The Wolf and the Lion – Game Of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5

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The Wolf and the Lion

Game Of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5 Review & Plot – The Wolf and the Lion, Game Of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5 Summary (Synopsis) Season 1, Episode 5

 Episode Name: The Wolf and the Lion

 Air Date: May 15, 2011

 Based On: George R. R. Martin’s, “A Song Of Ice and Fire”

 Written By: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

 Directed By: Brian Kirk

Game Of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5 Review & Plot – The Wolf and the Lion

After the first joust, in which Ser Hugh died, Ned Stark visits the dead body to determine who would match such an uneven draw. Both Barristan Selmy and Ned Stark discuss about this with each other.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Eddard and Barristan

The first joust of the next day would be between The Mountain and The Knight of Flowers, Ser Loras Tyrell. There seemed to be a trick in this victory of Ser Loras Tyrell against the mighty Gregor Clegane where Loras tricked with by riding on a mare which was in-heat. This caused the Mountain’s horse to throw its rider when taking a blow.
Furious Gregor Clegane roared for sword and started a dual against Loras for his trick.

Loras took several blows after which Sandor Clegane came for his defense and stopped the Mountain.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Clegane brothers

Meanwhile Catelyn Stark captured Tyrion Lannister after which she has headed towards the Eyrie where her sister Lysa Arryn resides. Lysa Arryn had been crazy since the death of her husband, King Jon Arryn. Tyrion states of his innocence in Bran’s fall at Winterfell. By this time they are attacked by a hill tribe where they incur several losses but are able to sustain their lives.

In Winterfell, Master Luwin continues educating Bran while Bran is busy getting angry about his mother’s absence. He also complains about the archery lessons he is never going to undergo through.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Luwin teaches Bran

Lord Varys meets Eddard in the Red Keep, where he informs Eddard that soon King Robert is going to be dead. Also it was told by Varys that Jon Arryn was assassinated by a poison called as Tears of Lys. Death of Jon was certain because he started asking questions.

While Arya is playing with her cat, she ends herself in a dungeon where she spies on Varys meeting Illyrio. There are seen discussing about the fight set up between the wolf (Starks) and Lion (Lannisters). This seemed to tell that soon in the Seven Kingdoms a war would arise between the two great families which was already ignited by the capturing of Tyrion as a captive by Catelyn.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Varys at dungeon

With the news of the Dothraki child in the womb of Daenerys, King Robert is seen in great discomfort, as he feels the Iron Throne is in danger for the very first time. He wishes that Daenerys, her child and Viserys should be dead as soon as possible. This is discussed by him at the council meeting where all others agree to this point but Eddard refuses in this decision as he thinks this would be dishonourable. As this decision of Eddard is disliked by the other members and the King himself is seen furious, Eddard immediately resigns as the Hand of the King which keeps all the members and Robert in great shock.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Eddard resigns

Tyrion is taken into the Eyrie castle where Lysa and her son resides. There Tyrion is kept as a fugitive and imprisoned in a cell with an open balcony at a slope ending into thousands of feet straight into the forest.

Continuing his investigations, Eddard finds one another bastard female child of Robert at one of the brothels run by Lord Baelish. He is again confused as to why Jon Arryn had interest in all of the bastard children of Robert.

Leaving this brothel, Eddard is confronted by Jaime and his men, Jaime being furious as to why his brother Tyrion was captured as a fugitive by Catelyn and Lysa. Both of them engage in a fight where it is seen that they have equal skills at attack. Seeing this a guard attacks Eddard on his back and Eddard is left limping with a warning from Jaime about his brother being freed.

Game Of Thrones The Wolf and the Lion, Synopsis, Summer, Trailer, Story Plot - Jaime injures Eddard

Game Of Thrones Season 1 Episode 5 Summary (Synopsis)

Well it is interesting to see that both the great families are turning up against each other with its prime source emerging from Bran’s fall at Winterfell. This would rage a war in the Seven Kingdoms. While on the other side, Dothraki horde is getting stronger by adding another prince/princess to be born soon in some months by Daenerys.

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