“Your older brother was trained to lead and you were trained to follow.”
“I was also trained to kill my enemies, Your Grace.”
“As was I.”
Cersei Lannister and Eddard Stark
Brotherhood seems to be the prevailing theme as The Night’s Watch finally make their way to the Leaderboard in episode 4 Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things. Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane also makes his debut and we learn the grizzly history behind his brother, “The Hound,” Sandor’s scars. While the episode was a bit of a slow one in terms of points, Cat’s actions signal some big upheavals in the episodes to come.
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|Characters||Episode 1||Episode 2||Episode 3||Episode 4||Total|
|Eddard “Ned” Stark||7||1||3||11|
|Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish||3||3|
|Sandor “The Hound” Clegane||1||1|
Bran has a cryptic vision of a three eyed raven leading him through the crypts of Winterfell. He awakened to discover he is being summoned to the great hall. Tyrion has arrived on his way back south from the Wall. Despite Robb’s unwelcoming demeanor he presents Bran with plans for a saddle that would allow him to ride without use of his legs.
Bran receives 1 Magic point for his cryptic vision of the Three Eyed Raven.
At the Wall Jon has finally made some friends among the recruits, but is tested by the appearance of Samwell Tarly. Initially disdainful of the self-confessed coward, Jon sympathizes with the boy cast out from the only home he’s ever known. Knowing Master at Arms, Alliser Thorne is sure to make Sam’s life a nightmare, Jon convinces the other recruits to go easy on him. When Rast refuses Jon, Pyp, and Grenn threaten Rast into submission, with a little help from Jon’s direwolf Ghost. The next day in the yard much to Thorne’s displeasure no one takes up arms against Sam.
Jon Snow earns 3 Alliance points for his agreement with the other recruits not to hurt Sam.
Samwell Tarly earns 3 Alliance points for his friendship with Jon and the other recruits.
Grenn earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing with Jon to defend Sam.
Pyp earns 3 Alliance points for agreeing with Jon to defend Sam.
Rast earns 3 Alliance points for going along with Jon’s plan.
In King’s Landing Ned continues his investigation into Jon Arryn’s death. First Pycelle gives him a book Lord Jon had been studying before his passing. A ponderous tome detailing the lineages of Westeros’ great houses. Next Littlefinger leads him to a bastard son of King Robert, Gendry, an armorer’s apprentice whom Jon had met with shortly before his death. Littlefinger also advises Ned to send his man Jory to have a word with Jon’s squire Ser Hugh, newly knighted. Seeing that Jory is no Knight though, Ser Hugh rebuffs him.
Across the Narrow Sea Drogo and his hoard make way to Vaes Dothrak, sacred city of the Dothraki.Daenerys confidence in her role as Khaleesi continues to grow as does Viserys agitation. Tensions culminate when Viserys strikes his sister and for perhaps the first time in her life, she fights back. Later she speaks with Ser Jorah finally giving words to her growing doubts, “He’ll never take us home.”
Arya and Sansa attend their first Tourney. Both are excited, particularly Sansa who has always longed to see the songs of Knight’s’ valor come to life. The brutal reality becomes all to apparent when Ser Gregor Clegane, known as “The Mountain,” a knight in service to House Lannister takes the field against Ser Hugh of the Vale. Coincidently the same Ser Hugh Ned was looking to speak to. A horrified crowd watches as the point of Gregor’s lance goes through Ser Hugh’s throat. Littlefinger, who had come to introduce himself to his old friend Cat’s daughters tells them the story of the Mountain and the Hound. The Hound, Sandor Clegane, is Gregor’s younger brother and carries with him severe facial scars. Littlefinger reveals that it was Gregor who gave them to young Sandor by pressing his face to the fire for stealing his toy.
Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane receives 1 Valar Morghulis point for killing Ser Hugh.
After receiving a chilly reception at Winterfell, Tyrion has made his way South arriving at the same inn that Catelyn and Ser Rodrik happen to be stopped. Though she tries to escape notice Tyrion is quick to give his greetings to Lady Stark. Catelyn stands and calls upon many of the men present, most being Knights of the Riverlands, to remember their vows to her father Lord Tully of Riverrun. She then declares Tyrion a conspirator in the attempt on her son’s life and take Tyrion prisoner.
Catelyn Stark receives 1 point for the Capture of Tyrion.
Tyrion Lannister receives -1 Capture point.