1.04 – Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things

Original Air Date: May 7, 2011
Writers: Bryan Cogman
Director: Brian Kirk
Runtime: 56 min

Ned looks to a book for clues to the death of his predecessor, and uncovers one of King Robert’s bastards. Robert and his guests witness a tournament honoring Ned. Jon takes measures to protect Samwell from further abuse at Castle Black; a frustrated Viserys clashes with Daenerys in Vaes Dothrak; Sansa imagines her future as a queen, while Arya envisions a far different future. Catelyn rallies her husband’s allies to make a point, while Tyrion finds himself caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Source: Winter Is Coming


Arya: Syrio says a water dancer can stand on one toe for hours.
Ned: It’s a hard fall down these steps.
Arya: Syrio says every hurt is a lesson and every lesson makes you better.
Tomorrow I’m going to be chasing cats.
Ned: Cats? Syrio says.
Arya: He says every swordsman should study cats.
They’re quiet as shadows and as light as feathers.
You have to be quick to catch them.
Ned: He’s right about that.

Arya: Can I be Lord of a Holdfast?
Ned: You will marry a high lord and rule his castle.
And your sons shall be knights and princess and lords.
Arya: No. That’s not me.

Arya: Why do they call you Littlefinger?
Sansa: Arya!
Maid: Don’t be rude!