasteless poison, which was behind the Hand’s death. It is still unknown who brought the poison to Jon Arryn. The suspect is Jon Arry’s squire who is now dead. Still about Varys, it turns out that he is working with Illyrio, the person who took care of Viserys and Daenerys before they left with the Dothraki. Arya hears a conversation between them, who are planning to kill Ned so that they can give more time for Dany and Viserys to go back to Westeros. Arya tells Ned about it but Tyrion’s capture has caught his attention first.
King Robert learns that there are still Targaryens out there and one of them is now pregnant. Roberts wants them killed but Ned doesn’t agree with his decision. He wants Robert to let the girl alone with her child. His disagreement brings him to his giving up his position as the Hand of the King. As the result, he doesn’t get the protection from the King when he is attacked by Jaime Lannister for the cause of Tyrion’s capture, killing all of his men in the streets.