Game of Thrones Episode 1

Episode 1:

Our journey through Westeros begins with a quick murder scene in an unknown location, and then we find ourselves in Winterfell, we find the warden of the North, Lord Eddard Stark.  Eddard, Ned for short, lives with his wife Catelyn, three sons, Robb, Bran, Rickon, his two daughters, Sansa and Arya, and his bastard son, Jon Snow.

Notice of the impending arrival of the King Robert, of the house Baratheon, in Winterfell. panic ensues.  Preparations for the king must be perfect, especially after the shocking news of the death of the hand of the king, Lord Jon Arryn.

As old friends become anew, King Robert and Ned talk, laugh and drink.  When the serious conversation begins, Robert asks Ned to be his Hand of the King.  Eddark returns to Catelyn to discuss Robert’s proposal and isn’t happy.  She becomes dreary after hearing news about the previous hand.

Enter House Lannister.  Tywin, head of the family is widower to three children, twins Jamie and Cersei, and the dwarf imp Tyrion.  Cersei is married to King Robert, making  her queen of the seven kingdoms.

Bran Stark, son of Ned, enjoys to climb.  Seeing that he lived in a castle his entire life, the beginning of his childhood he would spend hours climbing to every spot of Winterfell.  On a casual day exploring around, Bran ascends the broken tower.  Upon is escalation, he hears Queen Cersei and her twin brother engaging is sexual activities.  Cersei, who was facing the window, notices Bran, and Jamie pushes him off the ledge.

Esos.  The sister continent to Westeros, where majority of the plot takes place.  The first time you visit Esos, you see two blonde children, named Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen.  Viserys, arranges his sister to marry the Dothraki Warlord, Khal Drogo in exchange for an army to retake the iron throne in Westeros.

Game of Thrones Episodes 2 and 3

Episode 2, Game of Thrones:

After being pushed off of the broken tower, Bran lies in a coma-like state being comforted by his mother, who has never left his side.  Jon Snow, after talking to his Uncle Benjen, who is a member of the NIght’s Watch, allows Jon to become a member of the Night’s Watch. The Night’s Watch is the name of the group of people who watch the Northern wall of Westeros and guard it from any attacks.

Two separate parties depart from Winterfell:  Benjen Stark, accompanied by Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister, and the party heading for King’s Landing, the capitol of Westeros.  The party that is destined for the capitol is King Robert and his family, accompanied by Ned Stark, and his daughters, one of which betrothed to a prince.

After the departure of the parties, Catelyn, who is succumbed by anger, finds a blonde hair in the broken tower where Bran was found at the bottom of, thinking that there was foul play involved.  Catelyn decides it is necessary to follow Ned to King’s Landing and warm him of her accusations.

Episode 3:

Ned, Sansa, and Arya arrive in King’s Landing.  Having no time to waste, Ned is summoned to his first small council meeting where we’re introduced to the small council.  Lord Petyr Baelish, Grand Maester Pycelle, Lord Renly Baratheon (brother to the king), and Varys, a eunuch, whose specialty is whispers.  Ned soon finds out about the massive debt the crown holds, about half of which is due to Tywin Lannister.

Back in Winterfell, Bran awakes with no recollection of his incident.  Unfortunately, the injuries Bran has sustained will leave him immobile and without the use of his legs for the remainder of his life.

Catelyn arrives to Winterfell and is met by Lord Baelish’s men and is secretly met up with Ned, where she delivers her news.  Ned, who is extremely frustrated, vows to find out who is behind the horrors done to his son.

Castle Black, the stronghold at the northern most part of Westeros. Jon arrives and is eager to show his potential to the commander of the night’s watch.  After sparring with a few soldiers, Jon remains unbeaten in order to impress the trainer.  In the later evenings, Benjen meets up with Jon at the top of the wall of Castle Black and relays that Benjen will be going on a ranging North of the wall.

In Esos, you see Daenerys is in command of her husband’s Khalasar, and she learns she is carrying his child.