The third episode of Game Of Thrones – Lord Snow – airs tonight on Sky Atlantic HD. Rather than give you a full-on episode synopsis and spoilers post, I thought we’d tease you today with some choice quotes from the episode and what they mean. If you want to read a review of the episode, check out my Lord Snow review on Unreality Shout!
Jaime Lannister: The boy won’t talk. If he does, I’ll kill him. Him, Ned Stark, the King, the whole bloody lot of them until you and I are the only people left in this world.
It’s nice when brothers and sisters are close, but the incestuous Lannisters take things to a whole other level, don’t they? Golden-haired Jaime promises to Cersei that he’ll protect their secret affair any way he needs to.
Jaime Lannister: How many kings’ arses have polished it, I wonder? What’s the line? The King shits and the Hand wipes.
Greeting Ned Stark on his arrival at King’s Landing, Jaime taunts Ned’s position as the King’s right hand man. He even goes on to gleefully recount how Aerys Targaryen roasted Ned’s father inside his own armour. Can you imagine that sort of welcome on your first day at work in a job you didn’t even apply for? Poor Ned.
Joffrey Lannister: So you agree? The Starks are enemies? Cersei Lannister: Everyone who isn’t us is an enemy.
Put it this way, you would not want Cersei Lannister as your mother in law. In a scene with the awful Prince Joffrey, she encourages him to rewrite the cowardly attack on Arya Stark and cheat on his future wife with whoever he wants. Or as EW put it – Cersei assures Joffrey he can be a horrible ruler AND a terrible husband!
Littlefinger: Ah, the Starks. Quick tempers, slow minds.
Tonight we meet another cockroach at the King’s court – Littlefinger, aka Lord Petyr Baelish. He’s bearing a huge crush on Catelyn Stark, but she regards him only as a childhood friend, closer to a brother. He’s got no love for Ned Stark though, so we’re unsure of where his true allegiances lie.
Ned Stark: If Littlefinger’s right, I can’t do anything without proof. Catelyn: And if you find the proof? Ned: Then I’ll bring it to Robert and hope he’s still the man I once knew.
Robert Baratheon’s honour is called into question as Ned wonders whether he can share the Lannister’s treachery with the boozy king. And if the scene in Robert’s chamber is anything to go by, he’s got quite the nasty side.
King Robert: Surrounded by Lannisters. Every time I close my eyes, I see their blonde hair and their smug, satisfied faces.
Although we may forgive him for that priceless comment alone. I despise the Lannisters too!
Viserys Targaryen: You dare! You give commands to me! To me! You do not command The Dragon. I am Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. I don’t take orders from savages and their sluts.
Speaking of despicable characters, there’s not much to report from the Dothraki encampment – except that Daenerys is knocked up. All hail the Dothraki pregnancy test of breast squeezing! But as Dany becomes more comfortable among her new tribe, laughable beggar king brother Viserys is losing his patience. There’s a wonderful scene where he tries to unleash his dragon on Daenerys – with hilarious consequences!
Tune in tonight for Game Of Thrones’ third episode, Lord Stark. It’s on Sky Atlantic at 9pm!