Type
Scripted
Premiered
Dec. 05, 2010
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
HBO TV Network

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Game of Thrones - 04x02 The Lion and the Rose

4x02 The Lion and the Rose

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4.6/5 (60 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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Guest Stars

Davos Seaworth played by Liam Cunningham
Theon Greyjoy played by Alfie Allen
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

Episode Quotes

Sansa Stark: We have a new queen.
Tyrion Lannister: Better her than you.
Grand Maester Pycelle: No, no, no. Come to my chambers and I will examine you personally.
Cersei Lannister: [interrupts] She'll do no such thing.
Grand Maester Pycelle: [to Cersei] Oh, Your Grace. This young lady sought my advice on a rather, uh...
Cersei Lannister: [to the girl] Just see Qyburn, he's quite good.

Grand Maester Pycelle: Qyburn? Deplorable man. Brought shame on the Citadel with his repugnant experiments...
Cersei Lannister: More repugnant than your gnarled fingers on that girl's thighs?
Grand Maester Pycelle: Your Grace, I am a man of learning...
Cersei Lannister: My little brother had you sent to the black cells when you annoyed him. What do you think I could do to you if you annoyed me?
Grand Maester Pycelle: I never meant to annoy anyone...
Cersei Lannister: But you ARE. You're annoying me right now. Every breath you draw in my presence annoys me. So here's what I want you to do. I want you to leave my presence. Leave this wedding right now, go to the kitchens, and instruct them that all the leftovers from the feast will be brought to the kennels.
Grand Maester Pycelle: Your Grace, uh, Queen Margaery said they were to be...
Cersei Lannister: The QUEEN is telling you the leftovers will feed the dogs... or you will.
Tywin Lannister: You're in rather a good mood.
Cersei Lannister: I suppose I am.
Tywin Lannister: I won't ask why.
Cersei Lannister: Small pleasures.

Oberyn Martell: Your Grace! Lord Tywin!
Tywin Lannister: Prince Oberyn.
Oberyn Martell: I don't believe you have met Ellaria. This is the Lord Hand, Tywin Lannister, and Cersei Lannister, the Queen Regent. I suppose it is "former Queen Regent" now. Lord Hand, Lady Cersei... Ellaria Sand.
Ellaria Sand: My lord. My lady.
Tywin Lannister: Charmed.
Cersei Lannister: Can't say I've ever met a Sand before.

Ellaria Sand: We are everywhere in Dorne. I have ten thousand brothers and sisters.
Oberyn Martell: Bastards are born of passion, aren't they? We don't despise them in Dorne.
Cersei Lannister: No? How tolerant of you.
Oberyn Martell: I expect it is a relief, Lady Cersei, giving up your regal responsibilities. Wearing the crown for so many years must have left your neck a bit crooked.
Cersei Lannister: I suppose you'll never know, Prince Oberyn. It's a shame your older brother couldn't attend the wedding.
Tywin Lannister: Please give him my regards. With any luck, the gout will abate with time and he'll be able to walk again.
Oberyn Martell: They call it a rich man's disease. A wonder you don't have it.
Tywin Lannister: Noblemen in my part of the country don't enjoy the same lifestyle as our counterparts in Dorne.
Oberyn Martell: People everywhere have their differences. In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful. What a fortunate thing for you, former Queen Regent, that your daughter Myrcella has been sent to live in a latter sort of place.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • 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.

Trivia

  • 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.
  • In the novels, Jaime does not practice fighting with Bronn, but rather Ser Addam Marbrand.
  • Sigur Ros, an Icelandic post-rock band, was hired as the Wedding Band for King Joffery's wedding ceremony. You can listen to their version of 'Rains Of Castamere' at the end credits of the episode, and witness the band itself at the wedding; the three of them are those whom the king throws coins at.
  • The episode title refers to the sigils of House Lannister (lion) and House Tyrell (rose) and the joining of these two Houses.
  • 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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