This just in: Ned Stark is a jerk. He fails SO HARD at investigating the machinations of the court, and, BTW, decides to go play at-home DNA test instead of, say, fleeing the city with his daughters.
Jaime Lannister earns his theme song.
Renly and Loras are hot, and very cute together (I liked the bath scene), but I have to say that the cuts between locales felt a little forced to me. Never before have I so regretted the books’ focus on Jon and Ned as EveryLords. Bran had a good moment where he recited the Great Houses’ mottos, Lysa’s mentla troubles are established (little bit there to say about the toxicity of mother-love, amirite?), and Arya figures out a secret way out of the castle, overhears some baddies talking, and discovers the skulls of the dragons. Little disappointed at the lack of Sansa, and the undertelling of Tyrion’s plight, but there’s always next week.
To make up for the lateness of this post, I offer fanvids! Not by me, but still very nice.