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.

Main Characters in this Episode


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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

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.
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.
Roose Bolton: What did you do to him?
Ramsay Snow: I trained him, he was a slow learner, but he learned.
Roose Bolton: You flayed him.
Ramsay Snow: Peeled a few bits... removed a few others.
Roose Bolton: This was Balon Greyjoys son and heir.
Ramsay Snow: We've been flaying our enemies for a thousand years. The flayed man is on our banners!
Roose Bolton: MY banners, not yours. You're not a Bolton, you're a Snow.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In the novels, Jaime does not practice fighting with Bronn, but rather Ser Addam Marbrand.
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