Dec. 05, 2010
60 min.
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Game of Thrones

In the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime, the Great Houses (Stark, Baratheon, Targaryen, Lannister, Greyjoy, Arryn, Martell, Tully and Tyrell) fight among themselves for a right to rule the Iron Throne. Beyond the Wall and across the Narrow Sea bigger threats are rising until its a right moment to take a revenge. Based on R.R. Martin's novels.

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(Recite the Vow) "Hear my words, and bear witness to my vow: night gathers and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realm of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come".

Jon Snow is assumed to be Eddard Stark's bastard. He shares his father's devotion to honor and tries to stay morally correct and upright, even when forced to make horrible decisions. He is the same age as Eddard's oldest son Robb Stark. He has a warm relationship with his half-siblings, especially Arya, Bran and Robb but he still feels that he is an outsider. He idolizes his father but is wounded by Eddard's refusal to discuss or even name his mother. Jon adopts the albino runt of the direwolf litter and names him Ghost because he has white fur and never makes a sound.

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After Lyanna Stark's death, Eddard brings Jon to Winterfell. Despite the objections of his wife Catelyn, Eddard insisted on raising Jon alongside the legitimate Stark children. Jon's childhood is difficult because of his illegitimacy and Catelyn's antipathy. When Eddard is leaving to Kings Landing, Catelyn insists that Jon can no longer stay at Winterfell. Because Eddard cannot take Jon to the court at King's Landing, he reluctantly grants Jon's request to join the Night's Watch. Initially, he has only contempt for his low-born brothers of the Watch and hates his nickname Lord Snow, given to him in mockery of his bastardy. He puts aside his prejudices and befriends his fellow recruits, especially Sam Tarly, after they unite against the cruel master-at-arms. He chooses to take his vows before the Old Gods of the North, and to his disappointment, he is made steward to Lord Commander Jeor Mormont rather than a ranger. He eventually realizes that he is being groomed for command. He saves Mormont's life by slaying a wight, a corpse resurrected by the Others. In return, he receives Longclaw, the ancestral blade of House Mormont. When Eddard is arrested for treason, Jon is torn between his family and his vows. After Eddard's execution, he tries to join Robb's army, although the penalty for deserting the Watch is death. He is brought back by his friends. Shortly after, he joins the large force Mormont leads beyond the Wall.

Jon is part of a small scouting party. When the party is overtaken by wildlings, raider people who live beyond the Wall, Jon is ordered to appear to betray the Watch and join the wildlings so he can discover their plans. Throughout his travels with the wildlings he learns that they intend to invade the Seven Kingdoms to escape the Others. He also breaks his vows of celibacy and becomes Ygritte's lover. As the army approaches Castle Black, the Watch's main stronghold, he hesitates between leaving her or leaving the Watch. He eventually decides to leave her and warn the Watch.

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