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Game of Thrones - 04x02 The Lion and the Rose

4x02 The Lion and the Rose

4.58/5 (64 votes)
First Aired: Apr. 13, 2014 on HBO
Summary: Tyrion lends Jaime a hand. Joffrey and Margaery host a breakfast. At Dragonstone, Stannis loses patience with Davos. Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet. North of the Wall, Bran sees where they must go.

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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Davos Seaworth played by Liam Cunningham
Bran Stark played by Isaac Hempstead Wright
Sansa Stark played by Sophie Turner (IV)
Ramsay Snow played by Iwan Rheon
Lord Varys played by Conleth Hill
Olenna Tyrell played by Diana Rigg
Ellaria Sand played by Indira Varma
Locke played by Noah Taylor

Episode Quotes

Jaime Lannister: My brother tells me you can keep your mouth shut. Unusual talent for a sellsword.
Bronn: He tells me you shit gold just. Like your father.
Jaime Lannister: Is this place safe?

Bronn: There's this knight, Leygood. Got thunderbolts on his shield.
Jaime Lannister: Uh-huh.
Bronn: Right here is where I fuck his wife. She's a screamer, that one.

Bronn: If they don't hear her, they won't hear us.
Tyrion Lannister: Your new hand is nicer than the old one. Wouldn't you agree, Pod?
Podrick Payne: Is it solid gold?
Tyrion Lannister: Gilded steel. Not eating. Why is no one eating? My wife wastes away, my brother starves himself...
Jaime Lannister: I'm not hungry.
Tyrion Lannister: You lost a hand, not a stomach. Try the boar. Cersei can't get enough since one killed Robert for her. [Pod steps forward with a sausage on a fork, but Jaime waves it away. Tyrion picks up his cup of wine] A toast. To the proud Lannister children: the dwarf, the cripple, and the mother of madness. [Jaime reaches for his cup, but he accidentally knocks it over with his new hand]
Podrick Payne: I'll clean it up...
Jaime Lannister: No, I'll do it. Leave us. [Pod leaves; Tyrion pours his cup onto the table]
Tyrion Lannister: It's only wine. [pause]
Jaime Lannister: [quietly] I can't fight anymore.
Tyrion Lannister: What about your left?
Jaime Lannister: I can hold a sword, but all my instincts are wrong. How can I protect the king when I can hardly wipe my own arse?
Tyrion Lannister: You're the Lord Commander now. Command. Let others do the fighting. When was the last time Father used a sword?
Jaime Lannister: I'm not Father, I'm the Kingslayer. When people find out I can't slay a pigeon...
Tyrion Lannister: Train, then. Learn to fight with your other hand.
Jaime Lannister: With whom? You? Men talk. As soon as someone discovers I can't fight, he'll tell everyone. [Tyrion considers him for a moment]
Tyrion Lannister: You need a proper, discreet swordsman. As it happens, I have just the one.
Loras Tyrell: Ser Jaime, I'm very sorry.
Jaime Lannister: Ser Loras, it's quite all right.

Jaime Lannister: Your sister looks very beautiful.
Loras Tyrell: As does yours.
Jaime Lannister: So... looking forward to your wedding?

Loras Tyrell: Yes, very much.
Jaime Lannister: Our fathers are both rather keen on the prospect.
Loras Tyrell: They certainly are.
Jaime Lannister: Perhaps they should get married.

Jaime Lannister: If you were to marry Cersei, she'd murder you in your sleep.

Jaime Lannister: If you somehow managed to put a child in her first, she'd murder him, too, long before he drew his first breath. Luckily for you, none of this will happen because you'll never marry her.
Loras Tyrell: [nods] And neither will you.


  • Goof (continuity error): When Joffrey is choking on the floor he points to Tyrion who bends down and picks up the goblet. After he dies He points at Tyrion and then Cercei turns and we see Tyrion bend down and pick up the goblet again.
  • Goof (continuity error): As Olenna Tyrell speaks to Sansa and Tyrion at the wedding reception, her right hand is resting on Sansa's shoulder as Tyrion moves to his seat. In the next shot, her hands are clasped in front of her.


  • In the novels, Jaime does not practice fighting with Bronn, but rather Ser Ilyn Payne.
  • SPOILER: In the books Axell Florent is Selyse's uncle rather than brother, and it is another uncle, Alester Florent, who Stannis has burned alive, and not for refusing to renounce the Faith of the Seven but on suspicion of allying with the Lannisters. The sacrifice was never depicted in the novels but referenced in the appendices.
  • SPOILER: Joffrey's wedding has been nicknamed by the fans as "Purple Wedding", referring to the wine used to assassinate Joffrey and the amethysts on Sansa's special hairnet (changed to a necklace of blue stones in the show), as well as to draw a parallel with the infamous Red Wedding. The nickname has become so popular that even George R.R. Martin and the HBO production team have been known to use it. The term is never used in the novels, though.
  • The episode title refers to the sigils of House Lannister (lion) and House Tyrell (rose) and the joining of these two Houses.
  • When Joffrey asks for suggestions for the name of his new sword, the first name shouted out is "Stormbringer". This is name of the sword of Elric of Melnibone, and the name of the first novel of a seminal fantasy series by writer Michael Moorcock about this demon-ridden anti-hero.
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