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Game of Thrones - 04x02 The Lion and the Rose

4x02 The Lion and the Rose

4.58/5 (65 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

Joffrey Baratheon: [after humiliating Tyrion] Kneel. Kneel before your king. [Tyrion looks up disdainfully] Kneel. [they glare at each other tensely] I said... KNEEL!
Margaery Tyrell: [breaking the uncomfortable silence] Look, the pie!
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.
Sansa Stark: We have a new queen.
Tyrion Lannister: Better her than you.


  • 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.
  • Goof (continuity error): In Joffery's wedding, Joffery pour wine on Tyrion head, but in next scene his hairs look dry and showing no effect of liquid on hair.
  • Goof (continuity error): SPOILER: 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.


  • This is the last episode of the series written by George R.R. Martin. Martin had intended to write an episode for every season, but stopped to concentrate on writing the sixth "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel, "The Winds of Winter".
  • The episode title refers to the wedding of Joffrey and Margaery, and the sigils of their houses: Joffrey is a member of Houses Baratheon of King's Landing (stag/lion) and Lannister (lion), and Margaery is a member of House Tyrell (rose).
  • In the novels, Jaime does not practice fighting with Bronn, but rather Ser Ilyn Payne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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