TV Episode | TV-MA | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, is dead. King Robert Baratheon plans to ask his oldest friend, Eddard Stark, to take Jon's place. Across the sea, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister to a nomadic warlord in exchange for an army.
The makers of the show (on which the animal training duties are headed by James P. Warren) initially considered using actual wolves. But this idea was nixed because wolves present certain dangers plus they're illegal in the U.K., where the show is filmed - ... ...
We'll need plenty of candles for Lord Tyrion's chamber. I'm told he reads all night.
Maester Luwin: I'm told he drinks all night.
Catelyn Stark: How much could he possibly drink, a man of his... stature?
Maester Luwin: We've brought up eight barrels of ale from the cellar. Perhaps we'll find ...
When Benjen goes to talk to Ned at the feast, his hair is shorter and styled differently than when he talked to Jon just a few minutes earlier. This is because the feast shot was one of the few shots from the original pilot episode that was used in the first episode.
The cities and places featured in the opening credits change as the series progresses. For example, in the first episode, Pentos is shown whereas in later episodes, because it is not pertinent to the episode's narrative, it is not.