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Game of Thrones Season 1 Episodes

10 Episodes 2011 - 2011

This hugely ambitious HBO series adapts George R.R. Martin's fantasy novels about the epic clash for control of the kingdom of Westeros, set in a world where the seasons last for years at a time. The action starts off when the adviser of King Robert Baratheon (Mark Addy) suddenly dies, prompting nobleman Ned Stark (Sean Bean) to take over the job. In the process, Stark discovers a horrifying secret that could bring down the entire monarchy. The show's vast web of plotlines also follows two exiled members of Westeros' previous ruling family, who are seeking the means to take back the throne by force, as well as Stark's illegitimate son Jon Snow (Kit Harington), who volunteers to join an organization protecting the northern region from possible invaders. Peter Dinklage won an Emmy for his charismatic portrayal of fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister.

Episode 1

Winter Is Coming

Sun, Apr 17, 2011 55 mins

In the premiere of this adaptation of author George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" medieval fantasies, King Robert Baratheon journeys north to offer Lord Ned Stark an important position in his court after the death of a trusted mentor. Meanwhile, the exiled Prince Viserys Targaryen uses his sister, Daenerys, as a pawn in his plot to return to power.

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Episode 2

The Kingsroad

Sun, Apr 24, 2011 55 mins

Accompanied by his daughters, Ned rides south to take his place in King Robert's court, but Catelyn remains at Winterfell, praying that Bran will recover. Meanwhile, Tyrion tags along when Jon Snow leaves for the Night's Watch with his uncle; and Daenerys gets advice on how to please her husband.

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Episode 3

Lord Snow

Sun, May 1, 2011 55 mins

Ned finally arrives at King's Landing, but he's aghast to find out from Robert's advisors that the Crown is deep in debt. Meanwhile, Jon Snow gets off to a rough start with the other recruits at Castle Black, but his commitment impresses Tyrion, who clashes with Benjen over the purpose of the Night's Watch; and Catelyn secretly follows Ned to King's Landing, where she airs her suspicions about the Lannisters to her old friend Petyr Baelish.

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Episode 4

Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things

Sun, May 8, 2011 55 mins

Ned searches for the truth behind the cause of Jon Arryn's death, and meets a King's Landing blacksmith's apprentice with an interesting family tree. Meanwhile, Jon takes a timid Night's Watch recruit under his wing; Daenerys stands her ground against Viserys in the Dothraki capital; and Sansa and Arya's first jousting tournament is one they'll never forget.

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Episode 5

The Wolf and the Lion

Sun, May 15, 2011 55 mins

Ned and Robert clash over the King's order of a pre-emptive strike against the Targaryens, a defiant stand that leaves the Hand in a precarious position. Meanwhile, Tyrion receives a rude welcome at the Eyrie from Catelyn's sister, Lysa; Sansa catches the eye of a handsome knight; and Arya learns of a threat against her father.

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Episode 6

A Golden Crown

Sun, May 22, 2011 55 mins

Ned is reinstated as the Hand and sits on the throne while Robert is hunting, but makes a risky, emotional decision that could threaten the stability of the Seven Kingdoms. Meanwhile, Tyrion pleads his case to Lysa at the Eyrie; Joffrey reaches out to Sansa; Robb and Theon come to Bran's rescue in the woods; and Viserys demands that Drogo make good on his payment for Daenerys.

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Episode 7

You Win or You Die

Sun, May 29, 2011 55 mins

With conflict looming, Tywin urges Jaime to preserve the Lannisters' future; Ned presses Cersei about the death of Jon Arryn; Jon takes his vows at Castle Black, though he's preoccupied by Benjen's disappearance; Drogo is enraged by a threat to Daenerys; Robert hopes for a smooth transition at King's Landing.

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Episode 8

The Pointy End

Sun, Jun 5, 2011 55 mins

Syrio comes to the rescue of his pupil Arya during a confrontation with the Lannister guards after Ned is captured. Meanwhile, Robb assembles the Stark allies to prepare for war in the south against Tywin Lannister; Jon clashes with drill instructor Thorne at the Night's Watch; Tyrion finds an unlikely alliance in the hills; and Daenerys has second thoughts about her quest for power after a Dothraki attack on a peaceful village.

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Episode 9


Sun, Jun 12, 2011 55 mins

Catelyn makes a deal with the untrustworthy Walder Frey; Robb has his first success on the battlefield; Tyrion finds himself in an unfamiliar environment; Jon discovers Maester Aemon's secret; Daenerys goes to extremes to help Drogo.

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Episode 10

Fire and Blood

Sun, Jun 19, 2011 55 mins

The first season ends with tragic news reaching all corners of the Seven Kingdoms, which coincides with a shared vision by Bran and Rickon Stark. Meanwhile, Catelyn presses Jaime about her son's fall; Tyrion heads south following his father's surprising decision; Arya tries to escape from King's Landing; Jon faces a difficult choice at the Night's Watch; and Daenerys suffers a terrible setback.

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